Said Creek Outfitters

Horseback Riding & Trail Rides

When you decided to come to Wyoming, it was likely for experiences just like this—real, genuine adventures that let you explore this wild country without the crowds. Saddle up on one of our beautiful horses and head off into the hills for scenic vistas, wildlife sightings, and wide-open spaces. With the reins in your hand, you’ll not only connect with your horse and the natural surroundings but with your inner cowboy/cowgirl, too!

Two Hour, Half, and Full Day Trail Rides

Offering morning and evening rides throughout the summer and early fall. All are breathtaking and offer you a slice of the real west.

SUMMER & FALL

All horseback should be booked at least one day prior to the ride date. Fall trail rides may be scheduled in advance, but are a little more weather dependent. Please do not arrive without a reservation. Walk ins are not accepted.

BADLANDS Trail RIDE
2 Hour Horseback Ride
Beginner to Advanced

$125

Two hour rides are for beginner to advanced riders. They require basic horsemanship abilities, as well as the ability to ride up and down inclines. The pace is set at a leisurely walk.

WARM SPRINGS CANYON TRAIL RIDE
Half Day Horseback Ride with Lunch/ 4 hours
Novice to Advanced

$250

Half Day Rides last for about 4 hours and are an approachable option for those with some horsemanship skills, as well as the ability to ride up and down steep inclines. The pace is leisurely, mostly walking with the occasional trot, and includes lunch and a snack, along with an excellent view.

WARM SPRINGS CANYON TO GEYSER TRAIL RIDE
Full Day Horseback Ride with Lunch/ 8 hours
Intermediate to Advanced

$500

Full Day Horseback Rides last about 8 hours and require stamina and the ability to ride through steep and sometimes challenging terrain, at both a walk, trot, and occasional canter. These rides cover a lot of ground and give riders access to remote canyons, high mountain lakes and streams, geological treasures, and views of some of Wyoming’s most iconic mountain ranges.

Bring 4 or more riders and receive a 10% discount.

Contact us at (307) 231-2574 or request a reservation online.

Overnight Pack Trip

BOOK NOW FOR 2022 & 2023!

When you’re ready to truly unplug and explore the backcountry, our overnight pack trips are hard to beat! Imagine being miles from civilization and being transported to a simpler life; one that includes breathtaking vistas, delicious meals, rugged terrain, and magical evenings around the campfire. This isn’t a Disneyland ride, this is the real deal.

JUNE -SEPT

Please do not arrive without a reservation. Walk ins are not accepted.

4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS (minimum)

$1800 per person (based on a 4 day, 3 night pack trip option) 2 person minimum

There is a minimum of 2 riders and a maximum of 6 riders. Bring 4 or more riders and receive a 10% discount. For those who have already taken a trip with us, and enjoyed it! Longer pack trips may be arranged, and will be priced accordingly.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Homecooked meals and tented camp accommodations await after each day’s explorations.

Let yourself explore the wilderness backcountry on a good horse with a knowledgeable guide. Homecooked meals and tented camp accommodations await after each day’s explorations. Wild country, wildlife, and a chance to simply be.

RIDING ABILITY

Novice to Advanced

Overnight pack trips require stamina and the ability to ride through steep and sometimes challenging terrain, at both a walk and the occasional trot. These rides cover a lot of ground and give riders access to remote canyons, high mountain lakes and streams, geological treasures, and views of some of Wyoming’s most iconic mountain ranges. Breaks are given throughout the day to enjoy meals and the beautiful scenery, but riders should be prepared to spend between 4 and 8 hours in the saddle per day.

Contact us at (307) 231-2574 or request a reservation online.

Riding Requirements & Considerations

Riding Requirements

  • Maximum Weight

    250 Pounds

  • Minimum Height

    48 Inches

  • Minimum Age

    8 Years Old – Two Hour to Half Day Rides
    10 Years Old – Full Day Rides and Overnight Pack Trips

  • Helmets

    Helmets are required for any rider younger than 18 years of age. Helmets are provided for all riders and it is strongly recommended that a rider chooses a helmet and wears for the duration of his or her time on horseback.

  • Cell Phones

    Riders are asked to place cell phones on silent/airplane mode and store in saddle bags during the ride. There will be plenty of time to take pictures, but from the ground, not from the back of a horse.

  • Taxes & Fees

    5.5% tax applies to all overnight tented horsepack trips

    3% USFS day use fee for rides taking place on the Shoshone National Forest

    3% BLM day use fee for rides taking place on BLM lands

    3% fee applies for guests choosing to book their reservations using a credit card

    No fees applied to guests choosing to book their reservation with cash or check

Overnight Pack Trip Considerations

Custom pack trips take months to plan and implement. We take into consideration the vision of our clients and the projected conditions on the ground to build each experience. Much depends on historical weather projections to help determine the trailhead and trajectory of the trip. If its storming heavily in the Wind River Range, we can pivot to alternative routes in the Absarokas if necessary. Much depends on Joe’s knowledge of the terrain and what he feels the client is really hoping to accomplish.

We don’t do cookie cutter trips. We do Real. We like to explore. Before you book a multi day trip in the back country, be honest with yourself. Be honest about what you really want and who you really are. Back country trips can be transformative for our clients, even for us after all these years. Each and every time. AND we are in Wyoming, one of the most rural states in the lower 48. Yes, bears are real. We are riding horses, hiking, out of cell phone service and generally submerged in nature. It rains, snows, blows, storms. Lightning hits the mountain top. We ride up to the mountain tops. Every weather condition imaginable happens within 5 minutes. And then, you are taking pictures of a golden sunset w/ your jacket tied around your waist. OR you are sitting inside the tent, in JULY listening to hail drumming on the fly of the cook-tent, drinking hot tea to warm your fingers and waiting for dinner to be served.

If the sound of that gives you pause…TOTALLY UNDERSTANDABLE. We often ask ourselves what we are thinking! Consider trying out a half day or full day horseback first before submerging yourself in an experience that you really don’t want. If you think it sounds totally up your ally and exciting, we are still going to ask you a lot of questions about what you are seeking by booking a backcountry horseback riding trip.

Because we have to tell the horses, then they tell us yea or nay.

Pre-Ride Checklist

Day Rides

We want you to have the best time on your ride, and that requires a little bit of preparation on your part. Below are some things you will need in order to spend time out on the trail:

  • Appropriate Clothing
    • Jeans
    • Long sleeve shirt
    • Boots (appropriate for both riding and walking)
    • Sun Glasses (well fitted)
    • Hat (well fitted and/or with buckaroo strap)
    • Layers (include a rain layer)

    Wear comfortable clothing, but try to avoid loose layers, flowing scarves, jewelry or non-essential items that could catch on the saddle horn, snag on a branch, or fall off while riding. When a rider needs to take off or put on layers, please ask your guide so that he or she can stop the ride. You will then dismount before taking off or putting on layers of clothing.

  • Helmets

    Helmets are highly recommended and made available to guests upon arrival. Please be aware that barrettes, hair extensions, large scrunchies, etc will be uncomfortable beneath a helmet and you should consider removing before the ride.

  • Self-Care
    • Full Water Bottle (hydrate as much as possible prior to the ride and during breaks in riding)
    • Sunscreen/Bug Spray (Please apply prior to the start of the ride)
    • Epi Pen/Personal Medication (bring along medication that you may need during the course of the day)
  • Cell Phone/Camera

    Cell phones are incredibly distracting for horses, riders, and guides. Cell phones must be placed in off or airplane mode prior to the start of the ride. Guests are not permitted to use cameras/cell phones while riding and must wait until they are dismounted and their horse is safely secured prior to cell phone/camera use.

  • Snack

    Snacks and lunch are provided for guests participating in half and full day rides. Guests participating in shorter rides are still encouraged to bring their own snack (granola bar/trail mix). Always bring water!

Overnight Pack Trip

Guests are permitted to take 1 duffle bag on the trip. The maximum weight of this bag is 70 lbs. A clothing and gear checklist will be sent prior to the trip to guide your preparations.

Cancellation & Gratuity

Day Rides

  • Refund Policy

    Clients who cancel their reservation more than ten days prior to the scheduled start date of their reservation will receive a full refund. Clients who cancel ten or fewer days prior to the scheduled start date of their reservation will not receive a refund.

  • Rescheduling

    Contact us by phone or email at least 72-hours PRIOR to your scheduled departure. We check emails and listen to voicemail every day. We will make every attempt to accommodate your request, but cannot guarantee availability. Reservations can ONLY be rescheduled once. If you book within the 72-hour window, you will not be permitted to reschedule your reservation. You can contact us at info@saidcreekoutfitters.com or call 307.231.2574.

  • Gratuity

    Gratuity should be paid directly to one’s guide at the end of the trip. While tipping is not mandatory, it is customary and at the client’s discretion. A standard tip runs anywhere from 10% of the total ride price to 20%, or whatever the client feels to be a fair amount. If there happen to be two guides on your ride, they will split the tip.

Pack Trips

  • Refund Policy

    Pack trips take a lot of time and effort to coordinate and staff. For this reason, the refund policy is strict. Clients cancelling more than 45 days prior to the scheduled start date of their trip will receive a full refund. If cancellation occurs 45 days, or less, prior to the scheduled start date of the trip, clients will receive no refund. Please consider purchasing travel insurance when booking a pack trip.

  • Gratuity

    Gratuity for a pack trip is to be paid directly to the Outfitter, who will then distribute to the guides, camp jack, camp cook, wrangler, and other support staff who work behind the scenes to make these trips possible. While tipping is not mandatory, it is customary and at the client’s discretion. A standard tip runs anywhere from 10% of the package price to 20%, or whatever the client feels to be a fair amount.

Trail Ride with Bernie

Susan and I just wanted to say thank you to you, Joe and especially Bernie for a wonderful experience. We had a great time on the horseback ride. Thank you so much for accommodating our schedule so that we could see even more of the beauty of Wyoming. Bernie was a great guide and we thoroughly enjoyed his company, knowledge of the area, and the fun size snacks offered by the creek. What a treat to have Captain tag along. My dog Lily usually gets her pre-filled bones from the local pet store. Captain can find his own bones complete with deer hoof still attached! He was particularly pleased to show us the critter he found as well. Thank you again. The horseback ride was definitely a highlight of our trip. We love it here in Dubois and we hope to return again next year. When we do, we will definitely reach out to schedule a ride. This time we hope we can bring our husbands boys along too. Again, we want to again express our
thanks to Bernie for being such a great host.

Lauren C.

Aug 29, 2022

Family Pack Trip

Traci & Joe,

Thanks for a wonderful time in the Winds (despite the persistent rain.) The kids had a great time as they usually do making due with whatever they have!  Would have loved to caught some of those big Rainbow fish (the Holy Grail of Rainbows!) but that will have to wait for another day. The kids loved the trip. They loved the horses. Cham, my 6 year old, turned to me half way up the trail on the first day and with the most genuine smile said, “Dad, I am so happy that I have my own horse! I love this!” Joe, Josh and Bernie were wonderful to get to know. Joe taught us some good knots: Bowline, horse hitch and trucker pulley. Food was great. We all had a great time!! My kids would go up again tomorrow if they could. Thx!!

Aug 12, 2022

Travelers from Across the Pond

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and Joe for making our ride and stay with you so memorable and such fun, we both loved every moment. And thank you also for all your recommendations of places to visit, we enjoyed them all…All is well back here with the harvest just about to start.Do please remember that you are welcome here if ever you cross the big pond.

Jamie P.

Jun 20, 2022

Adventurous Horse Trekkers

Life has been a whirlwind since we got back…but you and Joe are very much on our minds and we are still able to enjoy the thrill of saying “this time two weeks ago”!!We are so incredibly grateful to you both for making our trip just the best of the best. MAGICAL!!!
Big hug to you all!

Belinda B.

Jul 2, 2022

Sweet Lynn

Hi Traci! You took me for the best ride of my life last year. I’m wondering if you would be interested in taking me to heaven on earth again.  We did a one on one half day ride. I’m the lady from Wi camping with my hubby and 2 dogs again. If this would be a possibility please let me know. Would absolutely love to spend an afternoon riding with you!!!

Lynn M.

Sep 12, 2022

Broken Down But Up BEAT!

Thank you again for making it happen [despite our truck trouble] We really appreciate it. We plan on writing a glowing review when we get back to Milwaukee…Joe was s uch a fantastic guide and we left feeling such a sense of awe.

Noelle H.

Sep 12, 2022

Said Creek Outfitters & Outfitting Adventures is operated under special use permit with the Shoshone National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, and Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments.

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