Enjoy peaceful guided trail rides through the Superior National Forest. Let our horses help you explore the Forest from a unique view. Our experienced wranglers will guide you through the vast miles of trails on steady steeds. Whether you enjoy a scenic ride or a half day adventure, you will be able to capture the essence of a changing forest. Traveling on horseback lets you enjoy the endless beauty while relaxing and basking in the sun on your faithful mount.
Our horses summer at Gunflint Lodge and vacation during the winter in Pine River, MN. During the horses' 6 months vacation, they lack contact with people. Surprising enough, it only takes about 2-5 days for them to readjust to summer work. Many of our 4- legged friends have been with us for over 10 years. Obviously, we do acquire new horses as others move on to retirement. Each year is filled with training and new friendships.
We have a wide variety of horses that range from Quarter Horses to Arabians and everything in between. If you're a beginner or experienced, we have the horse for you. Our talented wranglers are great at teaming you up with a horse that fits your needs. The many hours spent on the trails together create a deep bond between wrangler and horse. We invite you to join us for a ride and bond with a horse of your own as you enjoy the marvels that await you around each bend of our beautiful trails.
Most of our rides are available for up to 8 people. Having smaller groups than many places enables our wranglers to entertain you throughout your ride with their vast knowledge of the surrounding area, plant life, and history of the Lodge. Every ride will have two wranglers; one leading the way and the other bringing up the rear. So nervous riders, no fear; we will be with you at all times to help you along.
Come Join Us for a ride whether you're just up for the day or staying in one of our lovely cabins. If you would like to join us for a full weekend of riding we have a few packages available in the spring and fall.
We suggest that you call ahead to check availability as sometimes we fill up fast. Reservations for rides are handled by the front desk so please call or stop by there first for inquires and ride reservations. We are located 1 hour north of Grand Marais on the Gunflint Trail, so plan your trip accordingly. Rides are available for pre-booking starting May 1st. All rides are weather dependent and subject to change. Please check out our Stable Rules for more information.
The season generally runs from the second week in May to late October . We are open 7 days a week from Mid-June to Labor Day; In the spring and fall we are closed on Sundays and Mondays . Prices vary depending on the ride. We offer one hour, two hour, breakfast, dinner, and half day lunch rides. We also offer a Meet and Greet for the young ones to come pet some of the velvety soft noses of our gentle horses .