How to Have the Best Time Horseback Riding in Eureka Springs

picture of colorful stairs with text "eureka springs vacation guide" on topThe Ozarks possess a distinct beauty all their own. Lush forests, limestone bluffs, sparkling rivers and lakes, and misty views of rounded mountains stretching off into the distance combine to create spectacular panoramas. If you’re looking to explore the natural beauty of the area but don’t want to trudge through on foot, horseback riding is a fun, romantic alternative! See below to find out where to go horseback riding in Eureka Springs.

Where to Go Horseback Riding in Eureka Springs, AR

Horseback riding is a fun alternative to hiking when it comes to exploring the great outdoors in Eureka Springs. Whether you are looking to get a core workout or want to enjoy the views from the back of a horse, there’s one primary place in Eureka Springs to go for trail rides: Bear Mountain Riding Stables.

Bear Mountain Riding Stables

Is it your first time horseback riding? Don’t worry—horseback rides at Bear Mountain Riding Stables are great for all experience levels! Over the course of an hour, an experienced guide will lead you through beautiful Ozark scenery. At the end of the ride, you just might be able to feed the horses some carrots yourself!

The staff here are friendly, and their care for the animals shines through, which is why this is one of the best horseback riding experiences in Eureka Springs. In addition, the price for a ride is very reasonable, making a trail ride from Bear Mountain Riding Stables a great value.  

Make sure to wear attire appropriate for horseback riding to make your experience as enjoyable as possible! Try to wear clothes that fit snugly so they stay out of the way, and if possible, wear long pants so your legs won’t chafe against the saddle. You’ll also want to wear close-toed shoes—your feet will be in stirrups, after all!

Other Ways to Explore

Horseback riding is just one way to enjoy the views. If you do decide that you’d like to explore on foot, there are several hiking trails in the area. For a fun twist, try combining your hike with geocaching! If you’re here during the summer, there are plenty of water activities, from kayaking to fishing. Are you feeling particularly brave? Go spelunking and visit the mysterious caves nearby!

Find out more about the area when you download our free Vacation Guide!

Recharge With Beaver Lake Cottages

After a day of exploring the beautiful outdoors, return to a beautiful cabin nestled in the forest. Every lodging at Beaver Lake Cottages features lovely views of Beaver Lake, regardless of whether you are staying in a suite, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom cottage.

Soothe sore muscles by soaking in a luxurious Jacuzzi, and relax afterward in a soft bathrobe. You’ll be able to see the stars through the glass gables as you drift off in your Sleep Number bed. You’ll wake up in the morning completely refreshed! Your private balcony is the perfect place to sip a steaming cup of coffee as you wake up in the morning.

Your dream getaway awaits you! Book your stay in the lovely Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas today!

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