1½ Hour Rides
Per Person: $65 per person
Rates do not include a gratuity for your guide
Our one-and-a-half-hour ride is an experience that everyone will enjoy. Passing through breathtaking scenery and taking you to spectacular views of the California coastline, our private horseback riding trails provide an unforgettable adventure.
The ride begins at our dude ranch headquarters and follows the trail out the back gate, through the gorgeous fern-lined Indian Canyon, and past splashing waterfalls to an area we call Sweetwater. We stop here to water the horses and refresh ourselves. We then follow the trail that climbs out of the canyon, and ride up to the ridge. Here, we enjoy the dramatic vista: the rugged Santa Ynez Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara.
The thrill of seeing nature up close is yours on this popular ride. Sometimes, from our perch on the ridge of Indian Canyon, we can see hawks soaring on thermal currents. In the fall, we are treated to the splash of colors: reds, yellows, and oranges. In the spring, the wildflowers – lupine, poppies, and daisies - dazzle the eyes. No matter what time of year you take this trip, you will enjoy some of the most memorable nature and horseback riding trails and views on the California coast. Whatever your age or riding ability, you will love this ride.