Dells Guide to Horseback Riding

The Dells is known for its large number of exhilarating, family-friendly attractions. Over 16 million gallons of water are housed in the Dells’ waterparks, and many families look forward to grabbing their beach towels, setting up the perfect pool-side sanctuary, then relaxing in a winding lazy river. But if you’re looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of downtown, saddle-up and think about signing up for a guided horseback ride through the stunning, historical Dells landscapes!

Canyon Creek Riding Stable 

Take a step back in time and enjoy a guided horseback tour at Canyon Creek Riding Stable. The hour-long trail rides on freshly groomed trails will have you relaxing on horseback in fields of colorful wildflowers. Looking for more adventure? Take a ride through the 200ft long tunnel that leads deep into the Wisconsin wilderness! The mock, Western town and accompanying personalities are sure to have you grinning from ear-to-ear! Looking to lengthen your Canyon Creek experience? Stick around for plenty of up-close animal encounters at their petting zoo!

Adult 1-hour trail rides are $21.50, and kids 5 & under that will be riding with an adult are only $6! Group rates are available, click here for money-saving coupons.

Red Ridge Ranch

Red Ridge Ranch in Mauston is just a short drive from the Dells and offers trail rides and camps for all levels of riding experience. Red Ridge’s hour long trail rides will have you winding your way through 250 acres of lush forest and rolling farmland. If you are a more experienced rider and are looking for a more challenging trail ride, call in advance! The ranch offers advanced rides along the Lemonweir River and fields that will have you cantering along in no time. Have young kids? Red Ranch offers $10 pony rides that will leave your youngster talking about horses for weeks to come! Think about spending an entire day with the horses with one of Red Ridge’s Summer Day Camps!

A 1-hour trail ride is $23, and attending one of their themed day camps is just $95 per person!

Lost Canyon Tours

Bring your camera, the Lost Canyon Tour is breathtaking. The half-hour tours through the canyon started in 1956 when Dr. R.O. Ebert saddled up his horses for wagon rides. You can expect to see over a mile of sandstone gorges from your 15 passenger, horse-drawn carriage.

Carriage rates for adults are $10.25, kids 3-11 can expect to ride for just $5.25, and 3 and under ride for free! Group rates are available for larger parties.

Woodside Ranch

1400 acres of pristine, wooded trails is what Woodside Ranch Resort and Conference Center offers in Mauston, WI.  Whether you are a beginner rider or a more experienced cowboy, Woodside Ranch has something for you! Woodside was started in the 1850’s with a two-story farmhouse built near the Mauston buggy path. Over 100 horses reside on the ranch’s premises today!

If you aren’t staying at the Woodside Ranch and Conference Center, a 1-hour horseback ride runs $20/adult. Woodside also offers pony rides and wagon rides for more family fun!

So no matter what your riding experience level, take time to get out, enjoy nature, breathe in country air and roam the horse trails on your next visit to the Dells! It’s sure to create long-lasting memories and put some giddy-up in your step!

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