Our overnight pack trips offer guests an immersive experience in the Teton Wilderness, where the American frontier is on fully display. You’ll explore remote areas within the Continental Divide and Absaroka Mountain Range, take in breathtaking views and sleep under a canopy of stars that appear close enough to touch.
The entire experience is led by our experienced guides who prepare your meals and act as docents as they explain the rich tapestry of the land. Consider it roughing it, the Turpin way.
This year we’ve revamped our back-country trips, giving you a greater variety of options when it comes to the duration of the trek. We’ve also included meals during your days at the ranch.
The only downside to this summer’s adventure is the availability. Each year the ranch is given a limited number of permit days to be used at Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. These days account for all activities within those boundaries, so we encourage guests to plan early.
Each pack trip includes two nights of lodging at the ranch – the night before you head out and the night you return. Your stay at the ranch includes a three-course dinner and breakfast buffet in the lodge. All you need to bring during the wilderness stay is clothing and personal items. We’ll take care of the rest. A good camera is highly recommended.
Greater Selection of Nights in the Wilderness
Once you leave the ranch, you’ll travel to your base camp, which we move every 16 days to give guests variety. This will be home base for the duration of your wilderness stay.
This year guests will be able to choose between four-, five-, six- and seven-day overnight pack trips. Remember, two of those nights are at the ranch, so you’ll be in the wilderness for two, three, four or five nights.
You’ll be matched with a ranch horse for the trip as our guides and wranglers handle the heavy lifting, set up, and break down.
These trips leave guests with a greater appreciation for the splendor that is the wilderness of the Continental Divide. You’ll spend your days exploring by horse or foot with day trips to either Grand Teton or Yellowstone National Park. You get to experience the landscape in an unhurried and uninterrupted way. Time will slowly slip away, letting you live in the moment of what you’re seeing and experiencing.