Hondoo Rivers and Trails


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Hondoo Rivers & Trails specialize in trail rides with camping and Inn to Inn rides primarily in the Capitol Reef National Park region of southern Utah.

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Hondoo Rivers & Trails specialize in trail rides with camping and Inn to Inn rides primarily in the Capitol Reef National Park region of southern Utah.

The trails used on all rides are mostly ungroomed and were created by wildlife, early natives, outlaws or herdsmen. All the areas used are selected for their scenic quality, pristine natural condition and remote location.

As a general rule, the rides explore higher altitudes of up to 11,500ft. during mid-summer and lower elevations up to 3,900ft. earlier or later in the season. Life zones visited may range from Alpine to upper-Sonoran depending on the ride and the time of year.

Each ride takes you to a different base camp and you will ride into the wilderness from these camps, returning each evening.

We have first-hand knowledge from our many ranch visits, so please contact us with any questions or for a ranch holiday to suit you.

Each camping ride is unique and seldom covers the same backcountry trail or uses the same camp site more than once or twice a season.  These are base-camp rides which are supplied by 4X4 vehicles. 

The area that Hondoo Trails explore are the Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, San Rafael Swell Wilderness or Utah's High Plateaus.

Inclusions are a first night’s motel lodging in Torrey with 4 nights at a deluxe basecamp deep in the backcountry. Ground transportation to the camp from Torrey.

Complete outfitting, cooking and dining tents, showers and chairs, canvas sleep tent with a choice of one or two person or family occupancy, cot, foam pad and inflatable Thermarest with freshly laundered sleeping bag, sheet, pillow and blanket. 

All meals from lunch on day two through lunch on the last day. They use locally raised, grass fed, hormone free beef.  Also, they provide fresh produce and both hot and iced drinks. Please note: special diets may be accommodated with advanced notification.

They have water bottles, saddle bags and quality tack.

There is daily guided horseback riding or hiking tours on seasoned mountain horses for novice or experienced riders. The staff are the Guides/wranglers, cook, camp-jack and interpretative specialist. Land-use fees are also included

Rides are open to all horse enthusiasts and nature lovers. Although heart and athleticism are often more important than experience when judging horses or riders, riders should be in control at walk, trot and short canter (lope). Rides are from Sunday to Friday.  2021 departure dates :

San Rafael Swell : 6 departures between 18 Apr and 17 October

Capitol Reef : 10 departures between 6 June to 12 Sept

Escalante Canyons : 7 departures between 16 May and 26 Sep

High Plateaus :  7 departures between 27 Jun and 12 Sep.

In addition to the trail ride, Hondoo also offer full and half days trail rides and a number of Inn to Inn rides. There also full day vehicle tours to many of the destinations used by the trail rides, Capitol Reef, Escalante Canyons, San Rafael Swell and Canyonland National Park.

Rock-art and photography day trips plus hiking trips can also be requested.

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All prices are per person unless otherwise specified. Please contact us to confirm the rates - 01798 865946.

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We can tailor-make your holiday with flights, car hire, motorhome and city hotels.

2021 departures - £1440pp plus 5% tax. Including full board in double tent. Transfers from Torrey UT, your horse for the dates, guide & camp staff

Gratuities are paid locally, 10% to 15% is the suggested amount.

Please let us know your preferred departure dates and number of people travelling and we will send a quotation to you.

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