Moab Horses
Moab Horses
4.5
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Group and private trail rides in Professor Valley, visiting the Colorado River, riding in Onion Creek, and seeing where numerous movies and commercials have been made in the cliffs and canyons of the desert. Beginner to expert, ages 5 and up, weight limit 240 pounds. Mostly horses with a few mules mixed in for fun and safety.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Mika
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place to ride in Moab
    Took my teen niece and nephew for their first ride ever, and they were thrilled. The horses were wonderful, the wrangler Shiloh was terrific, and you just can't beat the epic views and terrain. Best place to ride in the Moab area. Highly recommend!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 4, 2023
  • Paradise316470
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best trail ride in Moab. So beautiful and so relaxing. Highly recommend!
    I really enjoyed this ride. Our wrangler, Shiloh was awesome. He was friendly and had conversation with guests as we rode. He checked girth halfway through ride again for safety. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous. We rode through a small stream, dry stream beds, up and down the terrain. So peaceful there. I loved the Molly Mule I rode. All horses were quiet and knew their job. I would highly recommend this!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 25, 2023
  • journeywest
    Wheat Ridge, Colorado133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top-notch Trail Ride; Beautiful Scenery
    Wrangler Stephanie did a good job with the younger riders. She is patient and calm and helped ensure that everyone had a fine ride today. The unsettled March weather had us shivering beneath moisture laden clouds early in the ride. Fortunately the sun eventually came out and warmed everyone up. I was assigned a horse named Cowboy. He was well trained and responsive and would do anything I asked him to. The red dirt, sagebrush, junipers, sandstone walls and monoliths make this ride an unforgettable experience. This is my second trail ride with Hauer Ranch and I would love to go again. (was thinking afterwards that in a more perfect world I would ride in a place like this often with my border collies along side except for the youngest (Jess) out in front exploring.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 26, 2024
  • Kristen
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience !!
    My daughter and I had an amazing experience with Moab Horses ! We spent two hours on the trail and it greatly exceeded our expectations. The views are unparalleled and the horses were a tremendous amount of fun, as well as the dogs that joined our ride. Thank you for an amazing morning !
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 6, 2024
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Christopher P
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Booked a tour for a 3 hour experience viewing the canyon and receiving acknowledgeable insights to the area. The tour was switched the night prior due to daylight savings, which did not happen until the 6of November. When we arrived it was hard tell feel like we were guests at the ranch for an expensive ride. The experience was mediocre and the guides had little to no info on anything in the valley and lost questions we asked had no answers. The ride ended before the actual end time. We left 37 minutes before the arranged time. Upon calling the business about this I was received with hostility and inconvenience by the owner Sina. My needs were not heard, and anything I said was abruptly disputed. Would not recommend.
Written October 30, 2022
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schuckmaniacs
St. Louis, MO5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Took the kids (8 and 10) for their first riding experience, and Moab Horses did not disappoint. Barney and Genie were perfectly suited to the kids (and Misty and I got along famously, she and I are kindred souls). It's nothing fancy, a nose to tail walk through the desert, but stunning scenery and really friendly people. While waiting for our ride afterward, the ladies even showed the kids how to dunk their hats in the horse trough to cool off - they thought that was super cool. A really lovely beginning experience for the kids, one they're still talking excitedly about weeks later.
Written July 19, 2021
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sk8lady
Bangor, ME183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This was a great trail ride. Very friendly staff (and dogs!), gorgeous scenery, and interesting narration by Trace, describing the many movies made in the area! My husband said his horse was the best he’d ever ridden on a trail ride and my horse was gorgeous (but did need a firm hand!). I would do another ride with these folks in a heartbeat.
Written October 4, 2020
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Kim W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
My husband and I reserved a private ride as a way to really see the canyon. Des our guide was awesome. She took the time to learn about our riding skills and made sure to adjust the stirrups perfectly. Des was very knowledgeable and provided a great deal of local color during our ride. Biscuit and Blue our mounts were very able footed over the rough terrain. Our secondary guide and protective muscle Elvis (a rescue pup) made our ride that much better. We had a little excitement at the end of our ride that had us giggling all the way back to town. We can't wait to come back! Thank you Des!!
Written July 27, 2022
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journeywest
Wheat Ridge, CO133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Wrangler Stephanie did a good job with the younger riders. She is patient and calm and helped ensure that everyone had a fine ride today. The unsettled March weather had us shivering beneath moisture laden clouds early in the ride. Fortunately the sun eventually came out and warmed everyone up.

I was assigned a horse named Cowboy. He was well trained and responsive and would do anything I asked him to.

The red dirt, sagebrush, junipers, sandstone walls and monoliths make this ride an unforgettable experience. This is my second trail ride with Hauer Ranch and I would love to go again. (was thinking afterwards that in a more perfect world I would ride in a place like this often with my border collies along side except for the youngest (Jess) out in front exploring.
Written March 26, 2024
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Michael M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Moab Horses at Hauer Ranch provided a wonderful horseback-riding experience for our family. We arrived 10 minutes late (the location of Hauer Ranch on Google Maps was misleading), but the guides were attentive and quick to get us mounted. A brief overview, and we were away on our ride. Our younger kids, 7 and 9, often struggled to keep their horses (mules, actually) in line, and the guides were right there, pleasantly getting them back on track. As we rode through shallow streams and up and down small hills, the guides informed us about the area in a family-friendly way. All the while, the surroundings were true wild west: brown sands checkered with scrub brush to the distant buttes and rock towers.
Written March 26, 2021
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Joanna
Boston, MA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I am an experienced rider, my spouse is not, so it's always a gamble if trail riding outfits can effectively accommodate both of us. The team at Hauer Ranch did a great job. Tea was our guide, and she was awesome!

I rode Chief (Missouri Fox Trotter) and my spouse rode Boudraix (sp?) (Tennessee Walker), and we both had a great time and were very comfortable on our respective horses. Tea made sure to give us a few chances to jog/canter, which I really appreciated, and the ride was just stunning. Tea was very knowledgable about the history and ecology of the region, and we had an excellent 2+ hour ride.

The horses & mules are all very well-cared for and well-loved; and I got the sense that at least some of the herd are rescues. Hauer Ranch clearly puts the well-being of the horses first, which is always my #1 priority when choosing a place to ride.
Written October 26, 2020
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prgirl73
South Jersey297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
I'm a city girl and in my late 40s and this was the first time I ever rode a horse. While it would have been nice to have had a bit more education prior to the ride, I felt safe and that I was in good hands with the staff. They were very knowledgeable and friendly, and when my horse was giving me a hard time they switched me over to a different horse mid-ride. The scenery is absolutely and this was an amazing memory for me to make. I would just caution others who have never ridden that two hours may he a bit much as I suffered aches and pains for two days...well worth it, though!!!
Written April 24, 2022
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Hildy K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Sena and her team were OUTSTANDING! She was knowledgeable and supportive of our family - a number of whom were first time riders. We were so happy with our experience we booked a second evening ride on the spur of the moment. Sena and her team were super flexible and communicative.
Written April 8, 2021
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RStone3512
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We make it a point to include horse back riding in all our vacation and weekend getaway plans. We have enjoyed dozens of rides - this one was one of the very best. Very well mannered horses (and mules yay!) that obviously get great care. Beautiful scenery, extremely knowledgeable owners who accompanied our ride, and we traveled at a good pace that everyone in our small group of 5 was comfortable with. We hope to return to the area before the end of the year - we plan to treat ourselves again to this great experience! Thanks Sena and John from the Hauer Ranch!
Written October 25, 2020
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