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Horseback Riding Vacations For The Whole Family

Horseback riding is a fun summer activity for the whole family, so why not bring everyone out on a family dude ranch vacation in the spectacular Klamath National Forest of Northern California? Show your whole family the grandeur of a truly great mountain trail ride, just like they did in the old West. Whether your family members have never seen a horse up close before or are experienced trail riders, there’s something for everyone at the Marble Mountain Guest Ranch. Instruction is provided as part of your vacation package and you and your family will have an opportunity to ride every day of your week long stay.

Novice Riders

Beginners are taught the basics of trail riding with fun games inside the arena. Even if you’ve never ridden before, you will have the chance to learn with our experienced trainers, on horses who are used to nervous or timid riders. There are easy trails designed just for novice riders, including level trails around the perimeter of the ranch. Even beginners get a chance to get out and see the mountains. Trained staff will evaluate the ability of each rider at the start of your vacation. Horse ranches are a great place to learn to ride in the Western style while enjoying the dramatic beauty of the Western outdoors. Children, especially, feel the security of the arena to enable a growth of their riding skills as they participating in the arena games.

Advanced Riders

More advanced riders can participate in daily rides on some extraordinary mountain trails. The terrain is often rugged, with natural trail obstacles and dramatic shifts in elevation. There’s almost no better way to enjoy the true beauty of the wilderness than from the back of a horse. You will see some of the most beautiful vistas in the world along these mountain trails, and experience the West in a fashion that your family is sure to never forget. For the truly advanced riders, separate rides are scheduled that go for longer distances, cross over creeks and mining flumes, and traverse more rugged terrain. If you’ve already got some experience on horseback, these rides will really make your day.

Wilderness Pack Trips

If you’re looking for an extended wilderness adventure on horseback, you and your family can find it on a dude ranch vacation with a wilderness pack trip. As an addition to the standard week long vacation, you can do a 3 day overnight horseback trip into the wilderness of the Marble Mountains during our Fall shoulder season. You will be provided with guides, pack horses and all the gear to access the unspoiled and untouched beauty of the Marble Mountain Wilderness. Alpine lakes and float tube fishing, as well as some truly wonderful photo opportunities and wild-life viewing are all features of an overnight pack trip. You can also arrange a drop camp pack service for a drop-off and return at specific destinations.

Marble Mountain Guest Ranch is a decades owned family guest ranch. Every member of our family is directly involved in many of the front-line staffing positions, which keeps our service personal! Our three sons and daughter along with their spouses all join us in making your experience the best it can possibly be. From our family to yours, we provide the utmost in quality service. To book your next family horseback riding vacation in keeping with the traditions of the old west, check availability online or give us a call at 1-800-552-6284 FREE today!

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