The Valles Caldera

Valles Caldera appears on the right as I top the rise coming down Hwy. 4, west of Los Alamos, N.M. For years, I've imagined cantering my horse across the sweeping, bowl-shaped meadow dotted with tree-topped lava domes, evidence of the area's past volcanic activity.

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Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive

Folks in Reno, Nevada, really know how to put on a rodeo. Their annual Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West, with better than a half-million dollars in prize money, is ranked in the top five in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. And the Reno Rodeo Association committee figured out 15 years ago that the perfect way to open their rodeo was with an old-time cattle drive. It's been a hit ever since.

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Campsite Courtesy

In WH's May 2006 print edition, veteran horse camper Les Sellnow offers horse-camping planning tips in the feature "Planning for Adventure."Here, the Riverton, Wyoming, horseman shares advice for setting up and leaving a "no-trace" campsite.

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Saguaro Trails

The harsh but beautiful landscape of Arizona's Saguaro National Park offers a land of contrasts for horseback explorers.

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Which Way Did He Go?

Does the Billy the Kid Ride follow the Kid's actual escape route from Lincoln, New Mexico to Fort Sumner, New Mexico? Fact is, no one knows for sure.

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