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Yosemite Mule & Horseback Rides

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Dallas, Texas
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218 reviews 218 reviews
142 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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kettering
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Stopping in yosemite for only 2 days we wanted to see as much as we could. As my had a sore back, preventing long distance walking, we decided to book a horse ride. Larry at Curry village, helpfully booked the ride, and we got on the same day. The stables are a short walk from Curry village, and we were... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I wanted to guarantee doing this, so I booked this in advance of our trip and was done over the phone, I phoned to double check the booking a week before we left home and glad I did as they had no record of my booking. Fortunately there were still places and it was then confirmed. We turned up on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We were happy with the price (64$ for 2 hours). The tourist information provided us with coupon booklet including 2 for one, as we donated 25$ to the park. Both our kids (ages 13 and 11) took the ride and enjoyed it! Very reasonable price, team was very nice and welcoming. Make sure you have shoes and long pants.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We weren't sure what to expect and was slightly nervous about the thought of horse riding. We booked in advance ,which I would recommend as it gets busy. The staff are very helpful ,you are shown a safety video before you go which is a little worrying, but it's all good. The two hour ride is dusty and steep in... More

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glens, ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We took the 2 hr early morning ride around Mirror Lake (which is a meadow now by the way-not a lake) as a party of four. We had horses and mules selected for us depending on our ability and went in a large party around the single trail. It is pretty and dusty and does feel good to be travelling... More

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Lady Lake, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We took the 2 hour afternoon ride to Mirror Lake. Our guides were excellent and the whole experience was well organized. It was very enjoyable and safe. The scenery on this particular ride was OK but not spectacular. A longer ride, had we the time might have been better.

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