Bear Basin Packtrips, LLC
473 County Road 271
Westcliffe, CO 81252
719-783-2519 (phone)
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Details Great Weekend Escape

An introduction to mountain living and horseback riding in on a scenic 3,500 acre Western ranch!


The perfect weekend getaway will take you back in time and back to nature on our 3,500 acre Bear Basin Ranch nestled in the heart of Colorado’s ancient and secretive Wet Mountains. Day-rides will take you through valleys, along streams, to mountain tops, through aspen groves and galloping over the plains.

At night you’ll have your own 1-2 person expedition tent with comfortable cots and lots of privacy. You’ll be stay at our recently improved Outfitter’s Camp hidden away some miles from the main Ranch compound. The Camp is nestled in the pines looking out on the magnificent line of peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Range. Living much as the miners did in the 1860’s when gold and silver were discovered on the Ranch, our Camp is comfortable with private wall tents for two with beds, a kitchen tent, a social tent and a dining area around the fire. Close-to-gourmet wilderness meals are produced in this simple setting for your hearty enjoyment.

Day 1: Activities start on Friday evening with a cowboy dinner and campfire at 8 p.m. in a remote, meadow far from the hustle and bustle of city life. After eating and meeting your new friends in and around our grand mountaineering yurt, you will claim your own cabin tent (with comfortable cot) and then join us for beverages and tall tales around the flickering glow of the campfire. 

Day 2: Saturday commences with a riding lesson and careful match up of horse to rider. After a hearty breakfast, the day ride begins around our 3,500 acre Bear Basin Ranch nestled in the ancient Wet Mountains and