Experience the true southwest by joining us right next door to Big Bend Resort and Adventures. Big Bend Stables offers guided horseback trail rides for the beginner as well as the seasoned rider. The horseback rides border on Big Bend National Park, traversing the multi-colored landscapes of North America's great Chihuahuan Desert.
Their trained professional guides (CPR and emergency medicine certified) are eager to share their knowledge of the area's plants, geology and history while keeping your trip safe and worry-free.
Big Bend Stables is located in Study Butte, Texas at the junction of Highway 118 and FM-170 and next door to Big Bend Resort & Adventures.
This is a gentle and fun ride that is perfect for beginners as well as children who are new to riding on horseback.
Take a horseback tour of the last working quicksilver mine in the Big Bend area. As we wind our way through the remnants of the once lively mining industry, we get a taste of the ambitious hopes of settlers now past. We then continue through the watershed and skirt along the base of forbidding mountains that gives us a sense of the pioneer spirit that settled this land.
Explore an old quicksilver mine and then ride up onto Ocotillo Mesa for great views of the Chisos Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Complete your ride by arriving at the perfect viewing spot to see the Indian Head pictographs.
History, scenery, good food and a trusty mount - all packed into a 4 ½ hour excursion! Wait until you see what a wonderful meal we can pull out of a pair of saddlebags. This picnic is complete with roasted entrees, specialty salads, fine cheeses, sweet cookies and fresh fruit, along with all the trimmings provide a true Texas-sized meal before we remount and continue our exploration of the desert.
Saddle up and head into the Painted Desert created by the setting sun. The colors of the desert truly come to life on this very special ride. After you experience the sunset from Ocotillo Mesa the romance of the Wild West will be a treasure in your heart forever.