WELCOME TO ROCK CREEK PACK STATION
Benton Hot Springs & Mustang Trail Ride
May 12-16, 2023
We are offering a great opportunity for guests to spend two nights in a room at the Old House Bed & Breakfast at the Hot Springs. You can either camp in a tent at Benton or have a room at the Old House. The last two nights we’ll all camp in tents at our wilderness style camp in Pizona.
Old Benton Hot Springs is an old ghost town built around hot springs that flow into the meadows behind the old store. There are big redwood hot tubs next to our meadow campsite. We spend two nights at Benton and then ride to our camp in Pizona. This is a trip for those that enjoy riding, exploring ghost towns, looking for wild horses and experiencing the culture of the old west.
The first two nights are at the Old House at Benton. Rooms are available for singles, couples or family units. Previous guests enjoy staying in a room with running water, toilet and a tv. Those wanting to camp will have tents near the Old House.
The scenery is spectacular and if you haven’t experienced camping in this part of California, you will be pleasantly surprised. The vistas of the Sierra from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney to the west and of Boundary Peak and the White Mountains to the east are with us the entire trip.
Friday: We start with dinner on Friday, at 6:30 PM. Camp will be being set-up that afternoon and there will be plenty of time to walk around, check out the horses and relax. If people can’t get there for dinner, they can arrive late or come out to camp the following morning.
Saturday: Breakfast at 7AM and we mount people to their horses and explain safety. We’ll take a sack lunch and ride out for the day to explore the hills around Old Benton. Afternoon is for soaking in the hot springs and getting ready for a fun filled evening with music and stories of the gold rush era.
Sunday: Breakfast at 6:30 AM and dunnage needs to be ready for the crew by 7:15. We will be on the trail by 8:30AM and head north over the Benton Range on the power line road until we cut off to our camp in Lower Pizona. Ride is about 15 to 17 miles. We take a pack mule for water a lunch buffet and camera equipment. Camp is set up with showers available.
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