Trail Rides in Medora | Medora, North Dakota
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Medora Trail Rides

Saddle up for real western fun

Experience the Badlands the way Theodore Roosevelt would have in 1883! Our friendly trail guides will take you on a Badlands adventure along buttes and canyons that are sure to create unforgettable memories.

Rides depart from the stables on the eastern edge of Medora.


May 25 – September 7

1 Hour

$52.95 + taxes & fees

2 Hours

$99.95 + taxes & fees

Ride Times

Ride availability varies through the season. Check available times on your travel dates.

Please arrive at the stables at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled ride time for loading and a safety lesson. Guests who arrive after the safety lesson has taken place will not be able to join their scheduled ride.

Physical Requirements

For the safety of the horses, a 250 LB weight limit is enforced

Riders must be able to mount and dismount with minimal assistance.

Riders must be 7 years of age or older.

Riders 12 years of age or younger must wear a stables-provided helmet.

Riders must be at least 48 inches tall.

Medora's 4 Legged Stars

See these horses and more at the Riding Stables and the Medora Musical!


Small but mighty, he’s often braver than his larger friends

Dutifully carries children down trails!


Super trusty horse during the day

Is completely and utterly terrified of the Medora Musical’s elk


Tall, dark, and handsome

Is so trusty he has taken blind guests down the trail!


Loves popcorn from the Medora Musical concessions.

Stars in the Medora Musical, often taking featured rolls


A veteran of the Medora Musical – Steel has starred in more shows than any other cast member.

Loves chasing the Musical’s elk


A tall boy – Hugo is half Clydesdale

The slowest horse on the trails, but the fastest horse in the Musical


Whinnies at a higher pitch than any Burning Hills Singer.

A new member of the Medora Musical cast


Steady on the trails, but very opinionated at the show

A new member of the Medora Musical cast


Loves food from the Medora Musical concessions.

Steadiest horse on the trails, and he’s great with kids.


The youngest star at the Medora Musical – he’s just 5 years old

Tito is very sweet but a little timid


Medora Trail Rides are owned and operated by

For over 50 years, we’ve believed Medora is a special place. It’s our mission to preserve this place for generations and to connect people to Medora for positive, life-changing experiences. Learn more and give at