| Trail riding and Horse
"Horses make a landscape look beautiful”
- Alice Walker
The West Chilcotin is predominately ranching country so horses
are a very important part of the culture here. Although split
by jagged mountain ranges, dotted with numerous lakes and
rock strewn alpine, and blanketed in deep forest, the wild
meadows and treed hillsides make for some of the best free
range grazing in the world. It also makes for some of the
most breathtaking trailriding you will ever see.
There are several outfitters from all over the West Chilcotin
that will take you on the guided horse back trip of a lifetime!
Many of the lodges and resorts also provide day trail rides,
pack trips, or can organize a vacation package with another
outfitter for you.
Sitting atop a horse gives you the opportunity to survey
your surroundings while the animal does the walking, and riding
horses often allows you to come into much closer contact with
Your breath will be taken away when you see your first grizzly
quartering away up a hillside, a moose raise its head from
a lake, a herd of caribou prancing up a slope, or a mountain
goat looking down in curiosity. This is a land of bald eagles,
hawks, coyotes, wolves, wolverines and marmots... and a virtual
photographer's paradise. Many of the outfitters will time
their trips for the explosion of alpine wildflowers in summer,
migration of herds, or the best time for wildlife viewing
A pack horse trip in back country can utilize tents or comfortable
range cabins. Camping, cooking, and eating out under the stars
while sitting next to a snapping campfire keeping the coffee
warm, will take you back to a time when North America was
first explored and settled by adventurers.
Many horse guides offering pack trail rides will match you
with a mount most appropriate to your riding abilities and
some working ranches also offer riding clinics from horse
trainers giving valuable lessons you can carry with you for
Embark today on an adventure you will never forget!
Operators - Trailriding and Packtrips