What better way to explore the area than on horseback? Like any Midwest vacation spot, we keep space where you can stable your horse comfortably, as long as you bring your own feed. The National Forest adjoins our land and consists of 75,000 acres. You have your choice of trails, with over 75 miles of marked trails to choose from. Some of the more popular trail heads in the Pine Ridge area include East Ash, West Ash, Coffee Mill, Spotted Tail, Roberts, and Outrider Trailheads.
Another popular choice for horse enthusiasts is the Soldier Creek Wilderness Area and Trailhead. There are corrals and a fully accessible rider ramp. The system contains about 15 miles worth of looped trails. They are closed to mountain bikes and motorized vehicles, but open to hikers.
While Nebraska isn't exactly known for mountains, we do offer some great opportunities for mountain biking. The trails open to horses are also open to mountain bikers, with the exception of the Soldier Creek Trailhead. There are trails that include sections guaranteed to challenge even the most experienced of bikers, while offering more leisurely rides for novices and family outings. A weatherproof topographic map of over 70 miles of marked bike trails is available for $5.95 through the Chadron Area Chamber of Commerce. Their address is P.O. Box 464, Chadron, NE, 69337-0464. Or, you can give them a call at (308) 432-4401.
Be sure to bring plenty of film! No matter if your photographic interests lie in wildlife, birds, flora, or scenery, you'll find ample opportunities to capture some great shots. Our sunrises and sunsets are magnificent, and we have plenty of breathtaking vistas.