Have you ever wanted to come visit Ranch at the Canyons, take in the sights, connect with nature, and get up close and personal with Smith Rock? Well, you’re in luck! We have many unique ways to see and experience the Ranch, including private helicopter tours, yoga retreats, and fly fishing expeditions, but here I would like to tell you about riding the ranch. Yes, horseback!
We work exclusively with Smith Rock Trail Rides to provide one of a kind horse riding experiences on our vast property. Because our 1,700 acre ranch is private, it allows us to go on horseback, where no one else can go, getting exceptional views in the privacy of our community and wildland. Here you won’t find crowded trails on our scenic routes but a peaceful opportunity to enjoy nature in the wild.
Smith Rock Trail Rides is owned and operated by Brian and Melanie Thomas, who also manage our new equestrian facility, Cavallo Equestrian Center. Their passion for horses has always brought them to extraordinary places and our ranch oasis at the base of Smith Rock is no exception! They truly feel at home here and they share the same excitement and joy that we have whenever they’re on the ranch. They’ll tell you themselves that the rides they offer never get old, as the stunning scenery, new people, and varied wildlife always make it a beautiful experience.
Speaking of which, Smith Rock Trail Rides offers three different trails that vary in both length and scenery, depending on how much time you’ll want to spend on the ranch. Every ride can accommodate up to 4 people and some of them have snacks or a meal included.
Here’s a brief look at the rides that are offered and a glimpse of the special part of the ranch that will be highlighted on each.
The Ranch Vista Ride: takes you on a tour on the upper trails, highlighting both the amazing vistas of Smith Rock and the abundant wildlife that surrounds us on a 45 minutes to 1 hour trip.
The Canyon Ride: is about 2 hours and will take you into the canyon at the base of Smith Rock’s iconic Monkey Face rock formation. You’ll wind further along the Crooked River to get a front row view of this famous natural wonder up close.
The Rooster Cogburn Ride: which is approximately 3.5 hours is a favorite out here for many different reasons. This exciting ride is very unique in that takes you along trails that have been filmed in famous western movies, like Rooster Cogburn. Because the natural scenery is still there today, this ride really puts you back in time, making you picture yourself riding alongside John Wayne in the wild west!
Ready for an adventure? Reserve your ride by contacting Smith Rock Trail Rides by phone 541-604-6769 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org and “Come ride on the quiet side of the rocks”.