Black Otter Guide Service invites you to join us on one of our horseback pack-trips into wilderness areas of the spectacular Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness ranges of south central Montana which borders the north boundary of Yellowstone National Park.

Make several million acres of the west’s finest wilderness your personal playground. Elk, deer, moose, mountain goat, bear and bighorn sheep inhabit this lovely area. Trout fishing is excellent. The topography varies from wooded mountain valleys, opening into spacious willow meadows frequented by moose, to high ridges and rugged peaks above timberline–the lofty homeland of mountain goats.

Grizzly Creek Camp

July 15 – August 30: We reach this semi-permanent tent camp in the heart of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area after a 16-mile ride over majestic Wallace Pass.  This is one of our most popular and spectacular areas with fine Cutthroat Trout fishing in nearby Carpenter Lake, Grizzly Creek and Hellroaring Creek.  We take four to seven day trips into this camp.

Rates for pack trips are $450 per person per day plus gratuities*.

Guests gathered around the campfire.

Travel Camps

July 21 – August 24

Buffalo Fork Camp: We ride from Grizzly Creek camp over spectacular Hummingbird Pass and down through Telephone Basin to our camp on Buffalo Fork Meadows.

Slough Creek Camp: We ride over Buffalo Fork Divide to get to our Slough Creek camp. You can fish the world famous Slough Creek for Cutthroat Trout, see Frenchy’s historic homestead, and take rides to Cutoff Mountain.

We can also start trips for Buffalo Fork or Slough Creek at the Slough Creek trailhead in Yellowstone National Park.

Rates for travel trips are $500 per person per day plus gratuities*.

We offer several different options on these trips:

 Seven-Day Trips: Three nights at Grizzly Creek and three nights at Buffalo Fork, or Three nights at Slough Creek and three nights at Buffalo Fork Meadows.

 Ten-Day Trips: Three nights at Grizzly Creek, three nights at Buffalo Fork, and three nights at Slough Creek.

Four-Day Trips: We start in Yellowstone Park from Slough Creek trailhead with three nights at either Buffalo Fork or Slough Creek. 

We welcome families, groups, & individuals.  Dates for summer trips are flexible, if you make reservations early. Minimum age is 7 years.

* Prices subject to change without notice.

Take a look at our What to Take List for summer pack trips.

Our camps are authorized under a special-use permit from the Custer Gallatin National Forest.

We are an authorized Concessioner of the National Park Service to serve the public in Yellowstone National Park. —#CC-YELL-140