Custom horseback and mule riding in the desert splendor of Professor Valley on beautiful Highway 128. Cross creeks, ride along the Colorado River, enjoy the feel of open range riding.
The Hauer Ranch has been a popular movie destination because of its classic American West landscape. Sandstone formations, towering cliffs, broad vistas and the Colorado River set the stage for the quintessential cowboy movie. Structures on the ranch have been made to look like Old West buildings, with classic board-and-batten materials and boardwalk porches.
Our standard half-day ride has folks in the saddle for at least two hours. Other time is spent for orientation, paperwork, questions, helmet and saddle fitting and filling saddle bags for the trip. You will be with us for about 3 hours.
Our standard half-day ride is our most popular ride. However, some folks wish to have even more time in the saddle, so occasionally we offer full-day rides in the spring and fall when the afternoon temperatures aren’t uncomfortable. Our full-day ride is comprised of two different scenic loops in Professor Valley where our ranch is located. Rides depart from the stables in the morning, loop back to the barn after two hours where guests can enjoy lunch or a snack and rest for a while before departing on a second loop in the afternoon. Other guests may join either of the two loops if they have reserved just a half-day ride, however the full-day ride can be booked as a private ride. Guests should bring their own food and water.
Children as young as 5 can join our group rides but they must be able to happily sit in the saddle by themselves. We don’t allow people to ride double. We cannot take guests who weigh more than 235 pounds, due to the physical health and endurance of our horses and mules. We can accommodate groups up to 16 persons at a time if requested. Should people want to guarantee they are in a small group, we urge you to book a private ride. Bear in mind that our group rides during busy times of year, such as spring break and summer, can be quite full. We provide at least one guide for groups up to 8 individuals in size. But for safety issues, when there are groups larger than 8, we have a wrangler ride at both the front and the end of the group.
Standard price is $90 plus tax per person, for two or more persons.
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