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Pack & Saddle Trips

Pack and Saddle Trips

Yosemite High Sierra Camp Pack & Saddle Trips

Yosemite Saddle Tours on the Merced River Canyon Trail

Ride, don’t walk. Spend four or six days with a professional guide packer exploring and learning about Yosemite. Top off your daytime adventures with a stay at a High Sierra Camp enjoying delicious food and good company.

Custom Pack & Saddle Trips

Let our mules carry your equipment and supplies for you.  Typically based out of one of our three stables, we offer a wide range of services, including delivering your items to a High Sierra Camp in advance, as well as extended multi-day journeys.  Call ahead to arrange your adventure (209) 372-8348.  Reservations are required.

$304/day for the guide/packer
$145/day for the animal (minimum of 3 animals per trip).
$5/pound for items delivered to a High Sierra Camp with the regular supply train.

Logistics and Requirements:

  •  Plan to have someone from your party ready to meet the mules at your destination.  We can not leave your things in an empty campsite.
  •  Bring your items to the appropriate stable the day before your departure so that we can have everything packed and ready to go in the morning.
  •  If you are planning an extended trip, you will be responsible for your own food, cooking and cleaning responsibilities.
  •  Don’t forget your wilderness permit.
  •  Remember that weight limits do apply.  Pack animals are able to carry up to 150 lbs. per animal, and riding stock up to 225 lbs.  No exceptions.
  •  If your trip begins or ends at a trailhead not serviced by one of our stables there will be an additional $185 charge for transportation of the stock to and from the trailhead.
  • Children must be at least 10 years old and have riding experience to participate in overnight saddle trips.



High Sierra Camp Packing Services

Wish you could bring a few more things with you for your High Sierra Camp stay, but don’t want to carry it?  For only $5/lb. we carry it for you on one of our regular supply trains into the camp.  This rate is only available for single camp destinations*.  If you would like a personally arranged team to carry items from camp to camp, the Custom Pack and Saddle rates will apply.

Supply Train Schedule

 Destination  Days of Departure for Destination
 Glen Aulin  Tuesdays and Saturdays supplied by Tuolumne Meadows Stables
 May Lake  Mondays and Thursdays by Tuolumne Meadows Stables
 Sunrise  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by Tuolumne Meadows Stables
 Vogelsang  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by Tuolumne Meadows Stables
 Merced Lake  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays supplied by Yosemite Valley Stables

To arrange for a packing service, contact the Yosemite Valley Stable at least 10 days prior to your trip at (209) 372-8348. The Tuolumne Meadows Stables is usually open from June through September. If you have general questions in the off-season, you can also call the High Sierra Desk at (559) 253-5672.

*Size and shape restrictions apply.