Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas
Start your adventure today in Capitol Reef National Park with day hikes, overnight treks and multi-day treks with Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas.
Go Farther. Stay Longer. Hike Harder. That's the motto of Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas. Plan a day, overnight or multi-day trip and enjoy the best and easiest way to explore Capitol Reef. They're open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and closed Sundays.
Day trips in the Capitol Reef area offer many hiking options for serious backpackers, hikers, walkers and for anyone who likes exploring and relaxing in secluded areas. If you thought hiking with people was fun, wait until you try it with llamas. Hiking with Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas gives you private access to the western steep slopes of the Water Pocket Fold of Capitol Reef National Park. With this exclusive access, you'll have the entire place to yourself. You'll also explore the headwaters of Sulphur Creek, Red Bluff Canyon or the Amphitheater below Cooks Mesa and Meeks Mesa.
The guides tailor each llama adventure based on what you want. Hike, explore, relax, take photos, eat a hearty meal, and hike anywhere from one hour to a full day. Guides can also tell you all about the unique geology and archeology of the area along with any questions about your llama companion.
Day Hike Choices
1 hour | Easy 1-2 mile Red Bluff Hike | $45 per person
2 hours | Moderate 2-3 mile Overlook Hike | $60 per person
4 hours/half day | Moderate 4-6 mile Amphitheatre Hike | $130 per person
Full day | Sulfur Creek | Moderate 6-12 mile hike | $180-$470 per person
Full day | Deer Lake | Moderate 8-15 mile hike | $220-$525 per person
Enjoy gourmet cooked meals, cozy campfires and stunning sunsets in Capitol Reef National Park. Your trek will be tailored to your timeframe, ability level and interest. The llamas will make your hiking extremely easy as they carry your hiking gear, water, food and camping gear for you. Overnight treks allow you to hike with the llamas into Red Bluff Canyon, Sulphur Creek Overlook, Cooks Mesa and Meeks Mesa.
Overnight Trek Choices
Deer Lake to Criss Lake | 2 days & 1 night | $830 per person
Cooks Mesa | 2 days & 1 night | $760 per person
Looking for some real adventure? Then a multi-day trek is for you! The Great Western Trail is a 3,000-mile backcountry route from Canada to Mexico. You'll get to explore the rich history of one of the most remote stretches of the Great Western Trail and camp next to spring fed mountain lakes each night. The trek includes climbing peaks that are about 11,000 feet high.
Multi-Day Trek Choices
3 days | 17+ miles of moderate to difficult trails | $1120 per person
4 days | 20+ miles of moderate to difficult trails | $1370 per person
5 days | 25+ miles of moderate to difficult trails | $1610 per person
6 days | 30+ miles of moderate to difficult trails | $1890 per person
Llama Rentals | We provide everything you need!
Llama Clinics | Learn how to pack with llamas and see if it is for you.
Llama Sales | Young packers, experienced packers and select breeding stock.
Llama Equipment | We make and sell our own llama saddles, blankets, rigging, panniers & leads.
Hi, Mr. Baty,
My husband and I took our two 6-year-old sons for a short hike with Rusty and the llamas out of Capitol Reef Resort. We wanted to let you know how our trip went.
Rusty (and the llamas) could not have been more perfect. We followed an interesting and beautiful little route, but the highlight of the trip (aside from the llamas, of course) was Rusty. He was friendly, observant, knowledgeable and obviously really enjoys what he's doing.
This was the single most "touristy" activity of a 2-week trip. Despite the fact that I knew my kids would love the llamas, I was a bit hesitant to sign on for a "guided hike." We are so glad we did!
Rusty was excellent with us, and we saw him out front of the hotel each evening with the llamas, meeting guests and generating interest in the excursions. We are small business owners, and we'd definitely want to recognize an employee or partner who displays this level of motivation, care and enthusiasm each day.
We can only hope that our own clients have an experience this positive - and memorable.
Thanks again for an amazing adventure! We truly had the time of our lives and Dennis and Rusty were awesome hosts. We especially enjoyed having the dogs (Skydog & Dew) with us too – it made us feel like we were really ‘trekking’ legit style. The ability to hike out in that area was particularly unique. Not another person, building, or road in site was true perfection. The snow made it all even better – our own Machu Picchu afternoon – lol.
Put this on your bucket list! What an amazing experience, I enjoyed a day trek with my llama, Quincy and now I want more. This kind of access to a private nature experience is hard to find. The guides are knowledgeable and fun, plus the close encounter with the llamas can’t be beat. You will truly feel one with nature and your life will be forever changed.
I will be doing this again – thanks a million Beau!!!
Until next time!