Bear Basin Packtrips, LLC
473 County Road 271
Westcliffe, CO 81252
719-783-2519 (phone)
866-244-4691 (fax)
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“A memorable wilderness journey through some of the most remote and spectacular mountains in North
with comfortable camps, world-class guides, and Colorado’s best mountain trained horses!”

trip1Our flagship pack trip, this adventure is for fit, experienced or confident riders only. We cross 12,000 ft high passes, riding up to six or seven hours almost every day.

Some traveling is along rough, unmaintained trails that may require moving rock slides or chopping a fallen trees blocking passage. We sometimes cross valleys over old herder’s tracks above timberline where it is necessary to dismount and lead our horses over rugged terrain. We work together to make it the most rewarding and beautiful trip you can imagine. We believe strongly this trip is the best of its kind in the country. Definitely the staff favorite.

switchback smallOur standard route crosses over the top of the Sangre de Cristo Range into the wilds of the Rio Grande National Forest. Traversing the very spine of mountains, we steer clear of roads and habitations until we descend on the last day.

The group works as a team. Everyone participates in saddling, care of horses and in setting-up & breaking-down camp. The staff cook, clean-up, and pack horses. This is an expedition, lightweight and mobile, utilizing all hands towards the ultimate goal of reaching the next pass or catching sight of the moving forest of elk. We work together to make it the most rewarding and beautiful trip you can imagine.

5 Days – Rated Difficult Grape Creek Canyon (Western Ranchlands) – $2,150
2024 Start Dates: Monday, June 3rd through September 23rd

5 Days – Rated Difficult Sangre de Cristos Wilderness Area
(Rugged Mountains) – $2,150

2024 Start Dates: Every June 3rd through September 23rd

Other dates may be available upon request.