duration: 3-6 hours
Length: 12 miles/20 km
Riders must be fit. Challenging, very scenic ride. Enjoy one night free accommodation/ free simple breakfast at our guest room!
Cross Country Trail Ride to Bear Camp- for riders searching a challenge!
This ride is the most technical and challenging of all our rides, all riders for this particular ride- must be fit! This ride comes with an accommodation and free breakfast.
Arrive around 5 pm. Meet your mount already saddled up in the ring. You’ll get the opportunity to ride your assigned horse, we’ll make sure the saddle fits your seat properly.
Enjoy your dinner in town, we recommend a restaurant not to far away from the ranch. Your lodging will be in one of our single rooms here at the ranch.
Next morning after breakfast and a good night sleep we head out on a beautiful very scenic trail.
Arrival after 5pm and test ride your horse
Arrive after 5pm.
Meet your horse and check him out in a ring.
Afterwards we recommend you visit for dinner the Rock Inn in Lake Hughes.
Ride to Bear Camp
We serve a breakfast very early before your ride.
If you wish to saddle up your horse, you welcome to do so!
Our ride begins with a slow warm up trot, to prepare our horses muscles for a long, steep 1,250 feet elevation climb. Arrived on the ridge, horses get a moment catching up with they're breath. From here we heading to the trail head of the world famous Pacific Crest Trail, climbing another two challenging miles. Breathtaking, scenic views following us all around!
Next coming four miles, balanced, confident, athletic, horse riders can be challenged if they wish, while zipping at a trot on this very winding, bending, hilly up and down wilderness path. In addition riders will have to look out for upcoming branches. Bending over the horse neck, side wards, or leaning back of your mount is required, to avoid sometimes some oncoming bushy branches. Most of our guest riders will break here a sweat!
For riders which prefer to take it easy, we just enjoy this beautiful trail at a walk, mixed up with some short trotting sessions here and there.
A deserved break will be taken in the meadows at Bear Camp!
After this roller coaster ride on our horses, we drop down to Sawmill Mountains, while soaking in hundreds of miles desert views ahead of us! The second much steeper incline brings us back to the ranch.