You will follow trails through mature conifer stands that parallel crystalline creeks, at times passing remnants of gold rush mining operations. You can follow forgotten supply routes used by the pioneers, then quietly move through territories originally occupied by our Native American Karuk Tribe.
We even have feed, tack, corrals and pasture space available to support those who wish to bring their OWN horses and use the ranch as an equestrian vacation base site.
A distinct and unique aspect of your Marble Mountain Ranch vacation is the freedom of tailoring your adventures to your tastes and expertise. Follow your whims to mix a one to five day Wilderness Pack Trip. Our guides will take you back in history while maintaining the highest level of gourmet cuisine during your trek. OR choose your own favorite camp and we'll drop you and your supplies off, and then pick you up on the date of your choice. We supply you with a packer and wrangler and pack/saddle stock animals as needed. Look out City Slickers and watch out for bears!
The minimum charge for a drop camp is $400 and includes a packer with horse and up to three other horses to ride or pack. A fourth or fifth horse is an additional $55 each. With the sixth horse there is an additional charge of $125/day to cover the cost of an assistant wrangler. Each horse can carry about 140 pounds dead weight or 240 pounds live weight maximum. The maximum distance for single date rates is 10 miles on the trail. Longer rides will incur partial or additional full day charges."
Horseback riding requires participants with proper attire. Please come dressed with long pants, sturdy shoes or boots, a hat and no large or expensive jewelry. Sorry, riders must weigh less than 240 pounds.