The Methow is rich with a long history of horse riding and horsemanship, providing a diversity of options for visitors wishing to spend some time in the saddle.
For visitors just wanting to get a taste of riding, local outfitters offer half-day trail-rides, chuckwagon breakfast outings, or even multi-day pack trips into remote wildness settings.
There are peaceful, easy to access valley-bottom rides, or more rugged and striking terrain at the higher elevations. The Methow Backcountry Horseman’s Association riding guide is a good resource for newcomers looking for the perfect outing with thier own horse.
During the 49’er Days Weekend in Winthrop, enjoy the western flair and a show of horsemanship at the 49ers Parade. With more horses than any other parade in Washington State!