World's Best Horse Trails; Great Sleigh Rides
Where in the world can you find the best horse trails? Well, lots of places, including Utah, according to a new cnn.com travel article. It includes Bryce Canyon on its list, "15 of the world's great horse treks."
Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the world's most striking places to ride horses.
The canyon is filled with a sea of pink and red hoodoos, bizarre rock spires that over time have been eroded by the elements into peculiar formations....
Cowboy guides recount the history and distinctive geology of this spectacular national park, as you ride among bristle cone pine trees, one of the oldest living organisms on the planet.
Spring, when there's still snow atop the rusty red hoodoos, is a particularly beautiful time to visit.
Other trails on the list are in places like Mongolia, Chile, Ireland, Iceland, Costa Rica, those kinds of places.
Bryce is a good choice with excellent trails amid splendid scenery. Still, Monument Valley is my choice for classic western horseback trail rides.
Top 10 sleigh rides in North America
Horsedrawn sleigh rides are the subject of this new report on foxnews.com. Number one on the list is the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, just south of Yellowstone. Can't argue with that choice.
Rocky Mountain Sleigh Company: Park City, Utah, is #5 on this list. That's also a good one, but we do have several other sleigh companies that are just as good.
The Homestead Resort in Midway is also an excellent choice.
-- Dave Webb