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,
mule or burro. Take a look into history while touring an old Mercury (Quicksilver) Mine. Travel even further back in time when visiting the ancient Native American archaeological site of Indian Head. Or, view the changing lights and hues of the end of the day across the desert terrain on our Sunset Ride.
Big Bend Stables is the perfect location for families and beginner riders. Our minimum riding age is 6 years old and these little ones will be on a ‘lead’ under the control of a wrangler at all times.
The terrain is generally desert-scape with some hill climbing and descending and dry arroyo (creek bed) crossings. Though not true wilderness, once away from the Stables, riders will experience a step back in time and the allure of the desert from the saddle.
We are located in Study Butte, TX at the junction of Hwy 118 and FM-170, just 2 miles from the west entrance to Big Bend National Park.