Horseback Riding Branson
What better way to experience the beauty of the Ozark Mountains than by horseback? Horseback riding is a great way to experience the serenity of the Ozarks outdoors, much like our forefathers. Enthusiasts say that you not only get a different view from atop a horseback, you also can navigate steep hills and territory too rugged for travel on foot, bike or vehicle. Traveling in the back country is also a great way to learn about the animals, trees, wild flowers, and birds that are found in the Ozark Mountains.
The Branson area offers several locations to enjoy guided rides atop safe, well-trained horses. These include
Uncle Ikes Trail Rides
8393 W Hwy 76- Notch, MO ( near Silver Dollar City )
Uncle Ikes has been offering daily horseback rides since 1970. Their skilled guides will escort you and your family on a 2+ mile long, shady nature trail that dates back to the 1800’s. This trail cuts through 150 acres of Ozark hillsides, ridges, and hollows. Allow an hour for the ride. Uncle Ikes is open 7 days a week ( with some seasonal exceptions ), 9 AM to 4 PM.
Price: $25 per horse plus tax Weight limit is 235 pounds
Breakfast Ride: $45 plus tax
Dinner Ride: $47 plus tax
Bear Creek Trail Rides
3400 US Hwy 65- Walnut Shade, MO. ( just North of Branson)
Bear Creek trail rides is a family owned and operated business. They offer family fun at reasonable prices and have a wide variety of horses that are gentle and easy to handle. The trails are shaded, beautiful and exciting. They offer a one hour guided ride on a 500 acre private ranch along Bear Creek near Branson Missouri. They are just 7 miles north of town on hwy 65.
Price: $19.00 (must be at least 7 years old) Weight limit is 250 pound maximum
Cedar Mountain Stables
Big Cedar Resort
Whether it’s your first time on horseback or your one hundredth, you’ll enjoy this one-hour guided trip through the woods at Big Cedar Resort. Please arrive 30 minutes ahead of time. Riders must be 8 years of age or older and must be 48” or taller.
Price: $55 per person plus tax Weight limit is 260 pounds. Prices subject to change.
Dogwood Canyon Horseback Rides
2038 West State Hwy 86 – Lampe, Missouri 65681
Dogwood Canyon horseback trails offer a scenic, leisurely ride exploring ridges and hollows that are not seen by tram or from the walking and biking trail.
Reservations are strongly recommended for this horseback ride. Offered Monday through Saturday (varies seasonally) at 9:30 AM; 12:00 PM; and 2:30 PM.
Price: $55 per person 8 and older Weight limit 260 pounds. Prices subject to change.
Posted in Horseback Riding
on April 11th, 2011
Scout the ridges, hollows, and old logging roads, in one of the most beautiful places in the Ozarks, Dogwood Canyon!
Experienced wranglers will guide you on an hour long journey that will inspire even the most avid nature-lover. Dogwood Canyon is full of magnificent bluffs, cool-running streams, flowing waterfalls, and Ozarks wildlife.
Reservations are recommended for this hour ride, offered March 1st through November 26th. Hours of Operation vary seasonally.
Tickets are $55.00 per person, Ages 8 and older. There is a weight limit of 260 pounds.
After your ride, you can have a delicious Bison Burger, Hamburger, Deli Sandwich, or Hot Dog at the Outdoor Cafe. They also have a quaint General Store filled with Ozark souvenirs.
Saddle up and spend a beautiful afternoon horseback riding through Dogwood Canyon!