BROWN CANYON RANCH RIDE
Thursday, April 10, 2020 (Rescheduled from March 19)
Ride Time: 10:00 AM           Rated: 3           Length: 2.5 hours

Join us on a unique ride in the Huachuca Mountains. Ride through the beautiful grasslands and up through the oak and sycamore trees in the mountains. We start at the old ranch house, head out through the grasslands with panoramic views then up to the mountain where we will pass by old mining equipment, waterfalls, cross creeks, view foundations of old miners houses, and see at least one grave! It is rocky in spots, shallow water crossings, and two steep, but short climbs. We'll eat lunch afterwards at the historic Brown Canyon ranch house. Dessert is on us! The ride is worth the haul. Parking is limited by the Forest Service so please RSVP by Monday March 16.


Directions: take I-10 east towards El Paso. Take exit 302 towards Ft. Huachuca/Sierra Vista. Travel 26 miles on Hwy 90. At the stoplight travel straight for 6 more miles remaining on Buffalo Soldier Trail. Turn right onto Hwy 92. Travel 3 miles and then right on to Ramsey Canyon Road. Travel approximately 1 mile then turn right in to the Brown Canyon entrance. Travel straight to the ranch approximately 1 mile. Google Map directions are correct.​


Leaders: Dede and Steve Havens 520-378-6298 

Ride the Superstition Mountains and surrounding area. There will be some easy climbing on a variety of terrain from sandy to rocky. Some rides include: Praying Hands in the Superstitions and Cottonwood Springs North of camp. Camp at Goldfield's Ghost Town at Apache Junction. Two camping options: (1) Dry camp on BLM land just next to Goldfield's (we will give you directions) or (2) make reservation with Goldfield's which includes stall, bathhouse and water for horses (no electric or sewer). $20/night $7/per horse. Goldfield's is an old mining town from the 1890's with shops, restaurant and saloon.


Directions: Oracle Rd north to Oracle Junction, take Route 79 toward Florence to US 60 West. Go to Old West Highway and turn right, go to Tomahawk and turn right, and another right on Apache Trail to Goldfield's, 4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction.


Leaders: Patti Byron 520-977-5115 and Monte Smith​

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​LITTLE ELDEN SPRINGS HORSE CAMP, FLAGSTAFF
June 15-22, 2020

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This is a ride through lovely Catalina State Park to Green Rock and the waterfall.  Depending on the water shed at the time of the ride there may be water in a wash or two that we will be crossing.  You must carry your state park pass with you.  One exception: if one person has their pass with them three other non-permitted riders are allowed with that rider, but it's best to have a pass with you.  Lunch on the trail; details to follow. 


Please contact Sally Janovec at (267) 242-5283 by the end of the day Thursday to confirm and let us know if you have a pass or need to be included on someone else's pass.  This is very important as we will arrange to have enough passes.


Directions: From Tucson go north on Oracle Road to Golder Ranch Drive in Catalina.  Go right on Golder Ranch Drive.  The pavement will end at the top of the hill, follow dirt road over the cattle guard and stay right.  You will go about a half mile and take the first right on Rollins Road.  Rollins is an unmarked road but it is the first dirt road on your right.  Follow Rollins to the top of the hill and go through the gray metal gate on the right just before the cattle guard; do not go over the cattle guard.  There is plenty room for easy parking and turn around.  


Leader: Sally Janovec at (267) 242-5283

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​HOLE IN THE ROCK RIDE
Saturday, March 28, 2020 (Rescheduled from March 14
Ride Time: 10:00 AM               Rated: 4               Length: 5.2 hours

CANCELED

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This ride is rated 4 due to length of ride and a few drop offs. A beautiful ride with spectacular views and overlooks. Gradual climb on the Arizona Trail with a few rocks, drop offs, and possible water crossings. Bring a well-conditioned and shod horse, lunch, water, halter and tie up rope for the beautiful lunch stop.


Directions: From Tucson take 1-10 to Hwy 83 south towards Sonoita. Turn west on Gardner Canyon Road to the AZ. Trailhead. (5 to 6 miles of rough dirt wash board road.


Leaders: Georgia Keefer 520-749-4793 and Keith Brighton 406-425-1122​

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GREEN ROCK RIDE​

Saturday, April 4, 2020 (Rescheduled from March 7th)

​Ride Time: 10:00AM                Rated: 3 .5               Length: 3 hours

​CANCELED

​CANYONS RIDE
Saturday, Apiril 18, 2020
Ride Time: 9:30AM                Rated: 3 - 3 .5               Length: 4 - 4.5 hours​

Get your reservation in now for Little Elden Springs Horse Camp in Flagstaff this June 15th- June 22nd (other groups also book in June!). Join Laura Montenegro and Barb Cardinal for a week in the pines! There are high lines, picnic tables, and NFS grills at each site as well as several water spigots and a pit toilet in camp. June is the perfect time to go up north and ride in typically great weather. There is a recreation.gov app and the website is https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232289. Please let me (Laura) know if you have any questions and which site and dates you'll be there!


Ride Leader: Laura Montenegro 520-400-3877​

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​This is a fun, scenic, historic and not too difficult ride. We will climb in and out of 7 or 8 different and varied canyons. Your horse should be shod and in good condition. Bring a lunch.  This is a great old standby ride we have done often but everyone seems to enjoy. We will be on and off the Arizona Trail and see some historic buildings and trails that have all but faded away. If all riders are in agreement we could do some trotting/gaiting in spots. Bring your GPS and mark the trail so you can return. We will be riding out at 9:30 SHARP!

Directions: From Tucson go east on I-10 to Hwy 83. Drive south passing Empire Ranch and then just after MM 38, turn west on Gardner Canyon Road. Travel about 5-6 miles on a slow washboard road to Apache Springs Trailhead. Call and let us know if you are coming so if there are any change in plans you will be notified.

 Leaders: Bonnie Slaten   520-241-9152  and  Mary Karrels     520-730-1330​

CAMP AT THE SUPERSTITIONS
March 26-29, 2020

​CANCELED
Ride Time: 10:00 AM           Rated: 2           Length: 4 hours​