Historic Old West Horseback Rides
“Ride Where Legends Rode”
Blaze historic trails once traversed by the West’s most notorious, heroic, and iconic old west characters and Western film stars. From Monument Valley’s holy grail of movie locations to Tombstone’s deadliest streets and controversial sites, you’ll experience memorable – some would say jaw-dropping – adventures. Our award-winning, week-long historic old west horseback rides are suitable for all riding levels, from the beginner to the seasoned rider. Horses, tack, food, historians, and more included.
Great American Adventures has a 20-year, uncompromising commitment in providing a unique vacation experience…
With an utter indifference in catering to the masses…
Built around our love of the history of the old west… celebrated historic events… and the pure enjoyment of Western films….
These 4- and 5-day horseback riding excursions are based on Western legends such as Wyatt Earp, Butch Cassidy, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, George A. Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill Cody, the ever popular Western movie icon John Wayne and more. We travel to prominent Old West locales and the occasional movie locations.
Only one company has taken you from Montana’s battle-scarred plains to New Mexico’s water-ravaged arroyos; from Monument Valley’s gritty crags to Colorado’s snow-covered San Juan peaks; from swimming horses across the Little Bighorn’s swollen river to scouting Cochise’s Stronghold in Tombstone’s Dragoon Mountains; from trailing the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang’s hoof-prints to the magic of film-making near Santa Fe; from shadowing Wyoming’s eerie ghost towns to debating Wyatt’s and Curly Bill’s shootout at Cottonwood Springs; from Sitting Bull’s great grandson’s retelling of the vision quest to Wyatt Earp’s great grandnephew’s one-man show; from robbing trains to riding among the buffalo.
Our knowledgeable historians separate Hollywood myth from historic fact and bring the Old West to life.
By escaping into the past you will learn “Cowboy Up” is not so much about ability and skill as it is attitude and commitment…
Along the way you’ll experience the infectious camaraderie among like-minded people; you’ll create life-long friendships; and become rooted in what clients call the GAA Family.
Along the way… you may just create your own Western Legacy!
These multi-dimensional adventures are audacious undertakings to create. Predictably, these are not for everyone. Nothing of any value really is. Nothing worth a damn really is. For those that return time and again, that can’t get enough of these unforgettable exploits… then, Hell yeah, this immersion into the Old West is the perfect venue to get your “cowboy on”!
Wyatt Earp once said, “Speed is fine, accuracy is everything.” How about you? Ready to jerk that smoke wagon?
Join award winning creators-hosts Steve & Marcie Shaw for an inspiring and exhilarating adventure……..
Book your reservations today!!
All rides include: Horses, Tack, Food, private tours & historians
All rides are Suitable for All Riding Levels
Great American Adventures has scheduled the following Historic Wild West Horseback Rides for 2020:
“I was destined to lead a life on the Plains”
~ September 13 – 18, 2020 ~
$2,295.00 Per Person | $750 Non-Refundable Deposit Required to Hold Your Saddle
“You Tell’em I’m Comin’ and Hell’s Comin’ with Me!”
~ October 11 – 16, 2020 ~
~ The Most Historic Horseback Ride You Will Embark Upon ~
$2,395.00 Per Person | $750 Non-Refundable Deposit Required to Hold Your Saddle
Monument Valley, Arizona and Utah
“Courage is Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up Anyway”
~ November 2 – 6, 2020 ~
$2,295.00 Per Person | $500 Non-Refundable Deposit Required to Hold Your Saddle
Historic Wild West Horseback Rides
~ Beyond the Usual Horseback Riding Adventure ~
Great American Adventures is your gateway to one unforgettable vacation.
Create lifetime memories with our Historic Wild West Horseback Rides
Take part in our enriching horseback rides and tours. Experience a colorful look back into the glory days of the Wild West. Discover the Wild West’s most notable characters and incredible history. Join Great American Adventures’ exciting 4- and 5-day horseback riding tours throughout the Wild West territories, located at historic Wild West sites.
“GAA has hands-down the absolute best, most historical adventures ever! I do not think anyone else has or will come close”
“I started on this adventure green… will finish with GRIT”
“No one offers anything like Great American Adventures’ Historic Wild West Horseback Rides”
“The ride was hundred times better than its description”
“On a scale of one to 10, I’d rate this ride a 15”
“No better horseback adventure anywhere”
“These rides… are truly unique events that become remarkable life experiences”
“I don’t know how you’re able to offer these rides and the things you provide for the price – I think it’s a bargain”
“Your consistent offerings of high quality, incredibly well-valued trips and products prove to me that you deserve your success
because you have earned it. Thank you again for all that you do.”
“I finally had a chance this evening to sit down and look at my July issue of Cowboys and Indians.
On page 40, in the Open Range – The Best of the West section of the magazine, there is a very nice article
about you and Marcie, and Great American Adventures. It’s great that you are recognized as offering the Best of the West!
I, along with several others, have known it for quite some time.”
“I want to thank you for what you and Marcie do to keep the Western spirit alive through your History and Movie Rides as well as your book and your communications.”
“The friendships I have made with you and through you are very important to me. Your Rides are my Western get-togethers, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything.”
~ Great American Adventures is your Guide to the Historic Wild West ~
For more information on what to bring and prepare for, check out the details for each ride on their corresponding pages.