Climb aboard a covered wagon drawn by two beautiful Belgian Draft Horses. Go back in time as you follow the old Mormon trail like the pioneers did long ago. As you climb through the Joshua tree forest your cowboy guide will fascinate with tales of the history and wildlife of this historic ranch. On arrival at Bison Point you will be in awe as you get your first views of the majestic icon of the west, the Bison. Having the opportunity to see these animals that used to roam the plains in their millions and hear the story about their near extinction at is an experience of the west definitely not to miss. From over seventy million animals to under three hundred in 25 years is a near extinction story as important to share with your family as the story of the whales.

Guided Horseback Ride & Bison Safari:

Only at Grand Canyon Ranch can you experience a Guided Horseback and Bison Safari. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride on a western horse and see the icon of the west, the bison, roaming in its natural environment. All the horse rides are designed for beginners; the horses are gentle and well trained and suitable for all ages. (age 9 and over). Comfortably seated in your authentic western saddle you will follow your guide through the Joshua Trees lining the historic Mormon Trail and up to Bison Point. You will have the opportunity to photograph wild bison and panoramic views of Spirit and Iron Mountain.

Sunset Horse Ride Option: Includes an extended ride, cowboy entertainer serenading you with songs of old and a champagne toast or soft drink at Sunset Hill. It is the perfect Arizona moment that you will never forget looking west with the sun setting, the silhouette of bisons and views of the mountain ranges stretching on most days over 100 miles.


  • Guided horseback along the Joshua Tree Forest.

  • Ride a quarter horse as seen in the Wild West movies!

  • Track down Bison for camera photo opportunities!

  • View Wild Bison in their natural environment.

  • Ride to the spectacular Bison Point or Sunset Point (Sunset Ride).


Tour Code: HR-1 adult, $49 no child discount

Sunset Tour Code: HR-2 adult, $69 no child discount

Duration: Approx. 30 minutes / ride time. Sunset option approx. 55-60 minutes. Ride times include loading and unloading.

Notes: Appropriate clothing and footwear advised, including long sleeved shirt, windbreaker, Cowboy hat, jeans, strong walking shoes. Must be age 9 and over, min. height 52" to participate in horseback ride. Suitable for all riders of varying experience.