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Join us for an unforgettable western horseback experience in
the La Sal Mountains
Just 45 minutes southeast of Moab, Utah
Open from snow melt to the first snow fall (mid-March through November) Call for availability (435) 669-6585
Please try to book your ride in advance so we can ensure the best experience possible.
Located in the gorgeous La Sal Mountains south of Moab, Mountain Joe's offers spectacular views,
beautiful National Forest lands, and personalized hospitality. Your best experience is our priority!
$75 for adults for the 1 hour ride
Or $125 for the 2 hour adventure ride
Children are allowed to ride independently depending on size, experience and level of confidence.
SMALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!
No charge for babies or young children who ride with parents
WE ARE FULLY INSURED AND DEDICATED TO YOUR SAFETY AND ENJOYMENT
For inquiries or to request a ride email email@example.com
call or text (435) 669-6585 (reception up here can be spotty, so texting is the best option to request a ride)
Loved this ride! I have been to Moab half a dozen times, and have tried every horseback riding operation in the area. Finally I found Mountain Joe's! All the other operations are nose to tail one-mile rides (glorified pony rides), or the operators are just going through the motions. But riding with Mountain Joe is heaven! The horses are gorgeous, healthy and well-trained. Joe himself is a pleasure to ride with. He's happy to let you gallop if you want, or take your time. The terrain is beautiful--we were riding through ponderosa pines with snow-capped mountains in the distance. We didn't bump into a soul out there: just trees, birds, and a few wandering cows. And I loved riding his Tennessee Walker, Ringo--what a smooth gait! Organizing the ride was super easy, and the price was great. I'll be back, thanks for such a wonderful ride, Joe!
March 20, 2022
What a great experience! Joe, Marjorie and our helper guide Tron were friendly and helpful! The horses were beautiful and the views fabulous. We loved every minute. We took our children 6, 8, and 10. The 6 year old was able to ride with me and our daughters had their own horses, which they loved. Thank you for the memories!
April 21, 2022
The experience was phenomenal! 2 hours of beautiful views and talks. The highest of recommendations! Thank you Mountain Joe for a memorable time!
May 30, 2022
CouplesThis is probably the coolest thing I’ve ever done in the mountains, Joe was awesome as an instructor and definitely let the horses guide. It’s such a beautiful scenic ride, and the horses are so tame and nice. I also got to Gallup the horses which was incredible. This was my first time ever riding a horse and was probably one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life! DON’T MISS OUT ON THE OPPORTUNITY IF YOUR UP HERE, SO WORTH IT!!!
Aug 2021 • Family
I took my family of 3 inexperienced riders : 44, 5 & 7 on a 2 hour ride. I can’t gush enough about how wonder the trip was! My 5 year old was able to ride by herself and the perfect horses were chosen for each rider. The views were absolutely amazing! This is the ideal place for families with younger children who want to ride!
Jun 2021 • Family
Mountain Joe's was a sheer delight! There were 3 adults and 2 youth in our group. MJ was very attentive and mindful of both the riders (mostly who had zero experience) and the horses. He is super flexible and his wife Marjorie is quick to respond despite terrible cell service from all providers. The views in the La Sal Mountains are spectacular and MJ will assure you of a rewarding experience! All of us had a great time and sincerely appreciated MJ's kind nature and hospitality!
We took the two hour adventure ride and saw sights we would never have seen on foot or even an ATV. The view at the turn around was breathtaking. The horses were very easy to ride and responsive to directions. Mountain Joe was knowledgeable of the area and very personable. Overall, it was a great experience! We highly recommend Mountain Joe's Trail Rides.
Amazing private trail ride, friendly and low-key, gorgeous views of Mt Peale, a nice place to beat the heat. Only 45 mins from Moab. Very family friendly. Horses were gentle and well cared-for. Couldn’t recommend enough!! Small family owned business.
Mountain Joe's trail ride offered us the breathtaking beauty of the La Sal Mountains. I appreciated this is a completely personalized experience. My 12 year old son and I opted for the 2 hour ride. My son had no riding experience and was initially nervous but Mountain Joe immediately put him at ease and he felt very comfortable handling his horse. Mountain Joe's accommodates any pace (we opted for slow) and the horses are beautiful. This is definitely not a nose to tail ride. It is a must for anyone staying at a Cabin on Wolf Springs Ranch and worth the drive from Moab.
We had so much fun on Mountain Joe’s trail ride. We stayed at a cabin on the property with the family and one of the highlights of the trip was riding horses.
We can tailor a deal to help your family enjoy our gentle saddle horses, giving everyone an opportunity to ride no matter what their age or ability.
Day and half day packages are available at a per-hour cost for our entire herd. Wranglers will be on site for the entire time to assist you. You can incorporate both trail rides and kiddie rides into your family reunion activities.
Call for more information (435) 669-6585
Children of all ages can enjoy safe, supervised rides on our gentle saddle horses. Parents and guardians are welcome to participate!
Head south on Hwy 191 (north from Monticello) and turn east at La Sal Junction (22 miles south of Moab) on Hwy 46. Go approximately 16 miles to Lower Two Mile Rd and turn north. You will GO PAST Buckeye Rd and Mountain Shadow. Go approximately 4 miles to the entrance of the retreat.
We accept CASH
transfers via VENMO
CREDIT CARD payments through the SQUARE Point of Sale
Although we will make reasonable accomodations for those with physical limitations who are able to ride safely, we cannot accept clients with physical, medical or mental health conditions that would bring unnecessary risk to themselves or other riders.
ALL RIDERS MUST BE SOBER
We specialize in small groups
and personalized riding experiences.
You will be guided by a trained wrangler on your
trail ride atop a gentle saddle horse.
We have 1 and 2 hour ride options, and will include a short riding lesson and safety review at your request. Halfway through the ride you will have a chance to grab a drink of water, take photos and stretch your legs before finishing the ride and returning to the staging area.
PROTECTIVE HELMETS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
If you would like a short riding lesson prior to the trail ride, we will be happy to provide that to you.
SMALL CHILDREN TOO YOUNG TO RIDE BY THEMSELVES MAY RIDE WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AT NO CHARGE.
250 lb. weight limit
For inquiries or to request a ride
call or text (435) 669-6585
Located near Moab and Monticello, Utah
We are open from mid-March through November (weather conditions permitting)
Monday through Saturday
8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
Riding hours are flexible but you must call ahead
to request a time. We try to accommodate
for weather conditions.
The base property for Mountain Joe's Trail Rides
is at 7,500 ft. in altitude
PLEASE WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING
Long, durable pants
close-toed shoes (boots with a low heel are the best)
a long sleeved shirt or windbreaker for
cooler temperatures or to protect you from
the sun, a brimmed hat.
Bring water and a snack if you like
and your camera or device
WE PROVIDE SADDLE HORN BAGS FOR YOU TO SECURE YOUR PERSONAL ITEMS WHILE ON THE RIDE
email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a ride
call or text (435) 669-6585
(reception up here can be spotty, so texting is the
best option to request a ride)
Please include the number in party, ages, physical restrictions if applicable, and horseback riding experience. You will receive a map and directions with the confirmation email for your ride.