Summer Fishing/Horseback Trips

Our summer trips go into the Flattops Wilderness area near Devil’s Causeway and the China Wall (8-11,000 ft.). It offers spectacular mountain scenery, alpine meadows with abundant wildflowers, a wide variety of birds and wildlife and many lakes and streams with lots of native trout.

Experience the beauty and splendor of northwestern Colorado. Our pack trips and trail rides will take you into remote wilderness areas. You can photograph unbelievable scenery and observe wildlife in its natural state … or just relax and enjoy the blue skies and starry nights of Colorado. These horseback adventures will provide a lifetime of memories.

We will make every effort to arrange a summer pack trip for you that will fit your desired dates.

Our summer wilderness pack or pack fishing trips and our trail rides are designed for people and/or families who really want to get away from it all and experience the beauty and tranquility of nature’s high country playgrounds. The vegetation and wild-life are unequaled, fishing is excellent, meals are superb and the entire trip is fun for all.

Flattops Wilderness Area

This is one of Colorado’s true wilderness areas. It’s located in the southern section of the Routt National Forest at elevations that range from 8,000 to over 11,000 feet. No motorized vehicles of any kind are allowed in wilderness areas. Travel is by foot or on horseback. Day temperatures range from 70 to 95 degrees, while nights are chilly, with temperatures averaging between 30 and 50 degrees. Rain showers and thunderstorms are common and occasionally, we experience hail or a snowstorm. We go prepared for it all.

A leisurely two-hour horseback ride from the trailhead brings you to our base camp. It’s nestled among the pines next to a clear, mountain stream. Days consist of riding (or hiking) to Devils Causeway or China Wall, to one of the mountain lakes, or to one of the larger streams for picnicking or fishing. You can just sit around camp and kick back, pitch horseshoesand fish right from camp. Evenings we like to relax – sitting around an open campfire and watching the heavens so full of stars and oh… so close.

Fishing is very good – primarily Cutthroat Trout, a few Brook Trout and an occasional Golden Trout – up to 3 lbs. – flies and worms work best (some lures).

We provide:

  • Fishing gear
  • Cook/mess tent (but we often eat outdoors)
  • Sleeping tents with cots.
  • A quality, well-rounded menu is planned and prepared for you by our camp cook.

You provide:

  • Personal gear
  • Fishing gear if personal gear is your preference
  • High quality rain gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Colorado fishing license

2022 Rates

Overnight – 3 meals (depart 10AM return noon next day) $750 per person

  • 3 day $2,000 per person
  • 4 day $2,500 per person
  • 5 day $3,000 per person

Customized trips can be scheduled to fit your group’s needs.

We do not allow alcohol consumption while on the trail – only in camp after the day’s travel and horses have been put out to graze. Clients supply their own alcoholic beverages.

Packing List for Summer Pack Trips
Summer Activities Gear List Bag or Fanny pack Camera & Film Soft Duffle Bag
2 Clothing changes (light/heavy) Glasses – Prescription & Sun Sun/Wind
Gloves (2) Chapstick
Coat/Jacket (light/heavy) Insect Repellent
Raingear Towels/Washcloth/Soap
Sweater/Sweatshirt Sleeping Bag:20 degree minimum bags
Prescription Medicines Two pairs of sturdy boots (1 pr. waterproof)
Personal Toiletry


When you have selected the trip and the dates of your choice, contact us to make your reservation. Fifty percent of your fee is required as a deposit and no reservation will be held without deposit. The balance of your fee may be paid by money order, travelers check or cash. It is due prior to departing for camp. All bookings are confirmed with a written contract signed by both parties. In it, dates, specifications and prices are agreed upon. Deposits are non-refundable, but transferable. Beaver Creek Outfitters will guarantee a full refund if it is unable to provide the scheduled trip.