Experience an adventurous day ride across the Seven Sisters Range to the Cavern Wells Ranch. Spend a night in a log cabin and ... More
Rockin R Trailrides
Experience an adventurous day ride across the Seven Sisters Range to the Cavern Wells Ranch. Spend a night in a log cabin and enjoy their Old West town. The Allen Ranch also offers tipi camping, RV sites and tent camping. Ask about wagon rides and cookouts.
The ride we took went up into the meadows overlooking the town of Hot Springs.
I loved every second. The horses were very good and the trail was what I considered to be hard. The owner was our guide and he talked to us all the way up and back. Giving us a history of Hot Springs and something about himself. I would recommend the ride to all my friends.
Rockin' R Trailrides are owned and guided by Randy and his wife Peggy. Randy is a real cowboy who shoes his own, well-cared-for horses. The horses we rode were big and gentle, but spunky.
We took an hour ride at their Hot Springs location at Allen Ranch. They also have a location in Custer, SD. Both locations also offer longer treks: 1� hour, 2 hour and half-day and even overnight excursions and wagon rides.
We crossed the gentle Minnekahta river on a trail that wound up a steep, rocky foothill (suggest wearing the riding helmet!) Randy showed us some old graves, a stage coach trail, a railroad right-of way, and local plants and animals. The scenery was spectacular!
The ride was a thrill my kids will never forget and the highlight of our trip to South Dakota.
Hot Springs, in general, offered lots to do and see. The town is clean and the people are warm and friendly. If you're in the Rushmore area, you should check out Hot Springs!