to the Roman Nose Hills Trail Ride!
As a long-time trail guide at Roman Nose, let
me tell you a little about the ride...
We are privileged to have
access to several private ranches as well as the Roman Nose Park
trails. We have a variety of trails that wind through forests,
across pastures and canyons, and along bluffs with spectacular
views! On a
recent ride, we received a great compliment...some retired men had
been riding every trail they could find, far and near, and keeping a
journal of their adventures.
They whole-heartedly agreed that we had the nicest trails
they had ridden yet! I
looked around and realized, they were right!
It’s not just the great trails, but the good food and
friendships that make this ride so nice.
Friday evening we will
ride The Wolfe Ranch, to the east from the campground.
offers some spectacular bluff views, open land and canyons.
Sunday offers a variety of rides, including gaited.
We split the rides up into groups no larger than thirty to
keep things safer and more enjoyable. Your horse needs to be
able to cross creeks, shoes are not needed on most trails, but the
Park Trails are not for the tender-footed!
On Sunday, we switch destinations, so everyone has an
opportunity to ride all the trails.
The Park Ride enters the park trails where they
adjoin the base camp.
The trail follows the bluff rims and winds through trees, leading
its way to Inspiration Point, with lunch back at the main camp.
These trails are slightly rocky and the tender-footed horse may need
shoes or boots.
Many of us ride them barefoot and do all right. There are a couple
of creek crossings.
The Gaited Ride covers the trails
at a faster pace, pretty much hitting all the trails.
for a trotting horse!
The Ranch Trails across from the Wolfe Ranch are
quite beautiful. These
trails wind through the trees, across and along creek bottoms, onto
the upper canyons, and pastures.
There are several great views and photo opps.
The ranch rides stop for lunch at the Half Way Café on
beautiful Hidden Lake. These trails are only available to this ride
and are greatly appreciated.