​TRAIL CONDITION GUIDE

Call trail leader for more information and to make your reservation.

Level 1 – An easy, shorter ride with mostly level terrain, low grades and good footing.  Trail mostly follows roads or wide, well defined trails.

Level 2 – Some grades but not steep or hard.  Can go across country on mostly level ground.

Level 3 – Footing may be rocky and difficult in places.  May have steep grades and be narrow.  Could be long in length.

Level 4 – Steep grades, rocky and there may be some steps, negotiating ledges and large boulders.  Could be long in length.

Always call the ride leader 2 days in advance of the ride.  If you plan on bringing a guest, your guest must sign a waiver.  Unless otherwise noted, please bring your own lunch/refreshments.

Ride Speeds:  Slow, Medium and Fast are WALK speeds.  If gaited indicated call ride leader to determine speed

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​RIDE SCHEDULE:   ​​MAY THRU JULY, 2018


Go to Recreation.gov to reserve a space in Loop C for our May 25-27 at Groom Creek Horse Camp 

April 28 – Haystack Ranch (new) in east Chino Valley. Meet at the McDonalds on Hwy 89 in Chino Valley at 9:30 AM to caravan to Haystack Ranch. Non-Gaited ride rated a 2 for 3.0 hours Donna Crisfield 928-583-0915. Gaited ride (extra loop) JoAnne Rudolph 928-308-3803.  The Non –Gaited ride will leave 15 minutes later. Lunch to follow at El Charro Norte on Road 4 north. Bring money for lunch and a snack due to the later hour for lunch. 


May 5 –
Breakfast Ride from Clare and Carol Ross’s home. Hot cakes, sausage, ham, eggs and fresh fruit served from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Gaited ride leaves at 10:00 AM and non-gaited ride leaves at 10:15 AM, rides are 2.5 hours return by 1:00 PM. $5.00 for an all you can eat breakfast, please RSVP by Wed. 5/2. Carol Ross 928-925-0663. 


May 12 –
Lunch under the dam at Granite Basin Lake. Meet at the Williamson Valley TH at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM. Rated a 3.0 for 4 hours including a lunch break. Billie Wederski 928-778-5067. 


May 19 –
Almosta TH. Meet at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM. Gaited ride for 4 hours including a lunch break -Carol Ross 928-925-0663. Non-gaited ride leaves at 9:45 AM – Donna Crisfield 928-583-0915. 


May 25 – 27
Groom Creek Horse Camp – There will be both gaited and non-gaited rides on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday rides will meet in Loop C at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM, be certain that your horse is fit to ride at 6500’ elevation, day riders are welcome. Reserve a space in loop C @ Recreation.gov. Saturday night the club will provide charcoal and starter. Bring your favorite meat to grill and a dish to pass. Day riders please RSVP. Gaited questions – Carol Ross 928-925-0663. Non Gaited questions Carol Hicks 928-778-1833. 


June 2—
New ride from Joan England’s home. Meet at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM. Rated a 3 for 3 hours. Limited parking. RSVP to Carol Ross 928-925-0663. 


June 9—
Salida Gulch – Meet at the Petsmart at 8:30 AM to caravan to the trail head. Rated a 2.5 for 2.5 hours. We will stop at the Cuppers restaurant for lunch after the ride (bring money).  There is a large dirt parking lot south of Cuppers where we can park. Bobbie Reno 928-775-5408. 


June 16—
Spruce Mountain—Meet at the Groom Creek TH at 8:30AM to ride at 9:00 AM. We will wind our way to the top of the mountain where we will eat lunch. Rated a 3 for 4.5 hours including lunch. Billie Wederski 928-778-5067. 


June 23—
Groom Creek—Meet at the Groom Creek TH at 8:30 AM to ride at 9:00 AM. Rated a 3 for 4 hours including lunch. Carol Hicks 928-778-1833. 


June 30—
Bartending at Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo’s Saturday afternoon performance. Volunteer bartenders needed. Please call Carol Ross 928-925-0663. 


July 7—
Groom Creek - Meet at the Groom Creek TH at 8:30 AM to ride at 9:00 AM. Rated a 2 for 4 hours including a lunch break. Carol Ross 928-925-0663. 


July 14—
Lynx Lake Café – Meet at the #62 TH off Walker Rd. (Costco) at 8:30 AM to ride at 9:00 AM. It will be approximately a 1 hour ride to where we tie the horses up, riders can choose from breakfast or lunch.  Bring halters w/ lead ropes and money. It will be approximately a 2 hour ride back to the TH. Rated a 3 for 3 hours. JoAnne Rudolph 928-308-3803. 


July 21—
Thumb Butte—Gurley St. to the White Rock TH on the right side of the road. Meet at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM up hills, gradual grades, some rock areas, beautiful views, no off trail. Rated a 3 for 4.5 hours, we can have lunch at Casa Sanchez after the ride (bring money). Denise Stevens 928-899-6120 or Tom Norris 928-636-3358. Note: we may have to share this ride with bicycles or ATV’s in places. 


July 28—
Benham Trail in Williams—Meet at the Depot 89 in Paulden at 8:30 AM to caravan to the TH. Rated a 3 for 4 hours including a lunch break. Donna Crisfield 928-583-0915.  
 
Save the Date! 


August 25 –
Club Social and 70th Anniversary Party 


October 20 –
Little Thumb Butte B & B Eat ‘n Ride-Ride ‘n Eat 


November 1 – 4
BCHCAZ campout at Bumblebee Ranch 


December 16 –
Christmas Party