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)

Explore on horseback. Stick to the old favorites or try the new trails (Haunted Tunnel Map).

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 helped 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."

Proposed Improvement 2021 - the Equestrian Arena