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Type
Stationary and progressive trail rides
Comfort
Accomodation in comfortable camping tents
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
Highlights

rando cheval A wild trail ride

38.84801831279, -110.8333404

The San Rafael Swell is 2,800 square miles of uninhabited wilderness of the American West where outlaws used to hide from the law and Native Americans made their home.
The Swell is a gigantic bubble in the earth’s crust which has eroded into a maze of deep, multi-hued canyons punctured by the mesas, buttes, and pinnacles typical of the world famous canyonlands geography. Riders will discover intricate trails established by native Americans, herdsmen and outlaws during the day, then hear stories about these trailblazers while relaxing around the campfire at night.
Always a highlight of the trips are views of mustangs or bighorn sheep which occur frequently.
From a deluxe basecamp riders will visit Red Canyon, The Penitentiary, The Chute, Muddy River Gorge, Chimney Canyon Gorge, Head of Sinbad, Courthouse Butte, Family Butte, Golden Gate, Twin Priests, Devil’s Monument, Devil’s Racetrack, Joe and his Dog, Sid’s Mountain, Swasey Arch, Dutchman Arch, Saddle Horse Canyon, Cold Canyon, The Snake Dance pictographs, South Fork pictographs, The Blue Man pictographs, and more.

Itinerary
Programme intro

HORSEBACK CAMP TRAIL RIDE IN UTAH
INDICATIVE ITINERARY*
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Day 1 (Monday): Arrive in scenic Torrey, Utah and check into your accommodation (to be confirmed at the time of reservation). Torrey is located near the west entrance of Capitol Reef National Park. Meet at 7:00pm for an orientation and final packing session with your trip leader and the trip's interpretative specialist.

rando à cheval ouest des usaDay 2 (Tuesday): Ride to Basecamp. After breakfast, you'll travel a short distance down the road to our headquarters. Here, we'll pack your gear in the 4X4, meet the remainder of the crew and your horse, then depart around 9 am for our trailhead near Penitentiary Canyon or at the Head of Sinbad. From the Penitentiary trailhead you'll ride to the mouth of Red Canyon, past Tomsich Butte, by Hondoo Arch, and on to our basecamp at the old mining camp on Muddy Creek. From the Sinbad Trailhead you'll visit Locomotive Point, Devil's Race Track, Twin Priests and the Golden Gate before arriving at basecamp in Cold Canyon. Overnight at the Basecamp

Day 3 (Wednesday): Full Day Ride. After breakfast and preparing lunch, from the Muddy Creek basecamp you'll visit Red Canyon Narrows, Courthouse & Family Buttes or The Chute and Penitentiary Canyon before returning to camp situated under majestic cottonwoods along the picturesque stream. From the Cold Canyon basecamp you'll ride thru the Golden Gate to Bullock Canyon and the Blue Man pictograph panel, then on to the South Fork of Coal Wash and the pictograph panel there before returning to the hot showers and cold drinks at the slickrock canyon basecamp. Overnight at the Basecamp.

randonnée à cheval UsaDay 4 (Thursday): Full Day Ride. From the Muddy Creek camp you'll explore the upper reaches of the Muddy Gorge where it meanders through the splendidly colored slickrock of Triassic sandstones. Mustangs are numerous along the stream where they come for water from their pastures in the deep side canyons. From the Cold Canyon location you'll ride to the Long Neck for views of Swasey Arch, Saddle Horse Canyon and upper Cold Canyon. After lunch, you'll ride up the McCarty Canyon trail to the head of Mesquite Canyon where a promontory point will provide a striking vista encompassing all the country you've covered during your trip. You will always arrive back at camp with plenty of daylight and time to clean up and enjoy hors d'oeuvres before dinner. Overnight at the Basecamp.

Day 5 (Friday): Back to Torrey. After packing personal gear and breaking camp, you'll ride to McKay Flat via Red Canyon and the Grey Breaks. This route will take us to a favorite watering spring of the wild horses and furnish breath-taking panoramas of the country you've visited on your trip. At trail’s end you'll exchange your saddle seat for the cushioned comfort of a vehicle ride over the San Rafael Swell to Torrey, arriving in the late afternoon. End and separation.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING:
Monday afternoon direct to Torrey: rent a car from alt Lake City or Las Vegas.

DEPARTURE:
Friday afternoon. Departure by car for one night (not included in Torrey) or other destination.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: image 97
This stay is open to riders of all levels but it is necessary to have experience of outdoor riding, to be in good health and in good physical condition.

GUIDE:
Local English speaking guide.

GROUPS:
Up to 10 riders.

RYTHM:
You ride 4 to 6 hours per day on average. Trot and gallop when the terrain permits. You ride at a comfortable pace for the group, sometimes splitting into two groups, one faster for experienced riders and the other quieter for those who want to take the time to savor the beauty and wonder of the landscapes. All the riders then meet and have a lunch break together. After the afternoon ride, you return to camp with plenty of time to clean up the gear and relax before dinner.

image-20220107190738-2HORSES:
Our remuda consists of ranch raised Quarter Horses with a few Thoroughbreds, Arabians and Mustangs. Most of the horses we've bred and raised ourselves.

TACK:
Western.

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION:
This is a wilderness trail ride: most of the nights are spent camping.
First night at a hotel or inn in Torrey (you will be advised of selection at time of booking) and remaining 3 nights spent camping at a base camp.

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Base camp:

Base camp is located in a remote area, rarely used more than once or twice a season. The summer camp is usually located at a higher elevation, at lower elevations in the spring and fall.
Sensitive to the fragile environment, we use low impact camping techniques, small groups and well maintained equipment. All camping equipment is provided (camp beds, mattresses, sleeping bags, blankets, chairs and showers). Guests stay in tents for single or double occupancy.
The base camps are supplied by four-wheel drive vehicles, bringing the necessary for cooking, a shower tent, luggage, as well as food for the horses.

MEALS:
All meals from lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 5 are included. Dinner on the first and last day are not included. Meals at the camp: a varied menu of fresh foods awaits you, including beef from the owners' breeding. The cooks prepare fresh, local foods and offer grass-fed, hormone-free beef and pork.

Rates
Infos tarif

2022 PRICE / PER PERSON : 

In shared tents and bedrooms: 2300 €

Single tent and bedroom supplement if you do not wish to share: 200 €

Tip: 15% extra to be paid on site.

Booking fees: 15 €

Price may be revised downward or upward depending on variations in the $ / € exchange rate.

THE PRICE INCLUDES: 

Horse and tack rental, supervision, daily equestrian activities, full board accommodation except first and last day dinners, taxes (6.5%), the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 

Individual insurance, alcoholic beverages, transports to/from Torney, dinners on arrival and departure days, mandatory 15% gratuities, everything that  is not indicated in "the price includes".

INSURANCE (if you don’t already have one):
We offer to Europe Union citizens (only) Chapka insurances:

Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
See prices & information

FLIGHTS :
Flights are not included because it is more interesting to book directly your ticket: a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best prices or to offer you a flight included package on request (free service).

Dates
Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:

By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: contact@horsebackridingvacations.eu

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: http://go.cap-rando.com/url/bookingform


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of cancellation for a reason covered by a cancellation insurance).
We offer to Europe Union citizens (only) to subscribe the "Cap Security" insurance from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, repatriation, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only subscribe a "Cap Cancellation" cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non Europe Union citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
You can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Ask for our bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See general conditions and special covid conditions: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable flights / trains.

Useful information

CLIMAT:
Santa Rosa area
 

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Average High Temperature (°F)

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55

Average Low Temperature (°F)

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Average Low Temperature (°C)

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Average Precipitation (days of rain)

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Source: NOAA

SAISONS:

L'abondance de divers types de paysages, l'air clair avec un ciel principalement bleu et les roches diverses et colorées donnent au Nouveau-Mexique sa magie proverbiale "Land of Enchantment". En raison de son emplacement au sud et du fait qu'il se trouvesous le vent des Rocheuses, le climat du Nouveau-Mexique n'est pas humide et en été assez chaud. En hiver, il peut faire froid, en raison de l'altitude (le ranch se trouve à 4500 pieds). 310 jours de soleil, associés à un climat doux et sec et à 4 saisons distinctes. Une humidité très faible signifie que même lorsque les températures augmentent, l'été est toujours agréable et les hivers ensoleillés sont relativement doux. Les précipitations annuelles moyennes sont d'environ 9 pouces, et l'humidité relative moyenne n'est que de 44 pour cent. Veuillez noter qu'une faible humidité et un ensoleillement abondant signifient que les cavaliers doivent rester hydratés en buvant beaucoup d'eau. Les cavaliers doivent également utiliser un écran solaire pour la protection de la peau. Les rayons UV sont plus forts à des altitudes plus élevées.

PRINTEMPS-ETE:
Le Nouveau-Mexique est synonyme de beau temps et les saisons de printemps et d'été ne font pas exception. Le climat désertique élevé avec une très faible humidité rend les températures confortables, avec des maximales moyennes au printemps autour de 69 degrés F et des minimums quotidiens moyens autour de 44 degrés F. Les maximales quotidiennes de l'été sont d'environ 89 degrés F et les basses sont d'environ 64 degrés F.

AUTOMNE:
L'automne est une saison spéciale au Nouveau-Mexique. Les matinées sont fraîches et agréables, réchauffées par le soleil éclatant; les peupliers se colorent d'un beau jaune le long du Rio Grande; et les marchés de producteurs saisonniers portent des fruits frais et du chili rôti. L'automne au Nouveau-Mexique est souvent appelé «été indien» en raison des températures chaudes en début de saison autour de 70 ° F / 21 ° C. L'été persiste encore en septembre et début octobre, avec une météo plus hivernale qui s'installe en novembre.

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