Join us for one of our regular events in the Flint Hills of Kansas. We have 7,000 acres of the beautiful tallgrass prairie to enjoy on horseback or on foot. Keep reading to learn more about some of our most popular events:

  • Cattle Drives

  • Sunset Trail Rides

  • Moonlight Trail Rides

  • Trail Rides

If one of these events or dates doesn’t quite work for you, give us a call and we will see what we can do … especially if you have a group of 4 or more.

We are also partnering with Prairie Earth Tours and Pioneer Bluffs to provide our guests an option for learning more about the Flint Hills outside the Flying W Ranch. See more detail toward the bottom of this page.

Cattle Drives


Cattle Drives start in the morning and are typically 3 - 4 hours long through pastures and along country roads. The drive length and activities included will vary from drive to drive depending on what the herd needs at the time.  We will be driving between 50 and 150 head of Longhorn Cattle through some of the most scenic areas of the Flint Hills.

The price includes lodging, campfire and s'mores the night before, breakfast, horse, tack, guided cattle drive, and lunch.

Cattle Drive Price:

Remaining 2019 Dates:

  • Adults: $325/person + applicable tax

  • Youth (5-17): $280/person + applicable tax

2020 Dates:

  • All: $325/person + applicable tax

Drives take place rain or shine.

Gwen and Josh create an extraordinary experience in the beautiful Flint Hills. An adventure I’ll never forget with great accommodations, delicious home cooked food and friendly hospitality. This should be on your bucket list!!
— Tim L.

Sunset Trail Rides


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. Add a beautiful sunset to your ride and you have an experience not to miss.

We have put together a comprehensive package that includes supper, a memorable 2 hour ride, campfire with s'mores, and accommodation the night after the ride.

Sunset Trail Ride Price:

Remaining 2019 Dates:

  • Adults: $215/person + applicable tax

  • Youth (5-17): $175/person + applicable tax

2020 Dates:

  • All: $215/person + applicable tax

Beautiful views from every direction, great lodging, awesome food, trustworthy trail horses, fantastic hospitality from the Hoy family! I can’t wait to return!
— J & G

Moonlight Trail Rides

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Our moonlight horseback rides have been some of our most popular events over the years. Riding horseback through the tallgrass prairie while watching the moon rise is a special experience.

The package includes supper, entertainment, and an overnight stay. Don't miss the opportunity to join us for this unique Flint Hills experience.

Moonlight Ride Price:

  • $275/person + applicable tax

What a wonderful place for a moonlight ride! The stories of the history of the Hoy’s ranch and the whole area was so interesting, and the ride was amazing! A great experience!
— Judy L.

Trail Rides

Venture beyond the trail and experience Kansas horseback riding as it was intended – no head-to-tail riding here. The ranch’s numerous saddle horses are well trained and provide a perfect vantage point to experience the beauty and diversity of the tallgrass prairie.

A trail ride at the Flying W Ranch includes a horse and tac, a guide, and 2 hours riding through breathtaking hills and valleys, tree lined creeks and grass covered vistas. We can accommodate people older than 5 years of age and at any level of riding experience – expert to first-time riders.

Moonlight Ride Price:

  • $120/rider + applicable tax

To make a reservation email us at or call us at 620-340-2802 . Provide the desired date/time and the number in your party and we will do all we can to accommodate your request.

We had a wonderful time riding through the beautiful Flint Hills. Thanks to Josh and Gwen for giving us such a memorable experience! Highly recommended!
— Debra D.

Prairie Earth Tours

Prairie Earth Tours - Chase County, Kansas

Prairie Earth Tours is a small group sightseeing tour company.  Prairie Earth Tours prides itself in helping people get off the beaten path and foster a deeper appreciation for the prairie and it's rich culture and heritage.  Our tours are fun and educational.  We offer:

  • Weekly Flint Hills Tours (that conveniently depart from the Flying W Ranch)

  • Wildflower Tours

  • Specialty Tours 

  • History Tours

  • Custom Made Private Tours

The tour we took recently was soooo AWESOME...we absolutely had such a GREAT time traveling through the Flint Hills in Chase County. We learned so much about the various parts of this historic region, and the scenic drive is beautiful. Casey’s passion and wealth of knowledge truly make it an outstanding experience. We certainly left only wanting to take in more. Definitely looking forward to scheduling another tour in the future with Casey...would highly recommend Casey and Prairie Earth Tours without hesitation!!!
— Caroline G.

Pioneer Bluffs

Pioneer Bluffs is a nonprofit historic ranch headquarters near Matfield Green. Its focus is to preserve the legacy of the ranch families who settled the Flint Hills through educational and community programs. 

Visit this historic Flint Hills ranch headquarters to:

  • Tour the National Register Historic District – including our restored 1915 barn and 1908 home with gift shop and local art

  • Experience the Flint Hills at community events including music and heritage education programs, Prairie Talks

  • Hike along Crocker Creek, skip rocks, discover history, explore nature during A Day on the Prairie - an event for area youth/school groups

  • Create your own story – Pioneer Bluffs is available for group tours and private rental, including unique rustic barn weddings.