Horseback Riding, Joshua Tree Forest, & Buffalo Tour

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Enjoy a day full of exploring the Grand Canyon Western Ranch & Arizona's Joshua Tree Forest!

From $189

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What to Expect:

Our tour takes us to higher elevation where the beauty abounds. As we climb, Joshua Trees, some over 600 years old blossom into a magnificent forest. Within this forest lies the Historic Grand Canyon Western Ranch. When we arrive, their Cowboy Guide will lead you to your saddled horse where you’ll mount for this hour-long scenic peaceful ride. During your ride, you’ll pass by their Buffalo corral and view these superb animals. Following your ride, we’ll enjoy lunch in the Western Style Restaurant while being entertained by their very own Singing Cowboy.

What to Bring:

  • Wear comfortable clothing suitable to the season
  • No open toed shoes


Grand Canyon Western Ranch

Once owned by a notorious 19th-century gunfighter, this Old West-style resort on a secluded cattle ranch is 10 miles from the rim of the Grand Canyon, 2 hours from Las Vegas. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride on a western horse and see the icon of the west, the buffalo, roaming in its natural environment. All the horse rides are designed for beginners; the horses are gentle and well trained and suitable for all ages. (age 9 and over). Comfortably seated in your authentic western saddle you will follow your guide through the Joshua Trees lining the historic Mormon Trail and up to Buffalo Point. You will have the opportunity to photograph wild buffalo and panoramic views of Spirit and Iron Mountain.


Arizona Joshua Tree Forest

Our tour takes us to higher elevation where the beauty abounds. As we climb, Joshua Trees, some over 600 years old blossom into a magnificent forest.


What’s Included:

✔ Lunch

✔ Transportation

✔ All Fees and taxes

✔ Bottled water

✔ Horseback ride

✔ Air-conditioned vehicle

✔Precautionary masks, gloves (optional), & hand sanitizer

Not Included:

❌ Snacks

Please note:

  • Release of Liability required prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Times may vary
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Not recommended for people with back problems
  • We depart from Laughlin, Lake Havasu City and Kingman

Cancellation Policy:

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event

Reviews From This Tour

We had a great time!

Bob was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The ranch was awesome. Food was good and the staff was very friendly.

Horseback Riding in the Desert

This was such a fun horseback ride through a beautiful Joshua Tree forest near Grand Canyon West! No riding experience is necessary, these horses are gentle and stick to the trail. This is a great tour to do with friends or family of any age. Bob with Desert Wonder Tours is an awesome guide for your trip up to the ranch. He is a local with tons of history to share about the area and is very accommodating to his guests. I would definitely choose him again for tours in the area!

Great Day

What a great way to spend an afternoon, the views are amazing and the staff is great. I would definitely do it again