Horseback Rides

Horseback Riding in Colorado's Canyons

One of the best ways to see Colorado's canyon country is on the back of a horse. Rimrock Adventures provides our guests with two spectacular areas in which to ride. Our one, two and three-hour rides take you into the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. Our wild horse ride takes you into the federally protected Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Preserve.

Important Information for Horseback Rides:

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your reservation
  • Wear long pants and closed toe shoes
  • Hats should be well fitting or have chin strap
  • Sunscreen and bug spray are encouraged
  • Camera – no attached extendable poles please
Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado
Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado
Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado
Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado

1 Hour Ride: Red Rock Ride

$35/ADULT AND $25/CHILD

We take you through the front country of the McInnis National Conservation Area located at the base of the Colorado National Monument. It is a small sample of the spectacular beauty of Western Colorado. There are opportunities to see desert wildlife and fauna such as the collard lizard, jack rabbits and beautiful flowering cacti. Great ride for beginners or inexperienced riders. Children are also welcome ages 7 and up. There is a weight limit of 250 lbs. Please let us know if someone in your party is over 6’4”.

*Subject to availability, minimum of two people to book ride


Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado
Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado
Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado
Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado

2 Hour Ride: Colorado Canyons Ride

$65/ADULT AND $50/CHILD

Offered at 9 am. and 6 p.m., other times available upon request

This ride extends the one hour ride to include the rim of Devil's Canyon. The beauty of the red rock coves and canyons abound with desert wildlife including eagles, deer, jack rabbits and sometimes the elusive coyote. There are some tricky inclines and declines along this trail making it slightly more technical than the one hour, but still appropriate for novice riders. There is a weight limit of 250 lbs. Please let us know if someone in your party is over 6’4”.

*Subject to availability, minimum of two people to book ride


2 Hour Ride: Sunset Ride

$70/ ADULT AND $50/ CHILD

Offered at 6 p.m., other times available upon request

This Sunset Ride shows the Grand Valley in the best light (no pun intended). As you trek passed the base of the Colorado National Monument, the land and wildlife come to life. The desert birds come out to catch their last meals for the day while the setting sun paints the Bookcliffs pink. This is an unforgettable experience to have with someone you love.


Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado
Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado
Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado

3 Hour Ride: Devil’s Canyon Ride

$85/ADULT AND $75/CHILD

Offered at 8 a.m., other times available upon request

This half-day ride takes you into Devils Canyon and the pristine Black Ridge Wilderness Area encompassing the McInnis National Conservation Area as well. The red slickrock canyons and coves shimmer in the sunlight. Watch for rare desert bighorn sheep, mule deer and golden eagles. This is a long ride and has similar technicality to our two hour ride with some inclines and declines. There is a weight limit of 250 lbs. Please let us know if someone in your party is over 6’4”.

*Subject to availability, minimum of two people to book ride


Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado
Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado

Bookcliff Ride: Wildhorse Sanctuary Ride

$150/PERSON

Offered at 3 p.m.

Guests will meet their guide at Cameo, Exit 46, before venturing off into the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range to have the opportunity to see bands of the wild horse population. In the past we have had great success in spotting horses, but as they are wild animals there is no guarantee that we will come across them on the trip. The ride can last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours depending on when we encounter the wild horses. Beyond the horses the Book cliff area has beautiful scenery and other chances to see desert wildlife.

*Subject to availability, minimum of four people to book ride


Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado
Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado
Rimrock Adventures in Fruita Colorado

Pony Ride

$10/CHILD

Available upon request and subject to availability

If your child is under 7 years old and therefore too young to go on one of our rides, then this is a great chance for them to get up on a horse. A parent or adult can lead the child on horseback around the Rimrock property for 15 minutes giving them a chance to experience an easy first horseback ride.


Half-Day Saddles and Paddles

$60/ADULT AND $45/CHILD

A package deal that gives guests a taste of the outdoor adventures that Western Colorado offers. Start off with a 1-hour ride on horseback through the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area with desert views and wildlife. Follow your ride with a relaxing 1.5 hour float down the majestic Colorado River.


Full Day Saddles and Paddles

$130/ADULT AND $90/CHILD

A full day of fun that begins with a 3-hour horseback ride that takes you into Devils Canyon and the pristine Black Ridge Wilderness Area encompassing the McInnis National Conservation Area as well. After your ride enjoy a picnic lunch before setting off on the Colorado River. Let us do the work while you relax on the 3 hour float trip that offers opportunities to see Bald Eagle nests, Great Blue Herons, and more.


Bookcliff/Wild Horse Sanctuary Ride

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