Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
Type
Stationary and progressive trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
Highlights

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On this inn-to-inn trail rides, daily destinations are offere from several dozen available. The lodging location changes mid-week from Torrey, UT to Boulder, UT as the ride meanders down the Waterpocket Fold towards Lake Powell. Our horseback ride destinations move from the Capitol Reef National Park area into the Grand Staircase/Escalante Canyons National Monument. During warm weather or fall foliage, excursions to the lakes and alpine meadows of Fishlake or Dixie National Forest become part of the itinerary.
An elegant lodge will serve as home for the daily forays deep into the wilderness. You’ll experience ancient petroglyphs, slickrock mountains, slot-canyons, rock arches, buttes and spires such as Cathedral Valley, The Mummy Cliffs and Circle Cliffs, Paradise, Hell’s Hole, The Velvet Ridge, The Golden Throne, Pleasant Creek Falls and Gorge, Deep Creek Gorge, Tantalus Canyon, and more.
Trails on all of this Utah horseback rides are mostly un-groomed and pioneered by wildlife, Indians, outlaws or herdsmen. Areas explored are selected for their scenic quality, pristine natural condition and remote location. As a general rule, the rides explore higher environs (to 11,500 ft.) during mid-summer and lower elevations (to 3,900 ft.) earlier or later in the season. Life zones visited may range from Alpine to upper-Sonoran depending on ride and time of year.

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Itinerary
Programme intro

USA CANYONLANDS & COLORADO TRAIL RIDE
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Time away from the lodge may vary day to day, but as a general rule, you should plan to depart by 9am each morning and to return about 6pm in the evening. The rides are leisurely and might be divided into two groups, one group going a longer distance and one a shorter distance. Daily travel time to or from our trailhead averages about twenty minutes.

Day 1: Arrival. Arrive scenic Torrey, Utah and check into your assigned lodge. Participants on lodge rides will meet with your trip leader and interpretative specialist for orientation and to outline details, destinations, and scheduling particulars at 7:00pm at your assigned lodge. Meals included: None. Overnight at accommodation in Torrey.

Day 2: Ride through Capitol Reef National Park. Your guides will meet you after breakfast at your inn and then you'll depart for a short vehicle ride to the trailhead meeting the remainder of the crew and your horse. After becoming familiar with your mount, you'll hit the Sand Creek Trail for The Mummy Cliffs and Fremont River Overlook, Hell's Hole and Paradise Overlook or you'll ride along Pleasant Creek as you pass through the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Overnight at accommodation in Torrey.

Day 3: Ride through Capitol Reef National Park. From your Torrey inn, you'll visit Sulfur Creek Gorge and The Goosenecks; or you'll ride the Keller Trail to Capitol Reef Overlook on Chokecherry Point and The Terrace. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Overnight at accommodation in Torrey.

Day 4: Ride through Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument. Today your accommodations will shift from the Torrey area to Boulder. For those guests traveling by automobile, you'll transfer car and luggage to trails end then go in the van to today's trailhead and ride The Slickrock Trail or you'll ride The Great Western Trail to The Terrace and Meek's Lake. Follow our vehicles to your new accommodations with plenty of time to unpack, relax and enjoy a distinctive dining experience with your guide before bedding down. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at accommodation in Boulder.

Day 5: Ride through Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument. From our Boulder base, you'll experience the Burr Trail into the Escalante river canyons of Sand Hollow and Deer Creek or you'll ride from Roundup Flat Trail to Long Lake, Scout Lake and Sunflower Flat. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Overnight at accommodation in Boulder.

Day 6: Last Ride through Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument. You'll depart for a final day of riding joining your mount in Indian Gulch, then journey to The Lamp Stand, Lamanite Natural Bridge and Egg Canyon or venture to Edmund's Hole, Steep Creek Lakes and Deer Creek. On this final evening, you’ll enjoy a group dinner before your final night's stay. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Overnight at accommodation in Boulder.

Day 7: Departure. Depart Boulder, Utah at your convenience.

Note: This is a sample itinerary which includes two possible scenarios of daily activity. It will give you an idea of what you might experience. In reality, we have dozens of trails to explore and dozens of landforms to visit. Where ever we go, we'll have fun and see some spectacular country.

2020 Dates and Highlights
April 12th to 18th: Wildflowers; Springtime in Red Rocks
May 3rd to 9th: Wildflowers; Springtime in Red Rocks
May 24th to 30th: Wildflowers; Springtime in Red Rocks
June 14th to 20th: Explore Capitol Reef NP & the Escalante Canyons NM headwaters including alpine settings
July 5th to 11th: Explore Capitol Reef NP & the Escalante Canyons NM headwaters including alpine settings
July 26th to August 1st: Explore Capitol Reef NP & the Escalante Canyons NM headwaters including alpine settings
August 16th to 22nd: Views of the Canyonlands, Four Corner area, alpine lakes, and aspens
August 30th to September 5th: Views of the Canyonlands, Four Corner area, alpine lakes, and aspens
September 20th to 26th: Fall colors in the aspens and cottonwoods
October 11th to 17th: Fall colors in the aspens and cottonwoods

* Subject to changes

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING:
Directly at the ranch in Torrey by renting a car, about 3 hours south of Salt Lake City. Possible paid transfer from Salt Lake City Airport.

DEPARTURE:
After breakfast. Possible paying transfer to Salt Lake City Airport.

TRANSFERS:
From / to Salt Lake City Airport: $ 450 round trip per person.

FLIGHTS:
Flights to the USA are not included in our rates because it is generally more interesting to book your flights yourself, an inclusive flight package is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or to offer you a trip including transport on request: free service.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: 
While no previous riding experience is required, participants should be in good health and physical condition. And although the minimum age of eight years is required, the important point you should understand is that we do not want to put any participant in a situation which they are physically or emotionally unable to handle. An appreciation of the outdoors is the only prerequisite for joining this trip. You'll ride at a pace that is comfortable for the group, sometimes splitting into two groups, one faster for the hearty rider, and one well-paced but leisurely for those who wish to take time relishing the beauty and wonder of the sights. All riders will then regroup and make a lunch stop together. Following the afternoon ride you will return to camp with plenty of time to clean up and relax before dinner. Although the trips are designed for riders, it is not uncommon for participants to not ride one or more days. 

RYTHM: 
Usually about 5-6 hours; more or less time if desired or circumstances require. On inn-to-inn trips, ride or rest as you please.

GUIDES:
Patricia Kearney or Gary George the owners, will lead each and every trip. Pat and Gary have been guiding backcountry travelers for over three decades. They are joined by a small group of seasoned guides who share a similar interest and enthusiasm for the Canyonlands.

GROUPS:
5 to 10 riders + guides.
randonnee a cheval usaHORSES:
Ranch raised Quarter Horses with a few Thoroughbreds, Arabians and Mustangs. Most of the horses we're bred and raised and trained personally.

TACK: 
Western saddles.

Comfort


ACCOMMODATION:
You spend 3 nights at a beautiful inn near Torrey and 3 nights at a lodge in Boulder.  Generally we use the Torrey Schoolhouse B&B Inn and Pole's Place in Boulder, but depending on availability we may use other facilities like the Red River Lodge, the Sky Ridge Inn. Upgrade to the Boulder Mountain Lodge is possible. Please inquire about availability and cost. Laundry is available at an additional cost.
Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Nights 1-3: Hotel in Torrey
Nights 4-6: Hotel in Boulder
Torrey Schoolhouse B&B Inn (Torrey): The Torrey Schoolhouse B&B Inn provides lodging in a historic pioneer setting. The Inn was once the lifeblood of the whole county, including weekend dances, country bands, boxing matches, sometimes attended by local outlaws including Butch Cassidy. Relax and enjoy the historic elegance that awaits you! Located in the heart of Torrey, Utah--only minutes from the entrance to Capitol Reef National Park--the Torrey Schoolhouse B&B is the most convenient and luxurious lodging accommodation at Capitol Reef, providing delicious ORGANIC full hot breakfasts, the inn is also a wellness retreat.  It is truly where "Capitol Reef meets comfort!". All rooms feature private bath, tempur-pedic beds, shiatsu-massage recliners, and WIFI.
Pole's Place Motel (Boulder): This motel is operated by a fourth generation Boulder Family. It offers simple and clean rooms with TV, air-conditioning, and private bathrooms. There is no Wi-Fi at this accommodation.
Boulder Mountain Lodge (Boulder) – with upgrade, if available: This lodge offers comfortable accommodations with amazing views of the surroundings. Each room has a deck or patio, satellite TV, air-conditioning, coffee and tea services, a fridge and a private bathroom with hairdryer. The rooms feature Western-style furniture and a charming décor. The lodge itself consists in multiple buildings set around a bird sanctuary. In the main building's common room, you can relax, read or chat.  An outdoor hot tub, volleyball, croquet, an outdoor stone fire pit, games, books, and DVD's are available for guests as well. Free wireless Internet and laundry service are available.
Room Occupancy: Single supplement applies if you are a single traveler.

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image 826MEALS:image 828Three meals are included daily except for the first and last day. Breakfasts and dinners will be a “sampler” of the remarkable quality of cuisine at a range of local restaurants. Breakfasts are taken at the accommodation, lunches are eaten on the trail, and dinners are at local restaurants. Alcoholic drinks are not included in this trip and it is not possible to bring your own. This riding trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

 

Rates
Infos tarif

2021 PRICE / PERSON:
2300 € in double bedrooms
Single bedroom supplement: 400 €
Gratuities: 18% to be paid locally.
Local taxes: 6.95% to be paid locally.
Ground transportation from/to Salt Lake City airport (pp, return): 450 $
Booking fees: 15 €
Prices may be revised down or up depending on changes in the $ / € exchange rate.

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Equipped horse rental, guide, accommodation, meals, luggage transfers during the ride, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:
Tips (around 18%), local taxes (6.95%), individual insurance, alcoholic beverages, airport transfers, transport: it is more interesting to book your flights and transport directly, a transport package included generally costs more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or offer you a travel package included on request.

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
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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: [email protected]

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


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 unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract). We offer Europe Union citizens to subscribe the "Cap Protection Insurance" from Chapka Insurance: see prices. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. If you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
For non West European citizens, 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: 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

CLIMATE:
The Colorado plateau is semi-arid. Generally dry, with most precipitation falling as snow in winter and occasional thunderstorms in summer. Higher altitudes are cooler and wetter.

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