Llama Trekking Details:
Hike with the companionship of a llama willing to share the burden of your gear.
- Llamas have a curious, gentle and intelligent nature making them an ideal addition for your backcountry adventure
- Camps are situated in secluded alpine settings or at high 10th Mountain Huts surrounded by alpine lakes and peak summit
“Our guides were great. They tremendously enhanced the wilderness experience. Both had a good sense of what would maximize the enjoyment of each member of the group” —John of Charleston,
Multi-day Trips 2016 Schedule:
- Colorado Trail Traverse
- July 5th – 7th 2016
- July 20th – 22nd 2016
- Uncle Bud’s Hut to 10th Mountain Memorial Hut
- Cost: $995 per person for 6 or more people, $1,325 per person for 3-5 people.
- Vail to Aspen Llama Treks
- July 31st – August 4th 2016
- September 11th – 15th 2016
- Estin Hut – Gates Hut – Diamond J Ranch – Margy’s Hut
- Cost: $2,125 per person for 4-6 people, $1820 per person for 6-12 people.
- Mt. of the Holy Cross 14er Trips
- July 11th – 13th 2016 Standard Route via Northwest Ridge
- August 10th – 12th 2016 Halo Ridge via Notch Mountain Trail
- September 19th – 21st 2016 Route TBD
- Cost: $865 per person/4 person minimum
- Custom 1 – 3 day trips available
- August 2017 Dates TBA Vail to Aspen Interconnect
- See our trip information here.
Custom Trips can be designed for Huts or Camping. Various huts or camping trips are available to meet the dates, needs and interests of families, groups and individuals.
Colorado Trail Traverse– This classic route begins at the historic training site of the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops from WWll. Three to five day trips are available. The route follows the Colorado Trail as it winds its way beneath the Continental Divide. Daily distances range from 5-8 miles and up to 1500 feet of elevation gain. Accommodations are mountain huts, part of the 10th Mountain Division Hut System. Longer trips can include a “layover” day at one hut providing plenty of time for relaxing, exploring the area, fishing or climbing a local peak. Scheduled and Custom dates are available.
For centuries, llamas have been used as high country pack animals. Their natural curiosity and intelligence will fascinate you along with their gentle, easy going character which makes them highly compatible with children. They will act as your backcountry ‘sherpas’ carrying the food, tentage and most community gear. With a gentle nature and agile abilities the llama leaves little trace that he has passed through on a trail. Their natural inquisitiveness and relentless curiosity displayed in their ears, eyes and ‘hum’ may show you wildlife that you might have otherwise missed.