June to September
Your Aspen experience will not be complete without spending time in the wilderness area that surrounds this magical place. Snowmass Creek Outfitters can provide you this unique experience far from the crowds, surrounded by beautiful forests and mountain peaks complete with your own private chef. A wilderness experience your family and friends will never forget.
Horseback Rides, Hiking & Camping
2 HOUR RIDE
Adult $90, Child $75, Private $250 /2 People, $420 /4 People
10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm
This spectacular ride will depart from at the bridge going over Snowmass Creek. The trail winds through large aspen groves and pine forest. After an hour of riding we will stop at a nice meadow with spectacular views and the perfect take to snap some great photos. Then back up on the horses and headed back to civilization.
Snowmass Creek, East & West Snowmass Creek
½ DAY SNOWMASS CREEK
Adult or Child $135, Private $390 / 2 People, $600 / 4 People
10:00am or 2:00pm (3 - 4hours)
This half-day ride follows the meandering Snowmass Creek towards its headwaters as you ride up into the Maroon Bells Wilderness area. The ride takes guests through beautiful forests, surrounded by high snow-capped mountains. At your leisure we will dismount and enjoy a snack, take some photos and relax in one of Colorado’s most beautiful valleys. Guests have the choice of a morning ride or an afternoon ride. A full lunch is available upon request.
3/4 DAY WEST SNOWMASS CREEK
Adult $185, Child $165, Private $210 / 2 People
9:45am - 4:00pm
West Snowmass Creek 3 quarter day ride is unlike any other trip. We used to have it as a half-day ride but once people arrived at our Snake Basin camp they are in no hurry to leave. Departing around ten in the morning the group trip takes you up Snowmass Creek Valley. When we reach the fork in the trail we take a right, charge straight trough the main Snowmass Creek and up we go. Gaining altitude in a very short time makes the views spectacular. We stop along the way for great photo opportunities because you will be able to look down into the Snowmass Creek Valley, The ride is about one to two hours and soon you will break out into the unmatchable beauty of snake Basin. Here we have one of our base camps at the foot of Mt. Daly and Clark’s Peak. This beautiful high altitude basin is the perfect place to have lunch, relax, and take photos of this spectacular area. The way down is just as enjoyable as the way up because the views are quite different.
ALL DAY SNOWMASS CREEK
Adult $195, Child $175, Private $580 / 2 People, $840 / 4 People
This full day ride gives your group many options as to how you would like to spend your day. The ride begins as the Snowmass Creek trail head and will make your way up the magnificent Snowmass Creek Valley. Guests can choose how far they want to ride, or if they prefer, stop at the beaver ponds along the way to fish and picnic.
ALL DAY WEST SNOWMASS CREEK
Adult $185, Child $175, Private $550 / 2 People, $810 / 4 People
This full day ride has two options. The first option is a less technical and less time on the horse. You will pass through the most beautiful country you could imagine you will begin by following Snowmass Creek before crossing the river and heading up West Snowmass Creek. When you arrive, it is up to your group how much further you would like to ride and where you will stop to have a great lunch with cold drinks and spectacular views
ALL DAY WEST SNOWMASS CREEK - NICKELSON CREEK
Adult or Child $320, Private $700 / 2 People
Option two is to start at Snowmass Creek and end up in Nicolson Creek by the old Snowmass Monastery. There is some technical riding involved and about 6 hours on the horse. You will pass through the most beautiful country you could imagine and will be able to see almost every 14er in the Aspen/ Snowmass area. The ride begins by following Snowmass Creek before heading up West Snowmass Creek. This trail climbs through majestic forests up to Snake Basin. Then up even higher until you reach Daly basin where we will dismount for lunch. From there the view of the Elk Mountain range is spectacular, which includes Mt. Sopris, Mt. Daly, and Clark’s Peak, Both of the bells, Hayden and many other 14ers. Then up around Haystack Mountain and down the other side with a totally different view. *Please note this is for experienced riders. There will be about six hours of riding time and you will reach and altitude over 11,000 ft with views of almost every 14,000ft peak in the Aspen/ Snowmass Area. If you are physically able to do this kind of trip we would highly recommend it. It is the real deal with views that are unbeatable. It is a truly amazing place to spend your day.
ALL DAY FISHING SNOWMASS LAKE AND SNOWMASS CREEK
Adult $350, Child $300, Private $860 / 2 People
Professional Fishing Guide
Leave trailhead at 7:30am sharp
This trip is not for the faint of heart. The best way to see Snowmass Lake is by doing an overnight allowing your friends in family time to really enjoy the wilderness. We have this option incase you do not have the time or energy for an overnight and would still like to enjoy the riding, fishing and sightseeing.
OVERNIGHT WEST SNOWMASS CREEK
$500 Per Person/Day, Private $1500 / 2 people
12:30pm returning 2:00pm the following day
From the trailhead, you follow Snowmass Creek upstream, cross the creek and head up West Snowmass Creek. Our camp is located at the base of Clarks Peak and Mt Daly. This may be one of the most beautiful places you will ever camp. After arriving at the camp you will have an hour or two to relax, wash up, or play a game of horseshoes before dinner is served. Then sit around the campfire and listen to the stories and night sounds. In the morning, after a good hardy breakfast, the more motivated may want to take the two-hour hike to Moon Lake, a place of unsurpassed beauty. Moon Lake sits in a bowl surrounded by spectacular snow capped peaks. This is a wonderful place to pull out the camera and snap photos of unforgettable scenery. We suggest that if you are interested in hiking to Moon Lake that you consider staying an additional night in the high country. This way you will not have to rush the hike in order to make it all the way back to the trail head on the same day. If you do chose to stay two nights, you will get the full experience of Moon Lake, have the time to hike around it, fish, take photos and absorb the untouched beauty. The decent back to the trailhead will start after lunch and have you back home in time for dinner.
OVERNIGHT WILLOW LAKE
$800 Per Person/Day (2 Days / 1 Night Minimum)
Private $2400 Per Person/Day (2 Days / 1 Night Minimum)
The Willow Creek area is limited by the Forest Service to a minimum of horseback trips into this pristine valley. Therefore, all camping takes place in sites that are not permanent, and must be taken down when we leave. Because this makes these trips more technical, we recommend a minimum of two nights. This trip winds up East Snowmass Creek area and eventually ends at Willow Lake. From there we have many different options available to you depending on the length of your trip.
OVERNIGHT SNOWMASS CREEK / SNOWMASS LAKE / LOST REMUDA
$1400 Per Person/Day, Private $4200 / 2 People
3 Full Days/2 nights includes Fishing, Hiking and Riding
Time: The departure time is up to the clients. Normally we will be leaving around 11 am and will return the third day around dusk. We can leave earlier if desired.
Guests will mount up at the Snowmass Creek trailhead for this camping trip of a lifetime. After a couple hours in the saddle, riders will dismount for a lunch break surrounded by wilderness and beauty. After lunch we continue the ride through untouched landscape with magnificent views. You will arrive at our camp around four in the afternoon. The cowboys will take care of the horses while guests go fishing, play horseshoes, take a small hike or just relax until dinner. After dinner guest can enjoy a campfire under the stars with all the s’mores. Day two will start with a big breakfast to get you ready for a great day. A short ride takes you up to the unbelievably beautiful Snowmass Lake, the headwaters of Snowmass Creek. If your group is the here to fish we can leave very early in the morning to be at Snowmass lake for the day, fishing or just relaxing is the call for the day before saddling up and riding back to civilization. You will be back at the trailhead before dinnertime. This is truly a great family experience. Activities and sight seeing options (Snowmass Lake, Fishing, Hiking, Buck Skin Pass).
HIGH MOUNTAIN SERVICES
CAMP RENTALS: FULL CAMPS, SET UP AND READY TO GO
$500 Per Night for 6 People / $50 Per Night Per Person for Additional Guest
If you would prefer to plan out your own unique adventure, then this is the way to go. We can work with you to plan a trip that takes you to the places you want to see, lakes you want to fish, mountain passes you want to travel over, and the number of days that you would like to ride. Private rides are available for couples and small groups. Prices are dependant on number of people and destinations. Private fishing guides are available upon request for an additional fee. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and beverages (juice, water & soda) can be modified to the client’s style, quality and special needs. For an additional fee of $150, we can provide a real Colorado storytelling and singing cowboy for your entertainment.
Snowmass Creek Outfitters provides our clients with the greatest outdoor experience possible by customizing trips to fit every possible need and desire. It is important to us that every client feels relaxed and carefree while experiencing some of the most beautiful country in North America.
Take Brush Creek Road up (west)
Vere right on on Divide Road Drive 0.9 miles and continue straight towards Krabloonik
Follow road down and it will turn into dirt
Follow the dirt road 1.5 miles (it is the 2nd main right turn) Turn with emergency phone sign is not correct
Take right at the T
Follow road across bridge and you will see our truck, trailer, and horses
Please remember Colorado weather is unpredictable so please come prepared.
If you enjoy horseback riding you may also enjoy going to the Snowmass Rodeo.