Trail Riding

The ranch offers a unique focus on quality trail riding and maintains a herd of about 135 horses under saddle for around 25 clients, making it easy to provide suitable mounts in top condition throughout the summer vacation season. Rides are kept small and guests are grouped according to their horse riding skill levels. There are 2-3 hour morning and afternoon trail rides. All day picnic excursions on Saturdays enable you to explore the high country and most weeks there is an opportunity to herd cattle.

The ranch is located in northwest Wyoming’s Wind River valley in an area of vast expanses, attractive scenery and very few people.  The nearest small town is almost 30 miles away and the property is nestled between the Shoshone National Forest, part of the largest wilderness ecosystem in the contiguous United States and a large area protected by the state of Wyoming for wildlife habitat. This setting offers you an exceptional variety of  terrain, fantastic vistas, opportunities to see wildlife and an escape from the pressure and stress of everyday life.

Some rides wind through cottonwood and spruce trees along the river; others take you through the sagebrush of the high plains desert, where the sandy soil provides good footing for spirited canters. Still others climb up through aspen groves, which become a glorious gold in the fall. In the high country, the rugged pine clad mountains of the Shoshone National Forest give way to alpine meadows.

Your safety as a horseback rider is of vital concern to us. We keep rides small, carefully match horses to riders, see that people of similar skills ride together and train ride leaders carefully. We insist that everyone wear a hard hat and our trail guides carry mobile phones to summon help in case it is needed.