Said Creek Outfitters

Trail Rides & Pack Trips

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 natural surroundings but with your inner cowboy/cowgirl, too!

From beginner to advanced horsemanship level, 2-hours to a full day, and even overnight packtrip options… we can help you plan a horseback adventure to remember for a lifetime!

horseback riding vacations

Two Hour, Half, and Full Day Trail Rides

Offering you a true view of the true West.
We create custom riding experiences for our clients on well trained, well cared for, athletic horses.
They aren’t standing at a hitching rail every day, just waiting for someone to fill the saddle.
They are hand selected based on our your body type, riding experience and physical ability.

Our group sized are intentionally small, with no more than 8 guests per ride with up to two guides.
We typically do not to mix groups, but may consider it with prior approval from all clients.


All horseback rides should be booked at least one day prior to the ride date.
Fall and spring trail rides may be scheduled in advance, but are a little more weather dependent.
Trips are custom created for each riding group and family.
Please do not arrive without a reservation.
Walk-ins are not accepted.

2 Hour Trail Ride
Beginner to Advanced


*Includes 3% USFS day use fee
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 to accommodate the terrain.

Half Day Horseback Ride (4 hours)
Includes lunch/snacks/beverages


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.

East Fork, Wiggins, Three Lakes-You Choose!
Includes Transportation to Trailhead & Lunch/Snacks/Beverages


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.

Your guide will meet you at your hotel to transport you to the trailhead and return you to your hotel after the ride.   Sometimes guests/guides like to grab a coffee prior to the trip and may meet at the Perch Coffee House in downtown Dubois.

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

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

horseback riding vacations

Progressive Pack Trips


When you’re ready to truly unplug and explore the backcountry, our overnight horseback riding vacations and 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.


Please do not arrive for horseback rides without a reservation.  Walk-ins are not accepted.

4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS (minimum)

$2400 per person (based on a 4 day, 3 night pack trip option)
2 person minimum/6 person maximum

Group Discounts Available and Scaled to Group Size

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.


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.


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

    Minimum Age
    This depends on the rider’s ability, stamina, and personality.We have a lot of happy young riders, including our own children (3 & 7 years).
    While we believe in getting kiddos out on horseback, its important to discuss the ture ability and interest of all minor riders prior to booking, especially those younger than 10 years of age.

  • 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

    4% 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

Horse Ability

A rider with little or no experience who is unable to post the trot and does not canter.

A rider with limited experience who can mount and dismount unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, is comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters. A rider who is confident and in control in all paces, but with limited experience riding in open country, galloping or is not currently riding fit.

A rider who is confident, with a firm seat and in control in all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops) with lots of experience riding in open country alone or in a group. An intermediate rider would be reasonably fit and able to enjoy 3 – 4 hours in the saddle.

Strong Intermediate and/or Advanced
An experienced rider who is comfortable and confident to walk, trot, canter and gallop across all terrain – alone or in a group. An advanced rider would be riding fit and happy to spend 4 – 6 hours in the saddle or undertake more intensive cross country riding. This rider has all of the above mentioned abilities, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and a desire to handle a spirited horse in open country.

Children – Age Restrictions

Please contact us for all questions relating children participating in our experiences prior to making any booking.

Stationary 3 Night and/or Progressive Pack Trip Considerations

Said Creek Outfitters is permitted for pack trips on the Shoshone National Forest.  All of our trips are custom created and unique to your group.  We take into consideration the vision of our clients and the projected conditions on the ground to build each experience. We don’t mix groups, so each trip is planned accordingly for your family and friends.  Nor do we work out of a set base camp, which means we are traversing the trails and setting up camp in new locations almost every time we go out.  Our maximum time in one location is 3 nights, but a trip may be extended with prior planning.

Because we do not go to a set location each trip, it takes more horsepower and manpower to support each trip. We like to explore the mountains, and each trip is unique in delivery opportunity for this.  We have the confidence in our horses and staff to be able to do so in a fun and safe manner. Before you book a multi day horseback riding vacations in the back country, there are some things that you should consider.  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. We are riding horses, hiking, out of cell phone service and generally submerged in nature. Every weather condition imaginable happens here within 5 minutes. And then, you are taking pictures of a golden sunset w/ your jacket tied around your waist.

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 ride first before submerging yourself in a backcountry experience.  If you think it sounds totally up your ally and exciting, just what you are looking for, then LETS DO IT!

Sample Pack Trip Itinerary:

Guests are invited to join us at the Lodge at Arcady Ridge Ranch the day prior to the pack trip to meet their horses, be fitted to saddles, and drop off gear.  We will take a short ride around the ranch to get comfortable and make any necessary saddle adjustments, or horse adjustments if necessary.

Day 1: Meet your outfitter at the trailhead and ride into the mountains. You will have ordered lunch when making your initial reservation, and it will be packed prior to departing the trailhead.  Ride to camp (3-5 hours depending on the pre arranged route) stop for lunch along the way.  When you arrive at camp, explore the area while our crew sets up tents and gets the campfire going.  Enjoy a cocktail and appetizers while waiting for your first dinner out under the stars.

Day 2: Coffee and breakfast are served early, and you make a plan for the day. Possibly you are planning to day ride further up into the mountains. Lunch is prepared in camp and packed in saddle bags, along with snacks and supplies for the day.  You may spend the day out exploring via horseback with your guide.  Return to camp in the evening for another meal.

Day 3: Horses are grazing in the pasture in the early morning. You and your guide have already arranged for a later breakfast and a more laid back schedule for this day. Your want to ride up to some high mountain lakes after breakfast and plan to spend the day up there taking pictures and reading a book.  OR maybe today is a travel day and you are up with the sun, getting ready to strike out for another campsite and a few more nights sleeping in the great wide open.

Final Day in Camp: Whether you go on a 4 day trip or longer, the last day in camp is about the same.  Have an early breakfast and gather your belongings in preparation to strike camp.  You and your guide may head out for another riding excursion, while your camp cook and wrangler lead the pack string back to the trailhead.  Plan on ending up back in reality mid to late afternoon. Just in time for happy hour at the Rustic Pine!

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 or riding tights
    • Long sleeve shirt
    • Boots with a heel either cowboy or hiking w/ slim toe (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. Some clients ask us about saddle pads for longer rides. If this is a consideration, please wear a pair of padded bike shorts under neath pants for longer rides.

  • 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

Each guest is permitted 1 duffle bag on the trip. The maximum weight of this bag is 50 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 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.

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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