Experience all the
Colorado backcountry has to offer on a one, two or three day
overnight photography pack trip. The horse or mule ride into
base camp takes about three hours. Base camp is nestled at
the edge of an alpine meadow and small lake full of trout. Spend the
following days riding and exploring the Flattop Mountains. With the largest elk herd
in the country don't be surprised if you see 50 to 100 Elk a day.
Our summer pack trips
take place in the vast unspoiled area of the Flat top Wilderness
along the Dunckly Pass Scenic by-Way.
This is a very rare
opportunity to experience this Wilderness on the back of one of
our very reliable horses and mules. We recommend a one or
two night's all inclusive pack trip to truly appreciate this
experience, however we do offer day rides into this area for an
unforgettable breathtaking scenery and wild life in their natural
The fishing is among
the best for these high mountain lakes, with mostly brookies,
however Colorado class A Cutthroats are making a big come back in
this wilderness Area, we encourage catch and release with barb
less hooks to ensure future generations a quality fishery.
Bookings for this are
by reservation only and must be made in advance. Let us help you plan a trip that you will be talking
about for years to come, and you will be back!
Base camp provides
you comfortable accommodations with three roomy wall tents
for sleeping with 4"pads and a large cook tent equipped with all
utensils needed for food preparation. All meals are
A fire pit will be available, but use of it will depend on the
fire danger and the rules set forth by the U.S. Forest
Service. We will strictly enforce these rules.
Surrounding our base camp is a network of trails that will access
many different areas for your wildlife viewing and photographic
Below is a list of options for this camp.
three, or five-day pack trip.
You will stay at base camp: we will provide livestock
and western style meals (beef, chicken, pasta, potatoes,
veggies, fruit, eggs, bread etc..). Our guides are
experienced and can be a great asset to this adventure.
Your days will consist of horseback riding and hiking to
favorite areas around the Pagoda area.
camp. We will
pack you and your gear into our base camp, get you settled,
and let you enjoy your camping your way. We will come
back at a designated day and time to pack you out. This
is a great opportunity to camp on your own without the hassles
of setting up camp. This is suggested for experienced
If you are experienced in camping the backcountry, have your
own livestock, or enjoy backpacking, rent our base camp.
You do everything you always do when you go camping, except
camp will be set up for you when you arrive & you won't
have to tear it down when you leave, leaving you more time to
enjoy the scenery.
You will experience Colorado's beautiful fall colors and
sounds of elk bugling at its finest, trips take place between
hunting seasons, late September and early October, day and
overnight trips are available with spacious wall tent
accommodations and wonderfully prepared meals, contact us and
book early space is limited for this truly one of a kind
per day - one, two and three night packages are available.
Also special group rates available.
All summer and
Fall overnight pack trips must be booked in advance, with a
deposit of half down and the other half due upon arrival.
We recommend half day and full day rides be booked at least
one full day in advance, payment can be made upon arrival.
We accept cash and personal check (with drivers license).
Gratuity not included.
* We do not rent our horses to private parties
* We expect all of our clients to respect the forest and
surrounding area, and comply by all rules of backcountry
ethics. We provide you with specific rules and regulations
when you book your trip.