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GRAB YOUR SOMBRERO and join us for a glimpse of traditional ranch life little changed since early Spanish settlement!  Let experienced guides take you into the spectacular mountains of OLD CALIFORNIA. Riding through colorful cactus garden valleys and into lush palm springs you’ll meet some of the wonderful local folks of the remote ranches of Baja.

Visit the renowned World Heritage Rock Art sites and famous roadless ranches, near the village of San Ignacio in the heart of the peninsula.

Since 1988 we’ve been running great trips for small groups in the outback desert - unique journeys into the heart of the sierra and its historical ranch culture. For nearly 300 years the only way to travel these mountains had been on horseback. It’s still the best!

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General Itineraries and trip descriptions:

· General Information (travel, equipment, physical requirements, meals, etc. )

· Painted Caves of Baja

· Canyon Rock Art Pack Trip

· Whales and Rock Art !

· San Javier and Ranches

· Sierra Giganta Traditional Ranch Culture - Pack Trip

· Cueva El Serpiente & Ranches

· Ranch Culture / Ranch Gardens

· San Gregorio Ranch and Art

· Amazing Views Sierra SF

· Private Group Tours and Rates

· Favorite Menus of Guides and Guests

· BYO B&L (bring your own breakfast and lunch)

   

A Day in the life of a mule pack trip - Sierra Giganta Traditional Ranches route

Click a photo above to see many more photos in that category.
We hope you enjoy the gallery photos; credits to guides, friends and Richard Jackson of SoulCatchingImages.com and owner of Las Cabañas de Loreto.

Read Trudi's Painted Caves of Baja journal!

Read Graham's Adventures Saddling South and Mule Packing in Baja by Thalia Zepatos for two wonderful accounts of our pack trips!

NEW INFORMATION FOR 2017

Saddling Trip Dates - For those of you returning to our web site, Welcome Back! Please note that as of 2017 all itineraries will list only Riding Days. We will no longer offer a Full-Package itinerary. There will soon be several pages posted with very helpful information on how to travel to a trail-head, a DIY list of possibilities, and also names of other companies offering fully catered tours if you prefer.

Meals - This coming season we will provide you with a great camp dinner prepared by our staff. For Breakfast and Lunches it will be BYOB&L. Click on the page of B&L ideas at the bottom of the Itineraries list.

Pricing - Because we are asking folks to take the reins to get themselves to the trailheads and no longer including hotels or ground transportation (unless it's on a mule), and the staff will just be preparing hot drinks in the morning and a hot meal at night, our pricing will reflect the changes. The cowboy guides in the mountains have received a well-deserved raise in pay, so it will balance out to be a similar daily cost as our tried-and-true Local's Special rate offered in the past.

New Iineraries - Please note a new format for listing of some of the trips. By combining the Canyon Rock Art route with the Painted Caves, we offer the option to go for just 5 days into Canyon Santa Teresa, or to continue on and ride/hike to Rancho San Gregorio as well adding 5 to 6 more archeological sites, and 3 more ranch visits to the route. You'll be a seasoned Baja rider if you choose the longer trail time. We do have a couple of layover days during the 9 day route.

Hope to see you soon on a Baja trail !

Please Click on the Dark Blue Links Above the Video Clip for Trip Descriptions / Itineraries.

Saddling South Dates:

YearDateLengthPriceDescription
2017November 20 - 245 days$900San Gregorio Ranch and Art
 December 10 - 189 days$1,700Painted Caves, or Canyon only @$900
2018January 10 - 189 days$1,700Painted Caves, or Canyon only @$900
 February 10 - 189 days$1,700Painted Caves, or Canyon only @$900
 March 9 - 179 days$1,700Rock Art Enthusiasts - or 5 days @$900
 April 23 to May 19 days$1,800Painted Caves, Full Meal / Canyon @$1000

Summer months - contact us for private tours.

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