Ferrier Outfitters Bar Diamond Ranch Outfitting ... · Ferrier Outfitters Bar Diamond Ranch...
Embed Size (px)
Transcript of Ferrier Outfitters Bar Diamond Ranch Outfitting ... · Ferrier Outfitters Bar Diamond Ranch...
Wilderness “An Adventure”
For Information and dates on the Wilderness
Bar Diamond Ranch Outfitting & Horseback Riding
Dellis & Linda Ferrier
P.O. Box 688
Hotchkiss, CO 81419
(970) 527-3010 (970) 929-5362 USDA Forest Service Permit
Colorado Outfitter-Registration #315
A Note About Your Guides
Dellis’ parents, Grant and Mamie Ferrier, started outfitting in 1937. Linda’s grandparents, L.E. and
Kathleen Wheeler, started outfitting in 1940.
Dellis and Linda Ferrier, of Hotchkiss, Colorado, have been hunting, fishing and camping in the West Elk Wilderness all of their lives. Raised in the business, guiding and outfitting is not just a part-
time occupation, it’s the Ferriers’ only business.
Activities: Hiking, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Photography, Horseback Riding,
Pack Trips, and Relaxing!
Trout Fishing: The streams are teeming with Native
Cutthroat Trout and the lake is stocked with trout. The fishing is
Horseback Riding: Horseback rides can be arranged for
all day, or overnight pack trips.
Please call for rates
Thank you for your interest in our wilderness pack
trips by horse. We hope you’ll come with us into a
part of the Gunnison National Forest known as the
West Elk Wilderness. With approximately 200,000
acres, the West Elk Wilderness contains some of
America’s most beautiful and pristine land set aside
to remain so forever. From atop an “ol saddle
horse” you can safely travel and enjoy this rugged
and majestic area unspoiled by our so called
From the top of 13,000 foot high West Elk Peak,
you can see a hundred miles in almost any direc-tion. From high in the saddle, deer, elk and sometimes Bighorn Sheep may be seen grazing
the high tundra like basins. Bald or Golden Ea-gles nest high up on the cliffs and may be seen soaring high overhead. Occasionally, Black Bear
can be spotted lumbering along in search of a tasty grub or small rodent. You’ll find beaver dams and lodges very interesting and you may
even get to watch a beaver at work cutting a tree
or repairing a dam.
HITTING THE TRAIL
We offer 4, 5 and 6 day trips on horseback. (We’ll be happy to organize any trip up to 12 days.) The 4 day trip is designed for those short on time but still want a true
wilderness experience. The 5 day trip is designed for the family, while the 6 day and longer trips are designed for those with a true “pioneer” spirit and a sense of adven-
All travel is by horseback. If you’ve never ridden or it’s been a few years DON’T LET THAT STOP YOU!
We have very gentle, well trained trail horses and our
experienced guides are ready to help “dudes” of all ages.
Everything for the trip is packed in by mule train, plenty of tents are set up so each family or party has its own tent
for sleeping quarters. A large tent is set up for cooking and dining facilities. Teepee tents are set up for toilet facilities. There is always hot water available for scrub-
bing off that trail dust. Guests love the great outdoors,
but we know they like to be comfortable too.
If you like to fish, there are many clear, sparkling streams and alpine lakes
where you can try your luck. Native Cutthroat and Eastern Brook trout are
the natural fish and make a mighty fine meal. Sheep Lake is a popular place to
catch big Cutthroat Trout. The scenery around Sheep Lake is breath taking and
makes the trip worthwhile.
Please plan to arrive the day before your trip is to start. If you plan to
fly, rental vehicles are available at the Montrose or Grand Junction air-ports. We can help make arrangements for you at
one of the local motels or at our Wilderness Cabin.
You need to bring a good sleeping bag, a flashlight, a medium weight jacket, two changes of clothes, either
riding boots or hard soled shoes (plus an extra pair in case of rain), good rainwear is also important. If you plan to do some fishing, bring basic fishing gear.
Don’t forget your camera!