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Route and Itinerary
  Our second section, Parowan, Utah to Santa Fe New Mexico will take us about 40 days of riding to cover about 700 miles. We will have a rest day each five days, there will be areas of highway we will have to trailer through.



OSTTREK Intinerary


August 9, 2015 to September 17, 2015
Trip Day
Date
Camp Number
Camp Location
Day 0
08/09/15
0
Parowan Utah The City of Parowan wants to charge us $85.00 to camp one night at the fairgrounds. This is the only place that has wanted to charge us in the entire 1200 mile ride. If anyone has an in with the city we could use some assistance there.
Day 1
08/10/15
1
Upper Bear Valley, UT
Day 2
08/11/15
2
Near Spry, UT
Day 3
08/12/15
3
Near Kingston, UT
Day 4
08/13/15
4
Near Angle, UT
Day 5
08/14/15
5
Near Koosharem. UT
Day 6
08/15/15
6
Tasha Horse Camp, Fish Lake, UT On August 15 at Tasha Horse camp at Fish Lake the local BCH unit is having their annual barbecue dinner, we are invited as we are scheduled to camp there the nights of the 14th and 15th. Ray Conner of BCHU Central Chapter plans to guide us from Greenwich UT to Tasha Horse Camp. The Fish Lake National Forest would like us to present our trip at their Saturday night campfire at Fish Lake.
Day 7
08/16/15
6
Tasha Horse Camp, Fish Lake, UT Rest Day
Day 8
08/17/15
7
Hilgard Pass, Fish Lake NF, UT We hope that Bob Leonard of the Fish Lake Forest archeologist and BCHU members can ride with us from Tasha Horse Camp up over 10,000 foot Hilgard Pass and down Red Canyon to I 70. We plan to pack in to camp in this high isolated and archeologically rich area.
Bob Leonard the Fish Lake Archeologist, has done much research on the Fish Lake Cutoff and will show us routes, scrapes of horse hooves on rocks, blazes on trees and other remnants of the trail
Day 9
08/18/15
8
Red Canyon, Fishlake NF, UT
Day 10
08/19/15
9
Moore, UT
Day 11
08/20/15
10
Castle Dale, UT We will visit the Museum of the San Rafael
We will meet with interested folks at the museum. The City of Castle Dale is hosting us at their in town rodeo grounds.
Day 12
08/21/15
11
The Wedge Overlook, UT
Day 13
08/22/15
11
The Wedge Overlook, UT Rest Day
Day 14
08/23/15
12
Near Lost Springs Canyon, UTWe have a guide through for the section around the San Rafael Swell, plus good written directions from Loch Wade who walked that a few years ago.

Day 15
08/24/15
13
Near Green River, UT
Day 16
08/25/15
14
Near Ruby Ranch Road, UT
Day 17
08/26/15
15
Near Courthouse Spring UT
Day 18
08/27/15
16
Private Ranch Moab, UT  Elizabeth Eliason and Stephan Schultz of BCH Utah have arranged for us to ride the bike path from the airport clear into town, riding across the Colorado River on the bike path bridge (if we were real men, we'd swim our horses across like the oldtimers did!). She has arranged a  welcome ceremony in Moab near the arch as you enter town from the north, with a reception with Town personalities, along with an invitation to stay at a very nice private ranch south of Moab complete with a potluck party.  From there the route is the highway, but, we will have local guides that can ride us through usable trails south from there.
Day 19
08/2815
16
Private Ranch, Moab, UT Rest Day
Day 20
08/29/15
17
Near La Sal Junction, UT  Where we have another place to stay at a horse ranch in the foothills of the La Sal Range.

Day 21
08/30/15
18
Near Casa Colorado Rock, UT
Day 22
08/31/15
19
Near Ucola, UT
Day 23
08/01/15
20
Near Dove, Creek, CO   I am working on guides through Colorado. Folks from BackCountry Horsemen of Colorado, are helping with that. Based on my moto ride last year, and the route of the OST combined with private land it is going to be difficult to avoid trailering through most all of the OST route in Colorado.

Day 24
08/02/15
21
Near Lewis, CO
Day 25
09/03/15
21
Near Lewis CO Rest Day, Mancos, CO Hesperus, CO, Florida, CO Probably trailer these sections due to the route being right on existing highways for much of it.
Day 26
09/04/15 22
Near Ignacio, CO The Southern Ute Reservation is open to us traveling through their Reservation we should camp one night at the San Ignacio Rodeo grounds, with a nearby Casino! Dr. Jefferson of the OSTA and Southern Ute Reservation has made this possible, our thanks to him.
Day 27
09/05/15 23
San Juan River, CO
Day 28
09/06/15 24
San Juan River, CO Rest Day
Day 29
09/07/15 25
 Jicarilla Apache Reservation NM. I talked with JC Nighthawk of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation Game and Fish office, he was enthusiastic about our ride, and stated he would like tribe members to ride with us, and to work up some publicity.

Day 30
09/08/15 26
Near Hiway 64. Jicarilla Reservation NM We may have to use public roads to Dulce NM and on to Stinking Lake, which is doable, but not on route.
Day 31
09/09/15 27 El Vado State Park, NM
Day 32
09/10/15 28 Near Alire, NM
Day 33
09/11/15 29 Near Abiquiu Lake, NM We may camp at Ghost Ranch, Georgia O'Keefe's former home
Day 34
09/12/15
Near Abiquiu Lake, NM, Rest Day
Day 35
09/13/15 30
Near Chili, NM Our route from Abiquiu is still unclear. Riding the highway is out of the question. Alternate roads that parallel the Highway would be ideal. I’d like also to ride the secondary road that passes the pueblos.

Day 36
09/14/15 31
Near San Ildefonso Pueblo
Day 37
09/15/15 32
Near Bishops Lodge Ranch Resort Santa Fe,
Day 38
09/16/15 33
Ride into Santa Fe Plaza, camp at arena  The Sheriff’s Posse will be escorting riders into town on Bishop’s Lodge Rd. we will have re-enactor Presidio Soldiers there and looking into some Mexican period folks. Director of the Palace of the Governors, Director of Rio Grande Heritage Area and a few others will be a speakers. We won’t know about the Mayor till mid August. We will have proclamations from the City and the County for the ceremony for Old Spanish Trail Ride Day. New Mexican newspaper has been notified of this event so we are hoping for a photographer.  Great thanks to BCHNM member Pat Kuhloff of putting all this together.  The Northern New Mexico Horsemen's association has graciously offered their arena in Santa Fe for our final night of the ride.

Day 39
9/17/15
33
Head for home,

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Important Links: 
http://www.nps.gov/olsp/index.htm

http://www.nps.gov/olsp/planyourvisit/upload/200909_OLSP_Map.pdf

http://www.nps.gov/olsp/planyourvisit/passport-program.htm

http://www.oldspanishtrail.org/



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