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Colorado Continental Divide Pack Trip

Colorado Continental Divide Pack Trip
Colorado USA

This is the horseback adventure of a lifetime! We spend nine days following the spine of the Continental Divide through the Weminuche Wilderness of the San Juan Mountains, which have the highest average elevation in the United States. The Colorado Continental Divide Pack Trip is the newest trans-continental trail from Canada to Mexico.

We travel from Silverton to Wolf Creek Pass, arguably the most beautiful section of the entire trail. The terrain ranges from volcanic domes to jagged granitic peaks with alpine lakes lurking between. This is a true adventure where the weather and the terrain interplay, only letting us pass when the conditions are just right. On horseback, we are able to maneuver deep into the wilderness where no vehicle could imagine following! There is a sense of humbleness knowing that everything we need for survival can easily be carried on the backs of our pack horses. Cozy tents, filling hearty food, and good company is all you need!

Our horses and mules are the best mountain animals anywhere and will transport you safely on this 85 mile traveling camp expedition. This is a trip for experienced horseback riders looking for the ultimate in scenery and adventure!

Camping Ride with pack horses

Meeting: Ranch
Airport: Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO).
Transfer: --
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 8 riders

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    Colorado Continental Divide Pack Trip
    Tour Code: RTCO06
    9 days / 8 nights ~$5,000.00
    Dates : August

    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2020 07/30 - 08/07 9d / 8n 9-day pack trip, AP 2 /8 Expired
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    Tack: Western
    Horses: Quarter Horses
    Pace: Must be in good physical shape. 85 mil...

    Airport: Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO).
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