Open Range Horseback Rides
Gold Bar horseback riding in Walnut Grove. Horseback riding stables providing horse trail riding while you camp or stay in the Bunkhouse. We also provide stalls for those who bring their own horses ( $10 per horse).
1 hr ride $45
- Anniversary Horseback Rides
- Beginner Horseback Rides
- Group Butt Sniffer Horseback Rides (pardon the language)
- Fall Colors Seasonal Horseback Rides
- Hassayampa Riverside Horseback Rides
- Historic Gold Mine Horseback Rides
- Historic Western Cemetery Horseback Rides
- Honeymoon Horseback Rides
- Indian Ruins and Petroglyph Horseback Rides
- Kid Horseback Rides
- Picnic Lunch Horseback Rides
- Private Open Range Horseback Rides
- Secluded Romantic Horseback Rides
- Snowfall Horseback Rides
- Sunrise Countryside Horseback Rides
- Sunset Countryside Horseback Rides
- Tent Camp out Horseback Rides
Arizona horseback riding is our specialty, come on out and treat yourself, and your family to a horseback riding vacation, that you have always dreamed of. Our ranch located on the site of the famous 1877 Gold Bar Gold Mine and once the home of F. X. O’Brien has been in the McCracken family for three generaations since the gold mining days that made it famous.
The Gold Bar Horseback rides along the Hassayampa River and the Bradshaw Mountain foothills are tailored specifically to fit our customers skill levels and desire for adventures. Rides range in length from from 1 hour, 1.5 hour, to 2 hours and up.
Depending on the time of year you chose to ride, we can ride early in the cool morning air during the summer months, or later in the day once the sun has warmed up the landscape for some breathtaking sunsets. All horseback riding trail rides are guided by our friendly, experienced ranch hands that will provide a quick horseback training session, help you get saddled up , then guide you through Willows, Cottonwoods, and desert plants, shrubs and prickly pear cactus.
Make sure you bring your digital camera to take pictures of the many signs of wildlife we will encounter on our rides. If you take one of our sunrise or sunset horseback rides, you may see deer, javelina, turkeys, owls, hawks, buzzards, bald eagles, bob cats, coyotes and an occassional mountain lion. Don’t worry, they usually hear us coming and you’ll have to be quick with a camera or you will miss them as they scurry off into the brush as we approach them on horseback.
Callie riding Mr. Big
Lillie being a Goof-Ball on Echo
The Girls Heading Out in the Morning
Callie on Sierra gathering some cows
Whitney’s on Cowboy
French Cowboy Florent on Echo
The horse’s name is Cowboy.
Julianne’s Saving a Horse and Riding Cowboy at the Gold Bar Ranch Campground.