Rimrock Outfitters can customize an authentic Colorado horseback pack trip to fit your needs!
The Rocky Mountain scenery is truly spectacular, and the ideal way to experience it is with Rimrock Outfitters on a horseback camp trip! You will ride trails bordered by wildflowers, through forests of aspen and pine, across tumbling creeks, and see Rocky Mountain wildlife. We are located a short drive from the Durango and Cortez airports in Mesa Verde Country.
A sample itinerary for a four-day trip:
Day 1: Meet at Rimrock Outfitters corrals at 9 a.m. Following horse selection, a talk on safety and mountain horseback riding, we will leave the ranch for the first day’s ride through tall pines and aspens, up past the Rimrocks, and on into the West Mancos River drainage. We will enjoy lunch on the trail and arrive at camp in the late afternoon. The tents and camp kitchen will already be in place so we can start on the campfire feast for the evening. Big stories get told and cowboy songs played around the campfire of an evening.
Day 2: After a hearty breakfast, we will ride along Deer Lick Creek and view a series of beaver dams, then into the old mining ghost town of Golconda, along a cliff trail overlooking the West Mancos River, across several creeks, and back to camp for another campfire supper. We might even roast marshmallows over the campfire tonight.
Day 3: Today we ride through Horsefly Flat, along the North Fork of the West Mancos River, through dark fir forests, under the towering Mt. Hesperus, up to Sharkstooth Pass at 11,900′, and back to camp for a steak fry and a good night’s sleep. Undescribably fantastic views await us at every turn on this ride.
Day 4: The kitchen closes at 8:30 a.m. and camp is packed. We ride up to Lou’s Point, down the switchbacks of Box Canyon Trail, and along the West Mancos River, arriving back at the ranch by late afternoon.
Some of the country is rugged and steep, but your sure-footed mount will take you carefully through so you can experience the beauty of the wilderness.
Our camps are primitive but comfortable. We provide tents, cots, grub, and all but your personal items. Guests usually bring their own bedrolls, but if that is not possible, we can provide one for a small rental fee. We specialize in campfire meals. You will be served , for example, steaks grilled over a bed of coals, cowboy beans, Dutch oven biscuits, campfire stews, and fruit cobblers all cooked to whet the appetite and then satisfy it! Lynne has developed special homemade pancake and syrup recipes, and Perry’s cowboy coffee is always in demand.
- Overnight (24 hours) = $250 per person
- 3-days, 2-nights = $600 per person
- 4-days, 3-nights = $800 per person
A 25% deposit is required to confirm reservations.
For your safety, the weight limit is 250#.