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Cattle Drives - Mammoth

If you enjoyed Billy Crystal in the outdoor adventure movie City Slickers, then this trip is for you! You'll experience first hand the bawling of cattle, the whistles and shouts of the cowboys, the barking of cow dogs, the dust, and the great food! You'll sit around the campfire with the cowhands and enjoy their tall tales of cattle drives past. Imagine sleeping under the moon and a star, listening to nature at it's finest. Generally, all your provisions will be provided except for bedroll and personal gear.

As many as 400 heads of cow get moved at a time. There are usually two drives a year, one in spring driving them from their winter home up to summer grazing grounds. Then there is a fall drive taking them back down to warmer grounds. Check with the local Pack Stations to see who does either a cattle or horse drive. This is one saddle you definitely want to get your but in.
If you want to experience the life of a cowboy out on the range, this is how you do it. These are active riding trips for people of all ages and riding levels. There are a variety of trips that each pack station offers from daily horse rides, to City Slicker horse and cattle drives. This is summer time in the Eastern Sierra at its best!
Mammoth Cattle Drives
Cattle Drives can be a whole lot of fun. Yee-Haw!
Here's what to ask for: Types of Trips

Scenic Horseback Riding & Fishing Trail Rides: Guided horseback riding is available by the full day or part of a day. Advance reservations are necessary. Private parties accommodated.
Trail Rides: Ask about guided trail rides, itineraries, interests, and lengths of ride.
Full Service Trip: All gear is provided except sleeping and personal.
Base Camps: A set camp is used as an outpost and each adventure starts from the camp. Spot Pack Trips: They ride you up into the mountains. You bring all your own gear, and the packers bring you back when you are done.

Rainbow Pack Outfitters
5845 South Lake Road
Bishop, CA 93515

CottonWood Pack Station
910 Gibson Ranch
Independence, CA 93526

June Lake
Frontier Pack Station
Star Route 3, Box 18
June Lake, CA 93529

Mammoth Lakes
McGee Creek Pack
RT 1, Box 162
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Mammoth Lakes Pack Stations
PO Box 61
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Red's Meadow Horse Rentals, Pack Station
PO Box 395
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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