We invite you to come experience the
Tallgrass Prairie and our Cowboy Culture
here in the heart of the Flint Hills.
Gwen, Josh and Josie Hoy

2018 Trail Rides

(Multiple Dates Available)

Trail Ride Description

Horseback Riding on the Flying W Ranch is a unique experience. Unlike traditional nose to tail trail rides, our horseback Riding is done on the backs of retired ranch horses through the wide open Tallgrass Prairie of the Kansas Flint Hills Landscape.  For 2 hours, you will have the opportunity to enjoy horseback riding as it was meant to be.

The tack and saddles are genuine working ranch cowboy gear and the Flying W owns all of the horses that we use on the ranch. Our horses are seasoned veterans that have been used extensively on the ranch for cattle work. Many of our horses are born and spend their entire lives here.

Before your ride begins, you will be instructed in the basics of horsemanship and safety. During the ride you will be accompanied most often by Josh, Gwen, and/or their daughter Josie Hoy who will point out the native flora, fauna, and history as you ride. 

Sunset Trail Ride Dates

We offer a number of dates and times throughout the year. All Sunset rides begin 2 hours before sunset (see sunset times for exact times). All rides take place Saturday unless noted otherwise below.

  • March 24th
  • April 7th
  • April 14th
  • April 21st
  • May 5th
  • May 12th
  • May 19th
  • June 9th
  • June 16th
  • June 30th (sold out)
  • July 7th
  • July 14th
  • July 21st
  • July 28th
  • August 4th
  • August 11th
  • August 18th
  • September 1st
  • September 8th
  • September 29th
  • October 26th (Friday)
  • November 10th
  • November 27th

Morning Trail Ride Dates

All morning rides begin at 9:00 am (unless told otherwise when you make your reservation). 

  • July 21st
  • July 28th
  • August 4th
  • August 11th
  • August 18th

Other Trail Rides

If you are looking for a ride through the Flint Hills in the morning or the afternoon or in an evening that is not listed above, contact us to let us know what you need. We often have small groups already organized or could possibly organize a personal ride for you if that is what you are after. We are available 7 days a week and will try to accommodate your needs.

Trail Ride Cost

$115 / person + applicable tax

To Make Reservations

Email us at gwen@flinthillsflyingw.com or call us at 620-340-2802 (Gwen's mobile) for reservations. 


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