47 years later

We’ve reached  The End of the Trail

We won’t be accepting reservations in 2022.

It’s been a great run; now retirement! 


Utah Horseback Vacations

The Civilized Way to Rough It

Explore the Colorado Plateau on horseback!  Hondoo offers 2 Utah Multi-Day Horseback Riding Vacations: the first features multi-night camping or you may choose lodging and meals at local inns.

Utah Horseback Riding Vacations

Utah Hiking Tours

The Utah Canyon Country offers unparalleled hiking destinations. Visit pristine sandstone mountains, pinyon-juniper forests or red rock canyons with an experienced Hondoo guide.

Utah Horseback Riding Vacations

Canyon Lands Jeep Tours

Interested in rock art, photography, geology, archeology, paleontology or history?  Join us and explore the remote corners of the Utah Canyon Country on a Jeep Tour!

“Incredible Horseback Adventure!

What a wonderful opportunity to be guided into such beautiful country but such experienced guides. Our campsite was beautiful, walled by colored mesas and the bottomlands were lined with fall color along the way. Amazing sunrise, stars and wild horse viewings. Cannot say enough wonderful things about this trip!”

Hondoo has been owner operated for 46 years offering top notch scenery, service and accommodations.

Located in the middle of Utah’s 5 National Parks in south-central Utah, Hondoo Rivers & Trails outfits a full schedule of multi-day Utah horseback riding vacations, hiking, jeep tours and other Utah adventures. We specialize in custom trips.  Learn more about our adventures below.

We are locally owned and operated, with all the familiarity of landscape and passion for community others can’t duplicate. Rooted in a legacy dating to the Canyon Country’s first Anglo settlers, Hondoo represents an understanding of Place that is often lost in our post-modern world.

Our horseshoe-quarter-circle brand is the oldest east of the Wasatch Plateau; we’re proud of it and our knowledge of the backcountry which it symbolizes.

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Customized Trips for You

Hondoo takes great pride in our tradition of providing personalized service for those interested in exploring the backcountry of Utah’s Colorado Plateau. Whether your desire is solitude or group activity, let us customize an itinerary for you, your family or group. We offer options for every traveler, whether you prefer horseback riding, hiking and jeep;  to stay at inns, a basecamp, or move camp by pack horses or 4X4.

Utah Horseback Riding Vacations

Decades of Experience

In 1975, Patricia Kearney and Gary George reorganized Castle Country Expeditions and founded Hondoo Rivers and Trails. Hondoo headquarters in the midst of the canyonlands at Torrey, Utah near Capitol Reef National Park, the heart of Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks. Pat and Gary share a passion for the social and natural history of this extraordinary region and imbue their trips with this knowledge and appreciation.

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