The famous gunfight at the OK Corral occurred in Tombstone, Arizona. There was a lot more going on during that era than just that gunfight at the OK Corral. We wanted to go trail riding with our horses in and around Tombstone, Arizona to relive a bit of Old West history. Our base of trail riding operations was the Tombstone Livery Stable,
Our exploration of this country took us from the cowboy town of Meeteetse, up Highway 290, then on Forest Service Rd. 200. Finally, we arrived at the South Fork Wood River trailhead. At this trailhead, there are horse facilities and a turnaround. However, in exchange for a bit of adventure, you can have a beautiful, private camp by driving across the Wood River and then following a small road. There are several campsites within a short distance.
In spring, bright-yellow arrowleaf balsam flowers flutter like butterflies atop lava bluffs. Camas blossoms carpet wet areas in bold blue. Summer is a relaxed pose of serene beauty. Hidden lakes reflect images of cliffs dabbled with greenery. Ponderosa pine stands sentry. Above, white, billowy clouds sail on an endless blue sea. Fall is a riot of color and noisy protest of migrating birds. Welcome to the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington!
Western Montana's Fish Creek country in Lolo National Forest's Bitterroot Mountains offers everything you need for a good horse escape. Clearwater Crossing - a spacious campground complete with corrals situated at an elevation of 3,000 feet - sits at the end of a road adjacent to the proposed Great Burn Wilderness Area.