Riding trails in the Goldfield Mountains snake throughout washes, up and around mountains, and down into gullies. Here’s a from-the-saddle report.
Southeastern Arizona offers sun-filled trails, varied terrain, and rich history. Here are nine hot spots awaiting the adventurous trail rider. Plus, enjoy a bonus photo album of the Krones? trip to Southeast Arizona!
Trail Riding in the Toiyabe, Toquima, and Monitor Mountain Ranges of Nevada from this trail riding feature from The Trail Rider magazine.
Riding in Devil's Tower country is a unique experience, both in scenery and feeling. According to Native American legend, this magnificent geological wonder is etched with claw marks from the Great Bear. In its aura, you hear echoes from the past, pulling the past very much into the present.
We selected to explore three mountain ranges near the remote center of Nevada. The Toiyabe, Toquima, and Monitor ranges run north and south
Ever dream of riding in saguaro deserts through land laced in history? Head to the OK Corral at Apache Junction, Ariz. Located next to the mysterious and beautiful Superstition Mountains, the OK Corral provides one-hour to all-day rides and overnight pack trips
One of the few places folks are able to ride their horses cross country among free-ranging wild buffalo is in North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On your trail ride you're treated not only to views of buffalo, but also of wild horses, elk, deer, mountain sheep, and prairie dogs. This varied wildlife display against a fantastically eroded landscape of the Badlands makes for memorable trail riding experiences.
The Oregon Trail was the route of the world's greatest peacetime migration. From the early 1830s to the mid-1880s, around 500,000 people traveling west to Oregon, California, and other points in the Pacific Northwest traveled on the Oregon trail; 50,000 died along the way. From Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon, the trail is 2,170 miles in length.
In the heart of the most remote place in America, the Yellowston, Teton wilderness, these intrepid trail riders enjoyed a pack trip through the park that included adventure, wildlife, stunning scenery and a chance to connect more deeply with each other and their horses.
Not all bed, breakfast, and corrals are created equal. Some stand alone, unequaled in architecture, hospitality, and comfort. The magnificent Chief Joseph Ranch in the Bitterroot Valley near Darby, Montana (406/821-0894; www.chiefjosephranch.com), is one such example. Once a dude ranch and then closed to the public for many years, the historic ranch is now open again for all to enjoy.