In days past, any activities in the back country were done by packers and strings of horses and mules, which was the only way to access the remote wilderness areas. Today, though things have changed a great deal, the horse and reliable pack string are still the only way to transport campers, fishermen, hunters, and their gear into these wilderness areas.
Tenderfoot Outfitters has been providing horseback expeditions into the Gunnison National Forest and West Elk Wilderness for over 30 years. We take great pride in our image and reputation, the quality of service we provide, and our commitment to customer satisfaction, and believe it is the finest available. It is evident everywhere you look, from our deluxe tent accommodations to our quality horses and tack, from delicious and hearty home cooked meals to our experienced professional guides. Our outstanding staff provides personalized attention to every guest and has a sincere interest in your comfort and success.
A horseback trip is one of the most memorable experiences available, so come climb into the saddle, grab your reins, and follow your guide on a high-country expedition into the magnificent West Elk Wilderness. We offer Trail Rides, Horse Camp Trips, High Alpine Fishing Trips, Tent Bed & Breakfast Trips, Photography Trips, Youth Trips, and Hunting Trips into this spectacular country. These adventures are lead by skilled and friendly guides who are more than happy to share their knowledge of the area as you ride the extensive network of trails along the ridges and through the scenic valleys.
The diehard hunter knows the West Elk Wilderness is prime big game country, and is considered by many to be one of the best hunting areas in the lower forty-eight states. This spectacular country consisting of rugged mountains, thick pine forest, stands of aspen, and open parks is home to an abundance of Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, and Bighorn Sheep. We offer the ultimate Extreme Fair Chase Hunt with the finest quality outfitting available, and whether you hunt with bow, muzzleloader, or rifle, we want to be your outfitter. So come make some new friends, enjoy some spectacular scenery, breathe some clean fresh air, and experience some outstanding hunting.