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Our trips are located in a remote area of Colorado's beautiful southern San Juan Mountains that are best reached by horseback. Our horses, tack, travel and camping methods are all-time tested and designed for ease of operation and minimum impact. Experienced wrangler, cook, and guides provide personal attention that gives all of our guests the opportunity to enjoy Colorado's back country in true comfort. Take time off from the hustle and bustle of the city, bright lights and traffic jams by retreating to the rustic and quiet mountain setting. In order to provide you with a quality experience, we prefer to limit our group size to a maximum of eight persons. We happily accommodate families and requests for custom trips, so please feel free to call for more information. We invite you to enjoy a truly memorable experience in Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Now, That's Living!! Pickup at the Alamosa Airport can be arranged for you. For Lodging, we have a beautiful, fully furnished cabin (Click HERE for Pictures) with a kitchen, full bath and enough beds to sleep up to ten people. Price: 1-2 people $80 per night each additional person $40 per night - Maximum Cost: $200 per night. We also offer a modest bunk house that sleeps five with access to a seperate bath house with shower and tub, hot and cold running water, a flush toilet, mirror, fresh towels and the latest issues of Field and Stream. Price: $20 per person, per night. If you plan to stay with us the night before and/or after a hunting or fishing trip, your lodging with us will include a family style breakfast before departure and a supper upon return. Customized trips available and priced on an individual basis. Call Today and design your own High Country Vacation. Dates are booked on a First-Come, First-Served Basis. We accept reservations ALL YEAR LONG for dates between June 1st and October 31st.
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Guided Deer and Elk Hunts Fully Guided hunts for ALL seasons available. Your professional Guide, Cook and Wrangler will take you on horseback into some of the best hunting areas around Platoro. Stay in the deluxe camp with all of your meals prepared for you. Maximum of Six people. 7 day hunt (5 days of hunting) - $2500 per person
Our Horses Our team of horses are an integral part of the outfitting business. We want them happy and healthy all year because when they are working, they work hard. Some members of the string have been in the family for 17 years and we have raised some from foals born to our mares. Pat starts the young colts out on the pack string, where they learn the ropes of the trail. Only the seasoned and most experienced saddle horses are used for our customers to insure an enjoyable and safe ride. We aim for the perfect match between novice rider and the gentlest mount; to the experienced rider with a more spirited horse. After a well deserved vacation in the off-season, our string is donated to The Journey Home Therapeutic Riding Center where they receive a lot of hands-on attention and serve as a tremendous tool in helping kids to heal their lives. Horsemanship teaches patience, trust, persistence, responsibility, care-giving, respect and . . . it's fun!
Delicious Meals The cook tent and campfire always seem to be the central gathering point at base camp. We meet there for three square meals a day, rain or shine. The woodstove, gas stoves, campfire grill and cast iron skillets and griddles are utilized to prepare meals like steaks, chops, chicken and freshly caught trout. In case of mountain showers, the woodstove inside the tent keeps us warm and dry. Save room for dessert. Just don't let Pat's horse know you have cookies. He will try to take them away from you.
Patrick C. Williams Host and Guide Patrick Williams is a Colorado Native whose knowledge and understanding of the wilderness and its wildlife gives his guests the opportunity to comfortably and safely experience some of the most breathtaking scenery in the west. He knows the habits and behaviors of the game and how to guide his string of horses through their territory whether for hunting or nature watching. His care with the horses is remarkable. Safety is his number one concern. Above all, fishing is what makes Pat say, "I Love my job!" He enthusiastically shares his expertise in catching the big ones and can pan-fry a tasty Brook Trout over an open campfire for supper. In the off-season, Pat's construction business keeps him busy. Bring an extra flashlight if you plan to stay over-night. You will need it after Pat's campfire Bear tales and famous ghost stories!
Delicious Meals The cook tent and campfire always seem to be the central gathering point at base camp. We meet there for three square meals a day, rain or shine. The woodstove, gas stoves, campfire grill and cast iron skillets and griddles are utilized to prepare meals like steaks, chops, chicken and freshly caught trout. In case of mountain showers, the woodstove inside the tent keeps us warm and dry. Save room for dessert. Just don't let Pat's horse know you have cookies. He will try to take them away from you.
One Day Guided Nature Ride Experienced Guide, Horse and Campfire Lunch provided. For our day trips, we ride to the top of Red Mountain, Mammouth Mountain, Cornwall Mountain or Conejos Peak. You will ride through areas once used by the Ute Indians as summer hunting grounds. It is quite an unforgettable experience! Bring a camera and a warm jacket - it gets chilly even in the summer at that altitude. 1-2 People - $200.00 per person.3 or More - $150.00 per person.
One Day Guided Fishing Trip Experienced Guide, Horse, Fishing Gear, and Lunch provided.1-2 People - $200.00 per person.3 or More - $150.00 per person.Here Mike Sandoval of Clovis, New Mexico rides "Thunder", with Conejos Peak in the background.
Guided Hourly Rides Experienced Guide and Horse provided by the hour, passing by some of the old historic Gold Mines, through Aspen groves and through tall, wonderfully aromatic Colorado Pines. We traverse the Conejos River and a few small streams along the way. The Marmets are almost always sunbathing on the rocks as we pass and the Deer are often in the lower pastures. FUN, FUN, FUN! Basic riding lesson and safety procedures included for beginners. All of our horses carry saddle-bags, so you may bring a camera, water bottle, jacket, rain gear and snacks. If you do not have rain gear, we'll suit you up in case of a Mountain Shower.$40.00 per person, per hour.
Guided Overnight Fishing and Camping Trips to Big Lake These are horse packing trips into some of the most scenic country in the world. There is excellent fishing for native Rio Grande cutthroat - catch and release only. You will be riding in the areas once used by the Ute Indians as summer hunting grounds and you will enjoy seeing wild game, taking pictures and, of course . . . GREAT FISHING!ONE DAY GUIDED FISHING TRIP Stay in our Deluxe camp - which includes an Experienced guide, Cook, Horse, Fishing Gear and All Meals. Enjoy great fun and fishing in some of the Most Beautiful Mountains in the World. We travel to our base-camp at Big Lake, Cliff Lake or to Platoro Reservoir for our day fishing trips.1-2 persons - $200.00 per person3 or more - $150.00 per person
HIGH COUNTRY OVERNIGHT FISHING TRIPS Our camps come equipped with wood-stove heated tents for overnight comfort. All meals are provided, however, you will need to bring a sleeping bag, your fishing license, rain gear and any personal items or snacks you may need. Trip length: 2 - 7 days. NOTE: 2 Days/1 Night 3 Days/ 2 Nights 4 Days/ 3 Nights, etc. 1-2 persons - $200.00 per person, per day.3 or more - $150.00 per person, per day.
As these photos pan around the fully furnished kitchen, note that it is stocked with a stove/oven, sink, pans, plates, silverware, microwave oven, refrigerator/freezer, center table that seats six, additional table that seats four or more and 2 pantries for storing your food. The back door leads to a cement patio with access to a gas grill and picnic table. Door to the right of the refrigerator leads to the bathroom and laundry room.
The bathroom is stocked with towels, wash clothes and amenities. The door leads to the laundry room.
The huge bedroom is furnished with plenty of storage for your clothes, a double bed and two single beds. (The picture on the left is a view as you are heading to the kitchen. The picture on the right is looking back from the kitchen.)
Take a rest on the bench out front.
As these photos pan around the living room, you can see that there is a wood-burning stove for heat (in addition to electric heaters throughout the cabin) plenty of seating, a TV/VCR combo to view our limited selection of movies (or to view your own movies) and two double beds with two seats that fold into single beds. The doorway leads to the bedroom on the way to the kitchen.
Fully Furnished Cabin For Rent For Lodging, we have a beautiful, fully furnished cabin with a kitchen, full bath and enough beds to sleep up to ten people. Price: 1-2 people $80 per night (each additional person $40 per night - Maximum Cost: $200 per night)We also offer a modest bunk house that sleeps five with access to a seperate bath house with shower and tub, hot and cold running water, a flush toilet, mirror, fresh towels and the latest issues of Field and Stream. Price: $20 per person, per night.If you plan to stay with us the night before and/or after a hunting or fishing trip, your lodging with us will include a family style breakfast before departure and a supper upon return. CALL TODAY Dates are booked on a First-Come, First-Served Basis. We accept reservations ALL YEAR LONG for dates between June 1st and October 31st. June thru September at (719) 376-2453 213 Conejos Ave., Platoro, CO 81144 October thru May at (719) 989-8785 P.O. Box 1038, Walsenburg, CO 81089 Customized horseback trips available outside your front door.
Ricky D. of Larned Kansas, and his catch of Rainbow Trout.
Terry Lowrey, Mike Barton, Steve St. Clair, and Guide, Pat Williams show off getting their limit of Brook Trout.
Fun for the whole family.
Outfitter Pat Williams getting the horses ready for a trip.
Our horses grazing.
Another satisfied customer.
Happy campers on Top of the World.
God Bless America! We are now booking dates, call us at 719-376-2453!
Brochures To request a Printed Brochure, please send your 1) name and 2) U.S. Postal address in an e-mail to: brochure@platorooutfitters.comBooking Trips/Availability To Check on the availability of dates for a trip, please call us directly at: (719) 376-2453 (and leave a message that includes your name and phone number and we will call you back when we get into the office). Note: We use a third party for our e-mail, and since trip dates are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, calling us will be the quickest way to reserve your dates. Email Us: brochure@platorooutfitters.com
Our trips are located in a remote area of Colorado's beautiful southern San Juan Mountains that are best reached by horseback. Our horses, tack, travel and camping methods are all-time tested and designed for ease of operation and minimum impact. Experienced wrangler, cook, and guides provide personal attention that gives all of our guests the opportunity to enjoy Colorado's back country in true comfort. Take time off from the hustle and bustle of the city, bright lights and traffic jams by retreating to the rustic and quiet mountain setting. In order to provide you with a quality experience, we prefer to limit our group size to a maximum of eight persons. We happily accommodate families and requests for custom trips, so please feel free to call for more information. We invite you to enjoy a truly memorable experience in Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Now, That's Living!! 
CALL TODAY Patrick C. Williams Host and Guide (719) 376-2453 P.O. Box 1038 Walsenburg, CO 81089 Pickup at the Alamosa Airport can be arranged for you.  Customized trips available and priced on an individual basis.  Call Today and design your own High Country Vacation.  Dates are booked on a First-Come, First-Served Basis.  We accept reservations ALL YEAR LONG for dates between June 1st and October 31st. If you plan to stay with us the night before and/or after a hunting or fishing trip, your lodging with us will include a family style breakfast before departure and a supper upon return. 
For Lodging, we have a beautiful, fully furnished cabin (Click HERE for Pictures) with a kitchen, full bath and enough beds to sleep up to ten people. Price: 1-2 people $80 per night each additional person $40 per night - Maximum Cost: $200 per night. We also offer a modest bunk house that sleeps five with access to a seperate bath house with shower and tub, hot and cold running water, a flush toilet, mirror, fresh towels and the latest issues of Field and Stream. Price: $20 per person, per night.
Our trips are located in a remote area of Colorado's beautiful southern San Juan Mountains that are best reached by horseback. Our horses, tack, travel and camping methods are all-time tested and designed for ease of operation and minimum impact. Experienced wrangler, cook, and guides provide personal attention that gives all of our guests the opportunity to enjoy Colorado's back country in true comfort. Take time off from the hustle and bustle of the city, bright lights and traffic jams by retreating to the rustic and quiet mountain setting. In order to provide you with a quality experience, we prefer to limit our group size to a maximum of eight persons. We happily accommodate families and requests for custom trips, so please feel free to call for more information. We invite you to enjoy a truly memorable experience in Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Now, That's Living!! Pickup at the Alamosa Airport can be arranged for you. For Lodging, we have a beautiful, fully furnished cabin (Click HERE for Pictures) with a kitchen, full bath and enough beds to sleep up to ten people. Price: 1-2 people $80 per night each additional person $40 per night - Maximum Cost: $200 per night. We also offer a modest bunk house that sleeps five with access to a seperate bath house with shower and tub, hot and cold running water, a flush toilet, mirror, fresh towels and the latest issues of Field and Stream. Price: $20 per person, per night.  If you plan to stay with us the night before and/or after a hunting or fishing trip, your lodging with us will include a family style breakfast before departure and a supper upon return. Customized trips available and priced on an individual basis. Call Today and design your own High Country Vacation. Dates are booked on a First-Come, First-Served Basis. We accept reservations ALL YEAR LONG for dates between June 1st and October 31st.
Patrick C. Williams Host and Guide Patrick Williams is a Colorado Native whose knowledge and understanding of the wilderness and its wildlife gives his guests the opportunity to comfortably and safely experience some of the most breathtaking scenery in the west. He knows the habits and behaviors of the game and how to guide his string of horses through their territory whether for hunting or nature watching. His care with the horses is remarkable. Safety is his number one concern. Above all, fishing is what makes Pat say, "I Love my job!" He enthusiastically shares his expertise in catching the big ones and can pan-fry a tasty Brook Trout over an open campfire for supper. In the off-season, Pat's construction business keeps him busy. Bring an extra flashlight if you plan to stay over-night. You will need it after Pat's campfire Bear tales and famous ghost stories! Delicious Meals The cook tent and campfire always seem to be the central gathering point at base camp. We meet there for three square meals a day, rain or shine. The woodstove, gas stoves, campfire grill and cast iron skillets and griddles are utilized to prepare meals like steaks, chops, chicken and freshly caught trout. In case of mountain showers, the woodstove inside the tent keeps us warm and dry. Save room for dessert. Just don't let Pat's horse know you have cookies. He will try to take them away from you. Our Horses Our team of horses are an integral part of the outfitting business. We want them happy and healthy all year because when they are working, they work hard. Some members of the string have been in the family for 17 years and we have raised some from foals born to our mares. Pat starts the young colts out on the pack string, where they learn the ropes of the trail. Only the seasoned and most experienced saddle horses are used for our customers to insure an enjoyable and safe ride. We aim for the perfect match between novice rider and the gentlest mount; to the experienced rider with a more spirited horse. After a well deserved vacation in the off-season, our string is donated to The Journey Home Therapeutic Riding Center where they receive a lot of hands-on attention and serve as a tremendous tool in helping kids to heal their lives. Horsemanship teaches patience, trust, persistence, responsibility, care-giving, respect and . . . it's fun!
One Day Guided Fishing Trip Experienced Guide, Horse, Fishing Gear, and Lunch provided.1-2 People - $200.00 per person.3 or More - $150.00 per person.Here Mike Sandoval of Clovis, New Mexico rides "Thunder", with Conejos Peak in the background.One Day Guided Nature Ride Experienced Guide, Horse and Campfire Lunch provided. For our day trips, we ride to the top of Red Mountain, Mammouth Mountain, Cornwall Mountain or Conejos Peak. You will ride through areas once used by the Ute Indians as summer hunting grounds. It is quite an unforgettable experience! Bring a camera and a warm jacket - it gets chilly even in the summer at that altitude. 1-2 People - $200.00 per person.3 or More - $150.00 per person.Guided Hourly Rides Experienced Guide and Horse provided by the hour, passing by some of the old historic Gold Mines, through Aspen groves and through tall, wonderfully aromatic Colorado Pines. We traverse the Conejos River and a few small streams along the way. The Marmets are almost always sunbathing on the rocks as we pass and the Deer are often in the lower pastures. FUN, FUN, FUN! Basic riding lesson and safety procedures included for beginners. All of our horses carry saddle-bags, so you may bring a camera, water bottle, jacket, rain gear and snacks. If you do not have rain gear, we'll suit you up in case of a Mountain Shower.$40.00 per person, per hour.
Guided Overnight Fishing and Camping Trips to Big Lake These are horse packing trips into some of the most scenic country in the world. There is excellent fishing for native Rio Grande cutthroat - catch and release only. You will be riding in the areas once used by the Ute Indians as summer hunting grounds and you will enjoy seeing wild game, taking pictures and, of course . . . GREAT FISHING!ONE DAY GUIDED FISHING TRIP Stay in our Deluxe camp - which includes an Experienced guide, Cook, Horse, Fishing Gear and All Meals. Enjoy great fun and fishing in some of the Most Beautiful Mountains in the World. We travel to our base-camp at Big Lake, Cliff Lake or to Platoro Reservoir for our day fishing trips.1-2 persons - $200.00 per person3 or more - $150.00 per personHIGH COUNTRY OVERNIGHT FISHING TRIPS Our camps come equipped with wood-stove heated tents for overnight comfort. All meals are provided, however, you will need to bring a sleeping bag, your fishing license, rain gear and any personal items or snacks you may need. Trip length: 2 - 7 days. NOTE: 2 Days/1 Night 3 Days/ 2 Nights 4 Days/ 3 Nights, etc. 1-2 persons - $200.00 per person, per day.3 or more - $150.00 per person, per day.
CALL TODAY Patrick C. Williams Host and Guide (719) 376-2453 P.O. Box 1038 Walsenburg, CO 81089 Pickup at the Alamosa Airport can be arranged for you. Customized trips available and priced on an individual basis.  Call Today and design your own High Country Vacation.  Dates are booked on a First-Come, First-Served Basis.  We accept reservations ALL YEAR LONG for dates between June 1st and October 31st. If you plan to stay with us the night before and/or after a hunting or fishing trip, your lodging with us will include a family style breakfast before departure and a supper upon return. For Lodging, we have a beautiful, fully furnished cabin (Click HERE for Pictures) with a kitchen, full bath and enough beds to sleep up to ten people. Price: 1-2 people $80 per night each additional person $40 per night - Maximum Cost: $200 per night. We also offer a modest bunk house that sleeps five with access to a seperate bath house with shower and tub, hot and cold running water, a flush toilet, mirror, fresh towels and the latest issues of Field and Stream. Price: $20 per person, per night.   Our trips are located in a remote area of Colorado's beautiful southern San Juan Mountains that are best reached by horseback. Our horses, tack, travel and camping methods are all-time tested and designed for ease of operation and minimum impact. Experienced wrangler, cook, and guides provide personal attention that gives all of our guests the opportunity to enjoy Colorado's back country in true comfort. Take time off from the hustle and bustle of the city, bright lights and traffic jams by retreating to the rustic and quiet mountain setting. In order to provide you with a quality experience, we prefer to limit our group size to a maximum of eight persons. We happily accommodate families and requests for custom trips, so please feel free to call for more information. We invite you to enjoy a truly memorable experience in Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Now, That's Living!!