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Gyp Hills Trail Ride

Near: Medicine LodgeKS (Weather)
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Trail Description Every year, hundreds of equine enthusiasts gather together to spend a weekend at the Gant-Larson Ranch. The colorful Gypsum Hills located west of Medicine Lodge present one of the nations most perfect paintbrush regions. The stark red bluffs and buttes capped with white, gypsum ledges and deep, cedar tree lined canyons present an aura of color and beauty for year round riding pleasure. The rides occur on the Gant-Larson Ranch, on the same land once roamed by the five Great Plains Indian Tribes–Kiowa, Apache, Comanche, Arapaho, and Cheyenne. A multitude of wildlife including white tail and mule deer, wild turkey, coyote, and bobcat are often spotted on the trail. With access to 10,000 acres, rider enjoy the wide-open spaces that make this ride unlike any other experienced. Both organized and private riding is provided on the ranch year round. Visitors must provide their own mount, tack and camping equipment. The Gant-Larson Ranch and Gyp Hills Trail Rides were featured on a 2011 episode of RFD-TV’s Best of America by Horseback. The ranch has also served as filming locations for Hollywood movies and television commercials.
Best Time to Visit Spring, Summer and Fall
Times to Avoid
Campground The Gant-Larson ranch is located 10 miles West of Medicine Lodge on Highway 160. Once you turn at the Gyp Hills Trail Ride sign, follow the dirt road for less than one mile to reach the campsite. We have several acres to choose from to host your campsite, as well as a showerhouse and meeting area with picnic tables. For groups larger than twenty, we offer use of our Cowboy Cafe–an air conditioned building stocked with refrigerators, freezers, stoves, microwaves, and running water. Our campsites currently do not offer water or electricity hookups. Facilities Include: 10,000 acres of land to ride, bike or hike Shower house with electricity, flushing toilets and private shower stalls Spacious Camp Site Area Shaded Meeting Area with Picnic Tables Use of air-conditioned Cowboy Cafe for groups of 20 or more Tour Guided Trail Rides Available Upon Request
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Primitive, Shower, Toilet, Pump Water, Stall Gant-Larson Ranch
620-886-9822
gyphilltrailride@hotmail.com
Robert Larson
3212 NW Forest City Road
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104
Directions The Gant-Larson ranch is located 10 miles West of Medicine Lodge on Highway 160. Once you turn at the Gyp Hills Trail Ride sign, follow the dirt road for less than one mile to reach the campsite.
This information was provided by mbz4b8 on 3/20/2015 1:23:46 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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