3 and 5 Day Historic Covered Wagon Train (and horseback) Trek Over South Pass Via The Oregon and California Trails
We plans these trips as they are booked, for that reason we ask that you call us instead of booking online so we can plan for your custom trek.
Call for reservations, 1-307-266-4868. We will meet you at your hotel the day of departure around 8-9AM. Ask us about special hotel rates.
The Old Oregon Trail is an incredible journey... The covered wagon is a symbol of the Western expansion of the United States. In May 1843, the first large migration left Missouri. They traveled across unassigned Indian territory in what is now Wyoming, over South Pass to Oregon Country. 500,000 pioneers loaded up the wagons with all they could carry and headed West throughout the mid-1800's. These pioneers came from all over the world to settle in a new land, later to become these United States.
Become Part of History
Become part of history and join us on an authentic Oregon Trail adventure. We head out from Casper, Wy on the morning of the first day to our trail head to begin our wagon journey west of Split Rock. During the ride there, much of the highway follows the old trail systems. We will point out different areas along the way as well, from old Pony Express and Outpost sites to trail sections and crossings as we wind through gorgeous mountains and cross through prairie. Along the way, we will stop at the famous Independence Rock for a tour and photo opportunities
You ride on the actual Oregon,California and Pony Express Trails.
Our first day on the trail, we will show how to put on wagon covers, hookup the teams, and more, giving you an opportunity to learn and join in with the daily tasks. After lunch on the trail , we will head out , winding through prairie and hills. Once we get to our first night's camp location, our support crew/cook will have the cook tent and supplies setup with refreshments and drinks waiting. We will then setup camp, which includes setting up tipi's, unharnessing the teams, and preparing sleeping areas. After camp is setup, a delicious Dutch Oven and skillet cooked dinner will be served with various sides and ever-changing entrees, followed by dessert. After dinner, you are free to explore around or join in on the stories and festivities.
After breakfast each day, we break and load camp, hitch the team, saddle the horses and continue our journey West on the famous trails. We visit historic landmarks and trail markers, travel in the footsteps of famous mountain men like Jim Bridger and Bill Sublette, walk in the footprints of the pioneers who settled the west, as the majestic Wind River Mountains to the North West watch over us. Arriving in camp, we again set up the Indian lodges and prepare dinner with Dutch Ovens.
ON the 5 day trips we ford the 6th and 9th crossing of the Sweetwater river.
This trip offers breathtaking scenery and wildlife and involves multiple river crossings of the Sweetwater river as well as various creeks. It will take you through wide open prairie and through foothills. We will cross over notorious Rocky Ridge, commonly believed to be the roughest spot along the Oregon and California trails. We will pass through old Mining camps, as well as historical ranches and Historic sites on the trails.
You can switch off with the horse rider in your group.
We provide, sleeping bags (unless you are bringing your own), foam pads,air mattresses, or cots. Pricing includes individual meals.
Porta Johns are in support vehicle at each camp site and intersecting wagon train along the trail. On the trips you can use solor showers,if requested.
The Wagon Train is trailed by a support vehicle providing portable restrooms for guests during the journey.
Three Day Historic Wagon Train and horse ride
Pricing: Adult $895.00 per person • Child $795.00 (10 Yrs and under) per person
Three Day "Pony Express" Rider Pricing: Adult $1095.00 per person
Five Day Historic Wagon Train and horse ride Pricing: Adult $1095.00 per person • Child $895.00(10 Yrs and under) per person
Five Day "Pony Express" Rider Pricing: Adult $1,495.00 per person
Delicious Trail Breakfast
Fording the creeks
Fog on the Oregon trail
Wide open country
Rock Ridge Very rough on the wagons
Taking horses to water
Pony Express Riders