Horseback Riding

Either rent a horse for the afternoon or bring your own and enjoy a stay at one of the many horse-friendly hotels.

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Double R Guest Ranch

Mullen Area
This family-run ranch rests among picturesque prairies and spring-fed lakes. For $100 a day, Double R provides horses to experienced riders, and those guests can take leisurely rides through nature trails or ride over for ranching chores. The ranch also boards horses for a nominal fee.

800-217-2042

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Dusty Trails, LLC

North Platte
Dusty Trails is the ideal location for outdoor adventure. Providing opportunities for horseback riding, tanking, tubing, canoeing, or kayaking down the North Platte River. At the end of the day there is always the option of the petting zoo.

308-530-0048

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Fort Robinson State Park

Crawford Area
Fort Robinson State Park is one of Nebraska’s most popular attractions. Visitors can enjoy cookouts, trail rides, hiking, and a summer repertory theater at the Post Playhouse. Fort Robinson is open mid-April through mid-November. A state park permit is required.

Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding,

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Horizons Without Bounds, LLC

Alliance Area
Agri/Eco/Scenery tourism. Trips of hours/days. Participate in direct, personal conversations with farmers and ranchers about their multi-generational ranches. Get on a horse or in a combine. Cranes, prairie chickens, elk, deer, kayak/canoe/tank rivers. From Anywhere - To Anywhere.

308-379-3261

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Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

North Platte Area
Working to preserve natural resources, the Nebraska Game and Parks provides education and management of lands, fish hatcheries, and regulation of hunting or fishing.
301 East State Farm Rd
North Platte, NE 69101

308-535-8025

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Nebraska National Forest – Pine Ridge Ranger District

Chadron Area
South of Chadron and surrounding nearby Crawford are approximately 80 miles of trails in the largest section of Nebraska’s National Forest. The 140,000 acres of the Pine Ridge Ranger District include breathtaking hiking, biking and horseback-riding through wide-open spaces.

308-432-0300

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Our Heritage Guest Ranch

Crawford
Sixteen miles northwest of Crawford and a quick jump from Toadstool Geologic Park is Our Heritage Guest Ranch. Riding lessons are available and there are 26 indoor stalls, and several paddocks and corrals to board horses. The rides take you over 3,600 acres abundant with wildlife.
PO Box 48
1041 Toadstool Rd.
Crawford NE 69339

(308) 430-1239

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Chadron State Park

Chadron Area
Chadron State Park was Nebraska’s first state park. It encompasses nearly 1,000 acres of Pine Ridge wilderness nine miles south of Chadron on Highway 385. A swimming pool and sand volleyball courts elevate the fun, and mountain bikes and paddle boats are for rent.

Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Swimming,

Northwest Nebraska Tourism

Chadron Area
Dawes and Sioux Counties sits on the northern edge of the Nebraska Panhandle. The combination of the topography of the Pine Ridge and hundreds of thousands acres of public land make Northwest Nebraska an outdoor playground. No matter where you interests lie, you can do it here.

308-432-3006

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Ponderosa Ranch

Crawford Area
Ponderosa Ranch offers guests as young as 4 years old with riding options from May through October. Eight gentle quarter horses take you through 3,600 acres of pines, meadows, ravines and creek with greetings from mule deer and Merriam’s wild turkey. Corrals are available for your own horses.

Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest

Valentine Area
Located south of Nenzel in Cherry County, this 116,000-acre national forest is a fantastic representation of the unique Nebraska Sandhills prairie ecosystem. Popular uses of the forest include hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping and bird watching.

Camping, Hiking, Hunting,