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Horseback ride....Zion or Bryce?

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Horseback ride....Zion or Bryce?

If I wanted to pick one park to do a half day horseback ride, which park would be best? Also, I see a couple different places to book from, do they all see the same part of the canyons and utilize the same trails?

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1. Re: Horseback ride....Zion or Bryce?

Bryce. Do the trip in the park. The Rubys trip will only go to the rim

Edited: 11:28 pm, June 26, 2012
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2. Re: Horseback ride....Zion or Bryce?

Bryce would be a more interesting ride.

Be sure to do the one inside the park.


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3. Re: Horseback ride....Zion or Bryce?

Canyonrides is the only company that I know that is permitted to operate solely within the two parks. In Zion, the ride takes place on Sandbench, which is also a hiking trail. In Bryce, portions of the trail are horse only, and take you further down away from the rim than the popular hiking trails do.

You can draw your own conclusions, and path of the half day/2 hr ride from this map


All other tour companies offer horse rides outside of the parks, and some of them come up to viewpoints on the park boundaries.

It all depends what you want out of your horseback experience. If you want an option to explore the parks, go with canyonrides. If you want to escape the crowds and see some lesser seen vistas,possibly go with Ruby's at Bryce. Or as examples, you can also try Zion Ponderosa or Zion Mountain Resort in East Zion

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4. Re: Horseback ride....Zion or Bryce?

Having done the rides inside the parks at Zion and Bryce Canyon, the Bryce Canyon ride is far superior.

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