Colorado Horse Pack Trips, Horseback Adventures, Trail Rides, Cattle Drives
& Team Penning; Outdoor Adventure Vacations near Colorado Springs

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Following Zeb Pike's 1806 route from Bear Basin Ranch

65 miles from Colorado Springs

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Colorado Adventure Guides ___ SINCE 1970
From our historic Ranch near the Colorado Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area, we offer quality outdoor adventure vacations.On remote alpine trails, we explore wildlife filled valleys on Colorado's best mountain trained horses. Camps are comfortable with near gourmet meals. We know the history, flora, geology and gladly share knowledge around the campfire. We climb and hike as well. Our wrangler guides are educated, dedicated world experienced leaders.

Ranch Adventures 

The Classic Cowboy Weekend; Team Cow Sorting, Cattle Drive and Range Ride

Family,Groups and Friends trips

 Day Trail Rides

The Great Weekend Escape; Camp and Trail Ride

Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Horse Pack Trips, Hiking-Treks and Guided Climbing

Under USFS Priority Use Permit

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Bear Basin Ranch near Westcliffe Colorado is the home base of Adventure Specialists and the departure point for Colorado adventures; Pack Trips, Ranch trail rides, Mountaineeering Hikes, Cowboying Events. Located less than 2 hours from Colorado Springs...

Bear Basin Ranch

The Great Weekend Escape

Based at our comfortable tent camp tucked away amongst the tall pines in a secluded hideaway at Bear Basin Ranch, we host a weekend of adventurous range riding, near gourmet camp meals and night time campfire Camaraderie

Bring yourself or organize a group of friends or family. We are located Just 1 hour 20 minutes from Colorado Springs.

Drive in or arrange round trip transportion with our ranch van. Activities start on Friday evening with dinner in the big cow camp tent. Claim your own cabin tent with comfortable cot then join us for beverages and tall tales around the flickering glow of the campfire.
We ride the many square miles of the Ranch and nearby rugged mountains with saddle bag lunch served on the trail. Provision is made for faster riding for the more experienced. Beginners are giving careful supervision and good instruction. We continue the ride on Sunday following a leasurely cowboy breakfast and gallons of stout cook stove coffee. ( See the detailed itinerary for the Classic Cowboy Weekend for more information and how to drive to Bear Basin).
Organize a family or group outing and earn a free trip

2 Days Rated easy $ 475 Weekends-June through September.

Trips for Groups and Families

Bring your family or organize a group of friends for one of our scheduled trips or Ranch weekends. We are also happy to arrange a custom itinerary to suit your group to include any of our activities. Our ranch cow camp is available for group gatherings and outing. We offer group discounts.

Organize a family or group outing and earn a free trip.

We have arranged trips for the National Geographic Society, The Denver Museum , New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Center for Anthropological Studies, American Forestry Association, Oregon Natural Resources Council, Colorado College, Outward Bound, Colorado Mountain Club, Appalachian Mountain Club, The Sierra Club , Lonely Planet, The Discovery Channel, the British Horse Societyand many others.

Pack you and your gear in/out. Let us pack
your camp into a high remote valley Includes three
horses plus wrangler/packer: $450 per day.

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Phone: 719 783-2076

Adventure Specialists
Bear Basin ranch
County Road 271 Westcliffe, Colorado 81252

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