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 for riding, hiking, fishing, or relaxing in the peaceful wilderness setting.
The experienced Triple J crew – wrangler, packer, guide, and camp cook, provides 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 a sleeping pad, waterproof floors, and screen windows.
Our ranch headquarters is the trailhead where lodging is provided on 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. Saddlebags 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 their 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), and must be over the age of 12 to participate. The weight limit is 240#. Not recommended if a special diet is required. We have the right to change the day-to-day itinerary based on unforeseen circumstances, weather, forest fires, rider ability, etc. Because our horses work hard to travel long days in mountain terrain, loping is not an option on most trips.
Roughing it in style!
The Triple J Ranch is the trailhead where you will stay the first and the last night of your vacation. We will take time to fit you to your horse and saddle and provide safety and riding instructions. We want to make sure you are confident and comfortable so you can make the most out of your wilderness horseback trip.
The JJJ crew sets up each camp in a picturesque setting beside a river or mountain stream. Our wilderness kitchen offers a protective dining-fly with wood stove where 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. Portable showers are available for your comfort, although the more adventurous wash away the days’ dirt in the creek – talk about invigorating!
We provide everything for these horse camping trips, so all you need to bring is your sleeping bag, pad and personal items. There are saddle bags on your saddle horse for the day’s lunch, water bottle and any other small item you wish to carry for the day.