Trailer Rides - Circle Z Ranch

Friday’s Trailer Ride to the San Rafael Valley

Our trailer ride is an all day horseback ride into the San Rafael Valley, a high inter-mountain grass valley with incredible vistas and a truly wide open space. Our day starts by loading our horses into trailers at the ranch, then driving 20 minutes to Harshaw Canyon.

Wranglers lead guests up a canyon lush in live oak trees, sycamores and native cactus. This gradual climb opens into the stunning setting of the San Rafael Valley, where the grasses meet the sky. Groups of both walking and loping rides are led through the tall native grasses. The valley is where the movie Oklahoma was filmed, as well as many other movies.

Guests meet back at the horse trailers for a bountiful lunch served by the wranglers. Homemade soups, salads, and sandwich wraps, and of course desert, packed up for the guests by our cooks and kitchen staff. This day is a continued favorite of guests, and has become a regular offering because it is so spectacular and memorable!