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Jacob's Review:
   I love this place! The horses are very friendly and there are so many of them to choose from. You'll see a couple of donkeys too, but you can't ride them. It is a nice view with mountains and wide open spaces for riding. We saw Army airplanes flying overhead and had fun trying to spot the Aerostat - it's big so you can't miss it!!


Dad's Notes:
   Wow, what incredible scenery - the jagged peaks of the stunning Huachuca Mountains, oak and manzanita trees once you get up into the hills, more plant life and animals than I knew there was in the desert. We saw plenty of deer and we've been told there are coyotes, javelinas, mountain lions and even bear up in the canyons. The horses were well-trained and obedient, making it a safe option for even timid riders. The employees do their best to match rider skill with a suitable mount.

   Offered through Fort Huachuca's MWR program, this is a super family activity - and it's open to the public. Guided horseback tours through the Huachuca Mountains are offered on Saturday and unguided riding is available Thursday through Sunday. They also hold sunset rides, summer camp and workshops not to mention several annual events such as the annual ride to historic Tombstone each October in conjunction with Helldorado Days - this is a not-to-be-missed event!

    You can hold birthday parties at the corral; they also lease horses and offer horseback riding lessons. If you have your own horse (and you're Military) you can also board, for an affordable price, in a private mount facility near the corral.

   NOTE: Bring license, insurance and registration and stop at the main gate visitor center as you'll need a pass to get on post - it's pretty easy and quick.




Address:
Building 13555 Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-6000

Admission (subject to change):
Guided trail rides are on Saturday and cost $17.00 w/Mil. ID or $20.00 w/out.
Open trail riding is on Thursday, Friday and Sunday and costs $15.00

Phone Numbers:
520.533.5220

Hours(subject to change):
Thursday - Sunday 9am to 4pm NOTE: The last horse out for open riding leaves at 2:45pm

www.mwrhuachuca.com/buffalo_corral.html

Drive Directions:
Hwy 90 south to SV, Ft Huachuca Main Gate on Right at Fry. Right onto post (on Fry) follow main road (Squire) past medical center to Mizner, right to traffic circle. Onto Smith , next left onto Christy (name changes to Hines) follow to fork in road, right (dirt) to Canyon, left up to Hill. (Signs are pretty good if you watch close they should help you get there).

 


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