Remote,Unspoiled and Magnificent
The Bob Marshall Wilderness is considered the “crown jewel” of America’s wilderness system with over a million acres of pristine land where the only travel allowed is by foot or horse. Home to nature’s array of wildlife - elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, eagles, moose, and bear to name a few, it’s also a fisherman’s paradise. Untouched streams and small, remote alpine lakes hold native Cutthroats and Rainbow trout.
These fully outfitted wilderness camping trips offer a high level of personal service and range from 5 to 7 days throughout the summer. Itineraries vary from base camp-oriented trips to ones that are more aggressive and traverse the wilderness over the Continental Divide. Travel is on sure-footed, mountain savvy saddle horses with our trusty string of pack-mules to carry the gear. Layover days offer options of riding, hiking, fishing, or relaxing in the peaceful wilderness setting.
The experienced Triple J crew - wrangler, packer, guide, and camp cook, provide a comfortable, complete camp beside a river or mountain stream. The camp cook prepares delicious, hearty meals for you to enjoy around the campfire. Expect to be surprised! Guests have spacious private tents with sleeping pad, waterproof floors, and screen windows.
Our ranch headquarters is the trailhead where lodging is provided the first and the last night of the trip. We take time to fit you to your horse and saddle and provide safety and riding instructions. Everything is provided on these horse camping trips, so all you need to bring is your sleeping bag, pad, and personal items. Saddle bags on your horse carry the day’s lunch, water bottle and any other small item needed for the day.
SPECIFICS: Backcountry wilderness pack trips are not for beginner riders, and participants must be in good physical condition including the ability to mount your horse independently. Some trails may travel over steep mountain terrain with long hours in the saddle. Trips are limited to 10 guests (minimum of 6), must be over the age of 12 to participate. Weight limit is 250#. Not recommended if special diet is required. We have the right to change day to day itinerary based on unforeseen circumstances, weather, forest fires, rider ability, etc.
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The 2022 pack-trip season is full, please let us know if you would like to be added to the wait list. Due to demand, most trips are custom so therefore itineraries are not posted. Please contact us if interested in specific dates and interest for the 2023 season.
RATE: $500 per person per day. Recommended staff gratuity (12-15%) and tax not included. Pre and post ranch lodging and meals included.
DEPOSIT: We request 1/3 of total charges as a deposit to secure your reservation. Deposit must be sent within 10 days of request or forfeiture may result. We require a 50% non-refundable deposit for groups of 5 or more. Balance is due upon arrival at the ranch. We prefer final payment be made by check. If using a credit card for balance, a 2% convenience fee will be added.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If cancellation must occur, 50% of the deposit will be refunded prior to April 1st. After April 1st, deposits are non-refundable. Non-refundable deposits may be applied on a subsequent year's vacation only and if space is available. Otherwise, your deposit is sacrificed without carry over credit. We highly recommend trip or vacation insurance. We highly recommend trip or vacation insurance for “last minute” medical or emergency cancellations. Call Travel Guard at 877-249-5376 or www.TravelGuard.com Product #109400
Check-in the mid-afternoon on arrival day.
Check-out prior to 10:00 a.m. on departure day.
TRANSPORTATION: Transfer to/from the Great Falls International Airport or Great Falls hotel is $100 (1-4) or $125 (5-7). We provide transportation as per the following schedule only:
Arrival: We typically pick-up guests between 12:30 to 1:30 pm and will depart Great Falls no later than 2:00 pm. Call beforehand for meeting time and place. Please make flight arrivals before 2:00 pm.
Departure: The JJJ van will leave the Ranch around 9:30 am on departure day, arriving in Great Falls around 11:30 am. Please make departure flight after 12:00 p.m.
If your itinerary must fall outside this schedule, you can arrange to stay in one of Great Falls’ many motels the night prior to, or after your trip. We can help with hotel referrals. *Because airlines often overbook flights causing some guests arrival delays, it may be wise to arrive in Great Falls the night prior.