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9th Annual Outdoor Rendezvous (Jasper, Arkansas)

November 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

| $50

This is our signature event of the year and the only one of its kind in the Ozarks. We will be hosting and organizing the 9th Annual Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Rendezvous, November 2-4, 2018 at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, located near the Buffalo National River, in Jasper, Arkansas. This event will bring together outdoor enthusiasts from all over the Midwest for networking, camping, education and enjoying the outdoors. This year we will be offering something new to include a skills competition. These competitions will allow each participant to put their outdoor skills to the test against other participants ans win some great prizes. These skills will consist of outdoor stove cooking, fire starting, slack line, tent setup, knot tying and perhaps others. We will be offering basic and intermediate rock climbing classes with Satori Adventures and Expeditions rock guide Krista Bowman from Canada.

There will also be guided hikes on some of the area’s greatest trails and locations. There will be great raffle prizes from some name brand outdoor companies, booths to check out all the latest gear and a chance to meet other outdoor enthusiasts from all over the United States. Cost for the event is $50.00, which can be paid at the event. This price gets all participants into the classes, access to all the guided hikes, covers your day use fee from Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, access to the booths, yoga classes and hikes, mountain biking and (1) entry into the raffles and door prizes. Horseshoe Canyon Ranch offers camping for $5.00 per night and also has a limited number of cabins for rent. There is a gear shop onsite for any rental gear that is needed for rock climbing. A helmet and harness is required for rock climbing. Lowa Boots will be on site and have hiking and climbing shoes to take on your trips and demo for the day. Please contact Dan Nash at dan@hikingtheozarks.com for more information.


Some FAQ info to help you prepare:

Food is not provided, you will be on your own for food at the event.

Dogs are not allowed at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, or on the trails of the Buffalo National River, per the National Park Service.

Camping at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is $5.00 per night and is car camping, so you will have your vehicle near your campsite.  You can select you site when you arrive.  Registration and site selection is first come first serve.

Water, bathrooms and showers are available in the camping area.  There is a small fee for shower usage.

Hikes are classified as easy, moderate and difficult, see schedule below for information.

Each participant will receive a raffle ticket for the gear raffle upon registration.  You can purchase up to 20 more tickets for the gear raffle at $1.00 per ticket.

Payment for registration will be via cash or check, with cash being the preferred choice.  Credit cards are not normally feasible due to the poor cellular service and Internet access at the ranch.

The schedule for the 9th Annual Outdoor Rendezvous is below, but the schedule is fluid and subject to change, so be prepared and check back from time to time for possible changes.

Feel free to call Horseshoe Canyon Ranch if reserving a cabin, but all other calls about the event should be to Hiking the Ozarks.  We can be reached via email at dan@hikingtheozarks.com or at 417-844-5834.

There are also several other options for cabin rental in the area and a couple of local places for RV camping around Jasper, Arkansas.  The Newton County Arkansas Chamber of Commerce is a good source for more information.

If you or someone you know is interested in setting up a booth at the event, please let us know.  We try and accommodate a variety of outdoor and related businesses.

Schedule of Events:


Friday November 2, 2018
0845: Registration begins
0900: Hawkbill’s Crag Hike
0900: Big Bluff Hike
0900: Hemmed in Hollow Hike
0900: Yoga Hike
1200-1500: Rock Climbing Class
1600-1730: Skills Competition
1900: Meet and Greet in the Pavilion

Saturday November 3, 2018
0700: Registration begins
0800: Broadwater Hollow and Thunder Canyon Falls
0800: Hemmed in Hollow Hike
0800: Eye of the Needle Hike
0800: Lost Valley
0800: Sam’s Throne Hike
0900: Yoga Hike
0900-1130: Rock Climbing Class
0900: Mountain Bike with A&B Cycle
1230-1500: Rock Climbing Class
1600-1700: Skills Competition
1730-1815: Adventure Film
1900: Meet and Greet in the Pavilion

Sunday November 4, 2018
0800: Big Bluff Hike
0800: Eye of the Needle Hike
0800: Sweden Creek Hike
0900: Yoga at the Ranch



















November 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am
November 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Dan Nash


Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
70 HC
Jasper, AR 72641 United States
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(870) 446-2555

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