Riding through beautiful red rock
The WOW Ride is our premier back-country horseback excursion -- and an adventure you'll never forget. A recent guest described this ride as "like being in a dream."
The Wow Ride starts at our Red Rock Canyon camp in the morning (the exact time depends on the time of year). We will pack a lunch of sandwiches and drinks into our saddlebags, then we'll introduce you to your horse and mount up. The first few minutes of our ride will give both horses and riders a chance to warm up and get to know one another. Soon, the adventure begins.
As we ride into a near-by canyon, the trail becomes steeper and the canyon closes in, leaving a passage that climbs between vertical sandstone walls toward the top of the ridge high above. The terrain becomes more challenging and more visually stunning. Huge boulders jumble at the bottom of towering cliffs or perch on the sides of the narrow canyon. Barrel cactus and cholla, creosote bushes and yucca fill the canyon with a surprising variety of desert vegetation. Wild burros, peering from behind Joshua trees, watch our progress. You'll want to keep an eye out for wildlife. It occurs to you that you are, indeed, Way out West.
We will stop several times to give our horses a breather, to snap photos, and to marvel at how high we have climbed. After about an hour and a half, we'll reach the top of the ridge and stop for lunch. This is where the WOW Ride really earns its name. The view is incredible - far below lies Las Vegas, Lake Mead, and, on a clear day, the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. After lunch, we'll follow the trail along the cliff edge, soaking in the view. The desert appears untouched until we come across the remains of an old mining road, no more than a track through the sand and rocks. Across the valley, the pine-covered Spring Mountains tower behind the red and yellow sandstone of the Red Rock escarpment to form a backdrop for this amazing landscape.
This is how the Southwest must have appeared to its original inhabitants, to early explorers, and to 19th Century settlers. Seeing this countryside from horseback adds to the feeling that you have slipped back in time. It's no wonder the desert Southwest seems an enchanted place.
By mid-afternoon you will be back in camp. If you are like many of our guests, you'll find it hard to say good-bye to this beautiful country, to your wranglers, and, perhaps most of all, to the horse with whom you shared a unique experience.
This ride may not be for everyone. But if you have a spirit of adventure and the desire and stamina to challenge yourself with an extended back-country horseback ride, the WOW Ride is waiting for you.
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5 hours horseback riding in Red Rock Canyon
Tour Times: 9:00 AM
Tour Length: Approximately 8 hours. Riding time is approximately 5 hours.
$329.00 per person(Children must be 6 years old.)
CONDITIONS & CANCELLATION POLICY:
Your credit card will be charged at the time of booking or upon tour confirmation.
If confirmation is not immediate, an authorization is made with your card, then charged at the time of tour confirmation.
Charges may apply, if you change or cancel your booking.
Cancellations outside 48 hours prior to pick-up time will result in a $35 per person processing fee.
Deposits are non-refundable at any time on all tours except the bus and VIP tours.
For cancellations within 48 hours from pick-up, there will be no refund.
No-shows will be responsible for the entire cost of the tour.
We went on Saturday and totally was pleased with the tour. We are truck drivers and had always wanted to go. We had no ideal that the railway tour had a place to park. I will be passing the info onto other drivers. We were pleased and a job well done by all. Thank you, Deanna
Thank you for helping us to organise the Grand Canyon trip for our large party. It was simply a wonderful experience for us all. The plane ride was amazing and not sure I can fine words to describe what I thought of the canyon itself. It was simply breath-taking. From the transfer drivers, to the ladies on the desk who checked us in, to the wonderful pilots everyone went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. Thanks again, Jenny
Thanks Grand Canyon Tour Company for a wonderful day on the South Rim tour Monday 9th March. I make particular thanks to the driver (bus 1), Mark, whom went above and beyond with the customer service received for this tour. He was an absolute gentleman, who always had a smile, willing to assist and was very knowledgeable! My highlight of the tour was to see and feel snow for the 1st time (back home in Australia, snow is a non event). I couldn't have asked for a better way to see snow then at the Grand Canyon. The Grand Central Cafe was a delight to have lunch with a beautiful selection of food! The tour price was exceptional and value for money!! We look forward to visiting your beautiful city again. Until next time! Thank you and with love,from your Australian visitors
Hi There!! Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed the trip to the South Rim on Oct. 26. The driver was so well informed & knew all kinds of trivia that he shared with us.George
I just wanted to let you know that the South Rim Bus Tour was absolutey fantastic and well done. I have been to the South Rim before however this was my wife's first trip and I wanted her to have a great experience. She was impressed. Your company did a fabulous job with making that experience a great one. I am sure on my next trip, I will use you company for future tours. Thanks for a job well done. Tony
My husband and I recently took the grand canyon tour through your company. Our pilot and guide was professional, fun and made the trip the favorite part of our visit to Las Vegas! Thank you so much for a wonderful tour. Your company is truly top-notch! I've already recommended your company to friends who plan to travel to Las Vegas later in the year.Donna
I joined to get Williams at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, got a train, and picked up at Grand Canyon. I miss the time, I was looking for the bus. The bus driver was looking for us and took us to Las Vegas. The driver had a good job to people make comfortable. We could enjoy very much. Thank you very much for our driver yesterday. You really have a good driver. Good job and good conversation. Nobuko
I am writing to say thank you for a wonderful trip my husband and I took yesterday to the Grand Canyon South Rim. We really enjoyed our time, the very nice bus, the driver's comments and knowledge of the area, and information he provided. He had a great sense of humor and overall he provided a great day for us! We would like to make sure he is recognized for the great effort he puts into each trip. He is a first class tour bus driver! Thanks again!!Brandy and Jaime
We had the best trip to the Grand Canyon. We had a wonderful day we will always remember, and will sure recommend your company to anyone we know who want a canyon trip! Thank you so much.Doreen and Rob