SPRUCEDALE RANCH

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SPRUCEDALE
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Horseback Riding

Horseback riding for guests at Sprucedale is not only a scenic, relaxing, and enjoyable experience, it’s an Equestrian Experience! All our trails, training exercises, and riding challenges are chosen and tailored to help you improve your horsemanship skills; all while soaking up the breath-taking beauty of the White Mountains. Here’s what it may look like for you.

Guest Mornings Guest Afternoons Non-Guest
Open for trail rides from June 15th - Oct. 15th.
Cost
Ride Duration
Cost: $40 All riders must be at least 6 years old! No double riding. For the younger cowboys and cowgirls, a Pony can be available upon request. Rides duration: 1 to 2 1/2 half hours, except for the all-day ride. Cost: $60 All riders must be at least 6 years old! No double riding. For the younger cowboys and cowgirls, a Pony can be available upon request.

These rides are trail rides only. There will be limited out of line riding or advanced training given. For the optimal riding experience and training please join us for the full week, guest experience.

Rides duration: 1 to 1 1/2 half hours.

Ride duration and time is subject to change due to weather, ability, and number of riders.

You may be scheduled with other non-guest riders, so the ride will leave promptly at scheduled time.

Our peak season is the last 2 weeks of July to the first 2 weeks of August. Our guests come first, and a black out for horseback rides for non-guest may occur Monday-Friday. Saturday rides may be available.

Please arrive 20 minutes early to use the facilities and to fill out the liability waiver. You may also fill out the waiver online before you arrive by clicking HERE.

Please plan your travel time accordingly to the ranch. We’re appx 1-hour from Eagar, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Greer, and 2 hours from Lakeside.

Rides head out at approximately: 9:30AM and 2:30PM Monday – Friday Saturday at 10:00 AM only.

See black out dates above

Call or email us to make a reservation: Availability is contingent on our weekly guest capacity.

(928)333-4984
Monday Trail
Teen
Adult
Rodeo Practice
Advancing
Advanced
Tuesday
Wednesday Trail
Teen
Adult
Rodeo Practice
Advancing
Advanced
Loping
Thursday All day Black River canyon ride with packed lunch and swimming hole.
Friday Trail
Teen
Adult

Rodeo!
Game Ride!
Saturday Guest check out by 10 AM. (Ask corral staff if you want a morning ride.)
Sunday No rides available.
Click Here For Riding Program Info

Horseback Riding FAQ's

 Check out our Guest Riding Program HERE.

 Children must be 6 years of to ride on the trails. Younger children may ride in the arena with a wrangler during rodeo practice and will be lead around on a pony.

 Yes - unless you request a change.

No. Unfortunately, our insurance does not allow riding double.

Depends on what time of year your reservation is scheduled.

We do have a loping advanced ride, but you will need to be cleared for that ride. This is also subject to change..

We offer cow milking, colt leading, fishing, cornhole, basketball, volleyball, hayrides, western line dancing, bonfires, and a variety of indoor and outdoor games. Activities may be subject to change depending on availability or weather conditions.

Sprucedale Activities

Monday - Games:

on the porch for Kids and Teens (parents allowed).

Tuesday & Thursday - Western Dance Night

Learn the 2-step, 10-step, and line dancing.

Wednesday - Bonfire

Campfire Singing, Cowboy Poetry, Roast marshmallows

Thursday - Hayride

Friday - Dutch Oven Cook-Out

Final evening with Rodeo party & ribbons for event winners. Each Family does Poems, Jokes, or a Skit. Dance to Follow.

Mornings

Cow Milking, Riding Demo, Morning Wrangle, Saddling, Trail Ride.

Afternoons

Colt Leading, Rodeo Practice, Volleyball, Basketball, Playground Time, Wading in the Creek, Hiking, Fishing, relaxing, you name it!!

Evenings

Different each evening.

Picnic Ride with Lunch

Picnic Ride with a packed lunch on pack horses. This is a very picturesque ride with a swim at the end if it is warm enough. We will have lunch and then come back and rest until evening.

Book Your Arizona Vacation

For Non-Guests: Book your Horseback Riding adventure today!

(928) 333-4984

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding for guests at Sprucedale is not only a scenic, relaxing, and enjoyable experience, it’s an Equestrian Experience! All our trails, training exercises, and riding challenges are chosen and tailored to help you improve your horsemanship skills; all while soaking up the breath-taking beauty of the White Mountains. Here’s what it may look like for you.

Guest Mornings Guest Afternoons Non-Guest
Open for trail rides from June 15th - Oct. 15th.
Cost
Ride Duration
Cost: $40 All riders must be at least 6 years old! No double riding. For the younger cowboys and cowgirls, a Pony can be available upon request. Rides duration: 1 to 2 1/2 half hours, except for the all-day ride. Cost: $60 All riders must be at least 6 years old! No double riding. For the younger cowboys and cowgirls, a Pony can be available upon request.

These rides are trail rides only. There will be limited out of line riding or advanced training given. For the optimal riding experience and training please join us for the full week, guest experience.

Rides duration: 1 to 1 1/2 half hours.

Ride duration and time is subject to change due to weather, ability, and number of riders.

You may be scheduled with other non-guest riders, so the ride will leave promptly at scheduled time.

Our peak season is the last 2 weeks of July to the first 2 weeks of August. Our guests come first, and a black out for horseback rides for non-guest may occur Monday-Friday. Saturday rides may be available.

Please arrive 20 minutes early to use the facilities and to fill out the liability waiver. You may also fill out the waiver online before you arrive by clicking HERE.

Please plan your travel time accordingly to the ranch. We’re appx 1-hour from Eagar, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Greer, and 2 hours from Lakeside.

Rides head out at approximately: 9:30AM and 2:30PM Monday – Friday Saturday at 10:00 AM only.

See black out dates above

Call or email us to make a reservation: Availability is contingent on our weekly guest capacity.

(928)333-4984
Monday Trail
Teen
Adult
Rodeo Practice
Advancing
Advanced
Tuesday
Wednesday Trail
Teen
Adult
Rodeo Practice
Advancing
Advanced
Loping
Thursday All day Black River canyon ride with packed lunch and swimming hole.
Friday Trail
Teen
Adult

Rodeo!
Game Ride!
Saturday Guest check out by 10 AM. (Ask corral staff if you want a morning ride.)
Sunday No rides available.
Click Here For Riding Program Info

Horseback Riding FAQ's

 Check out our Guest Riding Program HERE.

 Children must be 6 years of to ride on the trails. Younger children may ride in the arena with a wrangler during rodeo practice and will be lead around on a pony.

 Yes - unless you request a change.

No. Unfortunately, our insurance does not allow riding double.

Depends on what time of year your reservation is scheduled.

We do have a loping advanced ride, but you will need to be cleared for that ride. This is also subject to change..

We offer cow milking, colt leading, fishing, cornhole, basketball, volleyball, hayrides, western line dancing, bonfires, and a variety of indoor and outdoor games. Activities may be subject to change depending on availability or weather conditions.

Sprucedale Activities

Monday - Games:

on the porch for Kids and Teens (parents allowed).

Tuesday & Thursday - Western Dance Night

Learn the 2-step, 10-step, and line dancing.

Wednesday - Bonfire

Campfire Singing, Cowboy Poetry, Roast marshmallows

Thursday - Hayride

Friday - Dutch Oven Cook-Out

Final evening with Rodeo party & ribbons for event winners. Each Family does Poems, Jokes, or a Skit. Dance to Follow.

Mornings

Cow Milking, Riding Demo, Morning Wrangle, Saddling, Trail Ride.

Afternoons

Colt Leading, Rodeo Practice, Volleyball, Basketball, Playground Time, Wading in the Creek, Hiking, Fishing, relaxing, you name it!!

Evenings

Different each evening.

Picnic Ride with Lunch

Picnic Ride with a packed lunch on pack horses. This is a very picturesque ride with a swim at the end if it is warm enough. We will have lunch and then come back and rest until evening.

Book Your Arizona Vacation

For Non-Guests: Book your Horseback Riding adventure today!

(928) 333-4984

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Peter K.

Google Review

"Sprucedale is located deep in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest; 14 miles from Big Lake, and 12 miles from highway 191. Homesteaded on over 80 acres of private land, the Ranch consists of a large main lodge, 13 guest cabins, workers quarters, barns, corrals, a playground, a dance porch, and a frog pond; all tucked in a beautiful green valley surrounded by pines and split by the curved banks of Beaver Creek—a meandering stream of clear water full of crawdads and minnows. The rustic cabins are historical and full of character. All have bathrooms, and most consist of two other rooms, three beds, a table and chairs, and a wood stove. They sleep from three to seven adults. The beds and bedding are recently upgraded to provide a comfortable night’s rest, and each cabin has a front porch with an amazing view. Everything about Sprucedale from horse rides, games, activities, and meals are centered around having fun together and enjoying a stress-free vacation."

Missy M.

Facebook

"This is an AMAZING place with AMAZING people!! I HIGHLY recommend Sprucedale Guest Ranch!! The food, accommodations, staff and overall experience is ABSOLUTELY TREMENDOUS!!"

Evan R.

TripAdvisor

“I used to visit Sprucedale yearly when I was a kid. I have been twice in the last three years, and it is even better now than I remember. This year I got several species of trout and saw a herd of over 100 elk just minutes from my cabin. So much to do and such incredible scenery to take in that you hardly notice the fact that you are unplugged from the rest of the world. The staff is so nice and helpful and the food gets better every year. If you are looking for a vacation for you and your kids, this is the place.”

Steve G.

Facebook

"Sprucedale Guest Ranch is a great place to go and unwind, let kids play in the dirt (as opposed to being on screens all day), see wildlife, ride horses, meet great people, and recharge your batteries. Unexpected benefits include seeing the stars, breathing clean air, and you can actually hear the wind when it blows. You won't regret one minute at SGR, but you will regret not going sooner!"

Erica L.

Facebook

"Great place to unplug and enjoy true good old-fashioned family time. Great rustic cabins and home cooked meals! Kids love it and adults can let their kids be kids and not worry about a thing!!!"

tnavm

TripAdvisor

"Enjoy three country-cooked meals, more stars than black sky at night, lightning storms, porch comfort, log cabin comfort, cowboy style horse rides, cattle round-ups, pure isolation, and the love of the Wiltbank host family. Life-impacting."

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Peter K.

Google Review

"Sprucedale is located deep in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest; 14 miles from Big Lake, and 12 miles from highway 191. Homesteaded on over 80 acres of private land, the Ranch consists of a large main lodge, 13 guest cabins, workers quarters, barns, corrals, a playground, a dance porch, and a frog pond; all tucked in a beautiful green valley surrounded by pines and split by the curved banks of Beaver Creek—a meandering stream of clear water full of crawdads and minnows. The rustic cabins are historical and full of character. All have bathrooms, and most consist of two other rooms, three beds, a table and chairs, and a wood stove. They sleep from three to seven adults. The beds and bedding are recently upgraded to provide a comfortable night’s rest, and each cabin has a front porch with an amazing view. Everything about Sprucedale from horse rides, games, activities, and meals are centered around having fun together and enjoying a stress-free vacation."

Missy M.

Facebook

"This is an AMAZING place with AMAZING people!! I HIGHLY recommend Sprucedale Guest Ranch!! The food, accommodations, staff and overall experience is ABSOLUTELY TREMENDOUS!!"

Evan R.

TripAdvisor

“I used to visit Sprucedale yearly when I was a kid. I have been twice in the last three years, and it is even better now than I remember. This year I got several species of trout and saw a herd of over 100 elk just minutes from my cabin. So much to do and such incredible scenery to take in that you hardly notice the fact that you are unplugged from the rest of the world. The staff is so nice and helpful and the food gets better every year. If you are looking for a vacation for you and your kids, this is the place.”

Steve G.

Facebook

"Sprucedale Guest Ranch is a great place to go and unwind, let kids play in the dirt (as opposed to being on screens all day), see wildlife, ride horses, meet great people, and recharge your batteries. Unexpected benefits include seeing the stars, breathing clean air, and you can actually hear the wind when it blows. You won't regret one minute at SGR, but you will regret not going sooner!"

Erica L.

Facebook

"Great place to unplug and enjoy true good old-fashioned family time. Great rustic cabins and home cooked meals! Kids love it and adults can let their kids be kids and not worry about a thing!!!"

tnavm

TripAdvisor

"Enjoy three country-cooked meals, more stars than black sky at night, lightning storms, porch comfort, log cabin comfort, cowboy style horse rides, cattle round-ups, pure isolation, and the love of the Wiltbank host family. Life-impacting."

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(Forest Service 565)
Alpine, AZ 85920
Mailing Address:
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Eagar, AZ 85925

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