WILDERNESS PACK TRIPS
Our passion is guiding multi-day wilderness pack trips throughout the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Most trips are 3 or 4 days of wilderness adventure. Each day is filled with amazing horseback riding in the backcountry in search of wildlife and special views. Group sizes may accommodate around 8 guests. Trips are all-inclusive; we furnish quality camping gear and delicious camp meals. With our short Alaskan season, we can only offer a few trips such as outlined below. In addition, private family and group trips may be customized to fit your needs. Gives us a call and chat about a dream trip in the Alaskan wilderness.
HORSEBACK CAMPING TRIPS
We specialize in multiday horseback expeditions in wilderness country throughout the Kenai Peninsula. Some of our most common trips are outlined below. Please call for detailed information about our pack trips.
KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
May 22nd - 24th, 2019
$1,500 per person
Sign up for our first pack trips of the season. The snow is still in the high county so we stay on the low lands on this three day two night wilderness trip. Just a couple hour ride gets us to an area that has several small lakes we like to camp and explore. Great for bird watching as the spring migration is underway. A good time of year to look for wildlife and their newborns. This trip is available throughout the season and easy to customize to fit your needs and schedule.
KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE MOUNTAIN TOP
JUNE 26th - 28th, 2019
$2,400 per person
On this three-day trip we use a horse packer’s rugged old trail to access high mountain valleys of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Amazing views of the Kenai Peninsula flats below us and from out camp the view of the sunset can last for hours over the mountains of the Alaska Range across Cook Inlet. We use the horses to ride to the top of a mountain on day two and have lunch on top of the world! A relaxing pack trip with some fun adventures and great campfires. This is moose county!
CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST FAMILY/GROUP
Custom pack trips may be arranged for your family or group on your own time frame. These may be private trips with camp destinations and riding options that fit your group. There are many great campsites to choose from, some offering fishing that is great for kids as well as alpine hiking. We are happy to help plan an amazing trip into some of the most beautiful country in the world. Give us a call and chat about your needs and desired time frame!
CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST EXPEDITIONS
July 12th - 15th, 2019
$2,400 per person
August 9th -11th, 2019
$1,800 per person
*Trip size around 8 guests
Resurrection Trail is used to take us to our base camp deep into the wilderness of the National Forest. Lots of riding on this trip, plan on some extraordinary destinations and possible wildlife viewings on our day trips from out base camp. The mountain valleys we guide you into are exciting and fun to ride through. Permits are rare to guide guests through this part of the Forest and we are privileged to offer this unique trip into this special county.
KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE EXTREME
Available As Custom Package
We venture deep into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to the bench lands overlooking Tustemena Lake and to the headwaters of glacial fed creeks. This trek takes us over 30 miles back into the homeland of the Killey River Caribou herd. We spend 2 days on an old packer’s trail ( riding through a huge burn, how fun!) getting to our base camp against the Chugach Mountains where we spend 4 amazing days exploring the alpine mountain valleys. This is an extreme wilderness trip that is rarely offered. Our favorite place in the world! This trip is ideal for a custom group adventure.
DROP CAMPS, CAMP ON YOUR OWN
We can outfit you with a complete camp and pack you and the camp to a great spot in the mountains. Stay as long as you want and then we pick you up and haul you and your camp out. Several spots may offer fishing and back country hiking. These spots are remote and folks should have a good knowledge of camping in the Alaska wilderness. Give us a call and discuss your needs. A great way to have an economical pack trip! Ask us about the Crescent Lake camp that offers Grayling fishing. Call us for a quote.
Mornings start with a hardy breakfast and cowboy coffee, help us gather and saddle horses or spend time behind the spotting scope searching for wildlife on the mountainside. Plan on a fun day of riding with the best scenery, wildflowers, and wildlife viewing along thrilling trail riding with our seasoned Alaskan mountain horses. We always make sure your trip is fun and enjoyable.
Back at camp, relaxing in a camp chair and worn out after an unbelievable great day of mountain riding, plan on a big warm campfire and a hearty meal. A full evening of watching for wildlife and the sunset on the mountains (if you are up that late). You can watch the horses feed on good grass with your private tent in the distance, and listen for the sounds and the quiet of the wilderness.
WILDLIFE & SCENERY
Most trips are hosted and guided by Alex Kime. Resurrection Trail, a historical trail from Cooper Landing to Hope, is used to access remote mountain valleys that were used by natives, trappers, hunters and gold miners in the pioneer days. Their old trails are utilized as well as campsites. Wildlife viewing can be hit or miss. We do our best to help you spot wildlife, many of which may be wolves, caribou, moose, brown bear, black bear, sheep, goat, coyote, wolverine, and bird viewing for eagles, hawks, owls, spruce hen and our state bird the ptarmigan. Fishing availability may be an option on custom trips, just ask!
PACKTRIP SCHEDULE AND RATES FOR 2019
5/22-5/24 Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Riding/camping $1,500
6/26-6/28 Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Riding/camping $1,800
7/12-7/15 Chugach National Forest Riding/camping $2,400
8/9-8/11 Chugach National Forest Riding/camping $1,800
Prices are per person for an all-inclusive package.
Prices do NOT include 3% sales tax or wrangler gratuity.