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Yukon Horseback Wilderness Adventure Tour

Yukon, Canada


  • Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 8, 2015
  • Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 21, 2015
  • Jul 9, 2016 - Jul 14, 2016
  • Jul 16, 2016 - Jul 24, 2016

Day 1 - Saturday

You will be picked up by our van from Whitehorse and here you have the chance to do some shopping for items that you may need for your tour.

Settle into your cozy cabin or double room in the main Lodge. You will be shown around as you get a feel for the rich history of the ranch and Fish Lake area. Then we introduce you to the horses and give you instructions on how to care for and saddle them. Have lunch in the main Lodge. Depending on the weather and time of the day we saddle up the horses and go for a short first ride.

After taking care of the horses we enjoy a hearty evening meal. Overnight at the ranch. (L,D)

Day 2 - Sunday

We feed the horses, have our breakfast and saddle them up at around 11 a.m. Today is the day you will learn to know your horse and start to form a relationship that only man and horse can understand. With every stop, and praise for the horse, they learn to trust you and you to trust them. Take in the pristine landscapes as we ride the ridge overlooking Bonneville Lakes and the Fish Lake Valley. Have your camera ready! Here we stop for a peaceful lunch. Overnight at the ranch (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Monday

Today we get the pack horses loaded up with all of our camping gear and supplies and say good bye to civilization.

The trail leads us steadily up and over Mount McIntryre to our working trapper's cabin near Coal Lake. This base camp is rich in history and is still used in the winter for camping and trapping. Check out the historic artifacts and imagine yourself as a Yukon Trapper or read the journal that has been signed by previous visitors to our camp. Take care of the horses and settle down to a camp style meal. Overnight in Trapper Cabin, set up your tent or sleep by the fire. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Tuesday

After a hearty Yukon style breakfast the horses are prepared for the day - the pack horses can be left to graze for the day. Today we will ride to Coal Lake and take a short fishing break (lake trout and grayling are easily caught here) before heading up to moose flats and weather permitting to the top of double mountain, were we can have lunch while we take in the breathtaking views below. After lunch we circle a high mountain lake usually seeing moose and caribou. Then we ride the majestic ridges overlooking Coal Lake before heading back down to the cabin for another night. Overnight at Trapper cabin base camp. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Wednesday

This morning our horses and pack horses will be packed for the trail. As we ride the edges of a series of Beaver ponds, breathe deeply the earthy aroma of this beautiful wetland and keep your eyes open for the Famous Canadian Beaver. Next we come to Friday creek. It is surrounded by alpine tundra and edged with grassy meadows with hundreds of wild flowers. The Alder and Willow trees nearby will provide a nice sweet smelling fire for cooking lunch. Sheep, Moose, Caribou and Bears are often seen in this area so have your camera ready. After lunch we ride down the valley at the base of Ibex Mountain to our wall tent camp where we spend the night. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Thursday 

Wake early and try to catch a glimpse of a Yukon summer sunrise, which in June is about the same time as the sunsets - so good luck! Again we pack up the horses to make a long days trip back to the ranch only stopping for lunch, this time going to the west of Fish Lake to complete the full circle. Take this time to reminisce about your adventure and gain keep your cameras ready for unpredictable wild life sightings. Once we reach the Ranch we will unload the horses and brush them down one last time. Now is the time to say good bye to your guide and your new horse friends.

You are driven back to Whitehorse where you will enjoy your last night in the Best Western Gold Rush Inn (B,L)

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