Our summer adventures take place high in the weminuche wilderness from may until september. there is a two persom minimum on all these trips. all food and camping gear is provided and camps are staffed with guides/wranglers and cooks.
Summer Guided Trips
guided fishing horseback trip
OUR horseback FISHING TRIPS TAKE PLACE HIGH IN THE WEMINUCHE WILDERNESS OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO. WE OFFER BOTH 3 AND 5 DAY guided TRIPS OUT OF OUR COMFORTABLE BASE CAMPs. YOU WILL RIDE OUT OF CAMP EVERY DAY TO THE NUMEROUS LAKE AND STREAMS THAT DRAIN THE HIGH COUNTRY TO FISH FOR BROOK, RAINBOW, AND NATIVE CUTTHROAT TROUT. THESE TRIPS TAKE YOU TO SOME OF THE MOST REMOTE AND SCENIC SPOTS IN COLORADO WITH SOME AMAZING VIEWS OF THE NEEDLE MOUNTAINS.
3 day trip - $1950pp, 5 day trip $2,450pp
horse back pack trips
Our horseback pack trips are similar to the guided fishing trips just without the fishing guide. A wrangler and cook will still be provided and you will stay in the same comfortable camps. 3 day trip $1450pp, 5 day trip $1950pp
horseback assisted hiking trips
Maybe you want to experience the weminuche wilderness but horseback riding isnt your thing? or maybe caring a heavy pack all day just isnt for you? then our horseback assisted trips might be perfect for you. You stay in the same camps and enjoy the same scenery as our other trips you just hike into our remote camp locations and enjoy your vacation and leave the rest of the work up to us. All your personal gear will be packed on horses.
3 day trip- $1250pp, 5 day trip- $1750pp
progressive horseback trips
because of the vast size of our permit area western sky outfitters is one of the few outfitting businesses in the weminuche with the ability to take a progressive horseback trip between our permitted camp locations. these trips are either 3 or 5 days and start just north of durango and end near purgatory ski area. this is a unique trip where you will travel to a different camp location each day and see all the wilderness has to offer. there is also the option to be picked up by the durango silverton railroad on the last day of the trip and ride back to durango.
3 day trip $2450pp, 5 day trip $3250pp
Summer Drop camps
When you schedule a stay in one of our summer drop camps you get to enjoy all the wilderness has to offer while leaving all the work of getting in and out and setting camp to us. Our camps are fully set up with wall tents for cooking and large teepee style tent for sleeping. Chairs, tables, cots, cook stove, water filter, and all cooking utensils are provided. You just need to bring your own food, or let us arrange it for an additional fee. Clients and their gear will be brought in and out of camp on horseback.
Our lime mesa camp is our largest camp and is typically set to accommodate up to 10 people. It is perfect for large groups because it sits just outside the weminuche wilderness boundary so it has no wilderness restrictions. It is also our most accessible camp and is only a 1-2 hour hike or horseback ride from the nearest trailheads. This camp is perfect for relaxing in the high country and taking in the scenery. Day hikes can be done to fish creeks, lakes, and climb nearby peaks. This camp has a 2 person minimum. 3 day drop camp- $450pp, 5 day drop camp-$650pp
West Virginia Camp
Our West Virginia creek camp sits within the Weminuche wilderness and can accommodate up to 6 people at a time. It is our most accessible wilderness camp and sits next to West Virginia creek. This camp is perfect for relaxing in the high country and taking in the scenery. Day hikes can be done to fish creeks, lakes, and climb nearby peaks. This camp has a 2 person minimum. 3 day drop camp - $550pp, 5 day drop camp - $750pp
EMERALD LAKE Camp
Our Emerald Lake camp lies near the shore of Emerald Lake and many consider it to be our most scenic camp with dramatic views of the needle mountains. This camp is typically set for up to 4 people and is about a 3 hour horseback ride from the nearest trailhead. Emerald lake has very good trout fishing and there are 3 other lakes that can be accessed by foot during your stay. This camp has a 2 person minimum. 3 day drop camp - $750pp, 5 day drop camp - $950pp
CHICAGO BASIN Camp
Our Chicago Basin camp is our most remote wilderness camp it sits in a high mountain basin and is surrounded by 14,000ft peaks. This camp is typically set for up to 4 people and is about a 6 hour horseback ride in. It is an excellent base camp location to explore the regions mining history, view wildlife including a resident mountain goat herd, or attempt a climb some of Colorado's most remote 14,000 foot peaks. This camp can also be hiked to from the Needleton drop off on the Durango Silverton Railroad. This camp has a 2 person minimum. 3 day drop camp - $750pp, 5 day drop camp - $950pp
VALLECITO CREEK Camp
Our Vallecito Creek camp is also a very remote wilderness camp and has our best river fishing because it sits on the banks of Vallecito Creek. Vallecito Creek is a large creek with excellent trout fishing. There are also numerous side creeks and small lakes that can be hiked to for day fishing trips. This camp is typically set for up to 4 people and is about a 5 hour horseback ride in. This camp has a 2 person minimum.