California Dude Ranch Driving Directions
If you are inbound on Hwy 101 first target Eureka, then the 299 East to Willow Creek. Turn North on Hwy 96 through Hoopa, Weitchpec, Orleans and past Somes Bar to Siskiyou County mile post 7.6. Drive time from Eureka is 2 hours.
If you are inbound on the I-5 from the South,
target Redding, then travel West on the 299 to Willow Creek. Turn North on Hwy 96 through Hoopa, Weitchpec, Orleans and past Somes Bar to Siskiyou County mile post 7.6. Drive time from Redding is 3.25 hours. NOTE! for the 2016 -2017 year we recommend that you DO NOT approach on the highway 299 between Redding and Willow Creek. There is a multi-year highway re-alignment that is ongoing. You should expect delays and stops that can last as long as an hour along this section of highway. If you are approaching from South of Redding, we recommend you continue North on the I-5 targeting Yreka. At Yreka you should connect with the Highway 96 and proceed South toward Happy Camp. Continue 35 miles past Happy Camp and watch for Marble Mountain Ranch at the Siskiyou County Mile-marker 7.6. Passing Redding and continuing to Yreka will add about 20 minutes of driving, but will eliminate up to an hour in stopped waiting while you wait your turn to proceed through construction sites.
If you are inbound on the I-5 from Oregon or points North of Marble Mountain Ranch, target the Hwy 96 exit about 5 miles South of the Oregon border. Proceed South on the 96 to Siskiyou County mile post 7.6 Drive time from Medford is about 2.25 hours.
Finding Your Dude Ranch Vacation Without Getting Lost
We recommend that arriving guests do NOT rely on gps devices to determine travel routes through the National Forests to Marble Mountain Ranch. Straight line travel routes or “shortest routes” in the forest as determined by these devices may place you onto tertiary roads that may be seasonally closed, or otherwise inappropriate for your travel. Please review our suggestions above, and stay on primary travel routes during your drive through unfamiliar terrain.
Airport Suggestions For Planning Guest Ranch Travel Itineraries
For our guests who prefer to fly in, the nearest airport is a two-hour drive from the ranch. We suggest either the California Arcata/Mckinleyville airport (ACV) or the Medford Oregon airport ( iata code MFR, and icao code KMFR). Shuttle service is available at $250 / party for each shuttle direction and can be arranged for either airport or the hotels near the airports. Shuttles depart Mondays between 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. from either Medford or Arcata. For return trips, the shuttles depart from the ranch at noon after lunch on Saturdays. We can carry up to 6 people with reasonable luggage at this flat rate. Group sizes exceeding 6 persons will require additional shuttle fees. If you are unable to arrange flights to match our 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. pick-up limits please consider flying in the previous evening and staying in one of the local hotels. We would then pick you up at the arranged times at your hotel on the following Monday. Some of our guests are reducing air-fare by flying to San Francisco California or Grants Pass Oregon and building a Pacific Coast driving vacation onto their Guest Ranch stay. We are happy to suggest interesting vacation targets for those doing the scenic drive