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For those of you that know Whitney Wiltbank you know that he has an addiction for Epic trails. They are spontaneous and lots of fun – So just imagine what is going to happen when he has time to plan
Objective: Riding the horses we winter near Phoenix all the way to Sprucedale Ranch 200+ miles of Epic adventure!!!
This trail is absolutely rich with Arizona history and scenic beauty. On the spring ride we start out just East of Phoenix Arizona at the base of the superstition mountains and head north toward Roosevelt Lake through gorgeous desert-landscapes. We then climb up 6,000 feet to the pines of Young Arizona on the historic Mogollon Rim. Yes…If you have read Louis L'Amour books he has taken you over the Mogollon Rim many times. We Then skirt around the high desert plains of Show Low Arizona near Greens Peak. On the home stretch we head up the mountain past Mt. Baldy (11,409 feet) and Big Lake to the Majestic Sprucedale Guest Ranch. The full trail is going to take about 10 days to complete. At the end of each magnificent day we will have a cook and camp or accommodations set up for us to come home to with hearty meals, fires, and stories.
This will be a once in a lifetime adventure; however, it needs to be stated that this will be an extended advanced ride that will require stamina, strength, and love for the trail. Casual riders need not to apply.
Riders that do complete the full ride will get:
- Brag’n rights,
- Belt and Buckle
- The right to brand the lodge wall!
- Story to tell for the rest of their life!
|Whitney's Epic Ride Rates|
*Base Price includes everything except for tip and Sales Tax.
Upcoming Dates: Not In 2020 | April 18 - May 1, 2021 | April 24 - May 7, 2022
Planning Your Stay
- Warm sleeping bag
- Cot or pad
- Riding boots or boots with heels, no hiking boots
- Helmwt if you ride with one
- Rain gear - no ponchos please
- Warm coat or jacket
- Lip Balm
- Cowboy hat with stampede string or baseball cap
- Bandaids moleskin, small first aid kit
- BYOB and any riding gear you want to bring (saddle, saddle bags, etc.)
- Don't forget medications!
- If anyone has allergies, be sure to bring your epipen!
- We supply water, towels, washcloths, etc. on the trail and the cabins will be fully made up for your comfort.
- Please arrive at Sprucedale any time after 12. Lunch and then ride.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many days do we camp?
We camp 6-8 times depending on weather or route we take.
Are laundry services available?
Typically, there are hotel or Airbnb accommodations along the way that may have laundry facilities available for your use. You may want to plan accordingly by bringing quarters, and laundry detergent.
How many miles do we ride a day?
15 – 30 miles a day and we do not ride on Sundays.
How well do I have to ride?
You need to be an Intermediate to advanced rider that has ridden at least 60 hours be physically fit and in good health. You must be able to hike 3 miles of steep terrain without assistance.
Do I have to do the whole two weeks?
We can offer a 1-week option, please contact us for details and availability.
What do we eat?
Breakfast and dinner will be hearty home cooked meals with a delicious dessert. A sack lunch, snacks, and water will be provided for the trail.
How do I get back to the airport at the end of the ride?
Transportation to your Phoenix area hotel or Sky Harbor airport will be provided.
Are hotel accommodations provided?
Hotel, Airbnb, and camping accommodations during the Epic Ride are included and you may share a room or tent with other riders of the same sex.
A 50% deposit is required. We'll refund your deposit up until 90 days before your scheduled EPIC RIDE. After that we will refund your deposit if we can rebook your spot. $400 of your deposit is non-refundable.
We do not allow any illegal drugs to be used on the ranch or any rides.
Prices and fees may vary from year to year, so please check to see if these are our current rates. Prices subject to change without notice.