Utah: Hondoo Rivers and Trails|
Posted on Monday, May 16 @ 19:02:26 MST by donna
Post Office Box 98, Torrey, Utah
THE RIDES: Hondoo offers two types of rides--one features camping and the other inn lodging.
Each camping ride is unique and we seldom cover the same backcountry trail or use the same camp site more than once or twice a season. These are base-camp rides supplied by 4X4 vehicles. Camp location is generally situated at a higher elevation in mid-summer and a lower elevation in spring and fall seasons. Areas explored: Capitol Reef National Park, Grandstaircase-Escalante National Monument, San Rafael Swell Wilderness, or Utah's High Plateaus.
On our inn-to-inn ride, we select daily destinations from several dozen available. Our lodging location changes from Torrey, Utah to Boulder, Utah as our ride meanders down the Waterpocket Fold towards Lake Powell. As the ride progresses, our daily destinations move us from the Capitol Reef National Park area into the Grandstaircase/Escalante Canyons National Monument. During warm weather or fall foliage, excursions to the lakes and alpine meadows of Fishlake or Dixie National Forest become part of our itinerary.
Trails on all rides are mostly ungroomed and pioneered by wildlife, Indians, outlaws or herdsmen. Areas explored are selected for their scenic quality, pristine natural condition and remote location. As a general rule, the rides explore higher environs (to 11,500ft.) during mid-summer and lower elevations (to 3,900ft.) earlier or later in the season. Life zones visited may range from Alpine to upper-Sonoran depending on ride
and time of year.
We strive to give experienced riders all the pace and challenge they desire, and to give inexperienced riders all the instruction and patience they need. Time and logistics permitting, we often divide into two groups riding to separate destinations or scenic features.
CAMPING Trailrides Include:
*All taxes and land-use fees--nearly 10%.
*All ground transportation from Torrey or St. George, and return.
*First night lodging in Torrey. (And with optional transfer package, post-trip lodging in St. George.)
*Four nights at a deluxe basecamp deep in the backcountry.
*All meals from lunch on day two through lunch on day six, including fresh produce, hot and iced drinks.
*Canvas tents for cooking, dining, showering and sleeping (single, double or family occupancy).
*Sleeping bag and six-inch foam pad.
*Camp chairs, coolers and other camp amenities.
*Waterproof gear bags, water bottles, saddle bags and tack.
*Seasoned mountain horses.
*Guides/wranglers, cook, camp-jack and interpretative specialist.