Utah Backcountry Lodge Ride

Utah USA: (IRUT02)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/utah_backcountry_lodge_ride.aspx

Introduction
Utah USA
Enjoy the scenic Utah backcountry while staying in a comfortable hotel.

We select daily destinations from several dozen available and lodge and dine in top notch hotels and restaurants at night. Our lodging location will be in Torrey, Utah. Our horseback ride destinations move from Capitol Reef National Park, Dixie National Forest and Fish Lake National Forest.
During warmer weather or fall foliage, excursions to lakes and alpine meadows of Fish Lake or Dixie National Forest become part of the itinerary. Trails on all our horseback rides are mostly ungroomed and pioneered by herdsman, Indians and Outlaws. Areas explored are selected for their remote location and scenic quality.

Accomodation


Accommodations

This is a stationary ride where nights are spent at the same location.

Description
You will be accommodated in one of Torrey's best available lodging (to be confirmed at time of booking but usually the Broken Spur Inn). All lodgings provide comfortable guestrooms with private facilities and free wi-fi access.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement applies if you are a single traveler.


Meals
All meals are included from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on the last day. 

Breakfasts are enjoyed at the accommodation, lunches consist in picnic breaks on the trail and dinners feature a sampling of local restaurants in Torrey. 

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions with prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Suitability
While no previous riding experience is required, participants should be in good health and physical condition. And although the minimum age of eight years is required, the important point you should understand is that we do not want to put any participant in a situation which they are physically or emotionally unable to handle. An appreciation of the outdoors is the only prerequisite for joining a trip.

You'll ride at a pace that is comfortable for the group, sometimes splitting into two groups, one faster for the hearty rider, and one well-paced but leisurely for those who wish to take time relishing the beauty and wonder of the sights. All riders will then regroup and make a lunch stop together. Following the afternoon ride you will return to camp with plenty of time to clean up and relax before dinner.

Horses
Our remuda consists of ranch raised Quarter Horses with a few Thoroughbreds, Arabians and Mustangs. Most of the horses we've bred and raised ourselves.

Itinerary

 
Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Time away from the lodge may vary day to day, but as a general rule, you should plan to depart by 9am each morning and to return about 6pm in the evening. The rides are leisurely and might be divided into two groups, one group going a longer distance and one a shorter distance.


Day 1 (Monday): Arrival
Arrive in Torrey, Utah and check into your accommodation. Your guide will meet you at the Broken Spur Inn and Steakhouse at 7pm
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at accommodation in Torrey


Day 2 (Tuesday): First Ride
Following breakfast, you'll travel a short distance down the road to our headquarters. Here you will meet your guides, wranglers and horses and then depart around 9 am for the trailhead. A picnic lunch will be provided. Following the ride, you’ll will return to your lodging for a short break and your guides will meet you for dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at accommodation in Torrey


Day 3 & 4 (Wednesday and Thursday): Scenic Utah Rides
Each day, you leave your accommodation after breakfast to ride in a different area. A picnic lunch is provided every day.
Dining will be arranged in the evenings excluding Friday dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at accommodation in Torrey


Day 5 (Friday): Last Ride
After a last riding day it is time to say goodbye to everyone.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Note: This is a sample itinerary which includes different possible scenarios of daily activity. We have dozens of trails to explore and dozens of landforms to visit. Where ever we go, we'll have fun and see some spectacular country.


Rates and Dates for Utah Backcountry Lodge Ride

Rates include:

Accommodations, Meals from lunch on day 2 through lunch on day 5, 4 riding days, Park fees & Land-use fees.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    A
    20235 day Trip, AP$2500

Tax 1: 6.5 % * prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy
Tax: 6.5 %  

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionUS$
2023 Best to rent a car in Las Vegas or Salt Lake and drive in $0
2023 Ground transportation from/to Salt Lake City airport (pp, roundtrip) $600
2023 Ground transportation from/to Las Vegas (pp, roundtrip) $600
2023 Single supplement $300
2023 Non-riders welcome - inquire for rates $0

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2023 05/08 - 05/12 5d / 4n 5 day Trip, AP 2 /10 Sold Out
A 2023 05/29 - 06/02 5d / 4n 5 day Trip, AP 2 /10 Sold Out
A 2023 07/17 - 07/21 5d / 4n 5 day Trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2023 08/28 - 09/01 5d / 4n 5 day Trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2023 09/04 - 09/08 5d / 4n 5 day Trip, AP 2 /10 Sold Out

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Gratuities, Dinner on first and last day, Alcoholic Drinks, Transfers (recommend rental car) & Taxes

Other Info
Meeting: Torrey
Airport: Salt Lake City Airport (SLC)
Transfer: Salt Lake City or Las Vegas

Climate:
                                                Torrey area
 

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

46

48

54

59

67

79

83

80

74

63

52

44

Average Low Temperature (°F)

18

19

26

32

40

49

54

53

46

36

25

17

Average High Temperature (°C)

8

9

12

15

19

26

28

26

23

17

11

7

Average Low Temperature (°C)

-8

-7

-4

0

4

10

12

12

8

2

-4

-8

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

2

1

2

2

2

1

4

5

3

2

2

1

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Utah's portion of the Colorado Plateau region is a semi-arid tableland. It is generally dry with most precipitation falling as snow in the winter and occasional thunder storms during the summer. Higher elevations are cooler and receive more moisture than lower environs. Our trips explore the lower, slick rock and pinyon-juniper forested areas. With warm days and cool nights, it is best to layer your clothing to maintain comfort and you should always pack rain gear just in case.

What To Bring:
RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST
-wide brimmed hat with a string
-gloves (to protect hands from sun and trees)
-heeled, riding boots
-walking shoes
-bandanas/scarf (for dust)
-underwear and socks
-long sleeved shirts and pants
-sweater, medium and/or heavy weight jackets - elevation of trip will dictate.
-rubber (mud) overshoes for early spring/fall
-chaps
-swim suit for the hot tub
-dark glasses and plenty of sunscreen
-quality raincoat and pants (We don't often use them but always have them)
-camera and plenty of batteries (or solar charger)
-insect repellent (Avon's Skin-So-Soft is the only thing that repels the small gnats we sometimes encounter--a rare occurrence.)
-bandanas
-lip balm, moisturizing lotion, toothbrush and paste, band aids, mole skin, etc...
-beer and liquor You may purchase beer & wine with meals in Utah
-riding helmet (This is an optional item except for riders under l8 years of age. Stipulations of our insurance require that riders are encouraged to wear helmets.)
-cash gratuities for guides/staff 15-20% is the suggested standard.

We provide:
- Gratuities at restaurants
- Water Bottles
- Transportation from hotel to trailhead and return
- Saddle bags