Horse Riding & Camping

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The GMUG National Forest offers many trails suitable for horseback riding. Horses are allowed on hiking trails unless a trail is designated for foot travel only. There are several dude ranches and outfitters in the area that rent horses for trail rides and pack trips. Horses are not allowed in developed campgrounds but may be kept adjacent to them. The GMUG has a few select  campgrounds that are designed to accommodate horse camping.  Only certified weed-free hay or processed feed may be brought onto National Forest System lands. Only processed feed may be used in wilderness areas. Tree-saver straps for picket lines and portable corrals are recommended.

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