East Meets West
For 50 years, Elk Creek Ranch has introduced teenagers, most of them from "back East," to the Western lifestyle. Along the way, the family-run operation has created its share of horsemen and -women.
The Valles Caldera
Valles Caldera appears on the right as I top the rise coming down Hwy. 4, west of Los Alamos, N.M. For years, I've imagined cantering my horse across the sweeping, bowl-shaped meadow dotted with tree-topped lava domes, evidence of the area's past volcanic activity.
Saguaro TrailsThe harsh but beautiful landscape of Arizona's Saguaro National Park offers a land of contrasts for horseback explorers.
Reno Rodeo Cattle DriveFolks in Reno, Nevada, really know how to put on a rodeo. Their annual Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West, with better than a half-million dollars in prize money, is ranked in the top five in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. And the Reno Rodeo Association committee figured out 15 years ago that the perfect way to open their rodeo was with an old-time cattle drive. It's been a hit ever since.
Going to GlacierGlacier National Park offers unforgettable horseback adventures in northwestern Montana.