Horseback Riding in the Backcountry

Many backcountry trails are open to those on horseback; you can use your own horse or go on a guided ride with a park concessionaire. In the South Unit, contact Peaceful Valley Ranch, P.O. Box 308, Medora, ND 58645 (tel. 701/623-4568; They operate from Memorial Day to Labor Day and have regularly scheduled horseback rides lasting from 1 1/2 to 5 hours. Trail rides run daily from 7:30am to late afternoon, and all rides include a riding lesson.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.