Yellowstone Horseback Trail Rides

Horseback trail rides are popular in Yellowstone and the surrounding area; they are offered by many vendors inside and outside the park. Rides can range from casual 1-2 hour trips to full day and multi-day outings.

People can also bring their own stock (horses, burros, mules, ponies and llamas) into the park for trail rides and pack trips. (Stock animals are not allowed in front-country campgrounds.)

The first explorations of the Yellowstone area were made by people on horseback, and horses remain a viable way to see the park's extensive backcountry.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts offers casual rides for tourists in the Mammoth, Tower-Roosevelt and Canyon Village areas. Wagon rides are also offered in those locations. Rides book up quickly and advanced reservations are needed; call (307) 344-7311 or 866-439-7375. TDD service (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) is available at 307-344-5395.

Longer trail rides can be booked through many different venders in the area.

People bringing their own stock into the park need to possess proof of a negative Coggins test performed by a licensed veterinarian within the last 12 months for each animal. Certified weed-free hay is permitted in the park front-country. People are prohibited from bringing hay into the backcountry.

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