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Summer Pack Trips
  • Dear Jason

    Thank you for hosting a life-affirming pack trip into the Flat Tops last week--an experience for the ages.

    Your horses, as always, were lively and responsive, so much fun to ride. The campsite was neat, shady, cozy, completely ready when we arrived. The tents were roomy - your cots the most comfortable I’ve ever slept on while camping - I woke refreshed and well rested every morning to the crackle of the campfire and the smell of brewing coffee. Speaking of coffee, we loved your food - grilled steaks and asparagus, tender Dutch oven chicken and dumplings, steaming hot Dutch oven peach cobbler, s’mores, savory breakfasts hot off the griddle.

    We’ll never forget the sublime scenery: the fire-red alpenglow reflected in Sand Lake our first night; the dramatic snow-encrusted Flat Tops cliffs as we rode below them; the wildflowers; the beaver damns and crystal-clear creeks; the three elk checking us out from across the meadow; the sky so big and blue. Nor, of course, will we forget riding and fishing and hiking and laughing and whittling (sorry about breaking your knife!!) and playing games by campfire. No phones. No internet. No television. Not another soul within miles. Time to let go, to unwind, to pay attention, to rediscover the depths of our souls and the love in our hearts.

    --Here's a LINK to a 2-min video Jack took of the trip. He gives his permission for you to use it in any promotional materials. ;-)

    Sincerely---Mary FitzSimons

Saddles & Paddles
  • My wife, daughter and I had a wonderful experience today. The day was designed to create memories that will sustain us in the brief break between my last two months away from family, and my two months in Afghanistan, with only this week in between.
    Tim and Cole were fantastic guides - both very personable, knowledgeable and fun to be around. They obviously know their business and enjoy what they do. That's infectious and made the beautiful day all the more wonderful. The horses were all impressive and well-mannered, and the ride was breath-takingly beautiful. The price was very reasonable, especially when coupled with the Saddle and Paddle day package........Thanks again, Kevin

Horseback Rides
  • Wow, we had a fantastic time on our ride!!  Thank you so much.  We will be back next time we are in Steamboat.  happy riding.
    Sallie & Ron ~ Pennsylvania
  • Thank you so much for letting Lauren ride Molly the mule.  You made her trip to the mountains very memorable.  We hope to see you in the future!
    Jerry, Debbie and Lauren ~ Denver, Colorado

Elk Hunts
  • I just wanted to let you know that we had a great hunt last week at camp. Your setup is first class and the staff done great job making all of us from oklahoma feel right at home. The food was great and camp was amazing. Jason and Tim done a great job guiding us during the hunt. Jason led me to harvesting my first elk ever a great 6x6 grossing 306". I just wanted to say thanks again. I would be more than happy to be a reference for you guys anytime. We are also talking about booking a 2014 hunt or a 2015 hunt will you be offering a early booking discount again?.
    Thanks again,
    Cody B
  • I wanted to drop a note to say again how much I enjoyed hunting with you and the rest of your staff at Colorado's High Lonesome Outfitters.  I have been on a few guided hunts in my past and this was by far the greatest and finest hunt that I have been on.  I look forward to hunting with your team again in the near future.  Next time I hope to get a good bull. but like I said to you last week "harvesting a bull is just the icing on the cake".  It is great that I now no longer have to look for guides or hunts.  Again, you and your team Tom, Jason, Joe, Melvin & Matt made this hunt for me.
    Adios Amigo!
    Randy ~ North Carolina

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Jason Gilsinger & Melvin Schmucker
P.O. Box 122
Yampa, CO 80483
Phone: 970-638-4239


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