Welcome to the Rockies by horseback! Cadwell Outfitters offers rides by the day or hour and overnight summer horse pack trips into the La Garita and Powderhorn Wildernesses of Southwestern Colorado. You will step back in time as you ride horseback into the wilderness, experiencing the majestic scenery of the trails from the past that were ridden by the Ute Indians and later, trappers, miners and cowboys.
The La Garita and Powderhorn Wilderness areas are vast wild areas only accessible by horse, mule or hiking You will have opportunities to photograph the native wildlife (elk, moose, mule deer, and rocky mountain sheep to name a few) on your ride.
Two hour, half day (4 hours) and full day rides are available. Eight hours is considered a full day. See pricing page for details.
If you are interested in overnight trips, we offer pack trips to a wilderness lodge or cowboy type wall tents.
The lodge is at the head of a valley in the middle of the wilderness area and offers magnificent vistas and wildlife viewing opportuni-ties that will take your breath away. This rustic lodge is located on private land, owned by Cadwell Outfitters, and is within the wilderness area. The lodge offers two bedrooms, an upstairs loft with sleeping area, two bathrooms, and a kitchen. The lodge is semi-modern, with running water, hot showers, propane lights, stove and refrigeration, but no electricity or internet service is available in this remote area. Trout fishing is available outside your door in Spring Creek and private ponds. Your guide will clean and cook your fish for you and provide you with authentic cowboy meals while on your overnight trip.
You can also enjoy hiking and guided horseback rides up to the Continental Divide. And, you may just want to just kick back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful valley. Cowboy music is provided around the campfire at night.
Cadwell Outfitters offers from one to five night trips to the lodge or cowboy wall tent camps. Both wall tents and the lodge take you back in time so you can experience life as it really was in the 1800's. It is a rarity in these days and times to be able to just get away from it all. Click on the Contact Us page for more information on pack trips.
Drop camps are available for those who want to bring their own camping gear. Rates are 150.00 per pack horse per day.
Cadwell Outfitters offers professional outfitting, a knowledgeable, attentive guide and sound, good-natured horses to provide you with an enjoyable and engaging trip.