Vallecito Lake Outfitters - Pack Trips & Camps in the Weminuche Wilderness
A tradition since 1946 -
No trip to Durango or Southwest Colorado will be complete without experiencing the rugged backcountry and wilderness from the top of a gentle mountain horse. Vallecito Lake Outfitters is a family owned and operated business that features an authentic western cowboy lifestyle while providing a safe, educational, and enjoyable horseback adventure.
Located 25 miles northeast of Durango, Colorado on the edge of the Weminuche Wilderness at Vallecito Lake, we offer a wide variety of horseback activities for all skill levels. Each ride stresses safety, respect for the environment and ecology, and backcountry etiquette.
Vallecito Lake Outfitters was recently purchased by Doug and Shela Carron. Doug grew up in Bayfield and spent the majority of his childhood summers camping and packing with his father in the Weminuche wilderness. After graduating he worked for an outfitter as a wrangler, packer and guide in the same areas of the wilderness he is permitted to use today.