The Tevis Cup 100-mile endurance ride runs down the canyons of the Middle Fork of the American River. From Cool and Auburn Lake Trails, there are several points to access this extensive trail system.

In addition, the Divide Horsemen’s Association is working with the American River Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to build an equestrian facility at the new Cronan Ranch preserve.

Equestrian Resources

American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) – This national organization is headquartered in Auburn, and provides information about trails, rides and other endurance riding topics.

Divide Horsemen’s Association – This group works with the American River Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management and other organizations to establish, expand and protect equestrian and hiking trails on the Divide. They are also working to create an equestrian facility at Cronan Ranch. They have several events throughout the year.

El Dorado Equestrian Trails Foundation – Headquartered in Georgetown, this group works to preserve, create, maintain, protect and advance recreational trails for present and future use. They partner with the American River Conservancy, the Forest Service and other groups.

Western States Trail Ride (Tevis Cup) – The Western States Trail Ride, or Tevis Cup, is the oldest of several events that have helped Auburn, California, earn the title of “Endurance Capital of the World.” Riders travel 100 miles in one day, starting at Robie Park, north of Lake Tahoe. They travel down the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the American River drainage, crossing the Middle Fork itself below Ruck-a-Chucky at Poverty Bar. The course follows left bank of the river until No Hands Bridge, where the competitors cross back to river right and head to the Auburn finish line.