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Spanish Trail Horseback Lunch Ride

5 Hours
Group Activity
Strenuous

From (USD) $129 Per Person

Spanish Trail Horseback Lunch Ride

5 Hours
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Strenuous

From (USD) $129 Per Person

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      Spanish Trail Horseback Lunch Ride

      Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
      From (USD) $129 Per Person
      Highlights
      • Horseback Riding: Explore the scenic Nevada back country on your easy-going mount, packed and saddled and ready for riding. You also get to explore the cowboy town and petting zoo!
      • Spanish Trail: Relive a colorful era of the old Southwest by following the trails of traders, trappers, Indian tribes, and of course, infamous outlaws. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the indigenous animals of the high desert: bighorn sheep, jackrabbits and roadrunners. 
      • Cowboy Lunch:  They didn’t have hamburgers or chicken sandwiches back in the Wild West but they probably wished they did! Cozy up back up to the ranch for a hearty lunch with all the fixin's.
      About this Las Vegas, Nevada tour

      Adventure beckons on the Ol' Spanish Trail! After a short ride to the ranch, a friendly welcome from the wranglers and some basic instructions for novice equestrians, you'll meet your easy-going means of transport and you're ready to hit the trail.

      Savor the dramatic scenery at a leisurely pace: this is red rock country, and the natural wonders, sculpted through millennia by wind, sand and rain, are spectacular. The stories of the folk who plied these dusty trails for decades will be retold by your guides as you ride along. Hear about the traders and trappers, Spanish explorers and missionaries, and before them all, the Native tribes, who braved this stretch of the high desert Southwest. You'll also hear stories of the outlaws who rode before you (horse thieves mostly) and fugitives fleeing justice from more settled regions.

      The Old Spanish Trail opened up in 1829, primarily to convey woolen goods produced by indigenous peoples of New Mexico. This trail defied nature and wove through canyons, washes and mountains all the way to Los Angeles. Following the traders was a succession of pilgrims and pioneers, aimlessly roaming the South West looking for somewhere to call home. By mid-19th century, the wagon trains had replaced the pack trails as the main westerly mode of travel, and the Spanish Trail was no longer needed.

      Unlike the pioneers of the 19th century your journey ends with a feast! An authentic cowboy lunch awaits you back at the ranch house. Enjoy your meal, reflect on your day then visit the ranch's Cowboy Town and Petting Zoo to close out your South Western journey.

      Lost Vegas:

      If you're kicking up your heels in Las Vegas after your lunchtime desert trek, you have 19th-century trader Antonio Armijo to thank for it. One of Armijo's scouts, in search of water and wandering far afield from the main pack train making its way from Santa Fe to Los Angeles, happened upon the rich springs and meadows that became known as Las Vegas, meaning "fertile plains."

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
      Bring water Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Jeans Wear Jeans
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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