Horseback Riding Baja - Saddling, Equestrian Tours, and Pack Trips in Baja California, Mexico

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GRAB YOUR SOMBRERO and join us for a glimpse of traditional ranch life little changed since early Spanish settlement!  Let experienced guides take you into the spectacular mountains of OLD CALIFORNIA. Riding through colorful cactus garden valleys and into lush palm springs you’ll meet some of the wonderful local folks of the remote ranches of Baja.

Visit the renowned World Heritage Rock Art sites and famous roadless ranches, near the village of San Ignacio in the heart of the peninsula.

Since 1988 we’ve been running great trips for small groups in the outback desert - unique journeys into the heart of the sierra and its historical ranch culture. For nearly 300 years the only way to travel these mountains had been on horseback. It’s still the best!

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General Itineraries and trip descriptions:


· General Information (travel, equipment, physical requirements, meals, etc. )

Please be sure to read the General information above. It may answer many preliminary questions.


In the area of San Ignacio and the World Heritage Rock Art canyons. 6 hours north of Loreto.

· Painted Caves of Baja

· Canyon Rock Art Pack Trip

· San Gregorio Ranch and Art

· Whales and Rock Art !


In the mountains just west of Loreto, about an hour into the Sierra de la Giganta.

. Sierra Giganta Traditional Ranch Culture - Pack Trip

· Sierra Giganta Ranch Culture / Ranch Gardens - Day Rides, Camping or B&B

· San Javier and Ranches - compliments the information on Culture and Gardens rides.


· Private Group Tours and Rates - general info to set up a private trip

· Sierra San Francisco - Do-it-yourself Rock Art - In Santa Teresa Canyon / San Ignacio area.

· Favorite Menus of Guides and Guests

· BYO B&L (bring your own breakfast and lunch)


A Day in the life of a mule pack trip - Sierra Giganta Traditional Ranches route

Click a photo above to see many more photos in that category.
We hope you enjoy the gallery photos; credits to guides, friends and Richard Jackson of and owner of Las Cabañas de Loreto.

Read Trudi's Painted Caves of Baja journal!

Read Graham's Adventures Saddling South and Mule Packing in Baja by Thalia Zepatos for two wonderful accounts of our pack trips!


Saddling Trip Dates - For those of you returning to our web site, Welcome Back! Please note that as of 2017 all itineraries will list only Riding Days. We will no longer offer a Full-Package itinerary. There will soon be several pages posted with very helpful information on how to travel to a trail-head, a DIY list of possibilities, and also names of other companies offering fully catered tours if you prefer.

Meals - This coming season we will provide you with a great camp dinner prepared by our staff. For Breakfast and Lunches it will be BYOB&L. Click on the page of B&L ideas at the bottom of the Itineraries list.

Pricing - Because we are asking folks to take the reins to get themselves to the trailheads and no longer including hotels or ground transportation (unless it's on a mule), and the staff will just be preparing hot drinks in the morning and a hot meal at night, our pricing will reflect the changes. The cowboy guides in the mountains have received a well-deserved raise in pay, so it will balance out to be a similar daily cost as our tried-and-true Local's Special rate offered in the past.

New Iineraries - Please note a new format for listing of some of the trips. By combining the Canyon Rock Art route with the Painted Caves, we offer the option to go for just 5 days into Canyon Santa Teresa, or to continue on and ride/hike to Rancho San Gregorio as well adding 5 to 6 more archeological sites, and 3 more ranch visits to the route. You'll be a seasoned Baja rider if you choose the longer trail time. We do have a couple of layover days during the 9 day route.

Hope to see you soon on a Baja trail !

Please Click on the Dark Blue Links Above the Video Clip for Trip Descriptions / Itineraries.

Saddling South Dates:

2017November 20 - 245 days$900San Gregorio Ranch and Art
 December 10 - 189 days$1,700Painted Caves
 December 10 - 145 days$900Canyon Rock Art
 December 18 - 214 days$680Canyon Rock Art
2018January 10 - 189 days$1,700Painted Caves
 January 10 - 134 days$795Canyon Rock Art
 February 10 - 145 days$900Canyon Rock Art
 February 19 - 257 days$1,350Art's 85th Birthday Coastal Ride
 March 7 - 159 days$1,700Painted Caves of Baja
 March 9 - 135 days$900Canyon Rock Art
 April 23 to May 19 days$1,800Painted Caves, all meals included
 April 23 - 275 days$1,000Canyon Rock Art, all meals included

Summer months - contact us for private tours.

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