Horseback Riding in Grand Teton National Park
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You can arrange a guided horseback tour at Colter Bay Village and Jackson Lake Lodge corrals or with a number of private outfitters. Most offer rides of an hour or two up to all-day excursions. If you want to spend even more time riding in Grand Teton and the surrounding mountains, consider a stay at a dude ranch. Shorter rides are almost all appropriate for novice riders, while more experienced cowboys and cowgirls will enjoy the longer journeys where the terrain gets steeper and you may wind through deep forests. For any ride be sure to wear long pants and boots (cowboy boots or hiking boots). Because you may ride through trees, a long-sleeve shirt is also a good idea and a hat is always appropriate, but it should have a stampede string to make sure it stays on your head if the wind comes up.
Outfitters and Expeditions
Colter Bay Village Corral. One- and two-hour rides leave Colter Bay Village Corral for a variety of destinations. Short jaunts head around several secluded ponds on Hermitage Point. 2 miles off U.S. 89/191/287, 5 miles north of Jackson Lake Junction, Grand Teton National Park, WY, 83013. 307/543–3100 or 800/628–9988. www.gtlc.com. $40–$60. June–Sept.
Jackson Lake Lodge Corral. Two-hour trail rides follow secluded paths to peaceful Emma Matilda Lake and Oxbow Bend. U.S. 89/191/287, ½ mile north of Jackson Lake Junction, Grand Teton National Park, WY, 83013. 307/543–3100 or 800/628–9988. www.gtlc.com. $75. June–Sept.
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