Horse & Cattle Drives
For riders who want more of a challenge, we offer Horse Drives in May and October. Help us drive our herd from winter to summer range. Our most popular adventure, this ride covers over 60 miles of the most spectacular country Arizona has to offer. Step back in time and enjoy four days and nights of horses, cowboys, and the Old West.
The drive begins at 5,800 ft., in high desert, sagebrush plains, and wooded hills. Ride to 9,800 ft. in the cool forests of the White Mountains. Roam through highland meadows sprinkled with mountain lakes in the shadow of snowcapped Mt. Baldy. The route threads its way down the mountain through the pine forests to our secluded valley at the ranch. The Fall drive returns the horses to lower ranges and so reverses the drive.
These horse drives are offered as pleasure rides rather than endurance rides. However, they are not intended for the beginning rider with limited trail riding experience or poor physical condition. To be prepared for this ride you should have at least forty hours of riding experience. This ride is generally fast paced and riders should be able to post.
Lodging will be in tents on the trail and cabins at the ranch. We will supply the horses, tack, food, tents and cabins. Only a limited number of riders will be allowed, so book early. A 50% deposit is required. We will refund your deposit up until 90 days before your scheduled horse drive. After that we will refund your deposit if we can rebook your spot. Fifty dollars of your deposit is non-refundable.