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Llama Pack Trips

Llama Packing Trips

Pack Animals for backcountry trips are not limited to only horses. Goats, mules, donkeys and llamas are also used for wilderness trekking and backcountry trips. Llama outfits can offer overnight lodging, as well as meals, on their beautiful, rural properties.

Llama Pack Camping California

Pack llamas for rent. At one time there were dozens of California llama outfitters, now-a-days there are only a few of these types of businesses left, as we display in the list below.

Fort Bragg, CA

Lodging and Llamas
18301 Old Coast Hwy
2 fully furnished cottages,
hot tubs, fireplace, pet friendly

Julian, CA

Wikiup Bed & Breakfast Inn
1645 Whispering Pines Dr.
Llama Petting Hours: 9am – 5pm daily

Grass Valley, CA

Highland Llama Trekkers
14223 Highland Dr.
Llama sales & Pack trips



Many people confused llamas with alpacas, but they are indeed two different animals. Llamas are larger, growing to twice the size of alpacas and llamas belong to the camel family. Alpacas are very much herd animals, while llamas are more independent minded. Alpacas also tend to be a bit more skittish than llamas. Differences Between Llamas and Alpacas

As the number of pack animal outfitters within California have decreased, over the past 2 decades – alpaca farms have instead tripled.

alpaca farm tour

Alpacas farms may offer visitor tours, boarding and sales, breeding, but no wilderness treks; Sometimes they sell alpaca fiber (otherwise known as yarn), and they may have alpaca gifts and handmade items for sale.

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Alpaca Farms in California

(visits by appointment only, call first to confirm)

Alba Alpacas
80 Feghali Rd.
Ramona, CA 92065

A & M Ranch
Madera Ranchos
RV Camp sites
Madera, CA

Alpacas of El Dorado
4535 Boo Bear Lane
Somerset, CA 95684

Alpacas of Somerset Farm
8226 Stoney Creek Rd
Somerset, CA 95684

Arapaho Rose Alpacas
10702 Arapaho Dr.
Redding, CA 96003

Loomis Alpacas
3600 Holly Hill Lane
Loomis, CA 95650

RockStar Alpacas
16440 Bonney Road
Royal Oaks, CA 95076

Sierra Rose Alpacas
15895 Greenhorn Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945

The Alpaca ​Hacienda
31755 Rancho Vista Road
Temecula, CA
Tours, boarding & Sales only


Horse Pack Outfitters California

Horse Packers &
Horse Pack Stations in California

Kearsarge Pass, John Muir Wilderness @ Onion Valley

pack horses
horseback camping
horse pack trips
pack trains

high sierra packs

& wild horses in California


Overnight Guided Horse Trips into the backcountry wilderness

The most scenic spots in the California high country can only be accessed by foot. If your physical body is not up for carrying all the gear (weight) on your back (backpacking) and hiking (trekking) on foot, uphill for (many) miles, then an overnight horse camping trip (horse packing) may be an option to consider.

Get way out there – with guided professionals. Camp the real back country wilderness. No campground crowds, no RVs humming, no easy access! These experienced stock animals are well trained, familiar & dependable on the trails. Specific interests tours and custom destinations can make it worth your wild. Fishing alpine lakes, hot springs, wildflowers, high country camping (in style). Guides usually provide the camping tents, food and meal prep.

yosemite HSC packer
Yosemite High Sierra pack team delivers food & essentials to remote camps, the hard way.

Central Coast Mountains

Johnson Horse Camp
2112 Perkins Rd
New Cuyama, CA 93254

Los Padres Outfitters
Santa Barbara Mountains
P.O. Box 748
Carpinteria, CA 93104


Southern Sierra Nevada

Balch Park Pack Station
PO Box 852
Springville, CA 93265
559-539-2227 summer
559-539-3908 winter

Golden Trout Pack Station
Kern River Canyon
Quaking Aspen Pack Station
PO Box 756
Springville, CA 93265
559-542-2816 summer

Kern River Fly Fishing
Kernville, CA

Eastern Sierra Nevada

Bishop Pack Outfitters
247 Cataract RdBishop Pass
Aspendell, CA 93514

Cottonwood Pack Station
Lone Pine, CA
Horseshoe Meadows, Mt Whitney, John Muir Trail

Frontier Pack Station
PO Box 656
June Lake, CA 93529
760-648-7701 summer
760-872-4038 winter

Glacier Pack Train
5 County Rd
Big Pine, CA 93513
Big Pine Lake, Palisade Glacier

JC High Country
Little Antelope Pack Station
Mill Canyon Rd
PO Box 179
Coleville, CA 96107
backcountry fishing & hunting trips
Antelope Valley Pack Station

Wolf Creek Pack Station

Leavitt Meadows Pack
Hwy 108, Sonora Pass
Bridgeport, CA

Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit
PO Box 61
Mammoth Lakes CA 93546mammoth map
800-495-2569 winter

McGee Creek Pack Station
2990 McGee Creek Road
Crowley Lake, CA 93546
760-935-4324 summer
760-878-2207 winter

Reds Meadow Pack Station
Agnew Meadow
PO Box 395, Mammoth, CA 93546

Rainbow Pack Station
PO Box 1791
Bishop, CA 93514

Rock Creek Pack Station
Mt. Whitney Pack Trains

PO Box 248
Bishop, CA 93515
760-872-8331 winter
760-935-4493 summer

Virginia Lakes Pack Outfit
US Highway 395
Bridgeport CA 93517
760-937-0326 summer
702-872-8331 winter


Mineral King Valley, South Sequoia National Park

West Central Sierra & Yosemite

Aspen Meadow Pack Station
Dodge Ridge
Pinecrest Lake, CA

Cedar Grove Pack Station
Kings Canyon National ParkSequoia Kings Canyon Map
559-565-3464 summer
559-337-2413 winter

Clyde Pack Outfitters
Dinkey Creek, Wishon, CA

D & F Pack Station
Huntington Lake
PO Box 156
Lakeshore, CA 93634

Horse Corral Packers
Sequoia National Park
PO Box 546
Woodlake, CA 93286
559-565-3404 summer
559-564-6429 winter
Mineral King Valley, Giant Sequoia National Monument

High Sierra Pack Station
Mono Hot Springs, CA 93642
559-285-7225 summer
559-299-8297 winter

Lost Valley Pack Station
Florence Lake
Lakeshore, CA 93634

Mather Pack Station
North Yosemite
35250 “A” Mather Road
Groveland, CA 95321

Minarets Pack Station
PO Box 1461
North Fork, CA 93643

Muir Trail Ranch
Blayney Meadow
PO Box 269,
Ahwahnee, CA 93601

Yosemite Trails Pack
7910 Jackson Road
Fish Camp, CA 93623


Lake Tahoe & Northern Sierra

Alpine Meadows Stables
Tahoe City
355 Alpine Meadows RdTahoe Maps
Alpine Meadows, CA 96146

Camp Richardson Corral
Emerald Bay
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158

Reid Horse
Gold Lake Pack Station

7000 Gold Lake Hwy
Graeagle, CA 96103
530-836-0940 (Gold Lk)
530-836-0430 (Graeagle)
Bucks Lakes Wilderness, Lakes Basin Recreation Area

Northern California

Coffee Creek Ranch
14310 Coffee Creek Rd
Trinity Alps Wilderness
Coffee Creek, CA 96091


see also – Llama Pack Trips


Wild Horses in California


Wild Horse Sanctuary
5796 Wilson Hill Road
Shingletown, CA 96088
(overnight treks on horseback to view wild horses)

Wild Horses in Northern California near Lassen Peak, North Sierra Nevada mountains. The mission of the Wild Horse Sanctuary is to protect and preserve America’s wild horses as a living national treasure by providing range sanctuary in an ecologically balanced environment open to the public.


BLM Wild Horses & Burros
Bureau of Land Management
California Herd Management Areas

BLM California manages 21 wild horse and burro herd management areas on approximately 2.5 million acres. Adoption and sales.

onion valley horse
High elevation, Eastern Sierra @ Onion Valley Corrals
horse and baby
Baby Sierra sees a horse for the first time. Photo copyright (2005) Morgan & Lisa
Horse Meadow Campground near Big Meadow, Kern Plateau