Immerse yourself in the wilderness on a multi-day pack trip! Come along for a horseback adventure through the mountains surrounding Jackson Hole and see them in the same way mountain men, early settlers, and only adventuresome visitors have.
Our fully guided, custom pack trips are are the perfect family getaway. Riders with any level of experience are welcome and will be paired with a suitable horse that will become your traveling companion during the trip. A string of pack horses will carry your gear and all the amenities to create a luxurious and comfortable camp. Your guides serve as wranglers, packers, and chefs with a talent for serving up gourmet cowboy cuisine and they are excellent camp hosts with extensive back country experience.
We have a handful of cherished guiding permits allowing us to take groups into the three mountain ranges that surround Jackson Hole. The Tetons, the Gros Ventre, and the Absaroka range are amazingly varied in geography and offer a plethora of different destinations for pack trips. Protected by the wilderness act, the Jedediah Smith, Teton, and Gros Ventre Wilderness areas remain pristine, where horses and hikers are the only visitors. Each pack trip is unique and custom. They can range from riding into one base camp with several layover days to a traveling camping trip where camp is moved to a new location every day. We can tailor these trips to accommodate your favorite activities. Whether it’s photography, watercolor, fishing, riding instruction, mountain climbing or anything else you can dream of, we are excited to guide you and your group into the wilderness on a memorable pack trip.
Horseback riding in the mountains naturally lends itself to many opportunities to see an abundance and diversity of wildlife. On your wilderness pack trip you can expect to see mule deer, elk, moose, bighorn, and many more native species as well as fields of wildflowers and stunning geological features. As guests in these mountains we responsibly adhere to back country horse camping ethics to reduce the impact of our visit and to insure the preservation of these beautiful places.
We prefer small groups and all of our wilderness pack trips are private. Although each trip is a little different based on your needs, they usually have two guides and depart on Mondays. The minimum age for our wilderness pack trips is generally 8 years old. Everything from the destinations, the activities, and the pace of the trip will be up to your group and the menu is custom created based on dietary needs and likes and dislikes. There are several trips possible and below are a few examples to inspire your imagination.
A Taste of Wilderness
For this three day, two night trip we will guide you up Moose Creek, a lush canyon in the Southern Tetons. Your first day will be an easy climb along the creek towards Moose Creek falls, were just above we’ll set up our base camp. The second day will be spent riding further up the canyon to Moose Lakes where we will have a picnic lunch in high alpine terrain then return to camp. On day three, you can relax in the morning around camp or fish in a nearby stream before we saddle up and ride out. This trip is perfect for guests with limited time.
Teton Canyon Adventure
This is an amazing, four day, three night trip, through the scenic Teton Canyon to the head waters of the Teton River. From our base camp, near Alaska Basin we’ll take day rides exploring Death Canyon Shelf, Sunset Lake, and Hurricane Pass. At almost 10,000 feet of altitude, we’ll be within a half mile of the Grand Teton. Hiking and exploring are great activities on this trip. You are also welcome to take the day off and relax at camp.
Teton Crest Trail
This is absolutely the most spectacular horse pack trip available. It is a minimum four night, five day trip that takes you along the spine of the southern Tetons beginning in Moose Creek and ending in Teton Canyon. You’ll look down into both Jackson Hole and the Western canyons of the Tetons. We pack lightly and each day camp will be moved. The Teton Crest trip is great for more experienced riders and campers.
**For those wishing to complete the entire Teton Crest Trail, contact us to explore this option.
Gros Ventre or Absaroka Tour
Spend five days and four nights or more riding into the Teton Wilderness of the Absaroka range, south of Yellowstone National Park, or into the Gros Ventre Wilderness, east of Jackson Hole. These trips typically suit those who like longer moderate day rides, the opportunity for fly-fishing, lots of time to explore and great camping. This is a comfortable trip that gets you “away from it all”.
Horse Supported Hiking Trips
The horse-supported hiking trip offers you the freedom of being on foot without the cumbersome weight of a heavy backpack. These trips are ideal for the retired backpacker, those looking for more exercise, or for families with younger children. Without the extra weight of a backpack, adventurers of all ages and abilities will find it fun and liberating to explore in the back country. Your group will be led on foot by one of our guides while a string of horses transports the camp and your gear. A small day pack with a camera and your lunch are the only things you will have to carry. The horse-supported hiking trips are essentially identical to our pack trips except that your group is on foot.