Over the Hill Outfitters 2022 Price List

All services on USFS land subject to 3% Special Use Fee

To protect our horses, all horseback rides are subject to the following weight limits:

Ranch Rides: 200 pounds if height is less than 6’0″, 220 pounds if height is greater than 6’0″

High Country Rides: 190 pounds if height is less than 6’0″, 210 pounds if height is greater than 6’0″

Continental Divide Ride: 180 pounds if height is less than 6’0″, 200 pounds if height is greater than 6’0″

Travel Insurance is highly recommended (deposits & Payments are Non-Refundable).

Kids rates (12 and younger) are $50 less for multi-day (3 day and shorter) trips and $100 less for 4 day and longer trips

Prices subject to change without notice.


SCENIC HORSEBACK RIDES

Book A Horseback Ride

Reservations Required

Day Rides in San Juan National Forest Daily (9AM-5PM) (lunch included)

(Wed, Thurs or Upon Request)

$250/person (4-6 riders)

$325/person (2-3 riders)

$500 (1 rider)

Three-Hour Ride on the Palmer Ranch (Vista Grande Point) Daily (2PM) $180/person
Two-Hour Ride on the Palmer Ranch (Rincon Ridge Saddle) Daily (10AM and 2PM) $110/person
One-Hour Ride on the Palmer Ranch (Ranch View Ridge) Daily (10AM and 2PM) $75/person


HORSEBACK PACK TRIPS

Book A Pack Trip
These trips are full service extended trips deep into the Weminuche Wilderness area. We recommend three days or longer. Overnights can be arranged.  Everything provided except: sleeping bag, personal gear, fishing gear and license, rain gear. We do all cooking and cleaning. We will take you riding every day if you wish, or you can fish, hike, relax or do whatever you like.

NOTE: Due to staffing shortages all scheduled trips may not have availability.

Specially Priced Package Trips: Trip Dates Cost
Early Season 3 Day Deluxe Packtrip Jun 13-15, Jun 20-22 $1500/person
Early Season 5 Day Deluxe Packtrip Jun 13-17, Jun 20-24 $2000/person
3 Day Deluxe Packtrip Upon Request $1500/person
5 Day Deluxe Packtrip Jul 4-8, Jul 11-15, Jul 18-22,  Aug 8-12, Aug 15-19, Aug 22-26 $2000/person
Craig Cameron Backcountry Horsemanship Clinic Jun 27-Jul 1 $2600/person
Chris Marona Wilderness Photography Workshop Jul 18-22 $2600/person
Be Here Now- Yoga Retreat Aug 15-19 $2600/person
Continental Divide Trail Progressive Pack Trip Jul 28-Aug 5 $5000/person
Note: All above specially priced package trips subject to small group surcharge of $50/person/day (3 or less people on the trip)
Custom Trips (Trip limited to your group):
Full Service Base Camp 5-8 People $500/person/day
3-4 People $600/person/day
2 People $700/person/day
1 Person $1000/person/day
Custom Packing Service Any available date $200/horse/day + $600/day pack surcharge
Progressive Pack Trip Any available date $350/person/day

HIGH COUNTRY FISHING TRIPS

Book A Fishing Trip

This is a great opportunity to fish the pristine and difficult to access headwaters of the Florida River, deep in the San Juans. This is brookie paradise–prepare for excitement! We also fish spectacular high mountain lakes for browns or an occasional rainbow. While the Florida contains predominantly brook trout, Virginia creek has mostly rainbows and West Virginia produces cutthroats. Trip includes a fishing guide for up to three people in a full service package similar to our summer pack trips.

NOTE: Due to staffing shortages all scheduled trips may not have availability.

Specially Priced Package Trips: Trip Dates
Deluxe 3 Day Fishing Trip with Guide Upon Request $2000/person
Deluxe 5 Day Fishing Trip with Guide Jul 4-8, Jul 11-15, Jul 18-22,  Aug 8-12, Aug 15-19, Aug 22-26 $2700/person
Note: All above specially priced package trips subject to small group surcharge of $50/person/day (3 or less people on the trip)
Custom Trips (Trip limited to your group, 4 person minimum):
Full Service (guide not included) Any available date Same as pack trips above
Guide Fee
Up to 3 people fishing per guide $400/guide/day

PEAK BAGGER CLIMB/TREK

Book A Peak Bagger Climb/Trek

Packstock supported non-technical climb out of the comfort of our high basecamp. Climb Mount Sheridan and one or two other 13,000 foot peaks in the Florida Basin.

NOTE: Due to staffing shortages all scheduled trips may not have availability.

Specially Priced Package Trips: Trip Dates
Peak Bagger Deluxe 5 day Jul 4-8, Jul 11-15, Jul 18-22,  Aug 8-12, Aug 15-19, Aug 22-26 $2600/person
Custom Trips:
Full Service (including Guide) Any available date Same as pack trips above

MEXICO’S COPPER CANYON

Book A Mexico Trip

A true ‘horseback trip back in time’ where we submerse ourselves in Mexican Mountain Culture like no other trip in the world. We stay with Mestizo families, eat their food and ride horses on their trails. You will never forget this trip. Contact us for a detailed itinerary with inclusions.

Mexico’s Copper Ride Back in Time– Start in El Paso (11 Days) Not currently offered $2100/person
Mexico’s Copper Ride Back in Time– Start in Cerocahui (8 Days) Not currently offered $1700/person

FULL SERVICE GUIDED HUNTS – ARCHERY AND BLACKPOWDER SEASONS

NOTE: Due to staffing shortages all scheduled trips may not have availability.

Book A Hunt

Season Dates (Hunt Days) Details Land Hunt Days Travel Days Price
Archery (Limited Draw) Sep 2-*6 Season Opening Public 5 2 $7500
Archery (Limited Draw) Sep *26-30 Rut Special Public 5 2 $7500
Blackpowder (Limited Draw) Sep 10-14(*18) Season Opening Public 5 2 $7500

FULL SERVICE GUIDED HUNTS – COMBINED RIFLE SEASONS

Book A Hunt

Season Dates (*extended) Details (OTC=Over the Counter) Land Hunt Days Travel Days Price
1st Oct 15-19 Elk by Drawing Only Public 5 2 $7500
2nd Oct 29-Nov 2(*Nov 6) Combo Deer by Draw, Elk OTC Public 5 2 $7500
3rd Nov 12-Nov 16(*18) Combo Deer by Draw, Elk OTC Priv/Pub 5 ? $7500
4th Nov 23-27 Elk by Draw, Combo Deer by Draw Priv/Pub 5 ? $7500
  • Custom dates also available
  • Above dates are hunting dates. Please allow one day in and one day out for travel to and from camp.
  • *Extended hunts available for an additional $1100/day
  • License Fees (non-resident, 2022 prices): Bull Elk (OTC)-$700.98; Cow Elk-$526.17; Elk (either sex)-$700.98; Deer-$420.23; Bear-$103.60. Additionally must purchase $10.40 habitat stamp. There is also a $9.17 processing fee.  (Note that these are estimates as they may change yearly!)
  • Application deadline for primary draw is April 5, 2022; secondary draw is July 5, 2022.
  • We furnish one guide for each hunter (1:1). 1:2 subtract $200/day ($1000 for 5 day hunt)
  • Includes all food including cook, all related horse and camp gear, horses, tents, cot with foam pad.
  • We hunt in game units 75 and 751 of the San Juan National Forest. Camps for 1st and 2nd season are in the Weminuche Wilderness (weather permitting) while camps for the 3rd and 4th season are at lower elevation due to weather and game movement (when offered).
  • Cost for additional, non-hunting guest is $2000/person (no horseback riding provided during the hunt)

HUNTING DROP CAMPS

NOTE: Due to staffing shortages all scheduled trips may not have availability.

Book A Hunt

We will transport you and your gear to the camp and check on you every two days. THERE WILL BE NO HORSES LEFT IN CAMP.  Skinning, caping and quartering into game bags is your responsibility (we will do it for an additional fee: $250/elk; $250/deer; $250/bear).

  • Game packing is an additional fee: $600/elk; $400/deer; $600/bear. We transport meat to a local packing plant and taxidermist if desired. Meat processing and taxidermy fees are your responsibility.

  • We furnish one cooking, one sleeping and one toilet tent, cots with foam pads, cooking and eating utensils, fuel, shovel, ax, water containers and lanterns. Smaller groups may need only one cook/sleep tent.
    # Hunters Hunt Days Travel Days $/person Cost/person for Additional Hunt Days
    4-6 5 2 $2500 $500
    2-3 5 2 $3000 $600
    1 5 2 $5000 $1000

HUNTING PACK SERVICES

Book A Hunt

We will transport you and your gear to locations within out permit area (GMU 75 –the Florida River Basin). If your preferred location is farther than we can ride in and out in one day (approximately 7 miles from the Transfer Park Trailhead), we will have to camp overnight ourselves and you will be required to pay an additional fee.  All packing services costs are based on the number of pack animals that are required to pack your gear and the number of riding horses to transport your people to the desired location.  Pack animals can carry up to 150 pounds of gear (or maybe less weight depending on the amount of bulk).

WE DO NOT RENT HORSES. 

Example cost calculation: 2 hunters with 400 lb of gear within our ~7 mile range would require 2 riding horses @ $200/day = $400; 3 pack animals @ $200/day = $600; packing surcharge = $600; Total cost = $1600/Day.  It would cost the same to pack out for a total cost of $3200 roundtrip.

Service Pack Animal/Day Riding Animal/Day Packing Surcharge/Day Notes
Camp/gear packing $200 $200 $600 Minimum 2 pack animals
Overnight fee $1000 If overnight required to reach location
Game Packing OTHO Clients $600/elk; $400/deer; $600/bear Clients who contract our packing services
Game Packing $1000/elk; $800/deer; $1000/bear. NON-contracted Hunters
  • Skinning, caping and quartering into game bags is your responsibility (we will do it for an additional fee: $250/elk; $250/deer; $250/bear).

  • We can transport meat to a local packing plant and taxidermist if desired. Meat processing and taxidermy fees are your responsibility.

  • SPRING TURKEY HUNT

    Hunt the Palmer Ranch with 1200 acres of private land. We provide a calling guide(1:1), decoys, blinds.

    License Fee (2021): $30.87 (resident); $157.77 (non-resident) + $10.40 Habitat Stamp

    April 9-May 31 Guided $400/person/day

  • DEPOSIT POLICY

    A 50% non-refundable deposit in the form of cash, check or money order, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, or PayPal is due at the time reservations are confirmed and contract signed. In case of failure to draw for a draw-only season, the deposit will be refunded in full. Full payment is required 45 days prior to trip.  To protect your investment, we recommend purchasing trip insurance.

    NOTICE TO CLIENTS

    “Under Colorado Law” an equine professional is not liable for injury to or death of a participant in any equine activities resulting from inherent risks of equine activities pursuant to section 13-21-120.

    “COLORADO REVISED STATUTES”

    Pursuant to section 12-55-5-105 (1)(E) and (1)(D), Outfitters are bonded and required to have the minimum level of liability insurance and that the activities of Outfitters are regulated by the director of the Division of Registrations in the department of regulatory agencies.

    OFFICE OF OUTFITTER REGISTRATION (303) 894-7800