Posted by: millspaw | April 16, 2015

A Grand Adventure to the Grand Canyon: Day 14

Day 14: April 16, 2015

Mather Horse Camp

Grand Canyon, AZ

We had an uneventful 6 ½ hour ride to the Mather Horse Camp. The scenery was flat and uninteresting, but changed as with the altitude.



The check- in was also uneventful. We were asked if we had our paperwork for the horses (The Coggins test and they didn’t even look at them), and showed our Senior Pass. The Senior Pass is well worth the $10.00 fee, as it saved us half of the camping fee and all of the entrance fee for a total of $62.50 at this location. If you are over 62 and are going to be going to National Parks, State Parks, National Monuments, etc. it is well worth paying the $10 for a lifetime pass!!

Our registration was for three nights at the South Rim Horse Camp. There are only two sites, but they are beautiful. Far away from everyone in tents and campers.


The horses each could have had a large pen to themselves, but we put them together because they love each other. There were two feed bins and a water bucket. They were happily rolling and then eating when Dan and I left to go talk to the backcountry service.

Although it is supposed to get down to 19 degrees and was snowing when we arrived, we aren’t too worried. Our camper has a generator and a heater so we will be toasty warm. We also left Corry in the snow, so we have all our heavy winter clothing with us.

Tomorrow we will ride! Can’t wait to see the Canyon.


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