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The top 10 national parks for horseback riding

July 10, 2013, 3:06 p.m.
Petrified Forest National Park

Photo: Petrified Forest/Flickr

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Petrified Forest National Park

For a unique ride that can last hours or days, the Petrified Forest National Park has it all: challenging descents lead to easy riding and gorgeous perspectives of this archeologically-significant expanse of Arizona landscape. Beware, though: in the wilderness area, there are no maintained trails and summer downpours can cause quicksand! Park officials recommend sticking to the dry washes as much as possible.