Horseback Riding in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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The best way to see many of the park's sights is on horseback. You are allowed to bring your own horse to the park, or you can sign up for a guided trip. Horses are only allowed on backcountry trails or cross-country. Like campers, riders must obtain free backcountry-use permits. Riders taking multiday trips through the park must also have a permit and must camp in the Round-Up Group Horse Camp (701/623–4466) or in the backcountry. Horses are not allowed on park roadways, in developed campgrounds, picnic areas, or on developed nature trails. Overnight parties in the backcountry are limited to a maximum of eight horses and eight riders per group. Horse must be tied down securely when not being ridden. Be sure to bring enough water for the animals.
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Peaceful Valley Ranch Horse Rides. Experienced guides at Peaceful Valley Ranch Horse Rides help you to see the park the way trappers, ranchers, and pioneers did a century ago. Rides are 90 minutes to 2½ hours long. South Unit, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND, 58645. 701/623–4568. Late May–Labor Day.
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