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One Tank Trips: Enjoy a horseback ride on Big River Ranch's trails

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Posted at 5:00 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 08:18:34-04

LEXINGTON, Mo. — Saddle up for a horseback ride and fun adventure at Big River Ranch, which also offers camping and other lodging along with events at the 2,000-acre family-owned and operated ranch located an hour's drive east of the Kansas City area.

One of Big River Ranch's main attractions is the horses, which visitors can ride along miles of trails that wind along the banks of the Missouri River.

Horse rentals start at $50 for a two-hour ride with no guide. Guided rides costs $65 per hour and and additional pricing is available, according to the ranch's website.

Children with birthdays within a week of their visit ride free and Big River Ranch also offers an "open ride night" for $10, which allows visitors to bring their own horse and use the trails.

Big River Ranch, located at 20111 Goodloe Orchard Road in Lexington, also offers on-site camping for $20 per night or $40 per night for bunk rooms.

The family-friendly ranch has 20 horses that they allow to roam free.

All of the work that is done at the ranch is done by the Big River Ranch family on a volunteer basis with one goal in mind, which is to make sure you and your family have a good time.