Horse Pack Trips

Pack into the historic San Juan Mountains and Weminuche Wilderness! Cross the Continental Divide following ancient trails left by the unknown! Whether fishing remote backcountry streams and lakes, filming the undisturbed flora and wildlife or just enjoying the crystal clear air and majestic mountain scenery, BackCountry Outfitters has a pack trip tailored to your dreams.

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Bald Mountain - Graham Peak Pack Trip

Available Mid June thru Mid July

We'll depart from the Poison Park trailhead in the Upper Piedra area, and pack into the Weminuche Wilderness and Piedra Primitive Area. You'll have about a 4 hour ride to camp, in a large grassy meadow, at an elevation near 10,800'! 

You'll saddle back up, and our guides lead day trips to enjoy the views, animals and plants. Make sure you've got plenty of room on your camera for pictures, because you'll witness some truly stunning scenery! At this elevation, it's not all too uncommon to participate in a snowball fight in June!

Our camps are complete with tents (including sleeping mats), cooks, guides, and wranglers. We prepare/provide meals, and serve on picnic tables in a cook tent. You might forget you're out in the wilderness!

All you need to bring is your personal gear, we'll handle the rest!

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Reservations Required

4 Day

$900/person

10% discount for children under 12

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Turkey Lake Fishing & Sightseeing Pack Trip

Spectacular trips for 4-6 people

Your adventure begins at the Jackson Mountain trailhead, we'll pack up Turkey Creek.  After a lunch stop midway, we'll continue on to our camp at 11,000' elevation. You'll find yourself surrounded by beautiful flowers and scenery throughout this 4-1/2 ride.

Our guides will take you on horseback day trips for sightseeing, photography, and of course fishing! With a lake in camp, you'll find beauty and relaxation are always within reach. Make sure you've got plenty of room on your camera for pictures, because you'll witness some truly stunning scenery!

Our camps are complete with tents (including cots and sleeping mats), cooks, guides, and wranglers. We prepare/provide meals, and serve on picnic tables in a cook tent. Shower facilities are even available, you might forget you're out in the wilderness!

All you need to bring is your personal gear, we'll handle the rest!

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Reservations Required

4 Day

$900/person

5 Day

$1125/person

10% discount for children under 12

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Summer Walk-In or Ride-In Camps

Independent adventure designed for a minimum of 2 people

Take the wilderness into your own hands! Our ride-in trip package includes our assistance in packing into your own camping adventure. We provide a saddle horse, and pack mule for each 2 people (150lb capacity per pack mule). Our staff will pack your gear and food into a pack frame for your journey to a prearranged camp location. We'll meet you back at the camp to assist your pack-out at the end of your stay. 

Bring your spirit of adventure, groceries, camping and personal gear and we'll help you on your way to fascinating memories!

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Reservations Required

4 Day

$900/person

5 Day

$1125/person

10% discount for children under 12

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180 Co Road 166     PO Box 4190     Pagosa Springs CO 81157

(970) 731-4630     (800) 898-2006

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Colorado License No. 102

Backcountry Outfitters Inc is an equal opportunity provider/employer operating under a special use permit in the San Juan National Forest, Weminuche Wilderness, and Piedra Primitive Area. Backcountry Outfitters Inc is licensed, bonded, and insured.