This is a gorgeous, easy ride. Very scenic with outstanding cacti, views of five mountain ranges and the sprawling west side cityscape of Tucson. Bring a chair and we’ll socialize and snack afterwards.


Directions: From I-10, take Ruthraff/El Camino Del Cerro exit. Take El Camino Del Cerro 2.7 miles west and turn left on Tortolito Rd. In approximately 1 mile, the road turns slightly into the ample parking lot.


Leader: Jennifer Brown 520-240-1800 (text and leave name and number)​.

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

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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​CANYONS RIDE
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Ride Time: 9:30AM                Rated: 3 - 3 .5               Length: 4 - 4.5 hours​

​This ride will be a variety of flat ground, sand washes, gulches, and hills, there will be rocks. We will ride to Kentucky Camp. There may be water for the horses, if anyone needs to stop. We will ride to the ridge above Kentucky Camp for some beautiful views, then through Boston Gulch and Sucker Gulch on our way back to the trailers. After the ride, we will grill hot dogs and provide chips and cookies for lunch. If you plan to eat with us, please let us know by Monday March 9 so we will have enough food for everyone. Bring your own drinks and chairs.


Directions: I-10 to Sonoita exit (MP 281), Highway 83 south to Gardner Canyon Road on your right. Take Gardner Canyon Road to Kentucky Camp Road about 1/2 mile on your right. Follow Kentucky Camp Road past the Abby to the trailers about 3-1/2 miles, We should have plenty of room to park trailers.


Leaders: Don Finlayson 520-909-5116 (call or text) and Colleen Finlayson 520-909-5199 (call or prefer text).

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TUCSON MOUNTAIN PARK RIDE
March 21, 2020

​Ride Time: 9:30 AM               Rated: 2.5               Length: 3 hours​

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​

WEST DRAGOONS CAMP AND RIDE​​

​(Changed from east Dragoons)
February 27-29 and March 1, 2020

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GREEN ROCK RIDE​

Saturday, March 7, 2020

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

​KENTUCKY CAMP / BOSTON GULCH RIDE
Thursday March 12, 2020
Ride Time: 9:30AM                Rated: 3               Length: 3.5 hours​​​

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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​

​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​

​Join us for a leisurely ride on the southwest side in Tucson Mountain Park. There will be some rocks, washes, and a bit of gentle climbing. Shoes or boots are recommended. There will most likely be some bicyclists on the trail. The wildflowers should be coming into bloom. Let's take advantage of this expanded trailhead and have lunch back at the trailers, so bring a chair.


Directions: From I-19, exit at Ajo Way (AZ-86W) and head west. At the McDonalds light turn right (north) on Kinney Road and go 1 mile. Turn right on Sarasota Blvd. and drive to the end where you can park. You can Google Sarasota Trailhead.


Ride Leader: Susan Skaggs (303) 549-5982                       Drag: Laura Montenegro 400-3877

Arrive in camp Thursday, February 27​ and set up camp. If people want to have a short ride we can do one in the afternoon.

Friday, February 28:  In the saddle and leaving at 10:00 AM.  Approximately 3.5 to 4 hour ride with lunch stop in the tall oaks of Slavin Gulch.  May have 1 or 2 small water crossings.  This ride will be rocky and climbing with views of the San Pedro Valley and surrounding mountain ranges.  

Saturday, February 29:  In the saddle 10:00 AM.  Ride to Council Rocks.  Approximately 4 hour ride with lunch stop at Council Rocks.  More rocks, climbing, and some brush and catclaw.

Sunday, March 1:  In the saddle at 10:00 AM for a short ride down the Magilla-Gorilla Trail.  This is a very picturesque ride through those funny rock formations and is only about 1.5 hours long.  Break camp and head home.

Saturday night will be a pot-luck dinner.  All other nights will be on your own but I will have a table set up for community dining if wanted.  Weather permitting, we will have a camp fire.  Be prepared for dry camping and come with horse water, feed, high-line, corrals, or electric fencing for your horses/mules.  There is cell service in camp. There is a Circle K in Tombstone that has groceries and fuel.


I will need an RSVP by February 23 ; either call or text Lil  at cell (520) 254-2830 or you use the house phone at (520) 642-3871. I will confirm your RSVP.  If any question people can call for clarifications, directions, etc. 


Directions: From Tucson , drive to Benson and take the 303 Exit  off I-10. Drive Hwy. 80 towards Tombstone.  As you pass the Border Patrol Checkpoint at the Hwy. 82 crossroad drive another 1 mile to Middlemarch Road. Make a left turn on Middlemarch Road and drive 10 miles towards the Dragoons on Middlemarch Rd.  Look for Forest Service Road 687, turn left through the narrow cattle guard and drive a half mile to the camp area.  This last half mile is rough, so take it slow.


Leader: Lil Leclerc                                                                                                      Drag: ​Joanne Triplett

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

ST PATRICK’S DAY RIDE
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Ride Time: 10:00 AM               Rated: 1.5               Length: 2.5-3 hours​