Articles Tagged 'National Parks'

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Celebrate National Park Week by Horseback Riding at these US Parks

We're celebrating National Park Week, April 21-29th, 2018, with these great travel articles and tips to help you ride America's National Parks. by Darley Newman The National Park Service's annual National Park Week runs from April 21-29 this year. Travelers can take advantage of&nb...

Six-Day Pack Trip in Yellowstone’s Backcountry

An adventurous mother and daughter duo set out on a six-day packing adventure through the rugged wilderness of Yellowstone National Park.  By Lisa Florey How many septuagenarians do you know who would trek 80-odd miles through a remote wilderness on horseback, sleeping in a tent each nigh...

Overnight Pack Trip in Banff National Park

Six friends head out with Banff Trail Riders for two days of riding in the Bow River Valley. by Jocelyn Pierce Our horses stood patiently on the narrow trail while the family of four we were riding with steered their mounts down a narrow path and out of sight to snap photos by an overlook. Our...

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Horseback Riding at Big South Fork Recreation Area in Tennessee

Frequent Equitrekking contributor Susan St. Amand rides again amid sandstone formations and historic sites at Big South Fork Recreation Area in Tennessee. Recently, I had the pleasure of trail riding at Big South Fork Recreation Area in Tennessee again. No matter how many times I ride here, it i...

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3 Most Surprising National Parks for Horseback Riding

From giant sand dunes to volcanic landscapes, unusual national parks for horseback riding from Arizona to California. We know a ton of great parks to ride horses around the world, but the below national parks surprised even us! Check out these diverse national parks in the USA to saddle up. ...

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Viewing Wild Horses on Assateague Island in Maryland

At first we didn’t see them, but then they were everywhere. On Assateague Island, a barrier island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, pony-sized horses roam free. by Darley Newman I was on the Maryland side of the island on a quest to find them with national park ranger Nick Clemons...

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Horseback Riding Banff National Park

Wilderness Pack Trip on horseback in Banff National Park in Alberta   by Equitrekking host Darley Newman The first day of our pack trip into Banff National Park had been an eventful one. The three-hour ride to Mystic Camp was a mix of sun, rain and hail- yes hail in July! We were in ...

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Riding Mules at Grand Canyon National Park

Sure, you can see the Grand Canyon by foot or bus, but why not experience this must see National Park from the back of a mule? by Jocelyn Pierce Grand Canyon National Park is a destination on many bucket lists. Expansive and awe-inspiring, the iconic park attracts nearly five million visitors ...

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Wild Horses on Cumberland Island, Georgia

Tour Georgia's Cumberland Island with a naturalist and meet the island's "wild" horses.  by Darley Newman Roughly the size of Manhattan, Cumberland is a small island off the southern Georgia coast that boasts 17.5 miles of pristine beaches and wild horses. It is no more deve...

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Equitrekking Great National Parks

A special episode in Equitrekking's new season, Equitrekking Great National Parks takes a closer look at some of the remarkable landscapes, wildlife, and adventures in America’s National Parks. To film this high definition episode, our crew had to cover a lot of ground, hiking, hors...