After breakfast on Wednesday, those who want to take an overnight packtrip prepare a sack lunch and head for the barn. As soon as the regular rides and all-day rides clear the barnyard, we'll mount up and follow the packhorses into the high country. Stopping for lunch on the way in a beautiful meadow surrounded by pines, we arrive late in the afternoon and set up camp. To minimize our impact on the environment, we go to a different site each week, some with wide vistas, some near crystal clear streams, but all in gorgeous scenery and isolation. Each family gets to set up their own tent while the wranglers put the horses out to graze and we get supper started, a great meal you won’t forget. In the evening, there's usually time for a hike and a little exploring. You'll drift off to sleep our sleeping bags while listening to the night sounds. Following an early morning cowboy breakfast in the brisk mountain air, we mount up and head for the ranch so we're back in time for a delicious pizza lunch.
This trip is for the more adventurous riders. Kids need to be at least 11 years of age and have good control of their horse in order to go. Attention span is crucial since the ride is long and demanding. For the younger kids, we offer the Ute Scouts Overnight, which is geared more for the kids. Of course we will allow the adults to go along - if the kids agree.
Kid’s Ute Scout Campout