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Stagecoach

Historical Stagecoach Tour

Let's go back in time!

Enjoy a ride in our authentic stagecoach through the historic Alder Gulch. Learn about the discovery of the richest placer gold strike in North America. Discover what life was like in the 1860's, as well as the dangerous lives of the famous Vigilantes and Road Agents. Be sure to bring your camera as the beautiful views and possibility of wildlife are endless.

 

FUN STAGECOACH FACTS!

Why is it called a Stagecoach?

A stagecoach is so called because it travels in segments or "stages" of 10 to 15 miles.

How many horses usually pulled a stagecoach?

Pulled by four or six horses, Wells Fargo stagecoaches carried mail, packages, baggage, and a strong box.

How far did a stagecoach go in a day?

The average speed of the horses was about 5-7 miles per hour, and between 40-60 miles could be covered in an awfully long day.

How many passengers could a stagecoach hold?

Built to hold six, nine, or twelve passengers, though some of the later models could crowd in twenty.

Why did stagecoaches have yellow wheels?

The undercarriage and wheels were usually straw yellow, which made road dust less visible.

How long did stagecoaches last?

Stage travel in America endured nearly 200 years.

How long can horses pull a stagecoach?

Horses and mules would pull the stagecoach for about a two or three hour shifts.

10am-5pm-Mid May thru Mid-September.

Tours are approximately 30 minutes.

ADULTS: $20    CHILDREN: $15 (6-12)

Children 5 and under are free of charge.

Reservations on the hour,

Walk-ups on the half hour.

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