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Betty's Trail Rides - Real Old West Horseback Riding Adventure


Betty's Trail Rides

Betty Hastings, Owner, Betty's Trail Rides

Copyright: Elizabeth R. Mitchell

Betty's Trail Rides - Morristown (Near Wickenburg), Arizona:

Address: P.O. Box 115 Morristown, Arizona 85342
Phone: 928-501-7272, Toll Free: 866-988-2372, Fax: 623-388-2474

About the Trail Rides:

Guided rides may take take you the beautiful Hell's Canyon Wilderness area or even to Lake Pleasant for a ride and swim! The vistas are beautiful and the trails take you on back roads and historic trails. You may see a cow or burro during your ride.

Directions to the Stables:

To find Betty's, exit I-17 at Exit#223, (Carefree-Wickenburg Highway/State Route 74), about 15 miles north of Phoenix. Go west on Highway 74 for 9.5 miles. Turn right onto the Castle Hot Springs Road at mile marker 19, and go north 6.1 miles until you come to a T section/stop sign. At this stop sign, turn left. The pavement will end, but the dirt road is good. Continue for about 1/2 mile. On the left hand side of the road you will see a sign with a sunset and a horse. Turn left into the driveway just beyond the sign. This is Betty's Trail Rides.

Riding at Betty's Trail Rides:

Betty and Rusty have horses for all abilities including beginners. You must be 6 years old or older to ride and the weight limit is 250 pounds. All rides are guided.

The Best Part of the Betty's Trail Rides Experience:

Riding with Betty and Rusty will give leave you with a realistic idea of what ranching and riding was like in the old days. Both Betty and Rusty have a rich western heritage and have interesting family history from the area where you will ride. They are knowledgeable and fascinating people. From the time you arrive at their authentic horse camp until the end of the ride, you will experience the real West as it was generations ago.


A Once in a Lifetime Experience:

When I rode with Betty and Rusty, I met other interesting people. Van tours of young explorers regularly visit the horse camp, stay there a couple days and go riding. Some of the visitors are from other countries on a tour of the U.S. I thought that a stop at Betty's Trail Rides was a close as they would come to the real West.

Betty taught Native American children on the Havasupai Indian Reservation in the bottom of the Grand Canyon. She was helicoptered in and out of the canyon. Rusty has a rich history and is a "real" cowboy who has worked for most of the ranches in the Lake Pleasant area. They are a couple who know the "real Arizona." Riding with Betty's Trail Rides will leave you with a greater appreciation of the history and beauty of the land.

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