We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States.
Forest Park Campground/Trails Greys River Ranger District Bridger-Teton National Forest 125 Washington Afton , WY 83110 886-3166 Directions: From Alpine Junction, go south .7 mile on US 89, and then go south 32 miles on forest road 10138. Description: 13 campsites near the Greys River . No horse facilities Many nearby trails and forest roads to explore.. Season: May 30 – October 30 Fee: camping
Circle Park Trailhead Buffalo Ranger District Bighorn National Forest 300 Spruce Street Buffalo , WY 82834 307-684-7981 Directions: From Buffalo , WY , take US Rt. 16 west 13.4 miles to forest road 20 ( Circle Park Rd. ). Turn right at sign and go 2.1 miles. Description: Elevation 8100`. The campground is convenient to the South Fork Trail (#182) trail head, which accesses the Cloud Peak Wilderness and a network of trails. Season: Memorial Day- September 21 Fee: yes
CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS 1700 Fairgrounds Rd. Casper, Wyoming 82604 Ph: 307-235-5775 Location: Off Hwy 220 Facilities: 500 outdoor stalls, holding pens, indoor/outdoor arenas & camper hookups A.
Drummond’s Ranch Bed & Breakfast Taydie and Kent Drummond 399 Happy Jack Road, Cheyenne/Laramie, WY 82007 Reservations: (307) 634-6042 (voice and FAX) Price range: $65 to $175 plus 7% tax (includes full breakfast) Method of Payment: Visa, Mastercard, personal/travelers checks Check-in: 4 pm (please call to arrange earlier arrivals) Check-out: 11 am Children and pets welcome – please call for details. No smoking. No minimum stay.
Eagle Creek Trailhead Wapiti Ranger District Shoshone National Forest 203A West Yellowstone Cody , WY 82414 307-527-6921 Directions 44.7 miles west of Cody on US 14/16/20. Description: 6500` elevation. Camping is restricted to visitors with hard-sided campers only. No tents or pop-ups are allowed in these campgrounds due to grizzly bear activity. Two trailheads, one 1/2 mile east of Campground with corrals, that lead into the Washakie wilderness. Stay limit 14 days. Season: June 1 – September 15 Fee: $5/ night
Elk Fork Trailhead Wapiti Ranger District Shoshone National Forest 203A West Yellowstone Cody , WY 82414 307-527-6921 Directions: 29.2 miles west of Cody on US 14/16/20. Description: 6000` elevation. Trailhead for trail which follows Elk Creek into the Washakie Wilderness. Corrals at the trailhead. Season: June 1 – September 15 Fee: yes
Heart 2 Heart Ranch bed & breakfast Tom Lewis & Glynn Trombetta 483 Rd. 2AB, Cody, WY 82414 307-587-2906 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year-round accommodations for traveler’s and their horses and pets Hearty country breakfast available Corrals & heated water tanks for horses Hookup sites for live-in trailers available
Shoshone National Forest 808 Meadow Lane Cody , WY 82414 307-754-7207 Wilderness access primarily from North Crandall & Clarks Fork trailheads, northeast of the wilderness, from the Dead Indian Trailhead, on the eastern arm, and the Pahaska Trailhead, on the southern end. Description: 350,488 acres, remote mountains and steep drainages that empty into the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River. Most areas of the wilderness are only accessible by horse or mule, and all trailheads have corrals. This wilderness adjoins Yellowstone National Park . Season: summer