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Yosemite Mule & Horseback Rides

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
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Louisiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The two hour is a good ride for beginners. We had a couple of sure footed mules. My wife’s tried to take a bite of her bag, but this is part of the entertainment when dealing with mules. There were no problems that I could see, other than one going off course a little. ….. Mirror Lake was dried up,... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Took the 2 hr. mule ride with my daughter, beautiful scenery, great guides, was sore but it was worth it

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My wife and I found this a really nice way to see part of the Yosemite Valley. The guides were great and knew the animals well. My wife came off her mule and still enjoyed the experience, which I think says a lot. Ours was a 2 hour ride out to mirror lake and back via a slightly different route.... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Hot. Helmets mandatory. Dusty. You get there an hour ahead and our ride was 2 hours of fear and loathing on my part as well as Cartman, my mount. Mule was so stubborn and tried to scrape me off on trees or throw me off the cliffs. I ride horses without issues. Cowboy Bob was the only bright spot and... More 

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travelersabcd
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a great time riding horses/mules on the trails of Yosemite. We took the 2 hour trip and it was just the perfect amount of time. The guides were really good and we enjoyed seeing Half Dome from the base. The only suggestion I have is bring a bandana for dust if it is the dry season to cover... More 

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Brighton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in Yosemite this April and didn't expect the stables to be open. Luckily for us they started the season early because of the good weather so we were able to get a ride. We took a two hour ride, and all really enjoyed it (rather to my surprise!). The mules were great and very surefooted over some difficult... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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172 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We rode mules for a half day, 4 hour, up very steep, narrow, dusty switchbacks. It was awesome. Great views of Nevada Falls and Half Dome. We ranged from 8 years to 67 years. Wonderful experience for each of us. Helps to have some experience riding, but not a requirement.

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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great guides and amazing views! They were both knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. We rode mules, and they were great!

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Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My first time riding ever and controlling the mule was stressful. Reserve way, way ahead of time as spots fill up very fast. My mule was tired or something and didn't want to climb. I felt bad for it. Going down was better for it. Personally, I thought it was gross most of the 2 hours. I was in the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

As a complete novice I was quite excited to try riding a noble steed in the beauty of Yosemite Valley. The instructors were good at showing us how to control the beasts, but I was surprised at how much force is actually necessary to control the steed. Just keep pulling at the reins if the mule does not do what... More 

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