Montana Wilderness Pack Trip – Chinese Wall
The Chinese Wall trip is an 8 day roving camp adventure travel trip which features a horseback ride to the spectacular 13 mile long Chinese Wall along the continental divide. This wilderness travel trip has several layover days which provides a break in horseback riding and allows for some spectacular fly fishing in the streams and high country lakes. This is also a photographer and hiker paradise!
Day 1 – Pack and Ride
We will pack up at the Benchmark trail head (west of Augusta) and mount up for the horseback trail ride to our first camp site at Indian Point. We will stop for lunch at the “pack bridge” and arrive at camp late afternoon. You can relax as camp is set up and dinner is prepared. You will enjoy eating by our open campfire and gazing at more stars than you ever dreamed exist.
Day 2 – Explore
This is a layover day at Indian Point with the opportunity to fly fish, explore, hike, horseback trail ride or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. This is a good opportunity to use your camera as the scenery is breathtaking!
Day 3 – Saddle Up and Ride
We horseback ride to our next camp at Moose Creek. You will see spectacular scenery as we ride along the “Wall”. You should see a mountain goat or two and maybe some elk, deer and maybe even a bear. Keep your camera ready!
Day 4 – Explore
This is another layover day. Explore the wonders of the Chinese Wall up close and personal with a hike up the “Wall”. Bring your camera as you will be on top of the world. You will see many varieties of wildflowers – we counted 72 varieties one year.
Day 5 – Away We Go Again
You are a pro in the saddle now. Its’ nice to take a horseback trail ride down to our next camp on the banks of the north fork of the Sun River. The Sun River offers excellent fly fishing for both Cutthroat and Rainbow trout.
Day 6 – Relax
You can relax and sun yourself on the banks of the Sun River on this layover day. For the fly fisherman, this is a great opportunity at fighting both Cutthroat and Rainbow. To see more scenery; horseback riding and hiking are also options. Or maybe just relaxing to the sound of the mountain stream is just what the soul needs.
Day 7 – Pretty Ride
It is a pretty ride as we proceed to our final camp at Pretty Prairie, a big meadow along the south fork of the Sun River. An evening of relaxation or fishing along the banks of the river is great for reflecting on all the beauty and adventure you have seen.
Day 8 – Home Again
After a hearty breakfast and a leisurely morning, we will pack up and take the final horseback trail ride the final six miles back to the Benchmark trail head. This completes the wilderness travel loop of our high mountain adventure.
Take a look at our other summer wilderness horseback pack trips. There are more wonders of nature to be seen!
Continental Divide Trip – a 7 day roving camp trip along and over the Divide.
Scapegoat Mountain Trip – a 9 day roving camp trip into the high country of Scapegoat mountain.
Meadow Creek Camp – A flexible multi day pack trip into our Meadow Creek base camp.
For a photo gallery of all our summer wilderness trips from last year, see our Photo Gallery page. For summer wilderness horseback pack trip schedules and pricing, please visit our Wilderness Horseback Trip Rates/Deposit/Schedule page.
This trip gives substance to the quote by Charles M. Russell:
“You can see what man made
from the seat of an automobile
but the best way to see what God
created is from the seat of a horse.”