If you’d rather give horseback riding a shot, then you can do that here as well. They offer two-hour, half-day, full-day and overnight trips. With the latter of the collection, you get to stay in a nice cabin that sits along the riverbed. They’ll even provide snacks or a light meal on the other trips through Tombstone Park.
Depending on how adventurous you’re feeling, you can try becoming a member of the Sourtoe Cocktail Club. But hold up before screaming, “I volunteer!”
The drink actually comes from a long history when two brothers fled the police during a rum-run in the 1920s. As the story goes, one of the brothers tried to ease their dog sled team during a rough storm and his foot plunged into water. They kept going on their journey, because they feared being caught by police, until they had to pause…
Frostbite had taken his big toe! So, like any rational person he took a woodcutting axe and bam! No more toe.
However, they chose to remember the moment by preserving the frostbitten toe in alcohol. It was rediscovered a number of years later in an abandoned cabin. Eventually, the club was established and rules created. Apparently, 10 toes have been volunteered to the club since its inception.
So, what is the drink you may ask?
- 1 ounce of alcohol
- 1 dehydrated toe
- Apparently… a little courage
They only have five rules too… one, you have to go to Sourdough Saloon and ask to see Captain River Rat, then buy a shot. Next is to pledge the oath, followed by watching a dehydrated toe dropped into your cup and finally: drink it. Apparently your lips must touch it.
If you’re not up to the challenge just have yourself a regular cocktail, grub and sit back to enjoy the lively atmosphere.
Work off that meal, or Sourtoe, with a gentle walk around the city at Ninth Avenue Trail. It’s only about 30-45 minutes but you’ll get to see the town in a fresh, engaging light. If it’s not long enough, this trail connects to a multitude of others. Or, sneak into the core of downtown with this trail.