California Dude Ranch
Somes Bar, California
California Dude Ranch: Featured in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide
Marble Mountain Ranch offers diverse California ranch vacations offering horseback riding, white water rafting, fishing, and shooting sports.
Somes Bar in Northern California’s Klamath National Forest
California Arcata/Mckinleyville airport (ACV) or the Medford Oregon airport (MDF). Shuttle service is available.
Riding Style & Ability
Beginner to Advanced
Corporate Groups, Retreats, Meetings Welcome
May through November
Rates/ Payment Methods
Credit cards, checks, cash
Why an Equitrekking Top 20 Ranch?
Marble Mountain Guest Ranch has an unparalleled location in Northern California’s Klamath National Forest and is a great fit for multigenerational groups with mixed interests, including trail riding, arena riding, white water rafting, fishing, and shooting sports.
From the Horse’s Mouth
Marble Mountain Guest Ranch is an attractive choice for groups and multiple generations traveling together. The ranch offers an affordable dude ranch vacation that grandparents, parents and kids can enjoy, connecting and bonding over activities, meals and the simpler aspects of nature that are so-often harder to find in today’s world.
Home cooked meals are complete with original, fresh, abundant, and diverse choices are attractive to everyone, including those with vegetarian and special needs diets. Fresh baked breads and from scratch desserts, salads, and vegetables fresh from the ranch’s own garden, and select meats smoked and roasted over native hardwoods make cuisine at the California ranch stand out.
On site activities and offerings keep kids and adults entertained. The pool, casting pond, gardens, hiking trails, stables and fly fishing guide services are just a few of the amenities and offerings.
Marble Mountain Guest Ranch’s horses are members of the family. Quarter horses, Morgan and Arab mixes, a registered paint and Appaloosa are just some of the diverse breeds you’ll meet at the ranch. Travelers are carefully matched with a horse for their adventure. Before each horse is allowed to take guests on trail rides, it is ridden by Marble Mountain’s family and staff on the trail for at least one year, and has founded it’s skills in past pack string work, round pen training and trail testing by ranch staff.
Advanced trail rides cross creeks, ancient mining flumes and other trail obstacles in the mountainous terrain of the biologically diverse Klamath Forest, which encompasses nearly 1.7 million acres of land straddling the California and Oregon border.
Sporting enthusiasts may also enjoy the unique challenge of shooting sports. A visit to the range is included as part of our daily itinerary. The Sporting Clays course is composed of one station with clays thrown overhead from a variety of angles. They are outgoing, crossing, rising and falling.