Horseback Riding, Cattle Drives & Cabalgatas

We can accommodate groups of various sizes for 1-day or multi-day rides including visits to the surrounding ancient archeological sites, caves, caverns and incredible canyon overlooks.

Guided Horse Tours in the Mountains

We will create a trip customized to your experience level. Trip options include spending one or multiple nights at a base camp or spending a night a different places as we explore the trails throughout the UMA. Our trips can focus on fishing, photography or simply exploring the semi-desert wilderness on horseback!

What to bring

Make sure to pack the items listed here and feel free to include any additional essentials you may need!


Prices for 1-day rides start at $1,000 MXN including the horse, tack and guide for the day. Additional riders are only $600 MXN each. All-inclusive prices start at $3,000 MXN for one night and two days- including lodging, a guide, horse rental, tack, food AND drink. Personalize you trip!

Trail Rides/Cabalgatas

Ride in a locally organized cabalgata or create your own with our surefooted and steady horses! Occasionally, throughout the year, we have opportunities for additional experienced riders to join us in a traditional Mexican cabalgatas (akin to ‘trail rides’ in the USA). In Mexico, these large horseback riding events usually precede a Jaripeo (bull-riding event) or are associated with the celebration of a Catholic patron saint.

For larger groups of riders, and with sufficient time for planning, we can assist in creating your own cabalgata through the mountains of the UMA Los del Carrizal and into adjacent ejido lands if so desired. Contact us to discuss how we can make your trip to Rancho El Carrizal and the El Zamorano mountain range memorable today!

Cattle Drives

Assist the Rancho El Carrizal community in moving cattle from one mountain pasture to another. This is a unique opportunity for EXPERIENCED riders only. Every 4-6 weeks we rotate our many of our ~400 head of cattle from one of our 17 fenced pastures to another to prevent overgrazing. We are always looking for additional assistance with this effort. Be part of this unique experience for only $1500 pesos, including horse rental, tack, food and drink.