Located on Crabtree Road just a few miles from Pinecrest Lake, Aspen Meadow Pack Station is a convenient location for day rides or overnight pack trips. Aspen Meadow Pack Station offers horses and pack mules, ideally suited to carry you and your gear over any terrain. Their horses are raised and trained in the mountains, ensuring sure-footedness and a comfortable ride to your destination. The riding stock is matched to your ability, whether you are a novice or a seasoned rider. Each pack mule can carry up to 150 pounds of gear – so you don’t have to!
Aspen Meadow Pack Station has hour rides, half-day rides and all-day rides. They have riding horses suited to all ages and ranges of riding experience. Hour rides are taken between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm daily. All rides must be guided. We request reservations for hour, half-day and all-day rides. Please reserve your hour, half-day or all-day ride by calling (209) 965-3402.
Aspen Meadow Pack Station offers overnight trips to destinations such as Bear Lake, Big Lake, Emigrant Lake, Huckleberry Lake, and Deer Lake. They can drop you at a base camp and pick you up later or stay with you for an all-inclusive pack trip.
For more information, see Aspen Meadow Pack Station
Located at Kennedy Meadows, the Kennedy Meadows Pack Station is at the edge of the Emigrant Wilderness. They offer both day trail rides and extended pack trips.
The trail rides are about 1 hour and 15 minutes long, at a cost of $25 per person. They depart at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM daily. The ride takes you through the Upper Meadow, crosses the river, and then wends its way back down the far side of the river in a scenic loop.
The Half Day Ride is about 3½ hours long, leaving at 10:30 AM. The price is $55 per person. On the typical ride, you arrive at the vista overlooking Relief Reservoir, where many riders pause to eat the lunch they brought, hike to the dam, and take pictures.
All Day Rides offer a lot more flexibility in your itinerary, giving you time to reach more distant locations, stop for a picnic, or perhaps do a little fishing or hiking around the wilderness. Rides depart at 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM. The usual destination is Kennedy Lake or Kennedy Creek, where you will find excellent trout fishing. Kennedy Meadows Pack Station offers a discounted rate for groups of multiple riders: 1-2 Riders, $90 per person; 3-8 Riders, $75 per person; 9-15 Riders, $70 per person.
With a reservation for an All Day Ride, you may also select from one of several excellent alternate destinations:
Emigrant Wilderness Rides
Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Rides
A week-long horse camp for youths ages 12 - 17 with minimal riding experience. Improve your riding skills, learn about packing mules, wilderness cooking, and back country camping.
2013 Schedule: June 22 - June 29.
Cost: $695, which includes all-day camp, evening activities, lodging, food, all needed equipment, riding lessons, and an overnight outing to Kennedy Lake.
Find all the Horse Camp details at Kennedy Meadows Horse Camp.
Summer Contacts for Kennedy Meadows Pack Station:
(209) 965-3911 or
For more information about Kennedy Meadows Pack Station, see
Kennedy Meadows Pack Station.
Leavitt Meadows Pack Station is located alongside Highway 108 in Leavitt Meadow, on the east side of Sonora Pass. They offer a variety of Trail Rides:
This is a 1-hour ride loops around Leavitt Meadows. On this ride you will ride along side the river and through the gorgeous meadow. Enjoy the warm sun and refreshing breeze. This is the perfect horse adventure for those who just want a little bit of time in the saddle.
Around 2 hours long, this ride will follow the pack trial for a ways and then head to Secret Lake. You will overlook Leavitt Meadows and the Pickel Meadow area during the ride.
This ride will be close to 4 hours. Follow the pack trail past Lane and Roosevelt Lake. Then split off and down to the West Walker River and the Falls. If you wish, you can pack a lunch or snack to enjoy during the break overlooking the Falls.
On Spot Pack Trips you ride in with a packer to
a campsite and are dropped off there for as long as you like. The packer then returns to pick
up you and your gear.
With a Backpack Drop you and your backpacking equipment are taken into the back country and left to proceed on your own backpacking trip. It's a great way to jump-start a backpacking trip.
On a Base Camp Trip you are packed in with your personal equipment to a base camp set up by the packer/guide. Meals, tents, and other group equipment are provided.
Other types of trips are also available to suit your needs.
Call, Email, or Stop By for Reservations
530-495-2196 ~or~ firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, see their website: Leavitt Meadows Pack Station.