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In this hectic world we invite you to join us on a wilderness experience of a lifetime. Bear Basin Adventures is a qualified owner-operated business offering back country pack trips, fishing, drop trips and elk hunting on the Shoshone National Forest in Dubois, Wyoming.

Our beautiful pristine part of the world provides the perfect backdrop for families and friends to experience our pack trips while enjoying delicious food, safe horses, comfortable accommodations and great company.

Bear Basin Adventures is operated under a special use permit on the Shoshone National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

Choose your own adventure

We offer activities for every type of explorer

Base Camp Rides

Base Camp Rides

Bear Basin Adventures offers summer horse riding trips that will leave you in awe. We are located in beautiful Dubois, Wyoming, just an hour and a half from Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park. Our trips run mid June to mid September. Imagine your own private base camp with an elevation of 8, 500 feet set on Bear Creek, tucked away in the middle of the beautiful Absaroka Mountains, in the heart of the mountains and far away from it all. Pack horses are not necessary on this ride as we have a fully set up dining tent and kitchen with all the necessary equipment. Bear Basin Wilderness Base Camp consists of well furnished wall tents with wood stoves, carpeted floors, chairs and two cots per tent making for very comfortable camping. A capped and piped spring flows right through camp offering great tasting drinking water right outside our dining tent. Our hot shower is that extra luxury that will make all the difference. The camp is located on...

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Pack Trips

Pack Trips

For families or individuals wanting a hands-on adventurous camping experience, Bear Basin Adventures offers horse pack trips in Dubois where we will set up camp in a few different locations throughout your stay, using pack horses to transport our supplies from place to place. We have some set itineraries available such as the “Superb Fishing in Simpson Lake”, “Dunoir Valley Ride” or the “East Fork Trip”. Alternatively, depending on availability, you can organize your own custom trip of a minimum of three people for four days where you design your own itinerary based on your desires. You can fish for a couple days, ride for a day, explore the wildflowers while hiking a little and just come back to the camp area for your meals. We can help you achieve your dream wilderness experience while showing you the beauty of the Shoshone National Forest in an environmentally conscious way. East Fork Trip A six day trip into the East Fork of the Washakie Wilderness in the Shoshone National Forest...

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Fishing Trips

Fishing Trips

Whether it is fly fishing, spin casting, a week- long trip or just a day long excursion, we have a trip for you. The mountains of Wyoming offer a fishing trip for everyone. The high country lakes of the Wind River Mountains gives you the opportunity for spectacular dry fishing or spin casting for a variety of trout. Come fish for Brookies, native Cutthroat, Rainbows or Browns. We can hike to surrounding lakes or use our horses. We tend to the cooking and camp chores so you can spend your time doing what you love most- fishing! For an additional cost you can hire a professional guides or bring your own familiar equipment and guide yourself while we tend to camp. The rivers and lakes of the Absaroka Mountains will also impress the most avid fisherman and the casual sportsman alike. Spend a few days on a beautiful mountain stream and let the waters ease your soul. Here are some fishing itineraries. We have other options so please don’t...

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Hunting

Hunting

Elk hunting with Bear Basin Adventures is 100% fair chase, no fences, no artificial feeding. We offer traditional western hunts on horseback. We are a general license area (area 67) operating in the mountains of northwest Wyoming in the Washakie Wilderness of the Shoshone National Forest. We have a large healthy elk herd allowing us to offer our hunters great hunting throughout the season. We do not rely on a migration, and daily elk sightings are expected. We will work hard with you to find the elk that will make your hunting trip a memorable one. Our camp schedule, although can vary, starts with a hearty breakfast and a discussion with your guide as to the days hunt. After breakfast, ride out in the dark to the desired hunt area, ready to dismount your horse and hunt by the morning light. We offer great hunting in close proximity to camp so on most hunts we will come back to camp for your biggest meal of the day and a...

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Drop Trips

Drop Trips

If you like to hike but don’t want the discomfort of a heavy pack then let our horses do the work. Our drop trip services are designed for those guests who design their own itinerary, provide their own food and gear and want to experience the Dubois wilderness in solitude. You may ride our horses in or opt to hike into the designated area. We will meet there, unload your gear and come back to get you at a specified time and location. We have some spectacular areas to drop you in the Washakie Wilderness or the Fitzpatrick Wilderness of the Shoshone National Forest. Whether you are wanting to fish, hike, photograph, view wildlife, rock climb, summit mountains or just relax in the peace and quiet- we can find the place for you. Cost: $170 per horse per day. Guides horse is also $170 per day. Notes: Our animals can carry 100-120lbs each. There is a minimum cost of four horses per trip (three pack animals plus one guide)....

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