Day 1: Arrive at the Ranch

11:00 am-12:00 pm Check-in
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Orientation
2:30 pm Saddle Fitting
After orientation and your saddle fitting, we will begin with an evaluation of your riding skills while riding in the arena. You are encouraged to participate in team penning during this time as it helps riders become better acquainted with their horses, as well as with some of the techniques used in working cattle. Once you are comfortable with your horse, we will head out through the meadows for a tranquil afternoon trail ride.
6:30 pm: Dinner


Day 2: Trailer to the Mountain & Roundup

7:30 am Groom and saddle your horse
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Load horses in the trailer and head for the mountain
We will be rounding up and pushing cattle off our John’s Valley allotment and into beautiful South Creek Canyon summer range.  After trailering the horses to Johns’ Valley, we’ll enjoy a day of searching, gathering, and then pushing the entire herd of around 300 to 400 cattle (heifers and calves) to the South Creek Canyon Allotment.  You will enjoy a saddle-bag lunch along the trail.  Be prepared for a long day in the saddle.  When the cattle reach their destination and the range boss is satisfied, we’ll return to the lodge at the Rockin’ R Ranch for a hot shower, a well-deserved satisfying dinner, and a comfortable bed.  But most important, you will return with memories that you will be able to share for years to come.


Day 3: Back to the Real World

8:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Checkout

List of What to Bring on the Cattle Drive

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change depending upon the location of the cattle, weather, and Forest Service instruction. Expect long hours in the saddle gathering scattered cattle, driving them from canyon to canyon, and to the summer range.