July 23, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Smithers, Guest Ranches & Horseback Riding
For a great view of Hudson Bay Mountain in Smithers, take a trail ride on horseback with Mountain View Adventures. It’s a family owned business of experienced riders. Beginner riders can enjoy trail rides ranging from 1 hour to 4 hours, but riders with more experience can enjoy 5-7 hour trail rides, even overnight trips. With a few quick riding commands and tips you’re ready to follow behind the lead riders through a variety of landscapes from tall grass fields, to dense forested areas to wide mountain top ridges. The view is spectacular once you and your trusty stead reach the lookout points along the Bulkly Ranges of the Hazelton Mountains. If you happen to be camping while in the Smithers/Telkwa area, Tyhee Provincial Park is a great place to set up a tent or park an RV, and Mountain View Adventures is conveniently just a ways down the road on Telkwa High Rd. leading towards acres of farmland into the country.
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