Summer Weminuche Wilderness Pack Trips
Individuals, families, and groups of many sizes love the Weminuche Wilderness Pack Trips--horseback riding, hiking, camping, and fishing miles and miles from the nearest road.
Anglers, especially fly-fishermen, will find few experiences as rewarding as those found on our pack trips. But you don’t have to fish to enjoy the trip. Or if you want to learn how to fly fish, now is the time since the fish love to bite.
We begin the first day at our headquarters in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We’ll pack our gear into the panniers, tack up the horses, and load everything up on the trucks. Then we’ll take the short drive to the trailhead through some of the most beautiful country anywhere--and that’s only a taste of things to come. We hit the trail--riding 14 miles through aspen stands, pine forests, stream crossings, and wondrous ridges and valleys, to our campsite in the pines at 10,200 feet, just below the Continental Divide.
During a typical five-day trip, we’ll take several day rides from camp--some to over 13,000 feet to surely reveal some of the most inspiring vistas you’ve seen. For those who like, we’ll try our hand at some fly fishing for Brook, Cutthroat, and Rainbow trout in Los Piños, La Osa, and Snowslide, three streams that flows right by our camp, or in one of the surrounding lakes. You can also hike, swim in the pool at the bottom of a small waterfall, and otherwise enjoy everything nature has to offer in this pristine setting.
In this country, you’re sure to encounter some of the “locals”--elk, mule deer, moose, black bear, blue grouse, ptarmigan, and even an occasional bighorn sheep. Mule deer are often photographed in our camp as they are quite accustomed to us. Moose are usually in the nearby streams around suppertime. Elk are much more shy, but can offer excellent photographic opportunities in the higher basins.
Our accommodations are quite comfortable. Our main “indoor” gathering place is the cook tent, where we’ll share most of our meals--hearty breakfasts and wonderful evening meals sure to please. Nourishing lunches are usually packed for our trip of the day. We’ll plan our next day’s activities at dinner or around the campfire before we hit the sack. We provide high-quality cots and sleeping pads that, when coupled with a good meal and that fresh alpine air, are sure to make for a great night’s sleep.
Trips start the middle of June and go through the end of August. Please contact us for our calendar.
5 day trip - $1500/person
4 day trip - $1200/person