Bureau of Land Management Lands
Equestrians are required to feed weed-free hay to pack and saddle stock while using BLM land. Although horses are not
restricted to designated roads and trails, resource damage is lessened when all riders stay on the same route.
The Ken’s Lake, Upper Onion Creek, and Lone Mesa Campgrounds have group campsites that can specifically accommodate pack and saddle stock. However, pack and saddle stock are allowed at any BLM campground. Other campgrounds that are suitable for pack and saddle stock trailers are Courthouse Rock and Hittle Bottom Campgrounds. Please clean-up waste as a courtesy to other campers.
For additional information contact the Bureau of Land Management at 435-259-2100.
Forest Service Lands
- Know your stock.
- Take supplemental and weed-seed-free feed.
- Use nosebags and mangers when feeding your horse stock hay, pellets or grain.
- Stay on the trails and avoid shortcuts.
- Be courteous and yield to others when you can.
- Travel in small groups.
- Use highlines and tree saver straps. Do not tie directly to tree.
- Keep stock at least 200 feet from shorelines and streams.
- Break up and scatter horse manure and fill in pawed holes.
- All trails open to horse use.
- Do not camp at trail heads.
- Camping with pack and saddle stock is not permitted in developed campgrounds.
For additional information contact the Manti La Sal National Forest at 435-259-7155.
Canyonlands National Park
Pack and saddle stock may be taken on all backcountry roads and in Horseshoe Canyon. Cross-country travel is prohibited.
Pack and saddle stock include horses, burros or mules. All other domestic animals are prohibited in the backcountry.
All pack and saddle stock use requires a backcountry permit, which may be obtained at district visitor centers.
Lack of water is a limiting factor for pack and saddle trips in Canyonlands, as only a few areas have reliable sources.
Contact the park for recommended destinations.
Stock must be fed pelletized feed for 48 hours in advance of and for the duration of the trip in order to prevent the
spread of exotic plant species. Animals may not be left unattended and must be staked at least 300 feet from water
sources and away from vegetation where possible. Park vegetation may not be consumed. Animals may not be unstaked and
Day use permits are unlimited and free of charge, except in Horse/Salt Creek and Lavender Canyons in the Needles District,
where day use is limited to seven animals per day. In these areas, permits are available through the reservation system
and fees are charged. In all other areas of the park, including Horseshoe Canyon, group size must not exceed ten animals
and ten people.
Overnight trips must stay at designated vehicle camps. Permits are $30. All manure and feed must be packed out from the
campsites. The group size limit is seven people and ten horses for the Needles and Island in the Sky, and five people
and eight horses for the Maze and Orange Cliffs. Overnight use is not allowed in Horseshoe Canyon.
Canyonlands National Park Contact Information
Island in the Sky District
Overnight Boarding Facilities
OK RV Park & Canyonlands Stables
3310 Spanish Valley Drive
Moab, UT 84532
Old Spanish Trail Arena
3300 Spanish Valley Drive
Moab, UT 84532
Red Cliffs Lodge
Note: Overnight boarding available with paid lodging.
24 stalls & arena.
Highway 128 – Milepost 14