Pack Trips

Pack trip overnight destination

Backcountry Pack Trips

Trail ride and camp out with horses for two nights on our back country pack trip adventure! Enjoy a hands on primitive camping trip through the backcountry of Virginia. Get to know your horse as you ride for 3 days, learn about  responsible horse packing practices, outdoor cooking, wildlife and plant life. Relax under the stars just like the cowboys!


Day 1 –

  • 10-10:30 am – Arrival and Check In
  • 11:30 – Orientation and eat lunch.

Head out on the trail after lunch and ride to first camping destination. Set up camp and enjoy an outdoor cooking class. Relax by the campfire before retiring for the night.

Day 2 –

  • 8am – Wake up, eat breakfast, tack horses and pack lunch
  • 11-1pm – Ride towards next destination
  • 1-2pm – Stop for Lunch on the Trail
  • 2pm – 4pm – Complete trail riding journey to overnight destination

Untack and look after horses. Set up camp for the night and cook dinner. Evening campfire.

Day 3 –

  • 8am – Wake up, eat breakfast, tack horses and pack lunch
  • 11-1pm – Ride back to Ranch
  • 2pm – Arrive back at Ranch, untack horses & gather belongings
  • 4pm – Check out
Pack Trip Flyer

This is a very primitive, high adventure pack trip. Ride all day out to a cabin and camp your first night in canvas “glamping” tents or bring your own tent. Get a real old west feeling by learning to cook by an open campfire. Sit out under the stars and get to know your wranglers and fellow campers, away from technology. On your second day, wake up to authentic cowboy coffee, learn to tack up your horse, pack a lunch and ride out to your second secluded primitive camping spot. Cook dinner by a chuck wagon, just like explorers of the old west! Ride back to Shangrila Guest Ranch the afternoon of your third day and go home to tell your friends about the incredible, authentic backcountry experience that you had!

*Please not that this is a primitive camping experience and amenities will be limited. Partcipants 18 and over only.

Things to Bring

  • Jeans & t-shirts
  • Rain jacket
  • sleeping bag
  • rain pants (if you have them)
  • boots/tennis shoes/wool socks
  • hat
  • bug spray/sunscreen
  • water bottle
  • camera
  • positive attitude


  • tent
  • sleeping pad
  • cookware



$195 per person per night