Wyoming Cattle Drives 6 days and 6 nights camping out with Double Rafter Cattle Drives
Enquiries call American Round-Up Tel : 01798 865946 or e mail
June and July Cattle drives
Depending on the spring conditions, Generally the first Double Rafter herd to the top of the Big Horn mountains during the third or fourth week of June.
This 6 day / 6 night trip begins in the green rolling foothills of East Pass Creek, and covers 48 miles as you slowly climb your way over 4,000 feet to the timberline level of the majestic Big Horns.
September cattle drives
During the month of September, you will gather the high country of the Big Horns and start the entire cow herd on the trail back to the ranch headquarters in the foothills. As this is a real working ranch, the start date of this trip hinges on several factors and will vary from year to year. This 6 day / 6 night drive is just the reverse of our June and July trips and covers the same 48 scenic miles. Again, cuisine and lodging is Dutch oven meals and wall tents with your gear following the herd by chuck wagon or pack mule.
During this trip, you trail approximately 300 mother cows and their calves high to their summer range. In addition to a family crew of 10 to 12 usually there are 15 to 20 guests on this drive. In keeping with our ancestors' tradition, lodging is 1800's style canvas wall tents, tepee tents and chuck wagons. All meals are prepared using cast iron skillets, Dutch ovens and a shovel.
Little Horn Trail
At day three you head the herd south up the rough and rugged Little Horn Canyon. The trail from this point is too rough and narrow for either wagons, pickups, or four-wheelers, all the gear now follows the herd by pack mule. Many people find the massive canyon walls and boulder strewn river bottom too impressive for words.
Little Horn Parks
Once on the National Forest you will be moved by the beauty of the lush, green, flower-filled open parks which are characteristic of the Big Horns. Far off to the west is the ever present roar of the plunging falls of Leaky Mountain. In our Rock Cabin Park camp you will find there is a perfect spot to sit with a cup of boiled coffee and soak in all the surrounding beauty. Ponder this: you are 12 miles from the nearest road, any soul in this canyon is part of your group, there are no phones or electricity, the first sign of civilization is a 4-6 hour horseback ride in any direction and in two days you have to fly home to people, pollution, and the stresses back at work
The last morning you may back track 12 miles out the mouth of the canyon, or ride to the Lake Creek camp on top. In either place, you say goodbye to your horse and you will be transferred by van back to Sheridan, Wyoming for a good hot shower and closing ceremonies. After six days in the saddle, you will have a new appreciation for the cowboys of the old west.
This last night is generally spent at the historic Mint Bar on Main Street in downtown Sheridan. The cowboy memorabilia which adorns the walls, coupled with the rustic knotty pine booths and tables, adds the frosting to your authentic western adventure.
Cattle drive 29 June - 5 July 2014 £1594 pp single plus £65 ranch gratuity; 2 or more riders £1562 plus £65 pp
Open range drive - 27 July - 1 Aug 2014 or 10-15 August 2014 moving cattle £1494 plus £65 ranch gratuity; 2 or more £1468 plus £65 ranch gratuity.
Cattle Drive 14-20 Sept 2014 £1655 single plus £65 ranch gratuity; 2-5 riders £1623 plus £65 pp ranch gratuity
Clean Up Ride 29 Sept-5 Oct 2014 £1565 pp plus £65 pp
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