Share your special day with us at Iron Horse Unlimited and let us bring to life aspirations of a perfect day. As your guests take in the beauty of majestic Mt. Shasta, you will spend your special day in a unique setting surrounded by gorgeous scenery, beautiful mountains, and an equestrian backdrop like no other. A remarkable outdoor setting that will provide you with lasting memories awaits you here at Iron Horse. Schedule your private tour of our one of a kind facility today.
Use of Iron Horse give you exclusive access to the special event venue including beautifully finished smooth concrete dance floor, Iron Horse Saloon, covered DJ or Band Stage, lawn, covered catering area, large fire pit, tables and chairs for up to 200 guests, and all the parking you will need. A privacy suite is also available as well as 1 RV site with power. In addition, there is a large 28' X 8' insulated unit a refrigerator for food and flowers as well as a freezer for ice. When you book an event on Friday or Saturday you have full use of the facility the day before, the day of and until 10 AM the following day.
Please note: We have a 2 night minimum on reservations except for holidays which are a 3 night minimum.
Grounds Fees include:
Iron Horse Event Area: beautiful concrete dance floor, the Iron Horse Saloon, DJ/Band covered stage, large lawn area, large ceremony area, beautiful redwood altar framed perfectly in front of Mt. Shasta, covered caterer or cake/gift table area, and a large fire pit
Ample Parking & Tables & Chairs for up to 200 Guests
Rustic Dressing Area plus 1 RV site with power and water
28' x 8' Insulated Unit for cool storage
2 nights in on-site Cottage
The venue may be used for a ceremony rehearsal practice one day prior to the event as well as clean up the day after wedding until 10 AM for Friday and Saturday weddings only.
(Rates are based on events with up to 200 guests. There is an additional fee of $200 per each additional 50 guests up to 300 guests. Over 300 guests must be approved in advance and fees will be negotiated in advance.)
Add-On Options (may be added for an additional fee):
Eight spacious camp sites
2 BR 1 BA Cottage (included with weekend weddings)
For Rent 16 beautiful wine barrel bar tables with umbrellas
Rustic door/wine barrel Dessert Table
Use of Equestrian facilities including: arena, round pen, overnight horse pens
Use of Horses or mules or an assortment of "prop" vehicles
1. Are there any trails accessible directly from the Iron Horse property?
Answer: Yes. Leaving Iron Horse, you will need to cross a two-lane paved county road to access a single-track trail along a power easement. This trail parallels Interstate 5 and in about 15 minutes takes you to the end of Big Canyon Drive. From here you ride a short distance on a jeep type road which accesses several loop trails. These vary in length, with a minimum ride of about an hour up to 3 hours— however by looping around different ways, you can really ride this area for as long as you like. To access old roads and trails north of Iron Horse and highway 89 you must be prepared to cross highway 89. This can be a busy highway, but we recommend waiting until no traffic is coming before cross. We do not recommend you cross on horses at the Iron Horse entrance. There are areas east of Iron Horse with fairly good visibility but extreme caution should be used. This area to cross is located on the maps provided. It is possible to reach the Pacific Crest Trail from Iron Horse but is about a 36 mile ride. Iron Horse is not responsible for your outings off the property and advise caution when crossing roads and highways. There are also many quality trail opportunities short trailer rides away.
2. What are the trails like?
Answer: Most of the trails accessible from Iron Horse are old Forest Service roads that were used at one time for logging operations. Some are very overgrown and/or eroded so they feel much more like a trail. Most are dirt with very little rock, although, there are some areas of rock. Most of the riding is fairly level, to gently sloping. Trails on the south side of highway 89 are fairly flat gentle terrain. Crossing the highway gives you the opportunity to gain elevation gradually, you are riding on Mt. Shasta so the possibilities and miles are endless. Hand drawn maps are provided at the Welcome board. We currently have 3 different areas mapped and flagged out.
3. Are their water crossings?
Answer: There are no water crossings riding off of the property. There are trails in the area (by trailer) that are adjacent to water with access to water.
4. Are dogs allowed on the trails?
Answer: Dogs are not restricted from trails however County leash laws may apply in some areas. Leaving Iron Horse by horse however, does require crossing busy paved roads and highways. Dogs are also welcome at Iron Horse as long as they are kept in campsites and do not become a nuisance to others. You must clean up after your pets.
5. Does Iron Horse have shower facilities?
Answer: Iron Horse has been working hard to install showers and they should be operational by mid summer 2020. There is a fee to use the showers.
6. Are their maps of trails?
Answer: Simple hand drawn maps are provided on site, along with a notebook that has directions to many destination rides in the area. Please check this out at the "Welcome Board" inside the Iron Horse property. Some loops are mapped giving approximate ride times. In some areas you will find flagging to guide your way. Not all trails are mapped and/or flagged. You may find it to your benefit to use a navigation tool such as a free app on your phone (for example,All trails, Map My Tracks, Garmin or other). There are other programs as well, some with a fee. You can also purchase a Shasta-Trinity Forest Recreation Map at the local Ranger District in downtown Mt. Shasta. Be advised, however, all the old roads and trails are not on these maps.
Siskiyou county in general has an abundance of old Forest Service logging and public roads. With a Forest Service map, you will find many of these roads and you can create your own adventurous outing! We advise the use of a GPS or map assistant in any case, as it’s sometimes easy to get turned around as you continue to follow along old system roads.
Also, be advised that much of the land in Siskiyou County is “checkerboard” meaning public lands and private lands are intermixed.
7. What type of bathroom facilities are there?
Answer: We have clean portable bathroom units with wash stations.
8. Are camp sites pull through or back-in?
Answer: All camp sites are back-in; with horse pens located at the rear of your site.
9. Do we need to bring a water bucket for your horse?
Answer: You must provide a water bucket for your horse and we advise you bring your own hose. You also might consider bringing a feed bin. Hoses that are 50' in length should be more than sufficient to cover your RV and horse area for water.
10. Do we need a wheel barrow and can we put bedding in our pens?
Answer: Iron Horse has two wheel barrows on site to remove manure from pens. It is mandatory that you clean your pens daily and leave them as you found them when checking out. We do not provide manure forks however, so please bring your own. Additionally, if you horse creates holes, we ask that you fill them in to level the pen as you found it, so a rake might be called for. We do allow you to put bedding materials in your pens if you wish, however all soiled bedding and manure must be removed before you depart.
11. Is there shade?
Answer: Iron Horse has trees scattered throughout the campsites, however, some sites have more shade than others, and of course the shade moves throughout the day.
12. Are there fire pits or picnic tables?
Answer: Iron horse does not allow campfires, except in the large fire pit located in the main event area. Our camping guests are welcome to use this pit; however, you must bring your own firewood. Gathering firewood on site is not allowed. We do not currently have picnic tables in individual camp sites, so if a table is needed we recommend that you bring your own.
13. Is there garbage service at Iron Horse?
Answer: New in 2020, we do have a dumpster on site. We do recommend that you leave your garbage locked up in your horse trailer and then at the time you are ready to depart you can place in the dumpster. This will eliminate animals getting into the dumpster and tearing into the garbage, once you check out the dumpster can then be emptied. We do occasionally have bears and other wildlife, so food should not be left out at night, or brought into a tent with you. Generally speaking we have had no issue with wildlife getting into closed trailers or vehicles with food in them.
14. How long are the campsites and can you park more than one trailer in a site?
Answer: Most of the sites are about 90' long, however sites # one, two and nine are shorter. You may park multiple vehicles in a site for no additional charge as long as they can fit single file and do not block roadways or disturb vegetation or landscaping.
15. Is tent camping allowed?
Answer: Yes tent camping is allowed
15. Can we bring portable corrals, high lines, or tie horses to the trailer?
Answer: We do not allow portable corrals, high lining of horses or tying to the trailer all night. We also do not allow more than one horse per pen in the campsites. We do have select pens that MAY be available to house multiple horses, however this must be approved when making the reservation.
16. Do you have a septic dump station at Iron Horse?
Answer: We do not currently have a septic dump station at Iron Horse, we do plan in the near future however to have a dump station. If you must dump there is a KOA a short distance that you may, for a fee, dump at. Alternatively, if needed, it can be arranged to use the company who services our portable toilet units. You would need to make arrangements with us, as this is only done on specific days.
17. What is check-in and check-out time?
Answer: Check in is at 2 PM and check out time is at 11 AM, unless other arrangements are made with management.
Additional Information about Siskiyou County that may be helpful: Spring and Fall can have warm days but cool nights, and mountain weather can be unstable. Rain storms should be planned for during any month. Additionally, snow can fall in the mountains when least expected. During the months of July, August and even into September temps can be in the 90's, and although somewhat rare can be into the low 100’s. During these months, because of the ashen type soil on Mt. Shasta, one can expect trails to be dusty. Planning for this could include bringing bandanas, which can be wet and worn over your face when dusty. Also, can be used around your neck to cool you down. In addition, if there are wild fires nearby, it is possible to have a smoky haze that covers the sky in the area.
For more information, please visit the Mt Shasta Chamber of Commerce website:
Other Trails of interest within a short trailer ride off property: (Just to name a few...)
McCloud River Trail - https://hikemtshasta.com/mccloud-river-trails/
Faery falls Trail - https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/faery-falls-ney-springs/
Lake Siskiyou Trail - https://hikemtshasta.com/mount-shasta-city-area-trails/lake-siskiyou-trail/
Pacific Crest Trail - https://hikemtshasta.com/category/pacific-crest-trail/
Gateway Trail - https://mountshastatrailassociation.org/trails/mt-shasta/gateway/