Details Saddle and Paddle
TWO & A HALF DAY SADDLE AND PADDLE ADVENTURE – BEAR BASIN RANCH
An introduction to riding and rafting in the heart of the Wet Valley and along the Arkansas River.
A fantastic combo: one day of riding high country trails one day of rafting the wild Arkansas River, and two nights of campfires and tall tales at our outfitters’ camp.
Saturday the day ride commences with a riding lesson and careful match up of horse to rider.The riding takes place on our 3,500 acre Bear Basin Ranch in the heart of the Wet Mountains, with stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Range from across the Wet Valley.Lunch is served on the trail. The day ride is generally five or six hours.
The rafting takes place on the Arkansas River through the churning waters of Brown’s Canyon. You will conquer rapids such as Zoom Flume, Raft Ripper, Widow Maker, and Seidels Suckhole in the remote section of the Arkansas called Brown’s Canyon. Or, sign up for a wild adventure rafting 20 miles of the best whitewater in Colorado in the Royal Gorge. A picnic lunch is served along the river.
SADDLE & PADDLE ITINERARY
Day 1: You will arrive Friday evening to claim your own cabin tent with comfortable cot then join us for beverages and tall tales around the flickering glow of the campfire.
Day 2: Saturday the day ride commences with a riding lesson and careful match up of horse to rider. Lunch is served on the trail. The day ride is generally five or six hours. Play volley ball and horseshoes or prepare a sweatlodge while an evening meal is prepared at Camp. Enjoy a night around the campfire telling stories or enjoying the quiet wilderness solitude under the stars.
Day 3: Sunday begins with an early breakfast and 7:30am departure for the river base (Raven Rafting). You will need to provide your own