Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years before he became Commandante of the Fort of Sainte Genevieve and The King of Spain made him Don Francois Valle for saving their Fort San Carlos (now St. Louis).
270 years later as The Valle Mining Company, his 4000+ acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 14,000 tons of oxygen, enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
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Bring-Your-Own-Horse (BYOH)

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Valles Mines offers 16 miles of horsetrails and growing.

Explore on horseback. Stick to the old favorite trails or try new ones

Bring Your Own Horse

A true story about some favorite visitors...

"... a great place for a grandparent to take a child of any age. Ride horseback or just play in the creek. Ride down the old railroad bed for a mile or two, then turn around and come back to the General Store. Then go home tired. "Next time we will go farther..."

"New gravel and parking helped us get our bigger trailer in."

We can ride side by side in a lot of places, especially on the old chat railbed and through the railroad tunnel. That's at least 3 miles. It you backtrack and follow the new #1 E road signs going east to the Rock Road then the Horse Trail to the General Store, you can picnic at the Artesian Well on your way back to the chat pile trailer parking."

Proposed Improvement 2022 - the Equestrian Arena

Proposed Improvement 2022 - the Equestrian Arena