Over the Hill Outfitters COVID 19 Response

We are now open and have implemented procedures that allow us to operate in a manner that minimizes the risk to our guests, our employees and ourselves.

Here are some of our new procedures:

Over the Hill Outfitters COVID-19 risk minimization practices:

  1. All waivers must be completed online prior to arriving at the ranch (NO EXCEPTIONS).  Click the ‘Smart Waiver’ link for each participant on the reservation confirmation email.
  2. All riders (and accompanying guests to the ranch) must wear a mask at all times.
  3. Please adhere to social distancing (6 ft minimum) while at the ranch or anytime you are participating in an OTHO activity.
  4. Please stay in your car when you arrive at the ranch.  One of our employees will greet you upon arrival with instructions.
  5. We will take your temperature and ask COVID-19 related symptom questions for all occupants while you remain in your car.
  6. All riders and accompanying guests must wash their hands immediately after exiting their vehicle.
  7. Rubber gloves are encouraged while at the ranch
  8. We will not physically assist you in mounting/dismounting of your horse.  IF YOU CANNOT MOUNT AND DISMOUNT BY YOURSELF, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RIDE.
  9. We will sanitize all contact services between each activity.
  10. We will screen all employees each day for temperature and symptoms.
  11. There may be additional risk minimization procedures in place dependent on what activity you are participating in.

Thanks for cooperating with us on implementing these procedures and being patient with us during these interesting times.

Durango Colorado Horseback Outfitter and Hunting Guide

SERVICE is what we’re here for. We are a small, family run outfitter dedicated to providing you with the best pack trip or hunt you can have at any price. We are father and son, Terry Palmer and Randy Palmer. Our base of operation is the Palmer Quarter Horse Ranch on the Florida River, near Durango Colorado. The ranch has been in our family since 1952. Three generations of Palmers work together to keep the herd of over 100 horses thriving. We pride ourselves on having the finest horses anywhere. What this means to you is a horseback experience that is unequaled in both reliability and pleasure, and one that you will never forget.


Over the Hill Outfitters provides horseback outfitting services for the Florida River Basin in the Weminuche Wilderness Area of the San Juan National Forest near Durango, Colorado.

There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.

Aldo Leopold

You can see what man made from the seat of an automobile.
But the best way to see what God made is from the back of a horse.

C.M. Russell

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.

John Muir

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better

Albert Einstein


Bring on Summer Special Wilderness Photography Workshop

We are offering a”Bring on Summer Special” on our Wilderness Photography Workshop with Christopher Marona. Book before summer solstice (June 20) and receive $500 off! Call us for more information.


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