HORSE AND MULE
Frequently asked questions
what's included in the
standard pack trip package?
Food: We provide three meals a day, plus snacks for the duration of your trip. our typical menu consists of a hearty breakfast and coffee or tea by the campfire. lunch is packed to go - sandwiches and snacks to put in your saddle bags and bring on your daily adventure! dinners are delicious homemade meals, from chili and dutch oven cornbread to steak and potatoes. Desserts like dutch oven cobblers made on the campfire and ooey gooey s'mores make a great day in the backcountry even better!
LODGING: Stay close to nature in our water-proof, fully floored tents, outfitted with cozy sleeping bags and an inflatable sleeping pad for a more comfortable stay. A cook tent will be our dining area in case of poor weather, but otherwise we'll be out enjoying the fresh wilderness air!
GUIDED ACTIVITY AND LABOR: Your experienced Yellowstone guides will be responsible for meeting you at the trailhead with riding and pack animals, and loading up our trusty mules with your gear for the trip. Remember - each person is limited to 40 pounds of stuff, including what you put on your saddle! But trust us - you won't be roughing it.
After we're all packed up, we'll match you up with one of our riding horses and show you how to steer, stop and go before we head down the trail to camp. Your safety is our priority, so your confidence on your horse is key!
Once we get to camp, all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the park! Our guides are pros at setting up camp and making camp meals memorable. Every employee at Yellowstone Horse and Mule is dedicated to sharing our love for the land, which means be ready to ask questions and learn about the geology, wildlife and history of Yellowstone - it's a magical place!
What's Not included in the standard pack trip package?
Airfare, accommodations before and after the trip, park entrance fees, personal gear (boots, jackets, etc. guests will receive a checklist for things to bring)
where do i fly in?
where can i stay before my trip?
Bozeman or Billings, Montana are the most popular airport for guests to fly in to, depending on trip destination. If you book a stay at a local hotel or B&B for nights before and after your trip, you can explore the front country of Yellowstone and the surrounding areas before heading home.
Depending on your trip destination, you may want to look for lodging in Red Lodge, MT or near one of the park's entrances. Give us a call to find out what town is closest to your trailhead!