I have plans to visit the battlefield maybe 2025 I expect there may be some extra attractions etc in 2026 as its the 150 year. However I don't like crowds and unless they are going to have something truly amazing I am leaning towards going at a quieter time to take my time walking the battlefield away from the masses.... Any opinions on this? Any tours worthwhile?
Also I would love to go for a trail ride in the area, just to get a feel for what it's like to ride in that famous countryside. Do any ranches etc provide riding access to any of the ground that the 7th covered?
I recall a few years back I found a place that does a 1 week cavalryman training course, riding, shooting, living as they did...culminating in a reenactment battle of Last Stand. It sounded great at the time but now I'm thinking of a quieter, more comfortable pace haha.
I appreciate any tips or sites I should visit for more suggestions.
Garryowen is somewhere you can drive yourself and take a few moments near the road exit from the site to look down on the bend in the river and timber and view upriver over the approach routes in the valley and along the bluffs. The entrance road offers views downriver across the camping ground. Google Maps streetview shows it better than an explanation. Take binoculars.
Last Edit: Nov 13, 2023 18:52:32 GMT -5 by herosrest
Ok thanks I’ll check it out. I wonder if the tours are worthwhile or are they too basic. Can you walk along the river or any places like deep ravine, ford b, etc ? Or only the track / road up from monument?