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Hondoo Rivers and Trails

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Torrey, UT, USA
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About Hondoo Rivers and Trails
Since 1975 offering full service daily and multiday guided horseback, hiking, photography and vehicle tours in the Capitol Reef National Park area of Utah. Camping or Inn lodging options in the red rock country. Seasonal horseback tours from April until October, year-round for other tours. Charter tours of your design.
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gloriousfood10 wrote a review Yesterday
Salt Lake City, Utah180 contributions66 helpful votes
We had a large group of 8 that Hondoo Rivers and Trails did a van trip up the Burr Trail, stopping along the way to admire the scenery. One of those locations was at the top of the switchbacks. Our guide was very personable and very careful driving up the narrow and winding road of the Burr Trail switchbacks which can be kind of scary. Our guide also related some great stories of the region. We stopped at a delightful et little known slot canyon for some photos. We all had a wonderful time.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Chuck Brooks wrote a review May 2021
Alamogordo, New Mexico658 contributions439 helpful votes
I called on a Tuesday morning to book a tour. Gary answered the phone. He is not in the office but at the farm. He had no schedule but assured me that we could take a jeep tour on a Saturday. He could not confirm with Pat because they do not communicate. Told me to check in with her on Friday afternoon at the office in Torrey. We did but Pat was very negative - said he should not have told us to expect a tour. She said the website had not been updated. My question is - How are you supposed to book a tour? You can't book it online, phone calls go to Gary who can't book anything, Pat is out of the office on trail rides almost every day and has no phone. Also, she said that this would be their last year, so they are not too concerned about their reputation.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Nedforrest wrote a review May 2021
Sonoma, California1 contribution
In a region of great trails the one we took was our favorite. Our wrangler was skilled and an instant friend. We have owned horses for 25 years and found the animals to be engaging and well cared for.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Charity H wrote a review Nov 2020
Lake Elsinore, California90 contributions30 helpful votes
This company needs to stick with horseback riding, not jeep touring. I thought I had booked a day long rock art tour, which is what the booking confirmation email said and what I thought was agreed to on the phone. We arrive to find out they only scheduled a half day tour, which after our experience I was so glad it was. First off, we went in a truck, which I didn't really mind since it was a newer vehicle. However, it appears that the jeep tour guide recently retired, and they have no tour guide. We went out with an older gentleman that should not be taking people out on tours. I have to say that I somewhat enjoyed his stories, but that was the only enjoyment. He had no people skills whatsoever. Our guide was quite elderly, and he was extremely forgetful, twice after we entered Capitol Reef he kept wondering where the entrance to the park was. My husband was terrified he was going to forget us out there. He hadn't been to the rock art site in so long, and the terrain had changed, that he tried taking us down this trail only a mountain goat should travel on. Once we found the right trail, he couldn't find the rock art, and when I tried telling him where a hiker we had just passed told us it was at, he rudely told me that I was not the tour guide. Not only that, but he was in terrible physical condition and couldn't make it all the way to the rock art, but sat under a tree and waited for us to go see it and come back. I was terribly worried he was going to drop dead from a heart attack. I was never so glad to get back from a tour as I was from that one. So like I said, stick to horseback riding tours and you will probably have a fun time, because the jeep tour was terrifying.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Pat K, Front Office Manager at Hondoo Rivers and Trails
Responded Mar 14, 2021
We are so distressed that you didn't mention any of this to the management. It is very difficult when there has been no report but on social media. Please tell us more, no problem can be corrected or made right if there is no report.
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Mark B wrote a review Oct 2020
Charleston, South Carolina4 contributions
This 5 day horseback trip met and exceeded all of my expectations! Hondoo staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and patient (instruction on horsemanship). The rides were all incredible - great horses and great scenery. Pat plans out these trips with great detail. Camp site is set up well, meals were awesome - seriously well cooked meals. If you enjoy tent camping, great food, great scenery, and beautiful horses - THIS IS YOUR TRIP! I am going back again!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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