In from the trail, horses rest
while riders enjoy agreat
at Bear Branch Log Cabin Restaurant
Come and ride our
lush forest trails, ford rocky creeks, travel down rock canyons,
circle and climb high bluffs
and into large caves.
You'll see why this is the home
of The Ultimate Trail
Bear Branch Horse Resort is centrally located in the
beautiful 280,000-acre Shawnee National Forest just
above Lusk Creek Canyon. Named after a creek that runs through the
Branch offers multiple access to the most scenic riding and hiking
trails in the Forest. The Shawnee National Forest now has marked trails
as well as good maps. No Bridle Tags are required to ride in Shawnee National Forest.
Our horse camp is within easy riding or hiking distance
of Indian Kitchen, High Point, Devil's Back Bone, Natural Rock Bridge,
Salt Peter Cave, Secret Canyon, Peter Cave, Sand Cave, Jackson Hole, Bell Smith Springs,
and Hayes Creek Canyon. And we're just minutes from the River-to-River
Trail. While you are here, be sure to save time to visit the breathtaking
Garden of the Gods, Harrah's Riverboat Casino, and the many antique
shops located nearby.
Bear Branch features the rustic, highly praised Log Cabin
Restaurant, General Store and Tack Shop, cabins and lodging with private
baths, 80 campsites with hookups and highlines, a shower house with
laundry facilities, and heat and air conditioning.
For your horses, there are corrals (approx. 100' x 100') and numerous
campsites, and a barn with 40 box stalls. There is
a 2-acre fishing pond and a playground and
area. Our trails are marked, and trail maps are available.
Whether you're here for trail riding, just for
a meal out, or driving through and looking for a place to eat,
don't miss the great family dining and
spectacular view at our rustic hilltop Log Cabin Restaurant!
The Log Cabin Restaurant
at Bear Branch is open Friday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch,
We offer extended restaurant hours on holiday
weekends. Open all week during May and October. Best of all - prices are affordable!
Need sodas? Toothpaste?
Tack? Ice? Postcards? Feed? . . . Or?
Stop by our General Store and Tack Shop!
years ago, after riding in many places throughout the United States,
I discovered the Shawnee National Forest, and I knew it would someday
be my home. It is truly one of the most beautiful places to ride in the
nation! Come to Bear Branch and enjoy the riding vacation of a lifetime.
Proprietor, Bear Branch Horse Resort,
Artist and Trail Rider
Waterfall at Peter Cave
Atop Natural Rock Bridge
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