Horseback riding offers an active yet relaxed way of exploring the Black Hills. South Dakota’s varied terrain and scenic trails are favorable for all types of horseback riding, from open prairies to rugged, winding trails. There are several great stables that offer picturesque horseback riding tours in the Black Hills. Saddle up and trot along the stunning South Dakota trails with one of the stellar stables below.
1. Rockin’ R Trail Rides
Rockin’ R Trail Rides offers scenic rides through the Black Hills National Forest. Crazy Horse Memorial can be seen right from the stable! Rockin’ R offers several different kinds of riding tours, including a one-hour Scenic Loop, one and half hour Buckhorn Loop, two-hour Aspen Tunnel, and three-and-a-half-hour Crazy Horse Half Day.
2. Sage Meadow Ranch
Sage Meadow Ranch offers four riding experiences including the two-hour Ranch Ride, one-hour Canyon Ride, Half Day Ride, or full-day Ranch Camp. The Ranch Camp gives guests the opportunity to care for and groom the horses, watch a training demonstration, learn horsemanship skills, and finish the day with a ride through the ranch. They even provide their guests with lunch!
3. The Stables at Palmer Gulch
The Stables at Palmer Gulch offers horseback riding tours of the Custer Trail, Deadwood Trail, and Keystone Trail daily. Their rides last from one hour to almost two hours, each exploring trails that wind through striking landscapes. The Custer Trail heads through the breathtaking Norbeck Wildlife Preserve.
Affordable Lodging in Keystone, SD
After soaking up the beauty of the Black Hills on horseback, unwind in your Keystone, SD, hotel room. Rushmore Express features affordable, large family suites & rustic rooms with log furniture. Families and executive travelers will appreciate the variety of amenities and services available, such as high-speed wireless internet, an indoor pool, complimentary breakfast, and more!