Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole
There’s an old song from the 80s, “I Wanna Be a Cowboy,” by the band Boys Don’t Cry. Simple pop song, a little Eurobeat behind it. But the message in that song is exactly why people come to Jackson Hole. We call it the cowboy mystique, or cowgirl, depending. And here’s the inside scoop on horseback riding in Jackson Hole: you can do it! Easily!
At Spring Creek Ranch we offer saddles and paddles, with packages that include guided trail rides, dinner horseback rides or a combo trail-ride-and-white-water-paddle expedition.
Saddles and Paddles package
One of our most popular expedition packages, this is a two-day affair, with a kick-off gourmet lunch at the time-honored Granary Restaurant, followed by a one-hour scenic horseback ride along the ridgeline of East Gros Ventre butte. Switching saddles for paddles, you and your pardners can pile into a comfortable river raft to float gently down the Snake River or douse yourselves in white water in the Snake’s stairway of jaw-dropping rapids. You can even combine the Saddles and Paddles package with overnight accommodations at the Ranch. This package fills quickly, so be sure to contact us soon at 800-443-6139 to arrange your dates. Available from June 15th to October 3rd. $125 per person plus tax (gratuities and extra food not included). $5 upgrade fee for an 8-person raft. Learn more and book here.
Spring Creek Ranch stables supplies well-trained and gentled horses for your riding pleasure. Once in the saddle you’ll marvel at valley views as far as the eye can see, from the Teton peaks on the west side to the aerial views of Jackson proper on the east. Children are welcome along with adults regardless of size or ability (though those under five years old can stay behind to enjoy Moe the Pony). Just be sure you’ve got suitable pants, closed-toe shoes and can be stableside twenty minutes beforehand to get saddled up.
Cost: $49 (No one under 5 years old on the one-hour ride)
Departs daily: 9:00am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm
Cost: $69 (No one under 7 years old on the two-hour ride)
Departs daily: 9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm
Cost: $159 (No one under 7 years old on the half-day ride. 7 person minimum)
Departs daily: 10:30am
Dinner Horseback Rides
Looking for a unique Wyoming experience? Try living like Jackson’s first settlers with one of our lazy dinner rides. Spring Creek Ranch stables will get you saddled up, then head out for a late afternoon, one-hour ride, followed by a hearty western meal once the horses are corralled. All ages are welcome, and you’ll head to bed with visions of the Tetons at sunset. What could be better than that?
And if you’re feeling particularly skittish, you can skip the trail ride and sign up simply for the outdoor dinner under the stars. The horses don’t care.
Tuesday Nights at 5:00 pm
Adults (12+): $90
Children (12 & under): $75
Adults (12+): $50
Children (12 & under): $35