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Peaceful Valley

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND 58645
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We had hoped to take a horseback ride. The park should get the word out - this concession closed... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2015
Ted O
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Colorado
Horse Trail Ride - Great Fun and Great Views

My family and I had a wonderful horseback trail ride out of Peaceful Valley. Our youthful and... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2014
Susan B
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Built in 1885, this valley was once the site of a booming horse ranch; now, it's a place for reflection and the observation of nature as a scenic looking point in Teddy Roosevelt National Park.
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16 Aug 2015
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24 Jul 2014
“Horse Trail Ride - Great Fun and Great Views”
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND 58645
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

We had hoped to take a horseback ride. The park should get the word out - this concession closed in 2014. You can take your own horse into the park, but there are no longer rental horses at Peaceful Valley.

8  Thank Ted O
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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

My family and I had a wonderful horseback trail ride out of Peaceful Valley. Our youthful and knowledgeable guides Lisa and Laney took us through beautiful grasslands and badlands, past prairie dog towns, over ridges and through the Little Missouri river valley. The operators Neil...More

2  Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

The ride is fantastic - no autobot horses plodding along with no input from you. Plus the scenery is perfect. We even rode right by a buffalo. However, the staff made this ride possible for me and my son. His fear overcame his desire to...More

3  Thank Shannon A
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

My sister Kathy and I had a truly wonderful time this summer on our trail ride at Peaceful Valley. First, the horses all seem and seem well-cared for. My horse was one of the older ones and she was very, very sweet. The staff asks...More

1  Thank Betsy H
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

This is a must. The best way to view the badlands. I am a some what experienced horse back rider and was skeptical as I figured this was a little trail ride around the woods. Wow! was I wrong. This was awesome and the best...More

1  Thank Elizabeth G
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Great operation. We are experienced horsemen but decided to not haul our horses this time and do the guided tour. Horses are very well taken care of and behaved. Guides were very fun! Saw wild horses lots of prairie dogs and Bison. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 17 June 2013

This was my first experience on a horse and i dont think i could have found a better place to do it. Staff was friendly, the guide knowledgeable and the horse was very well mannered and the scenery beautiful. In short if end up in...More

1  Thank Ian D
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

There's simply nothing else like it...riding your horse across the top of a butte, cautiously glancing down to enjoy the scenery without turning your stomach upside down...taking a deep breath of the sage baking in the hot sun...viewing a herd of buffalo in the distance...More

2  Thank Deborah P
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Horseback was the best way to experience Theodore Roosevelt National Park! The staff was very informative and helpful for this family of novice riders. The horses were calm and well-trained. The ride included a variety of terrain and views. There were a couple of places...More

2  Thank Terri146
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

These guys will actually take your height into consideration when they pick a horse for you, and they give you a quick tutorial on how to ride a horse before you hit the trail. The other place doesn't do that. Also some of the trails...More

1  Thank CASchmaltz
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