Base Camp Rides


Bear Basin Adventures offers summer horse riding trips in Dubois, Wyoming, just an hour and a half from Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park. Our trips run late June to early 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, far away from it all.

Our 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 and our hot camp shower is that extra luxury that will make all the difference. Pack horses are not necessary on this ride as we have a fully set up dining tent and kitchen with all the necessary equipment and vehicle access close by to bring in your gear.

This itinerary gives you the chance to ride horses over open meadows filled with purple Lupine and scarlet Indian Paintbrush, through Lodge Pole Pine covered mountains, along red rock cliffs and through stoney river beds. Together you and your well trained horse will climb mountain peaks and valley floors. If you don’t consider yourself to be a rider, no worries, we will instruct you and give you a horse that will help you to relax and enjoy your vacation.

The area has some wonderful trout fishing opportunities, fantastic hiking trails and peace and tranquility for those who would like to soak it up with a good book in the hammock.

Trips are a minimum of four days with three guests but we suggest at least five days so as to experience all these mountains have to offer. We often put small groups together so do not worry of you are traveling solo or just as a group of two.

We also have some special itineraries available in our base camp.

Yoga and Meditation Ladies Getaway

We will gather as a small group of women to explore the serenity of the land, the quiet wisdom of horses, and daily movement and meditation practices tailored to create ease in body and mind. Along with the normal offerings of the base camp such as hiking, horse riding and fishing, this trip offers daily yoga movement and meditation lead by a certified instructor.

This five day trip presents a perfect place to recharge, reconnect and enjoy the harmonic rhythm of the horse.

$1,700 per person all inclusive. All levels of experience in yoga/meditation and horse riding are welcome.

All base camp trips meet the morning of day one at a designated trailhead in Dubois and return there on the final day. The trip includes delicious meals, camping supplies, tent accommodations, horses and tack, guides and an unforgettable experience in the Shoshone National Forest. Guests are asked to provide their own sleeping bag and fishing equipment. A detailed pack list and information sheet will be supplied upon booking.

We would love to share this wonderful base camp with you in these amazing wild thriving mountains. Contact us with your ideas, questions or a proposed date at 307-349-4630 or contact us online.

I can’t thank you enough for an absolutely fabulous trip. The camping sites were outstanding, the weather remarkable, the food first rate and the horses excellent. The fishing was among the best I have had in many decades of packing/hiking around the Greater Yellowstone eco-system. — Peter Sr, NY

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