The half day ride between the petroglyph rocks and the hard place of the desert cacti was a good place to be! My wife and I took the early morning ride with our wrangler, Cindy, who was a good horsewoman, knowledgeable about the terrain and the environment, and fun to be with for the 4+ hour circuit. This was not a deadhead, nose-to-tail ride with a bunch of greenhorns. We stayed focused with climbs up and down hills and between rocks, numerous creek crossings, and the occasional low hanging branch. It completely exceeded my expectations for a ride in the desert. Beautiful! We’re ready for the all-day ride the next time!