Welcome to Back Country Horsemen of Central Arizona

 The BCHCAZ is a  not-for-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to: keeping trails open for all users; educating horse users in Leave-No-Trace practices; and providing volunteer service to resource agencies.



Ongoing or annual projects include:

  • Board Meeting first Monday of each month
  • Annual Meeting, Elections, Lunch – Feb. 21st
  • Packing Clinic in March – TBD upon level of interest
  • Groom Creek Horse Camp Clean-up- April 16th
  • GPS Class – TBD upon level of interest
  • Almosta Trail Ride – date TBD
  • Little Thumb Butte Ride and Lunch – April 30th
  • Bumble Bee Annual Fund Raiser – Nov 4th thru Nov 6th
  • Gate Installation, retrofit and signs
  • BCHCAZ serves breakfast to the Cowboy Poets Gathering every August

Contact Us

Back Country Horsemen of Central Arizona
PO Box 4486
Chino Valley, AZ 86323



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It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Denny Murray. At least he is in a better place and without pain.

Denny exemplified what every Back Country Horsemen organization would hope for in it's membership. Dedication to our mission statement and working tirelessly to achieve it.

Denny became a member of BCHCAZ around 2008. He took on the challenging duties of Project Chairman and what a job he did! He worked hours on Forest Service paperwork, working hard on the Almosta Trail system, instrumental in the building of the pavilion at the Loop C group site at Groom Creek Horse Camp, took the lead with the Forest Service and the city of Payson to save the Houston Mesa Horse Camp from becoming a motorized (OHV) camp, just to mention a few. He was great on his computer at researching pertinent info for the chapter.

Denny served as our chapter President for at least 3 years until his health made him slow down. He and Sara were instrumental in forming the Prescott Trail Safety Coalition.

Denny was honored with the chapter's Outstanding Volunteer Award and the Forest Service will name Trail 626 Almosta Trail System after him.

His accomplishments for this chapter are too numerous to mention. Denny, we will miss you, rest in peace, you deserve it

~Tribute written by Gayle and Jim Higgs
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