Cattle Drive!

Working Ranch Vacation
June 19-22, 2014
July 3-6, 2014
Contact us to schedule a private adventure for your group!

Working Ranch Cattle Drive!
Come ride with us. 600 cow calf pairs will arrive at base camp a few days before we arrive. Our job is to drive the cattle up the mountain to summer pastures, check fences, pack salt and other ranch tasks.

While working we will explore the wilderness of the San Juan National Forest, help you improve your horsemanship and cattle handling skills, and learn first hand about ranching in a National Forest. Enjoy wildlife and breath-taking scenery and views.

This ride is unique because you are encouraged to bring your own horse. We recommend that you and your horse are comfortable riding several miles a day. Your horse should be shod. Rims recommended. No sliders.

Horse back equestrian cattle drive vacation!
Limit of 10 riders. Register Early!
I have had a number of questions about riding at a higher altitude. The following link is from Equus Magazine:
If anyone wants to bring their horse a day or two early and let them rest and acclimate while the people site see let me know.
Lake in the pasture, San Juan National Forest!
Lake in the pasture, San Juan National Forest!
BASE CAMP (8 miles East of Bayfield, CO)
Park you truck and trailer at base camp. Base camp features a kitchen tent, picnic tables, campfire ring, cowboy shower with hot water and restroom. Flowing water and a corral is available for the horses. You are welcome to stay in your trailer or a tent. Cots available upon request. We will ride out each day.

Breakfast will be served at camp each morning. Lunch will be packed, taken with us, and enjoyed on the mountain. Dinner will be cooked on the campfire and served homestyle. Please notify staff of any dietary restrictions at least two weeks in advance of event.
Trail Boss: Kyle Beebe
Clinician: Kelli Paulson

Family and additional Wranglers at BB Ranch, LLC: Peggy, Gary, Robert, Ty and Garrett Beebe

Horse back equestrian cattle drive vacation!
Riders are welcome to arrive on Wednesday to get settled in. Please notify us of your arrival time.

9:00 am Breakfast and orientation. Horsemanship and instruction in reading and working cattle.
11:00 pm Head out to herd

7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Leave camp
Late afternoon return to camp

7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Leave camp
Late afternoon return to camp

7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Leave camp
2:30 pm Return to Camp
4:30 pm Leave for Bar D Chuckwagon Supper Show in Durango, CO
Enjoy dinner and a famous old west music and comedy stage show.
Return to camp.

Monday - Optional Day
7:00 am Breakfast
Ride as you please or head home.

If you would like to let your horses rest at camp and see some of the fabulous sites in the area, just let us know.
Have a safe trip home!

Evenings: relax at base camp, eat dinner, enjoy the campfire
Try your hand at roping, whip cracking and knot-tying if you wish.
Comfortable clothing
Hat with Brim
Chaps or chinks
Riding boots
Sleeping bag/pillow
Sunscreen, chap stick, insect repellant,
Camera, small binoculars
Horse tack
Horse feed
Small saddle bag

A pack horse will carry our supplies for the day!
$885 per person.
$200 to rent a ranch horse.
Deposit: $300 deposit is due to save your spot.
Discounts: Save $100 if paid in full 30 days prior to ride.
Final payment by credit card/PayPal due before the ride.
All payments by check must be made ten days prior to ride.
Payments may be made by credit card on the web site.
Each participant must sign a waiver prior to the ride.

Working Ranch Cattle Drive Adventure
 Cattle Drive PDF 
 Cattle Drive Registration and Waiver Only 
Exact directions will be sent to you after registration.

2014 Registration: