On Tuesday May10th I scheduled a horseback ride with Cowboy Trail Rides in the Red Rocks Canyon Conservation Area.
Cowboy Trail Rides is located on Rt. 159 near Cowboy Canyon with views of Calico Basic and Red Rocks Canyon to the north and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness to the west.
The ride started by taking the trail behind the stable to the top of the hill that formed one side of Cowboy Canyon.
We stopped at the top of the ridge to take photos, which I thought was great!
The mule that I was riding was named Liberty. He was one of the best behaved animals in the whole group.
I found out that the mountains in the distance are called the Rainbow Mountain Wilderness. The Friends of Nevada Wilderness website says,
I really enjoyed the views during the ride. Walking on a horse was the just the right pace to enjoy and appreciate the scenery.
I switched my phone camera over from photos to video for a short clip.
The view below is looking towards Calico Basin.
I would definitely do this trip again if I am ever back in the Las Vegas area!