Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years before he became Don Francois Valle.
The Valle Mining Company's 4500 acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 14,000 tons of oxygen.
This is enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts] Site Map

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Bring-Your-Own-Horse (BYOH)

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

Bring Your Own Horse Valles Mines offers 16 miles of horsetrails and growing.

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 help us get our bigger trailer in.

We also can ride alongside friends in a lot of places, especially the old chat railbed and tunnel. That's at least 3 miles. We picniced at the Artesian Well."