Two horseback riders silhouetted at sunset near Santa Fe
Two horseback riders silhouetted at sunset near Santa Fe

The Stables at Bishop's Lodge

Trail Riding


Horses are as much a part of the West as glorious sunsets. Our private stables are home to trained wranglers ready to get you trail-ready whether you're setting off on your family's first trail ride or you're an experienced rider out to explore our ever-changing scenery, from craggy creek bottoms to endless high trails through the Santa Fe National Forest.

Ranch hand pets a horse in the Bishop's Lodge stables
Trained wranglers are here to get you and our beautiful horses trail-ready
Young couple rides in a verdant landscape outside of Bishop's Lodge
Get a taste of 'life between the ears' on a private or group ride
Bishop's Lodge horse stables with four horses
Delight in one of the West's most prominent cultural pursuits at our stables
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Capture the Spirit of the American West

Trail Riding at Bishop's Lodge

Journey on meandering trails under a canopy of magnificent pine, aspen and piñon trees or take in breathtaking panoramic views atop a sun-splashed mesa. Our private stables has direct access to countless acres of exclusive trails. Let our wranglers design and guide you on a trail ride suited to your experience level, from novice to expert, or plan a pony ride for younger adventurers. Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, ride typography features everything from high trails in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, to steep arroyos, river beds and stream crossings. Pleasant rides throughout the foothills are one and two hours, while adventures ranging out into the Sante Fe National Forest are all day outings.

Bishop’s Lodge Trail Riding Experiences

Group of ranchers riding horses together outdoors at Bishop's Lodge
Enjoy a group ride with your friends or family

Group Rides | Up to six guests per wrangler guide

  • Up to six guests per wrangler guide
  • 1 hour | $70 per person
  • 2 hours | $130 per person
Cowboy riding away while Santa Fe sun shines on him

Private Rides

  • One guest per wrangler guide
  • 1 hour | $70 per person
  • 2 hours | $130 per person
girl riding a horse with the help of a wrangler in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Private stables for a child's first pony ride or all-day outings in the adjoining Santa Fe National Forest

Kids' Pony Rides

  • Wrangler-led rides for kids to ­age eight
  • 15 minutes | $30 per person
worn cowboy boots at the Stables in Bishop's Lodge

Trail Riding

Requirements & Considerations

225 lb. weight limit per rider

Our horses can carry up to approximately 20% of their body weight with tack

Sunscreen is recommended

Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled rides

In order to prepare and to meet your horse

Helmets are provided

Appropriate riding attire is required

Closed-toe shoes/boots and long pants/jeans

Layered clothing is suggested

Especially in inclement weather