Arizona Stopovers

route2backdoortrailerA look at some amazing places to stop and check out on the trip down to Arizona.

(Small print: please do check in with your intended overnights prior to leaving, as these things do tend to change.) 

California

Rim Rock Motel, ALTURAS. Launches all your outdoor activities, and has now expanded to 17 outdoor stalls and a diverse selection of 32 rooms for singles to two-room family units. (530) 233-5455, www.rimrockmotelalturas.com

CottonWood Canyon Ranch, MORONGO VALLEY. Box Stalls, Outdoor Arena, Jumps, Riding Trails, Riding Instructor and lodging for humans.One bedroom guest house, which sits on a 30 Acre Ranch, and has full access to miles of trails. Dave or Georgia: (760) 363-7475, http://tophorseboarding.webs.com

New River Ranch, WILLITS. Shower Stall, Box Stalls, Outdoor Arena and lodging for humans. Large open barn with stalls, concrete aisle, wash bay, experienced staff and also very close to trails, rodeo grounds and easy access to Hwy 101. Angie: (707) 456-9242 / (813) 833-5919, https://www.facebook.com/pages/KTA-haulingNew-River-Ranch/262606287148031

Arroyo Grande Horse B n B, ARROYO GRANDE. Box stalls and lodging for humans. A small family ranch that offers box stalls and grassy pasture and can accommodate up to three horses and one truck and trailer. One private bedroom and bath in a large craftsman style home, gardens, hot tub and relaxing outdoor spaces. (805) 473-5716 / (805) 709-4641

The Oak Hill Ranch, SONOMA. Horse Bed & Breakfast, Horse Treks Around the World. Beautiful sites of the area, luxury accommodations, delicious cuisine, shopping and wine tours. Linda: (707) 363-5330, www.equivine.com

Bear River Ranch, GRASS VALLEY. Offers a variety of individual, family, and group vacations, both self-guidedand guided: hiking, road and mountain biking, horseback trail riding, walking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. (530) 268-3000, bearrivervacation.com

S & J Guest Ranch, ARBUCKLE. If you’re looking for a quiet spot to rest for the night and take a break from the interstate, offering overnight stay for folks travelling with their equine friends. Steve or Jane: (530) 921-2102, www.snjguestranch.com

Critter Cleaners & Triple C Horse Ranch, BAKERSFIELD. 40 indoor box stalls, alfalfa available, indoor arena, 2 outdoor arenas with lights, camper hookups, motels, parking for big rigs or trailers. Cathy: (661) 845-6937, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Triple-C-Ranch-Horse-Hotel/413232378787132?rf=140650535973182

Sioux City Ranch, BAKERSFIELD. Clean, well-lit and maintained horse motel, with 24×24 pipe pens, turnout / roundpen, feed, RV hookups and guest house. Tim or Julie: (661) 588-0496, http://www.horsetrip.com/listings/listingview.php?listingID=222

Gold Country Equestrian Center, ELVERTA. Includes two bedrooms in charming detached residence near barns and parking, parlor, 1 1/2 bath, TV, breakfast, 20 box stalls with bedding, turn out, two sand arenas, wash racks, round corral, riding/driving trail. Jean: (916) 991-6324, http://www.horsetrip.com/listings/listingview.php?listingID=177

Angel Acres Horse Hotel, LOS BANOS. For horses, includes: stall boarding, outside pens, indoor/outdoor warm water wash racks, groom areas, trailer parking, indoor-lit covered exercise round pen, outdoor-lit riding arena, alfalfa hay, three irrigated flat ground pastures with auto waterers. For people, includes: rooms, kitchen and bathroom. There is also professional dog grooming for all breeds. Contact: (209) 829-1560, http://www.angelacreshorsehotel.com/

The Snickerdoodle Ranch, MORONGO VALLEY. Human lodging, overnights and short or long term boarding available as well as guided horse tours through the canyon. Facilities include partial covered 24×24 corrals, 12×12 covered stalls, large turnout plus a 50″ round pen. Randy: randy@snickerdoodleranch.com, http://www.snickerdoodleranch.com

Colorado

Pinecrest Stables, GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS. Private paddocks, indoor and outdoor arenas, and riding trails. Located in beautiful Ute Pass, gateway into the Rocky Mountains; lots of well-kept trails, some leading into National Forest. (719) 684-9830, www.pinecrest1.webs.com

Rockin “IR” Stables, WATKINS. Overnight horse boarding, including stalls, runs with shelter, large paddocks, large rig parking and round pen. Sleeping room available for up to three guests with kitchenette. Easy access to interstate. Marie: (720) 883-5325, ircmarie@aol.com

Wonuka Farm, DURANGO. Guesthouse available and overnight stabling available for those traveling with horses. Three covered 12×12 box stalls with 20×12 runs plus pasture turnout area. Al or Marnie: 970-259-8848, www.wonuka.com

The Little Luck Homestead, FLORISSANT. Includes two 40×60 horse corrals with easy trailer parking. Set up as self-housekeeping arrangement; two bedroom, two bath house with full kitchen. Queen bed, two twin bunk-beds and day-bed. Debra: (720) 851-8084, www.littleluckhomestead.com

Dragon Pepper Farm, PIERCE. Family stable with stalls, arena, turnout, round pen, trailor parking, camper parking and bedrooms available with private bathrooms. Family style dining arranged for guests. Nate or Calida: 970-482-1103, dapperdog@hotmail.com

Copper Top Acres, LAPORTE. Scenic setting near Lory State Park, Poudre Canyon and Rist Canyon. Three 12×12 stalls with 12×42 runs, and a working 120×90 arena, wash rack and hay available. B&B with air-conditioned room and private bath; plus, RV hookup with water and electricity available. Lee or Loralee: (970) 221-4382, LLJTC4x4149@cs.com

Mary Bradley, LAFAYETTE. Indoor and outdoor stalls, holding pens, pasture, arena, feed, trails and B&B. Mary: (303) 665-9247

Craig Ranch B&B & Horse Motel, LIMON. Several large pipe corrals, indoor arena available if weather is bad, mountain grass hay for sale by bale. Two RV hookups (electric only) and large rig access. John or Beth: (719) 775-2658, www.craigranchbandb.com

Porter Ranch, NEW CASTLE. Inclludes 3600 acres of private ranch riding, with open pastures, horse stalls under cover, cabin and tent. Building an arena, rv hookups,and covered runs in the spring. Terry or Mary: (970) 984-3269, www.porterranch.net

Hornecker/Mau Ranch, PENROSE. Overnight stalls and runs. Newly build guest house with a beautiful view that overlooks horses. Fred: (719) 372-6051

Beddin’ Down Bed, Breakfast & Horse Hotel, SALIDA. Stalls and runs, plus arena for exercise and pasture for longer stays. Reservation only. Lance or Patti: 1-800-470-1888 / (719) 539-1815, http://www.beddindown.com

 Idaho

Hidden Acre, BOISE. Full service B&B for horse and rider with one standard bedroom/one suite which includes full breakfast. Three covered stall runs with amenities and breakfast for horse. Also offering additional services, such as equine massage, grooming, vet care, farrier, etc. Fire pit, horseshoe pit, picnic tables and BBQ for your enjoyment. Judi: (208) 853-0723, www.hidden-acre.com

Days Inn, JERMONE. Corrals with locks plus parking. Other animals welcome. Includes 73 guest rooms, outdoor jacuzzi, TV/VCR in every room and free continental breakfast. Call for reservations. Darlene: (208) 324-6400, DaysInn@pmt.org

Idaho Horse Park, NAMPA. Includes 536 covered stalls, bedding, feed, washracks, 150×300 outdoor arena, 175×360 indoor arena, open year round, vet services, on site security; also, the Hampton Inn Suites is walking distance to the stalls. Contact: (208) 442-3335 (M-F: 8am-5pm), (208) 573-6210 (after hours), www.idahohorsepark.com

Western Barns, KIMBERLY. Clean, safe and affordable overnight horse stable and B&B for travellers. Pets and late night arrival are okay. 24-hour vet care available. Box stalls, private paddocks, outdoor arena, riding trails, LQ trailer hookups (electric and/or water). Carol: (208) 423-6340

Montana

Rugg’s River Ranch, SUPERIOR. Private paddocks, riding trails, horse trainer, riding instructor, LQ trailer hookups (electric and/or water) and lodging for humans, including: two modern cabins and one kitchen. Contact: (406) 822-4240 / (406) 822-4915 / ray@ruggsoutfitting.com

Box T Ranch, BILLINGS. Includes shower stall, outdoor arena, LQ trailer hookups (electric and/or water). Only 10 minutes from downtown and 15 from Billings Airport. Office: 406-252-4388, http://equinemotel.com

Mill Creek Lodging, ANACONDA. B&B offers overnight stabling, horseback rides, and nature and geology jeep tours. Guests can ride from the property along the shoulder of Mt. Haggin or in the Mt. Haggin wildlife management area. David or Barbara: (406) 560-7666 / (406) 560-7676, http://www.millcreeklodging.com

Gallatin River Lodge, BOZEMAN. Includes two indoor stalls, two outdoor stalls, four holding pens, pasture, feed, outdoor arena/round pen, trailer parking and 6 guest suites with all meals available. Steve or Christy: (406) 388-0148 / 1-888-387-0148, www.grlodge.com

Parsons Pony Farm, FLORENCE. Includes five stalls, seven holding pens, three pastures, hay/pellets, many trails, one great site for camper hookup and three rooms with bath for B&B. Contact: (406) 273-3363 / (406) 239-PONY

7th Ranch RV Camp, Bunkhouse & Historical Tours, GARRYOWEN. Includes new eight stalls, 50′ round training corral, large Linn Pipe and Post arena, full hookup RV sites, tent and teepee sites, soft artesian water, washhouse, laundry, bunkhouse, historic tours and room to ride. Sandy: 1-800-371-7963 / (406) 638-2438, www.historicwest.com

Deer Crossing Bed & Breakfast, HAMILTON. Pastures and stalls, plus trails right out the properties’ gate to hundreds of miles of wilderness. Please have health papers and certified hay. No charge to B&B clients. Mary: 1-800-763-2232, www.deercrossingmontana.com

Rugg’s River Ranch, SUPERIOR. Includes 10 paddocks (50×150) with heated auto-waterers and 8×16 shelters. Plenty of parking room, adjacent to Forest Service with lots of room to ride. Vet and farrier on call. Two cabins along the river available for people needing overnight accommodations. One with cooking facilities that sleeps two; the other has separate bedroom, loft and family room, and sleeps six. Ray or Kip: 406-822-4240, http://www.ruggsoutfitting.com

Gaynor’s’ Riverbend Ranch, WHITEFISH. Includes eight indoor and eight outdoor large stalls, four large holding pens, and hay. Also, 100×200 outdoor arena, trails adjacent to ranch, parking with electricity and water, and a four-room suite, for five people, with kitchen. Pets ok. Don: (406) 862-3802

Nevada

Neigh & Stay Horse Layover,  LAS VEGAS. Shower stall, box stalls, outdoor arena, lodging for humans. Huge parking lot and gates, accommodating the biggest rigs. Jones Feed & Tack is nearby with competitive diesel prices & easy access fuel up. Dogs are welcome. Lacey: (541) 499-5179 / laceylowndes@gmail.com

Sweet Annie’s Bed, MESQUITE. Includes two 12×20 stalls with shade. Please phone ahead for reservations & directions. Bed & Breakfast and one room with private bath available. Coggins/HC req. Vet/farrier on call. Ann: (702) 346-1373 / channie@sisna.com

 New Mexico

Broken M Ranch, ALBUQUERQUE. Horse motel, outdoor and indoor stalls, and guest house. Room for large rigs, and pets allowed. Keith or Susan: (505) 877-9433, www.broken-m-ranch.com

Desert Meadow Stables, LAS CRUCES. A seven-acre boarding facility with two large grazing pastures, large stalls with run-in sheds, attached paddocks, round pen, arena with jumps and access to trails. Full service boarding or layovers. Lodging for humans is available, including a fully furnished bunk house with two bedrooms, two baths, and sleeps four or five. Dogs are welcome as long as they will stay inside a four ft. fence. Contact: (575) 635-6662, www.desertmeadowstable.com

Open Heart G Stables, ANTHONY. Includes 23×23 box stalls, with rubber mats and deep bedding, and large quarter-acre turnouts with access to covered stalls, all with automatic waterers. Walker, arena and large round pen are available. Small rustic cowboy bunk house with A/C or heat, bathroom and shower, TV and wi-fi. Contact: (915) 920-5169, openHeartGFarms@facebook.com

Blakley’s Spur Stables, ALBUQUERQUE. Includes seven indoor and six outdoor stalls, 17 stalls with runs, three holding pens, arena, walker, trails, camper hookup and guest house. Vet on call. Reservations required. Contact: 1-800-305-1851 / (505) 877-1851 / spurstable@aol.com

Slash M Slash Ranch, GRANTS. Includes 11 indoor stalls, outdoor pens, round pen/roping arena, feed, cattle, hookups for electricity and water, and bunkhouse. Ample trailer parking. Danny or Jodie: (505) 290-7836 / (505) 290-2645
/ dannymirabal1@hotmail.com

 Oregon

NEIGH-bors, PENDLETON. Horse motel and B&B. New barn with four 12×12 enclosed stalls, very clean, corral and fields. Excellent and safe fencing. Trailer parking. Barn has an upstairs apartment with another basement apt. in the house. MaryAlice or Bob: (541) 276-6737, www.neigh-bors.com

Roaming Pony Enterprises, PENDLETON. Includes 12×36 pens, turnouts, trails, arena, round pen; guest house with refrigerator, microwave and continental breakfast. Peaceful setting surrounded by alfalfa fields and trees. Mary: (541) 377-6721 / Roampony@aol.com

Burnt Spur Ranch Equine B&B, SANDY. Includes six indoor stalls, holding pens, 96×144 outdoor arena, pasture, walker, feed, trails and electricity and water for campers. B&B within 3 miles, motel within 2 miles. Linda or John: (503) 668-9716

 Utah

Tipsy Pig Overnight, ERDA. Overnight for up to six horses. Includes outdoor runout shelter, trailer parking, bed, bath and morning coffee. Gerry: (435) 882-6162 / nevnurse@att.net

Double Dollar Livestock Ranch, HOLDEN. Large working cattle and horse ranch with 100 box stalls, four arenas and many outdoor runs. Also, 7,000 acres of pasture and mountain range to explore in the beautiful high desert valley of the Wasatch Mountains. Overnight board or stay for a week to participate in ranch activities or mountain rides. Day trips available as well as overnight packs. Roping/cutting training with fresh cattle available daily. Contact: (435) 795-2626 / (866) 795-2626

J Diamond Ranch, JOSEPH. Includes 19 large stalls with rubber mats,  indoor wash rack, turnout paddocks, trailer hookups, a Large room for rent with full size and twin beds, two couches, TV and half bath. Lay-ups, farrier on premises. Dwayne or Angie: (435) 201-7785 / (435) 201-2034, www.jdiamondranch.com

Paria Canyon Adventure Ranch Campground, KANAB. Includes eight corrals, two paddocks, 10-acre pastures and hay. Campground facilities include unimproved RV sites, tent camping, bunkhouse, new bathhouse with shower and laundry facilities and entertainment barn. Enjoy scenic rural setting with breathtaking trail rides in national monument. Contact: (928) 660-2674, www.pariacampground.com

Hubbard House Bed and Breakfast Inn, MOUNTAIN GREEN. Lodging facility with outdoor corrals for horses. Don or Gloria: 1-800-815-2220 / (801) 876-2020, ubbhouse@aol.com

Red Cliffs Lodge, MOAB. Lodge, short and long term boarding, riding vacations, winery, museum, tours and activities. Contact: (866) 812-2002 / (435) 259-2002, http://www.redcliffslodge.com

 Washington

The Inn at White Pine Bed and Barn, LOON LAKE. Bed and Breakfast with overnight stabling for horses. Stalls with paddocks and adjoining pastures or pasture with a run-in are both available. Unlimited trail riding in the mountains surrounding Deer Lake are right outside the Inn. Lorie: (509) 233-2971, http://www.whitepineinn.com

Riverdance Stables, MONROE. Pastures and B&B amenities available. Also have room for LQ horse trailers. Nikki: (206) 817-3459 / njutte@msn.com

Miari Stables, OLYMPIA. Includes 12×12 box stalls with mats, indoor and outdoor arenas, turnout paddocks, RV hookups plus electricity and water. Stallions are okay to stay. Hotels are five minutes away. Call for reservations. Kari: (360) 786-1628, http://www.miaristables.com

 Wyoming

7XL Stables At Terry Bison Ranch, CHEYENNE. Includes 16 indoor and 12 outdoor stalls, outdoor pens, feed/hay, trail rides and trailer parking. Guest ranch offers horseback riding, wagon tours, fishing, RV park, cabins, bunkhouse, restaurant and saloon. Dan: (307) 634-4171

Stagecoach River Ranch Inc., CODY. Big Rig access with camping areas and bunkhouse lodging, with full kitchens, laundry, baths, TV and wi-fi available. Large corrals with auto-waterers and run-ins; 60×60 post and rail corrals and 12×16 Priefiert Rough Stock Pens, all with large feeders and water troughs. Heavy duty hitching rails for tacking and bathing your horses. Horse trailers available for clients free of charge. Certified hay for sale. Coggins Required. Linda: (307) 578-6074, http://www.stagecoachriverranch.com

 

Ports of Entry Numbers:

Canadian Ports of Entry

  1. Emerson, MB (204) 534-6288
  2. Boissevain, MB (204) 534-6288
  3. North Portal, SK (306) 927-2255
  4. Coutts, AB (403) 344-3808
  5. Kingsgate, BC (250) 424-5311
  6. Osoyoos, BC (250) 495-6531
  7. Abbotsford, BC (604) 854-8029
  8. Pacific Hwy, BC (604) 541-3364

U.S. Ports of Entry

  1. Pembina, ND (701) 825-6262
  2. Dunseith, ND (701) 263-3364
  3. Portal, ND (701) 926-4281
  4. Sweet Grass, MT (406) 335-2142
  5. Eastport, ID (208) 267-2396
  6. Oroville, WA (509) 476-2635
  7. Sumas, WA (360) 988-5715
  8. Sumas, WA (360) 988-5715