You can also find testimonials @:  http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g150770-d4563078-Reviews-Desert_Trails-Ensenada_Baja_California.html
We are also now on yelp @ http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Desert+Trails&find_loc=Ensenada+Mexico&ns=1
Or add your own

I want you to know that we had a great time and my daughters loved it.  I will highly recommend you guys to anyone taking that cruise. I wish you guys the best of luck in the future, with your business, and with that house!  Hopefully we get a chance to ride with you guys again.  IMG_4733




Hi Chrystal! Sorry I took so long, but I posted a review on both Yelp and TripAdvisor. Hopefully it will post soon. We are having a picture viewing party with the extended family on Friday and your pics will be a highlight! Hope all is well with IMG_2400you, Glenn, and Liz and thanks again for everything!


Sue Menen Jessing


IMG_3390 Thank you guys for being so nice to us and giving us a chance to ride so late, it was awesome so adventurous, and my boyfriend loved it! Y ou guys make a great team, and im so grateful for your kindness. We’ll sure be trying it again soon!


Carolina & Drego





Hi Chrystal,

Thank you for the wonderful horseback riding experience. We all had a very good time. Thank youIMG_4365


Chrystal –

We had a great time on our ride 2 weeks ago.  Thanks again for a wonderful experience with the kids!


Wynne Myint

Thanks for the wonderful hosting, experience, pictures, and memories. We will cherish them!

IMG_2728I hope your move is going well.

All the best,

Neal, Sharan, Saphira, Shalena, Sophia and Dylan.

Thank you Chrystal. We all had a great time horse riding.  As you have seen us, this was our first time and kids absolutely loved it.  You and Glenn were great hosts and we will remember the trip for ever.  The photos are our great memories.IMG_1543

Thank you again and I will update Tripadvisor and Yelp..

Hi chrystal!

Lol the pictures made me.smile. i need.to plan another trip with my daughter next time.

IMG_0926You guys are awesome!!


We had a great time…absolutely loved it!  Chrystal, Glen and Liz were fun, knowledgeable and very accommodating.  The horses were spirited, healthy and just amazing…we loved their personalities.  The ride great with great views of Ensenada and the bay!  One of the best bonuses were the 97 picts Chrystal took of our ride and were waiting in my inbox on our IMG_4101return…priceless! We will do it again when we return!

That is how we feel, thank you guys so much!  Go ahead and use that in whatever reviews you would like.
We loved the picts!
With kindest regards,
Hi Chrystal,
We are back home, wanted to thank you again for a great morning last Friday.  We all had a great time with the horses and thank you to Glenn for showing us a little bit of Ensenada.  We appreciated ​all of it.
I will definitely contact you when I return with my husband and boys.
Have a great week!
Michelle Hunsaker
IMG_9926Thanks Chrystal! The ride was the best part of our trip.  I’ve posted reviews on both Yelp and Tripadvisor.  I believe the one on Tripadvisor may still be pending.  Thanks for the awesome experience and the wonderful pictures/videos.  It was great meeting you two.  We will let you know when we travel back down and be sure to meet up with you.  Take care! Paul

Thanks!  Just now getting back into the swing of things at home – we had a great time riding, and the scenery was IMG_8082beautiful!


Hi Chrystal and Glenn,
Thank you very much for the horseback ride the other day. It was full with fun and the kids still keep talking about it. The IMG_8763scenic ride was beautiful and the  weather was  just gorgeous. We sure would like to do it again soon.

Really appreciated that you took all these wonderful pictures and video clips while you were walking along side with us while we were enjoying our ride. We have shared our wonderful experience with our friends all over the world. I would love to write reviews on the websites you mentioned. Once I get a chance I would do so. Thanks again and hope to return and see you in the not too distant future.

Jason Wang
No thank you, you and your husband gave us the best memory in ensanada. We love the hospitality, you both were really great and friendly. We’ve been talking about you two since last night and been telling friends and family about our IMG_9036experience, we enjoyed it especially your wonderful horses and the dogs. We will definitely make sure to write on trip advisor.
Minerva Mina
Hi Chrystal,

The pictures were great! Our ride with you was certainly the highlight of our trip. The restaurant was delicious as well, perfect fuel after a long day of riding (and we were sooo sore afterwards!). I would love to write you a review. If you have a preference for any site, please let me know.
Madeline & Ben
Hi!! Thank you for the pictures!! It was such a great ride and experience! It would be our pleasure to leave you a review on both yelp and tripadvisor!IMG_9469
We had an amazing time!!
Thanks for everything! Take care!
Brittany & Ursula
IMG_8965After arriving on the Carnival Imagination, Glenn met us at the giant flagpole nearby for the short drive to their little ranch.  Both he and Chrystal are really congenial, and we felt like kindred spirits from the start.  They’re both quite knowledgeable about the local area, and if you like, they can drive you to a number of interesting spots, or even fill you up on BBQ after your ride.  We played with their dogs, Nuggy and Pico, while they saddled up our horses, Cherokee and Rio, and then we were off into the hills, with trusty little Pico (tiny but mighty!) leading the way.  Our steeds were gentle, and sure of foot, so it was easy to relax and take in our surroundings, which included springtime cactus flowers in bloom, the Pacific surf breaking at El Sauzal down below, and panoramic views out to Isla Todos Santos.  Chrystal even took pictures of us as we rode, and e-mailed them to us!  We had an awesome time, and it was hard to say goodbye.  We highly recommend Desert Trails for creating beautiful memories the next time you visit Ensenada.  You don’t meet people like Chrystal and Glenn everyday. IMG_8949 Prices are very reasonable, and you’ll be treated like family!
Chris & Linda
Los Angeles
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful ride you took, Jeff, Michelle, and myself on. I was incredible. I would like you to post my testimonial on your site so that other people can benefit from my wonderful experience.Desert Trails is by far the best tourist choice for a horseback ride in Ensenada, they were not only kind and gracious host, but they have the best rates. I went on a cruise and the options for horseback rides were very expensive. So I contacted Chrystal and Glenn, and they were so friendly and accomodating. We were picked up promptly at the port, driven to the ranch and went on a gorgeous ride that provided us with beautiful scenic photos.  We also got a great bonus from chrystal who drove us to the shopping district and did some bargaining for us with the local shops, she spent about an hour and a half just walking and shopping with us. I was the best experience, and I absolutely could not have asked for more, they are a wonderful couple and I hope that everyone considering a tour/ride in ensenada gives them the opportunity to make it a wonderful day for you.Best Regards Jillian K. Los Angeles.
Thank you for the provided pictures. We had a great time. Thank you again for the great experience. David & Aelee
IMG_7211I just wanted to say thank you for giving us the best time in Ensenada~ The horseback ride was amazing ~ The Views were amazing and we couldnt have asked for better weather! You made us feel like we were family and shared a great experience with us! Thank you for providing a ride to and from and making excellent BBQ food!!! We will deff be seeing you again the next time were in town!!! 😀 The horses were all compelete sweet hearts!!! Very Loving!!! Even Nugget and Pico our TOUR GUIDE DOGGY! !!! 😀 Thank you again so much!! Lindsey and Katie from CA!
very satisfied with the ride the horses and your hospitality. We were blessed to be in both of your company.IMG_7162
Thanks a whole lot

 Beverly Lacy Silas
Our day of horseback riding was excellent.  We were picked up by Glenn exactly on time at the flag pole by the port.  We arrived at the stables.  The four horses were beautiful and all in excellent condition.  The children were supplied with kid’s saddles.  The ride was beautiful – through the hills overlooking Ensenada and the ocean.  Chrystal was very caring and checked in with everyone frequently.  After the ride we returned to Chrystal and Glenn’s home where we were treated to an excellent, homemade meal of carne asada, salad, guacamole, salsa, plantains and cheesecake.  Chrystal and Glenn were very generous and proved to be excellent hosts.
Thanks so much for the pictures!!! WE LOVED THE HORSES! Even the 3year old remembers “his horse” and the great time we had. You guys were perfect for the experienced rider as well as the never befores. If we are even in the area this will certainly be on our list of things to do. Thanks again!
Eric N Ann Grob
Both the cruise and Ensenada were amazing! The trail rides were definitely the highlight of our trip, we still haven’t stopped talking about it.
Thanks for the experience! 🙂
Brittany & family


“My brother, daughter (age 11) and I joined Chrystal and Glenn for a wonderful trail ride on Christmas morning.  We were on a 4-night cruise that happened to stop in Ensenada on Christmas day. Chrystal and Glenn were extremely welcoming and gracious in sharing their holiday so that we could ride.  Glenn met us near the cruise ship and gave us a ride to the stable up in the hills near Ensenada.  From there we rode lively horses up into the hills, were there were beautiful views of the bay.  We really enjoyed our ride, and appreciate very much that Chrystal and Glenn were willing to make it happen on Christmas Day!  Thank you so much!

Scott M. – Spokane, Washington”


Chrystal, Glenn,

Thanks again for taking us out on the hills of baja on your beautiful horses.  We had such a great time.

Bobby & Reasha

Hollywood, CA


I found Dessert Trails Ensenada by doing a quick Google Search which lead me to their Facebook page. On their wall they said they were doing a a trail ride the next day, so I message to check on availability, they responded very quickly and everything was set up for a ride the next day.
The next day we met up and followed them to the stable where the horses were. The horses were already saddled when we got there so after we were able to get on the horses and get started.
We started up the hill behind the stable following Chrystal, the horses were easy to ride and would listen to you, we were even able and allowed to have the horses to “jog” which is a nice change from the typical beach horses the go one speed. It was a nice ride up to the ridge where we had beautiful views. Chrystal took photos of the entire way up. We continued to a lookout point where we had amazing sunset views. After the sun set below the horizon we started back so we would have enough sunlight to make it back.
After the trip Chrystal send us the photos from the trip.
Chrystal and Glenn were very nice and relaxed, it made the trip very enjoyable and the rates were affordable. I will definitely be going again the next time I am in Ensenada. The local family members that went on the trip with us also plan on going back for another trail ride.


Rochester New York


 it was a great view and nice people


Luis, Ensenada Mexico

Dessert Trails was the cherry on top of our amazing first visit to Ensenada, Baja. Glenn & Chrystal are welcoming, funny & knowledgeable individuals. Their horses are healthy, happy & well trained.Whether you call Baja home or are a visitor, it is well worth your time to explore the hills a top ones of these beautiful beasts.We are already looking forward to our next trip! Muchas Gracias!

Anamarija & Kevin

Port Alberni, BC



It really is a lot of fun. I reallllllllly recommend you come out riding. I do it every Sat and now my son will start to come along with me. Chrystal is a lot of fun and knows a lot about horses. Plus she lets us stop a the “tiendita” on our way back…jejeje


Ensenada Mexico


 Both of the horses were well behaved, save for the occasional snide remark, and both of the elderly women felt comfortable and at home immediately.  This was also because of Crystal, who accompanied us, er . . . them, and made us (them) feel relaxed and safe.  Neither of the elderly women had ridden in some years, particularly the chubbier one, so the element of safety and ease was particularly important.

http://www.horseback-riding-ensenada.com is the web-site of this wonderful experience.  Check it out, give them a call and go for a ride.  You can have a lesson for refreshment, you can do a trail ride, you can ride around in a field, whatever works.  The elderlies went on the trail because they are adventurous types and have more guts than brains, but, as it turned out, they did exactly what they should have done.

These are NOT rental horses, these are spoiled beloved members of Crystal and husband Glen’s family and their behavior is a reflection of their happy lives.

Any place that caters to old farts and sweet young granddaughters is the place to be.

Thank you again Linda Sanders

Punta Banda Ensenada


Thanks so much for the great time & the pics after! After the cruise we had a bunch more travel but it was worth it & we’re home now.

Both kids have said the highlight of the trip was the ride! Bella just gave a speech on it (a “what did you go this summer” type speech). Both kids want chickens now! Let me know what kind of testimonial you need & I’ll get it to you! I’d be thrilled to send more business your way.

Thank you Tracy and family

From  Los Vegas, Nevada

Had so much fun yesterday, cannot wait to go back!

Thank you Linda Sanders!

Punta Banda


Took Dawn up on her recommendation for horseback riding lessons at
Desert Trails in North Ensenada and I have to say it was so much
fun for my 9 year old grand daughter. Rachel has had very little experience with
horses and Crystal was so patient and led her through the entire process:
brushing. bridle, saddling the horse and then coached her through all of the
fine points of riding. Rachel had so much fun, we signed up for three more
lessons and I’m even going to give it a try.
Thank you Carol!
Punta Banda Mexico
 It’s a great experience, you’ll have so much fun!
Ensenada Mexico
Yes, thanks to you, Tina Jo is VERY excited about riding again.  I can never thank you enough.
Take care,
Dawn, Tina Jo and Nathaniel (http:TinaJosPromise.org)
Thank you again!
Punta Banda


To everyone and anyone who wants to try this, you will not regret it. You´ll have so much fun plus you´ll learn alot about horses. Chrystal is amazing. My daughter and I take lessons with her. This sat will be my daughter´s first lesson. TRY IT, YOU´LL LIKE IT!!!!!!!!! See you Sat Chrystal.

Thank you Fabiola
From Ensenada Mexico


We had a WONDERFUL time with you and Glen.  You have been a terrific help with Tina Jo and Amor. I haven’t seen her this relaxed around horses since her accident.  You have given me back my adventurous wife.  Thank you for that!

Hope to see you guys soon!
Dawn and TJ  (http:TinaJosPromise.org)

Thank you!!!

Punta Banda Baja Mexico



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