Wyatt Earp’s Vendetta Ride in Tombstone, Arizona, is a five-day historic and scenic horseback ride and tour. We’ll visit the high country surrounding the Tombstone, Arizona area. Our horseback ride, including private tours, will focus on Wyatt Earp’s Vendetta Ride of March/April 1882. We’ll follow Wyatt and his posse’s bloody trail of retribution against the Cow-boy faction after they murdered Wyatt’s younger brother Morgan. Join us as we travel to the Chiricahua, Dragoon and Whetstone Mountains. We’ll ride to the controversial – and virtually unknown – location called Cottonwood Springs, where Wyatt accidentally encountered and engaged the Cow-boys, killing Curly Bill and Johnny Barnes in a deadly, gun-blazing spew of lead (or did he? The controversy remains to this day). We’ll ride through the ghost town of Fairbank and perhaps Charleston, two towns where the Cow-boys once rein supreme. We’ll travel though the canyons that contain the hidden stronghold of Cochise. Our Apache historian will regale us with stories about the Bascom Affair, which started the butchery of Cochise against the U.S. government and local settlers. We’ll pay our respects at the haunted gravesite of Johnny Ringo – was it really suicide or did Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday return from Colorado for their final Vendetta coup-de-grace? We’ll ride down Allen Street – one of the most deadliest streets in Old West history. And we’ll ride to Fort Bowie, a historic combat post of the southwest, and much more…
- Horses (matched to your abilities),
- tack (use of personal saddles okay),
- food (three squares a day),
- wranglers (they do all the work),
- historians, and private tours.
NOTE: Our adventure ends just as Tombstone’s largest annual event – Helldorado Days – begins. Plan to stay after the ride and enjoy Tombstone’s Wild West festivities.