We are now offering guided day ride options for 2023!
For those riders who have wanted to do some further exploring on the trails but were not comfortable navigating on their own, we are now offering guided day rides 3 days per week. Guests who sign up for these rides will be upgraded to the Platinum Plus package for the day. Packed lunch forms must be filled out the night prior to the ride. Sign up sheets are available at the barn.
This ride is available to intermediate level riders and up. All riders must be over the age of 12 and be able to post the trot and sit the canter on their horses. This is a faster ride with more "go".
Maximum number of riders: 10. Larger groups may be considered based on riding experience.
There are 2 options for this ride. A beginner rider option and an intermediate/experienced rider option.
All riders must be able to ride on their own without being ponied. Open to riders 10 years of age and up.
Maximum number of riders: 8
This will be a faster ride than the beginner group. All riders must be able to post the trot and be comfortable cantering their horses.
Maximum number of riders: 10.
Larger groups may be considered based on riding experience.
All levels of riders are welcome. The group will ride down to the gymkhana grounds. You will be shown the barrel pattern by one of our wranglers and every rider will get a chance to run the pattern and be timed! The group will eat lunch after the barrels before riding back to the ranch.
Maximum number of riders: 30
“Right horse, right rider, no trouble. . . The horse handles the situation.”
- Anne Mayhew,
The Western Horseman
The Flying U Ranch invites you to enjoy long horseback rides among hills and lakes. There is simply nothing like it. We have approximately 100 horses for you to get to know.
Guests are assigned a horse and tack suited to their riding ability. Explore trails meandering through meadows, forests, and groves of aspen. Ride out after breakfast and come back by noon for a hot meal, or let us pack you a lunch so you can ride all day and picnic beside one of the many small lakes that dot the area.
You can rest in the meadows and find a wealth of beautiful scenery. Discover moose, deer, eagles, coyotes and of course, ranch cattle and horses roaming over beautiful grasslands.
All guests receive an orientation seminar which are held at 9am and 1pm daily. This covers safety procedures, GPS navigation for emergencies, contact information, and an overview of the ranch and our trails. At 9:30am or 1:30pm guests go down to the barn to get horse assignments. Then you will be taken on an orientation trail ride with our wranglers to see how you are adapting to your horse.
The earliest that guests who arrive in the morning are able to ride at is 1:30pm. Guests who arrive in the afternoon after 1pm will be unable to ride until the following morning after they receive the 9am orientation.