Bitterroot Cow Camp

Program Dates: Flexible dates in July, Aug and Sept
Program Cost: $1700
 

Guests interested in getting even further from the beaten path might be interested in a stay at the Bitterroot Cow Camp.

 

Overview

Nestled in a picturesque meadow in the shadow of Castle Rock, the Cow Camp consists of a rustic cabin and corral and has been home to many generations of cowboys who watched over the herd in the summer months. 

 

Small groups (4-6) ride straight for the camp from the home ranch on the first day of their stay. The next three days begin with a strong cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast before an authentic day of ranch work amid dramatic, sweeping vistas. Whether that means searching for predator kills, finding and doctoring sick calves, or moving the herd from one section to the next, the demands of the day determine the itinerary. The nature of the job and the rugged terrain make for a slower paced ride.

Evenings revolve around one of mankind’s oldest traditions, the campfire. Here, you will enjoy traditional, chuckwagon-style fare and a glass of wine before retiring to a simple yet comfortable canvas wall tent. Spectacular sunsets cast a brilliant glow on Castle Rock and then yield to the sparkling night sky. Miles from artificial lights or sounds; you will be immersed in 2.5 million acres of untrammeled wilderness. Out here, you will gain a whole new appreciation for the term “working remotely”.

Groups less interested in cow work can also be accommodated. At 9,100 feet above sea level, the camp sits on the edge of some of the richest summer elk range in the world and is also home to a myriad of other animals from marmots to moose. The nearby East Fork Basin and the many creeks that feed it offer unparalleled fly- fishing. The sights, smells, and sounds of the high alpine meadows, dramatic mountain passes, and babbling brooks will make any trip unforgettable. The small group size allows a lot of flexibility; so don’t hesitate to ask if we can provide
something a little different for your party.

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