Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument Trail Rides

Utah Horse Riding

Willis Creek – Sheep Creek Ride

Cost: $130 per person
Length: 5 to 6 hour ride
This ride goes through Sheep Creek in the Paria River drainage area to the narrows of Willis Creek, where ancient Indian petroglyphs can be seen along the canyon walls. Sections of the Willis Creek narrows are barely wide enough for a horse to pass through! From Willis Creek, we’ll travel through Averett Canyon named for Elijah Averett, a young Mormon soldier who was killed by Indians in 1866. We’ll pass his grave and monument.
Children must be at least  10 years old. Winter Rides are by reservation only, 48 hours in advance.
Book a reservation for this ride!

  • Beginner to experienced riders
  • Departs Ruby’s Inn at 8:30 a.m.
  • This ride is available April 15th through May 31st & September 1st through November 1st.

Rock Spring’s Draw – Paria Ride

Grand Staircase Escalante Horseback RidingCost: $150 per person
Length: 6 to 8 hour ride
From Rock Spring’s Draw, across the bench, then along the Johnson Hole Trail to the Paria River. The Johnson Hole Trail is an old stock trail that was built in the early 1900s to take cattle and sheep from the high country to the Paria River area. We’ll stop at Crack Springs at the bottom of the trail for a cold refreshing drink of water. Then we’ll continue up the Paria River to see some ancient Indian petroglyphs at the confluence of Rock Springs Draw.
Children must be at least 10 years old. Winter Rides are by reservation only, 48 hours in advance.
Book a reservation for this ride!

  • Intermediate to experienced riders
  • Some hiking involved
  • Departs Ruby’s Inn at 7:30 a.m.
  • This ride is available October 1st through March 30th

Rock Spring’s Draw – Snake Creek

Riding Horses in UtahCost: $150 per person
Length: 7 to 8 hour ride
This ride follows some of the same trail as the Rock Spring’s Draw – Paria Ride. At the bottom of the Johnson Hole Trail, we’ll ride along the benches overlooking the Paria River. At Snake Creek Canyon, we’ll see two ancient Indian ceremonial caves and get a drink from a fresh water spring. From above, the red rock canyon looks like a red snake, giving it the name Snake Creek Canyon.
Children must be at least  10 years old. Winter Rides are by reservation only, 48 hours in advance.
Book a reservation for this ride!

  • Intermediate to experienced riders
  • Departs Ruby’s Inn at 7:30 a.m.
  • This ride is available October 1st through March 30th

Rock Spring’s Draw – Sam Pollock Arch

escalante-horse-trailCost: $205 per person
Length: 8 to 9 hour ride
On this ride, we’ll leave Rock Spring’s Draw and ride down through the neck into Death Valley. We’ll ride through cedar and pinion country, then through Stone Donkey Canyon to the Sam Pollock Arch, named after a local sheepherder who discovered the rock formation. An ancient Indian cave is located next to the arch.
Children must be at least  10 years old. Winter Rides are by reservation only, 48 hours in advance.
Book a reservation for this ride!

  • Experienced riders
  • Departs Ruby’s Inn at 7:00 a.m.
  • This ride is available October 1st through March 30th

Rides available with your own horse for any Grand Staircase Ride. Call for details.

Horse Motel Available at Ruby’s Inn. For Reservations & Pricing Call: 1-866-782-0002 or e-mail us at horserides@rubysinn.com

Ruby’s Inn is a Permit Holder to the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

  • Winter Rides are by reservation only, 48 hours in advance.
  • Closed Sunday
  • We happily accept last minute reservations, depending on availability.
  • Group pricing is available and always welcome.
  • Ruby’s Inn reserves the right to change, alter or cancel any tours.
  • Some rides may have weight restrictions.
  • Bring water, camera, and (jacket in spring & fall).
  • All prices include Tax, Fees & Transportation to Trail Head. Group prices available.