Rocky Mountain Region

Wild Wyoming

As you step out of your teepee on an early moonlit morning to tack up your horse before sunrise, you wonder if you’re really on vacation. Yet by the second day, as you slowly sneak up on a herd



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Trail Riding the Big Open in Montana

America's vast public lands provide an expansive trail-riding experience - and present unique challenges, as well.



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Trail Riding in Idaho's Palisades Country

Palisades Country, located in southeastern Idaho, offers one of the finest horseback destination areas a trail rider could hope for.



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Fall: The Best Trail Season

October in Montana: The summer heat has been put to sleep, the insects have been quelled by nightly frosts, and the woods are aflame with color. For those of us who ride in the northern Rockies,



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Trail Ride in Cool Colorado

Colorado's Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area offers cool, high-altitude riding along the Continental Divide. Here's one reader's on-trail account.



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Postcard From Wyoming: Into the Woods

Located 35 miles southeast of Cody, Wyoming, is the Wood River Country, curled up against the mighty Absaroka Mountain Range. For gorgeous mountain riding and surprising history, Wood River is a worthwhile destination for horsemen. The Wood River



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Trail Riding in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

I serve as a director to our local rural electric cooperative. In that capacity, I attend two special conferences each year. Last year, they were both scheduled for June in Colorado, with a lull



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Trail Riding in Virginia City, Montana

A stagecoach carrying happy passengers rattles into town. A steam locomotive chugs up to the old depot with whistle wailing. False storefronts, weathered boardwalks, and aged hitching rails line



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Into the Woods

Located 35 miles southeast of Cody, Wyoming, is the Wood River Country, curled up against the mighty Absaroka Mountain Range. For gorgeous mountain riding and surprising history, Wood River is a worthwhile



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Old West Adventure

Resource Guide Bureau of Land Management (916) 978-4400; www.blm.gov Madison Ranger District (406) 682-4253; www.fs.fed.us/rl/b-d Montana Heritage Commission (800) 829-2969;



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Trail Riding at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Wyoming

  Would you like to camp and ride where humans have lived and evolved over the last 10,000 years? How about standing where previous people have stood and painstakingly scratched messages into



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Sculpted Masterpiece

At Wyoming's Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site, you'll ride through lush canyons and open ridges with incredible vistas.



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Trail Riding in Beef Basin, Canyonlands National Park in Utah

With all the horses and mules conditioned, loaded, and ready for the trip, our group set out for Beef Basin in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Along the way, we stopped at Newspaper Rock State



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Trail Riding in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

I've used The Trail Rider to find places for our group - the High Cliff Ridge Riders from Fox Valley, Wisconsin - to ride in. Three years ago, 12 of us planned an early September ride in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. We made reservations



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Head to Hellroaring Country

Have a "hellroaring" good time in Montana's vast Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.



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