Since 1970

A small outfit based at an 1890s working ranch in the heart of Colorado.... Owners Amy Finger, Gary Ziegler and a staff of hardworking guide/wranglers run a unique selection of unusual horse pack trips, adventure wilderness treks, expeditions, educational trips, research vacations in Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, Peru, and Mexico's CopperCanyon




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Colorado - Peru - Mexico

Program Dates and Costs 2016



Peru and the Inca

Dates available March through December Form your own trip with custom itinerary for as few as two

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL RIDE (Inn to Inn) 4 day "trek only" $1500, 9 Days $2800

Lost Cities Expeditions
Andean Research Project exploration dates to be annonced.

(with gary Ziegler) $2985.

(Horseback or hike). Machu Picchu’s Sacred Sister Trek - Choquequirao Inca royal estate - $ ,

One and Two day archaeological horse trips from Cusco
Daily upon request- $100. Ask for cost and details for the overnight extended trip.

Custom hiking treks designed and led by Cusco Inca Specialist, Edwin Duenas - Contact us for details

Mexico's Sierra Madre and the Copper Canyon
Operated by Copper Canyon Trails LLC

Treasure of the Sierra Madre Burro-supported Hiking Expedition $2195
10 days, 6 days Trek-only $1600

Sierra Madre Horse trip - October 18- 26

Custom dates, itinerary and costs available upon request.

USA- Colorado - Bear Basin Ranch and the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
Operated by Bear Basin Pack trips LLC

Two Hour Rides on Bear Basin Ranch $60

One Day Ride Ranch w/lunch $120
One Day Ride Sangre de Cristo’s w/lunch $135
After the snow melts, daily

Great Escape Weekend
Classic Cowboy Weekend $475
Saddle and Paddle Weekend $530

Three Day Horse Pack trip $845
Every Monday June -Sept

Three day Guided Fishing trip - call for details

Natural Hot Springs Adventure $1450
July -September

Grape Creek Early Season Ultimate Pack trip $1395
May 26 and -June 16

Sangre de Cristo Ultimate Pack trip $1395
Every Monday June - September

Surf and Turf (Riding and Rafting) Five day $1450
June -September

Great Sand Dunes Adventure - $1450
Every Monday June - September

Peak Bagger’s Delight (Hiking with pack stock supported camps)
Five Day Trek $1130, Three Day Trek $750
By request for three or more.

Pack-ins $ 550 per day - includes three horses and guide/wrangler

May-Oct Hunts (Guide's License #2226) Contact us about details and costs. We offer drop camps and pack in service for the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness and a guided buck hunt at Bear Basin Ranch for a limited few hunters

3% user tax added for all trips on the National Forest. Colorado Springs round trip transport is included
Multi-day programs require a minimum of three. A small group charge may apply..


Argentina - by Horseback - Pampered in the Pampas -

Deluxe riding vacation: $2995, Min 6, 4-5 add $500/person
Dates available January through March. Form your own trip with custom itinerary


Spanish Pyrenees Inns to Castles - A classic Journey on Horseback through the historic Pyrenees

2014: ($2995) or trek only price: $1500 6 days on demand for a group of four or more


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Phone: 719 783-2076

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Bear Basin Ranch
County road 271
Westside, Colorado 81252
Updated 2016 G Ziegler