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High Mountain Trail Rides

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High Mountain Trail Rides is permitted by the Coconino National Forest to utilize over 300 miles of beautiful tall pine trails for riders of all ages and abilities. Weather you are a first time rider or been on a horse all your life, our experienced...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2040 Morman Lake Road, Mormon Lake, AZ 86038
+1 928-354-2359
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 29, 2014

The cowboys were fantastic, and the scenery is some of the best in Arizona. A+ trail ride from an A+ crew.

6  Thank TLBPsyD
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 30, 2013

The trail riding rental horse business at Mormon lake Lodge, a long-time favorite of our grandkids, has been sold, along with the horses, to new owners. The kids still enjoy the trail rides, although they miss the extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and caring wranglers from the...More

3  Thank Carol S
HMTRAz, Owner at High Mountain Trail Rides, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2013

We are sorry you felt that you needed to write this review but we remeber you very well and you had nothing nice to say from the moment you walked up to our stable. So I am not suprised you did write this review. I...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

Loved this experience, the 'cowboys' are amazing with the horses, they are all very gentle and well taken care of. Can't wait to ride again!!!!

Thank emileevanderploeg
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My son, husband and I took the Tomblers Trail ride. The wranglers were so helpful and friendly. The horses, (and draft mule, Thelma for my husband...he's a big guy), were as sweet as can be. The scenery is breathtaking. I can't imagine a better way...More

1  Thank Joann G
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We had a blast with Ryan, our host that took myself and my daughter out for an hour! Thank you for making our first experience the most memorable.

1  Thank _desi753
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Family with 2 small children. Younger 5 year old went on pony ride and loved it. Older 9 year old and Dad went on horseback. Neither had experience with horses. The young ladies are wonderful-very courteous and helpful. My son can not stop talking about...More

Thank R T
Reviewed July 10, 2017

I had promised a friend to complete her bucket list of getting over her fear of horses. We took 4 women. I am the only experienced rider. I noticed several things as a experienced horse person. Cinches were not checked. We had to walk behind...More

2  Thank Lanelle H
HMTRAz, Front Office Manager at High Mountain Trail Rides, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

I am sorry to hear you had some concerns before and after your ride, the cinches get tightened by the employees before the horse is pulled from the rail and put in line to be sent out and, should be checked a second time once...More

Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

My friend an I had a fabulous 2 hour ride in the Tonto Forest by Saguaro Lake. The horses were well maintained and trained. Beautiful scenery along the trail. Our guide Chris was great and made sure we had a good time! We will definitely...More

Thank Erika112B
HMTRAz, Front Office Manager at High Mountain Trail Rides, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

We want to thank you for joining us at Saguaro Lake and are so pleased that you had a wonderful ride. We look forward to having you join us again in the future. Thank you!

Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We rode in the pines near Mormon Lake (news flash...the lake dried up in 1980s!) and it was AWESOME! Our guide was Paul who is a REAL cowboy as he wore leather chaps, rolled his own Bugle brand cigarettes, but abstained smoking during the ride...More

1  Thank Williammoose
HMTRAz, Front Office Manager at High Mountain Trail Rides, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2016

Thank you for writing us a review. We appreciate the great response. I'm so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 12, 2016

We went on the 1 hour trail ride with Chris and Amber. The horses are gentle and sweet. Our guide and Wrangler were great. They were easy to talk to and very knowledgable of the horses and their personality. The ride was amazing. The terrain...More

1  Thank wings2fly2016
HMTRAz, Front Office Manager at High Mountain Trail Rides, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2016

We are so pleased to hear that you had a good time riding with us at Saguaro lake! Come see us again soon!

Reviewed October 3, 2016

My husband took me on a surprise two hour ride for our anniversary. I have to admit, I wasn't super excited when we arrived. My previous riding experiences had not been very fun. Anna and Isabelle were the best! They were amazing guides and made...More

1  Thank Jennifer H
HMTRAz, Front Office Manager at High Mountain Trail Rides, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2016

Sorry to hear about your previous experience but I'm glad we made a better one for you! Come see us again and get more good riding experiences! Thank you for the review.

Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked a trail ride for our anniversary. We did a 4 hour ride with Chris. We had gone once before and i had fallen in love with their horse; pickles, so we made a special request for her to accompany us...More

1  Thank Allison D
HMTRAz, Front Office Manager at High Mountain Trail Rides, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2016

Thank you for giving us such a great review! I'm glad we fulfilled your request and you had a great time. Pickles is a good horse, come visit her again soon!

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January 13, 2017|
Response from HMTRAz | Property representative |
Unfortunately they do have to ride their own horse, we will all ease them up there and talk them through it. They will be right by the guide. So we can work them through their nervousness. Or another option is to have them... More
Debra R
December 17, 2014|
Response from HMTRAz | Property representative |
We do not offer sleigh rides this year but check back next year for availability on our winter activities.