Celebrate National Park Week by Horseback Riding at these US Parks

We're celebrating National Park Week, April 21-29th, 2018, with these great travel articles and tips to help you ride America's National Parks.

by Darley Newman

The National Park Service's annual National Park Week runs from April 21-29 this year. Travelers can take advantage of fee-free days at National Parks during the opening weekend on Saturday, April 21. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, parks will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System and the Wild & Scenic Rivers System. Check out the below resources, travel articles and tips on national parks where you can horseback ride.

9 Great Yellowstone National Park Ranch Vacations
Top dude ranches and guest ranches conveniently located near Yellowstone National Park in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, so you can visit America's first national park before, after or during your next ranch vacation.

Read about riding in Yellowstone's backcountry with Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters. The adventure begins with a road trip from southwest Missouri to Cody, Wyoming.

mountain sky guest ranch horseback

Riding Mules at Grand Canyon National Park
Sure, you can see the Grand Canyon by foot or bus, but why not experience this must see National Park from the back of a mule?

Mule ride Grand Canyon National Park

To kick off National Park Week, why not ride into Grand Canyon National Park.

Gettysburg National Military Park, one of the country’s most visited historic sites, is located in Pennsylvania. There are a few stables that will take you riding in this national park. 

Riding Gettysburg National Park

Riding Gettysburg National Park in Pennsylvania. 

5 Great Dude Ranches Near National Parks 
As lovers of ranches and national parks, we here at Equitrekking know a great vacation combo is to visit both at one time! Check out these dude ranches in close proximity to great national parks.

gros centre river ranch horseback

Horseback Riding In Yellowstone National Park
Horseback riding adventures in a dream place to ride, Yellowstone National Park, while at Lone Mountain Guest Ranch in Montana.

yellowstone national park horseback

4 Great National Parks for Horseback Riding
Four U.S. National Parks that are accessible on horseback. Bring your own horse or ride with a local outfitter.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park horseback

Utah- Capitol Reef National Park with video
Explore Capitol Reef National Park in Utah in this Equitrekking travel video. Find out more about riding at this national park with Pat Kearney and Hondoo Rivers & Trails.

Bryce Canyon Horse Riding in Utah
Read about our adventures riding in beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

bryce canyon national park utah

Horseback Riding in Yosemite National Park
Horseback Riding to Glacier Point on one of California's Finest Trails in Yosemite National Park, part of Equitrekking's 50 State Trail Riding Project.

Yosemite horseback riding


Learn more about horseback riding around the world in our online guidebook the Equitrekking Vacation Guide and top ranches at Top20Ranches.com. Check out more great places to saddle up in Ireland and beyond and get matched with a trip on EquitrekkingTravel.com.