Bandit Springs Endurance Ride
July 7 - July 9
Location: Central Oregon’s beautiful Ochoco National Forest, 28 miles east of Prineville, OR – Ride Camp GPS
coordinates: 44-27-59.74 N 120-22-21.96W
Directions: Drive on Hwy 26 east from Prineville to mile marker 48, turn right on USFS Road #2630 (watch for AERC signs
and ribbons) for about 2.5 miles. Look for ride camp on your right.
Camp: Large, grassy meadow dotted with old growth ponderosa pine and aspens. Horse water and porta-potties provided.
Please bring your own people water. All horse poop must be removed, manure trailer provided.
***WEED FREE HAY REQUIRED *** ALL DOGS ON LEASHES
Trails: 5, 10, 15, 20, & 30 miles loops. The course is mostly single-track dirt trails with the remainder on old two-track
logging roads winding through pine covered mountains, wild horse habitat and green meadows. Generally good footing, and
yes, there are some rocky spots. Water provided or from natural sources every 5-6 miles. Terrain is moderate with some long,
gradual climbs. Keep an eye out for the gold that bandits left hidden in the hills in 1863 along with their six horses. The
remains of the horses were found … but the gold never was… Weather can vary from cool & dry to hot and humid during the
day. Nights are cool at the 5000 ft elevation. No cell coverage at RC.
Awards: Completion, Top Ten, Jr & Sr BC (Must be 2 jrs in any given distance for a BC award) and a few fun awards.
Saturday and Sunday awards at 7pm.