Bitterroot Cow Camp

Flexible dates in July, August and September

Maximum 6 riders, visit our rates page for pricing details.

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