Big Bend Stables
Big Bend Stables
Explore the Beauty and the History of Big Bend Country by Horseback!
These Hourly, ½ Day and Sunset horseback rides border on Big Bend National Park, traversing the multi-colored landscapes of North America's great Chihuahua Desert.
Let us help you explore this wild, unique terrain and colorful desert landscapes by horseback,
Rides Available at the Big Bend Stables
All rides meet 30 minutes prior to ride time.
Maximum weight limit varies.
Minimum age is 6 years old.
1 Hour Beginner Ride - Start any hour
This ride is geared towards beginners and children. A safe and gentle introduction into the world of horseback riding. $45/person
2 Hour Old Mine Tour - Start any hour
Take a ride through history. Tour on horseback the last working quicksilver mine in the Big Bend area. We wind our way through the ruins of human history and drop down into Rough Run Creek. A circle to the base of Maverick Mountain gives us a sense of the pioneer spirit that settled this land. $65/person
3 Hour Indian Head / Pictograph Ride - Start any hour
This ride is a tour of the old quicksilver mine and then a ride up onto Ocotillo Mesa for great views of the Chisos Mountains and Big Bend National Park. We drop down off the mesa and cross the watershed desert terrain to make our way to a perfect viewing spot of the Indian Head pictographs. $80/person
Half Day (with Lunch) Chihuahua Desert Ride - Start 9am daily
Now this is fun! Take the best of our Old Mine Tour and Ocotillo Mesa trails ending up at the Indian Head Pictographs for lunch. Wait until you see what a wonderful meal we can pull out of a pair of saddlebags. No sandwiches here! After our picnic, we remount and continue our exploration of the desert. History, scenery, good food, and a trusty mount - all packed into a 4½ hour excursion! Yee-haw! $100/person
2 Hour Desert Sunset Ride - Starting time varies with sunset times
Saddle up and head into the Painted Desert created by the setting sun. The colors of the desert truly come to life on this very special ride. After experiencing the setting sun from the saddle, the romance of the Wild West will remain a treasure in your heart forever. $70/person