The Wilderness Act of 1964 defines wilderness as, "area untrammeled by man, where man is a visitor who does not remain, and has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation".
In Cooperation with the Forest Service, High Country Horse Camp follows the principles of "Leave No Trace" to preserve the wilderness and Mount Rogers Recreation Area. Group sizes are limited to avoid impact and damage to the character of the wilderness. This land management preserves the wilderness, environment and provides positive riding experiences for all.
Mount Rogers National Park recreation area is a jewel of the Appalachian Mountains. The Virginai Highlands area offer numerous activities such as horseback riding, hiking, fishing, swimming and biking. The VA Highlands Horse Trail extends for roughly 80 miles, Elk Garden to The New River and crossing Mount Rogers. This is the highest point in Virginia measuring over 5700 feel.