Trout Fishing on your horseback riding vacation
But what about the horseback riding vacation? Just peek through the trees behind our cabin for a view of some of the property’s 40 horses in a corral. We were there in the summer for a horseback riding vacation, so got to see the latest crop of colts cavorting. Trail rides here cover some dramatic trails that take horseback riders into Forest Service areas not reachable by road and difficult for hikers. As the enormous thunderheads build up in the wide blue sky each afternoon, the horseback riders head home to their cabin for rest from their horseback riding vacation. In the afternoon, there is fishing in the trout-stocked pond or classes in roping on horseback, horseshoeing and working cattle.
Kid-Friendly Horseback Riding Vacation
Hidden Meadow provides a great horseback riding vacation for the sprouts, too. Children have their own rides, tailored to their experience, and oh boy, do they love to rope that roping dummy. Everybody enjoys spotting deer traipsing across the property or the moose that wanders between cabins at dawn every day.
When the dinner bell rings, you may have an outdoor cowboy cookout around the fire with traditional biscuits, apple pan dowdy and barbequed beef, or you may have an elegant meal in the lodge with dishes like elk in anchiote marinade and truffle gelato. The wine list here is the best in northern Arizona, too. Perhaps you’ll want to plan your next Hidden Meadow Ranch horseback riding vacation in the winter? The luxury continues year round for this Arizona horseback riding vacation.
If you go:
Hidden Meadow Ranch
(866) 333-4080 (toll free)
Vera Marie Badertscher is an Arizona free lance writer. She writes about books and travel at A Traveler’s Library