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Riding in Yellowstone

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Yellowstone National Park showcases some of the mid-west’s most beautiful scenery. Lakes, mountains, forests and wildlife come together in Yellowstone. The riding expeditions in the park are one of the best ways to see as much as you can while in the park. The trail rides are open year long and are supplied by many different companies, although the park itself offers riding also. The rides can last from one hour to days depending on the type of rider. Both day trips and pack trips are in the northern part of the park, although the park does offer specialized trips to the southern end as well. The park’s horseback riding is based in Gardiner, Montana, the community at Yellowstone's northern gate. The riding adventures take the riders through green valleys, lush forests and by snow topped mountains. The pack trips go by the Yellowstone Lake and the Hoodoo Basin, a breathtaking formation of rocks sculpted by wind for thousands of years, which reach a height of 10,500 feet. Also included in the trips are Mount Sheridan, Osprey Falls and the Narrow Gauge Terrace at Mammoth Hot Springs. The riders are supplied with a good horse, saddle and other horse gear. The staff at Yellowstone are very helpful in letting its visitors know when the best time is to see certain wildlife, including wolves, bears, coyotes, owls and moose. The combination of mountain scenery and amazing wildlife while riding a horse brings together the best natural wonders that Yellowstone Park has to offer.

Written by  Melissa Rubin.

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