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Self-Drive Overnight Campout at Grand Canyon Ranch and Horseback Ride Adventure
Drive yourself to the Grand Canyon Ranch for an overnight cowboy campout! Going back in time to the days of the Wild Wild West, you'll experience firsthand what it was like to be a cowboy by taking a guided horseback ride through a historic working cattle ranch. Then settle in for the evening at Turner Camp for thome-cooked Western cuisine, entertainment from the cowboys and a campfire. This cowboy campout is a fun way to enjoy the traditions of the Old West!
It's an approximately 2-hour drive from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon Ranch. You must arrive no later than 11:00am for check in.
Your Western adventure begins with a cowboy guided horseback ride through a historic working cattle ranch. Just after leaving the Ranch Headquarters you’ll pass by a herd of small buffalo, the only wild herd of these iconic Western animals in this area. Continue riding through the Joshua tree-lined Mormon trail, through Barks Canyon and into Iron Basin known as the Music Mountains of Arizona. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Spirit Mountain as you climb into the vastness of the open range. The total horseback ride is approximately 3 hours.
Once you’re back at the Grand Canyon Ranch headquarters the wranglers will show you the corrals and talk about ranching techniques. Then, at sunset you will head over to the campout location for dinner. Chow down on home-cooked Western cuisine while you relax by a campfire in the company a cowboy balladeer singing under a canopy of stars and reliving the history and stories of the outlaws from the Old Wild West.
The next morning just after sunrise and a freshly made cup of cowboy coffee, it’s time to take an approximately 1-hour horseback ride to the Ranch House for a hearty breakfast, where your tour concludes.
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading Important Information. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
- Hotel for pick up
- Weights for helicopter tours
- Choice of times for tours
- Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.
You must call the travel service operator at least 48 hours prior, or upon arrival at your destination.
- Your own Western quarter horse
- Cowboy guide
- Western-style meal including dinner and breakfast
- Two person tents and cots provided
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Appropriate clothing and footwear advised, including long sleeved shirt, windbreaker, Cowboy hat, jeans, strong walking shoes
- Must be 9 years or older to participate and at least 54 inches tall
- In the interests of comfort and safety, the maximum body weight to participate is 240 lbs. / 109kg
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