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Don Vinson, 1675 Los Osos Valley Road, #119
Los Osos, CA 93402

(805) 704-5778







Things to Bring & Places to Stay on the Way

We arrive at base camp, set up, and wagonwheel out from there to take our daily rides, returning each evening to sleep. Bring accommodations - sleeping bags, campers, tents - whatever you need to be comfortable. Bring some extra cash for purchases at the village and as a tip for the taco dinner.

You will need to bring your own horse, though occasionally rental horses are available. Also bring:

Food and water for human consumption. We do potlucks three nights and provide our own breakfast and lunch.

Firewood - There is very little wood here and it's nice to have a fire every night, so bring what you can.

You will need all of your health papers, Coggins, health check, and brand inspection (if your state requires one). To make things go faster when entering the park, bring photo copies of all your horse papers, plus truck registration, insurance, and driver's license. You can just hand these to t he ranger instad of standing around while the numbers are copied down.

All your own feed for your horse and any other items needed to take care of your horse.

Extra cash for jewelry, donations, or tips for the taco dinner.

Required Items

  • Wood to contribute to the campfire
  • Riding gear for all-weather (slickers?)
  • Horse feed of your choice (certified or not)
  • Breakfast and Lunch for yourself daily - Dinner for potluck (3 days large group).
  • All your health papers for your horse

Suggested Equipment for your comfort

  • Head light that straps to your head
  • Flash Light
  • Comfortable folding chair for the camp fire
  • Jacket or Sweatshirt for the evening
  • Grooming tools to care for your horse

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Places to Stay on the Way

Check early to see which places are available, if you need these. We don't keep track of when they book up.

Coming from the west: The Blake Ranch and RV Park and Horse Motel, 9315 East Blake Ranch Road, Kingman, AZ (928) 757-3336 or 1 (800) 270-1332. Located 12 miles east of Kingman on I-40 to exit 66. They also have showers and a good restaurant close by. The park also has full facilities. It will be about a five to six hour trip to the meeting spot.

In Flagstaff: Olsen's Feed (was called "Hay and Grain"). Seven miles north of Flagstaff on HWY 89. They have good pens for your horses and a bathroom, but no shower. If you need more feed and hay for your horses, you can get it here. Contact Cathy Russell at the Crocket Ranch: phone 928-853-9843 or email cathyrussell07@aol.com. The address is Crockett Ranch, 11705 North HWY 89, Flagstaff Arizona. (Crocket Ranch)

Coming from the north or the east, you can stay Carter's Stables, LLC, Rose Carter, 5770 Largo Street, Farmington, NM 87415, (505 258-4262) Email Carters Cabin Stables Web Site: Carters Stables


Paria Canyon Adventure Ranch Campground, Hwy 89 between Lake Powell and kanab, between Mile Markers 21 & 22 near the Paria Ranger Station. 928-660-2674 Email: Paria Campground Website: Pariacampground.com

People coming in Saturday evening can have a gread dinner at The Horseman Lodge, just a few miles south of Olsen's. You will have about a three hour trip to the meeting spot.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing the beautiful Monument Valley with you.

Have a safe trip and I'll see you on the ride.

Happy trails!


Trail Ride

Don Vinson, 1675 Los Osos Valley Road, #119
Los Osos, CA 93402

(805) 704-5778


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