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

2019 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

Sunsets are beautiful in the Flint Hills and there is no better way to see them than from horseback. For this reason, we have put together a comprehensive package that includes supper, a memorable ride, campfire with s'mores, and accommodation the night of the ride.

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.

  • April 27st
  • May 4th
  • May 11th
  • May 18th
  • May 25th
  • June 8th
  • June 22nd
  • June 29th
  • July 6th
  • September 21st
  • September 28th
  • October 5th
  • October 19th
  • October 26th

Sunset Trail Ride Cost

$215 / adult + applicable tax

$175 / youth (5-17) + applicable tax

This includes supper, lodging, campfire and s'mores, horse, tack, guided ride, and lots of stories (most of them true).

Other Trail Rides

If you are looking for a ride through the Flint Hills but aren't interested in one of our organized Sunset Rides, 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.

$120 / 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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