Flat Creek Ranch takes great pride in the idea of creating your own private wilderness. There are already plenty of activities to do during a vacation here; but now there is a new way to make any adventure enthusiast thrilled during their stay at Flat Creek Ranch.
We live in paradise, and want to make more of the Gros Ventre Wilderness area available to you in a safe, comfortable, and guided setting. About 3.5 miles up Flat Creek our spike camp is traditionally equipped with large rustic canvas tents and an oversized cook and dining tent. Countless trails leading into parts of the backcountry that are seldom accessed start close to camp. Beginning at the end of June we will be able to utilize this spectacular and unbelievable setting for overnight camping, hiking, and trail rides.
The Backcountry Camp is set up for two night excursions that combine with your 3, 4 or 7 night stay at the ranch. This is a perfect opportunity for both the novice and experienced outdoorsmen and women to immerse themselves in a pristine wild setting. Both horse supported hiking and guided trail riding trips are available.
You’ll be able to take in sights such as: Cache Peak, Turquoise Lake, views of the Teton and Wind River Mountain Ranges, and the headwaters of Flat Creek. There are two possible date options for those who looking to spend more time in the saddle, want a challenging hike and spend more time in the wilderness.
The afternoon of your arrival day, you will head off on horseback and ride roughly an hour and half to camp. Once there, you would unpack, relax by the stream and make a few casts, maybe go for a short walk around the surrounding meadow gathering wild onion or raspberries for dinner. The horses will head back to the ranch and pick you up again when it is time to return. The following morning, wake up to hot coffee or tea, brought to your tent. A hot breakfast awaits in the cook tent. Then head out on the trail. Your guide will lead you on breathtaking paths going at your pace. Perhaps the 16 mile loop to the top of Cache Peak, or the more mellow hike over to Turquoise Lake.
The other option would be to stay closer to camp and fly fish on the small and pristine headwaters of Flat Creek. That night, rest your legs around the camp fire and share tales about the day with a delicious hardy meal. The following morning the horses return to pick you up, and you ride back to the ranch.
Two night stays can be combined with stays at the ranch.