Vallecito Lake Outfitters, LLC is an equal opportunity service provider and operates under special use permit #696 from the USDA Forest Service, Columbine Ranger District. Insured and licensed Colorado outfitter.


No trip to Durango or Southwest Colorado will be complete without experiencing the rugged back country and wilderness from the top of a gentle mountain horse. Vallecito Lake Outfitters is a family owned and operated business that features an authentic western cowboy life style while providing a safe, educational and enjoyable horseback adventure.


Located 25 miles N.E. of Durango, Colorado (see map) on the edge of the Weminuche Wilderness at Vallecito Lake, we offer a wide variety of horseback activities for all skill levels. Each ride stresses safety, respect for the environment and ecology, and backcountry etiquette.


John Clark has traveled and packed in the Weminuche Wilderness for 35 years. A song writer who trains dogs, horses and mules but most of all enjoys showing people the beauty and peace found in the Mountains. It is truly " God's Country.”


Vallecito Lake Outfitters | 85 Ponderosa Rd | Bayfield, CO | (970) 749-7765 | piepanranch@yahoo.com

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