Have you ever dreamed of being a cowboy? Have you thought about riding along the trail on a sunny afternoon along side rushing brooks and crystalline lakes, or about rounding up cattle in the fields with snow-capped mountain peaks in the distance?
Come to Bend, Oregon and experience the enchantment of the Deschutes National Forest on horseback. As you weave under pine and aspen groves and around ancient volcanic formations you will be transported back in time to the days of the pioneers and homesteaders who may have used the very same trails for transportation or to herd cattle.
A professional wrangler will lead you and your loved ones through rolling meadows and shaded trails lush with manzanita, juniper trees, sage, rabbitbrush, and towering Ponderosa pines. Your trail riding route might take you along the banks of the roaring Deschutes River, Smith Rock State Park, or deep into the Three Sisters Wilderness where you will see breathtaking views of Broken Top and Mt. Washington.
All levels of riding experience are welcomed, from first-time riders to those who have been in the saddle all of their lives. Most trail rides include a short orientation to assure open lines of communication between you and your new equine friend. Advanced riders can strut their stuff with many opportunities to trot and gallop, while beginners can rest assured that guides will keep a slow pace and have the safety of the riders as their number one priority.
Be sure to book at trail ride as part of your adventure in Bend, Oregon. You might see a herd of elk or a pack of coyotes. You might learn new skills like navigating in the wilderness or taking a horse through water. And even if the hustle and bustle of the city awaits you at the end of your vacation, you’ll bring home lasting memories of your days in the saddle, out on the range.