Summer Horse & Backpacking Activities:
Pack Trips, Day Rides, Backpacking Support, Bring your own horse
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Much of the 1,200 square mile Wallowa Mountain range in northeastern Oregon lies within the 360,000 acre Eagle Cap Wilderness, an area with scenic wild rivers like the Minam and Imnaha, 53 high mountain lakes, 540 miles of trails, granite crags, and steep-walled valleys formed by ancient glaciers.
This is the country of the Nez Perce tribe, pioneers, trappers, explorers, and gold miners. And it is a great place to explore whether from the back of a horse... or by hiking while the horse carries your pack! Click on a link below for more information. Or, if you want to bring your own horse, we can accommodate that as well! Click here for information on lodging, or here for horse accommodations and more pertinent info.
Additionally, we also offer Pre-scheduled and Event trips. Click Here for more information on any such trips planned for 2017.
Also, ask us about our Camp Rentals! You can hike or ride into one of 3 camp locations where camp is all set up and ready for you to use! Camp will include wall tent, cook stove, wood stove, folding table, kitchen utensils and pans, and camp chairs. Price is $100/day. If you would like packed into camp, rates are the same as Backpacker Support below.
AND... be sure and checkout our Wilderness Horse Camp for girls ages 10-16!
Whether you've never ridden, or are an Equestrian Olympian, we can take you on a truly memorable trip. If it's your first time, an overnight excursion to our East Fork Supplied Camp, may the ticket.
If you are more experienced, then a pack trip, whether overnight or extended to as many as 5 nights, are the absolutely best way to see all that the Eagle Caps and Hell's Canyon have to offer. Our Eagle Cap Expedition is a 5-day loop, with 2 nights each in 2 separate deluxe camps. On the layover days, you may choose to day ride, fish or just relax and enjoy the stunning views!
All trips are customized to your interests and abilities. Trips into Hell's Canyon can start as early as April. Other areas are not accessible until late June or early July.
"Base Camp" trips are up to 5 days. We ride to one of our base camp locations, where we'll stay. Each day can be spent taking day rides or hikes, fishing, or just relaxing. Price is $250/day/person. (Minimum $750/day charge)
"Progressive" trips are truly special. These are one way - typically from Cornucopia, all the way through the wilderness where we end up in the Wallowa Valley. As we move camp every day or every other day, you must be an intermediate to experienced rider and physically fit. Price is $350/day/person. Minimum 5 days. (Minimum $1,050/day charge)
Click Here for FAQ's and limitations.
Whether your a Novice or an Experienced rider, you'll enjoy the amazing views and great horses. We offer several options to meet your interests.
For the Novice rider or if you are short on time, consider our Pine Creek Ride. At 1-2 hours, this is a great option to see some beautiful country while getting comfortable on your horse!
For intermediate riders, we suggest the Mine History Ride: a 2-3 hour ride up through old town Cornucopia and on up to see the Union Companion Mine and the ruins of the Manager's House, which offers an amazing view over the country immediately to the east and north.
For Advanced Riders, we can do any of the above, or extend those rides further for even more great views and history. Or, perhaps you'd like to do an all day (6-8 hour) ride to Pine Lakes and back, or do the East Fork Trail loop.
Give us a call to discuss what the best ride may be for you!
Rates are $50/hour up to 4 hours.
Lunch Ride $225 (4-5 hours, includes sack lunch)
5 hours or more - call for info
Click Here for FAQ's and age/height/weight limitations.
bACKPACKER SUPPORT & Supplied camp rentals
Let us do the packing while you do the enjoying. Cornucopia Wilderness Pack Station can haul your gear into a base camp of your choice from which you can experience all the Wallowa's have to offer!
And when you really have to get back to civilization, we'll bring your gear back our so you'll leave no trace until your return--and who wouldn't want to return. Hike or Ride, your choice.
We will pack your gear from Cornucopia to your choice of campsites. Packing in from trailheads other than Cornucopia will require a small transportation fee. Contact us for a quote.
Mules will pack up to 125 lbs of gear each.
Price . . . $450 for one packer and two mules each day. Each riding horse or additional mule is $100 each day.
(Note- this option is available for only non-consumptive trips. For hunting drop camp rates, please see our Hunting page.)
Want to cut back on the gear you need? Check into our "Supplied Camp Rentals" - $100/night and all you need is your food & personal gear. We supply a wall tent, cooking equipment, cots, lanterns, etc.
Click Here for FAQ's and limitations.