It is a unique experience to set off into the wilderness where you will be completely self-sufficient for six days thanks to the pack horses which carry all your food and gear. You will be riding through the more remote areas of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, following sparkling streams through grassy valleys surrounded by pine clad slopes up to the high mountain passes where they have their source. Each day has its own character; there are mountain meadows blue with lupine, sheer cliff faces and dramatic mountain peaks which change from grey to rose as the sun follows its course. Great herds of elk on their summer range can sometimes be spotted and you will become familiar with the ubiquitous grey Canada jay or “camp robber”. There is a camaraderie that grows from sharing tales around the camp fire and an appreciation for a simpler way of life.
Slowly you forget the pressures of civilization and achieve harmony with nature in a leisurely way which will restore your spirit. You will learn to appreciate your equine friends and bond with them as they carry you surefooted through this awe inspiring land. You may well be gone for a week on one of our pack trips without seeing another human.
The first and last nights are spent at the Bitterroot Ranch, where you can leave any excess gear. The ranch borders the Shoshone National Forest and you will be riding in the wilderness two hours after departing.
Bitterroot Ranch, owned and operated by Bayard, Richard, Hadley and Mel Fox, is permitted under a special use permit to operate in the Shoshone National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.
With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!