An excellent choice for a horseback riding vacation in Arizona is the Navajoland trip which traverses the most spectacular and interesting parts of the vast Navajo Indian Reservation. Deep in the heart of the Southwest Desert, the ancient Anasazi people built a highly developed civilization a thousand years ago. They inhabited easily defended, precarious stone dwellings high in the sandstone cliffs, and later the Navajo Indians also carved out their settlements in the beautiful and isolated landscape. This horseback riding tour in Arizona crosses three distinct portions of the Navajo Indian Reservation. It begins in Canyon de Chelly, whose impossibly high cliffs are dotted with Anasazi and Navajo ruins. You then ride two days among the famed mesas, buttes and natural arches of Monument Valley before moving on to spend the final days in the rarely visited foothills of Navajo Mountain. From this camp one can see hundreds of miles across a labyrinth of sandstone canyons draining into the Colorado River. The week culminates with a boat cruise on Lake Powell, stopping en route to see Rainbow Bridge.
This is a riding trip for people who do not mind helping out with camp chores, and who are willing to forego creature comforts to become immersed in the unique culture and dramatic landscape of Navajoland. Check out some of the other Equitours horseback riding vacations in Arizona here.
With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!