Go Goat Packing

Hiking enthusiasts—or anyone looking for a different kind of “adventure” that’s easy on your legs—should try goat packing.
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Hiking enthusiasts—or anyone looking for a different kind of “adventure” that’s easy on your legs—should try goat packing.

Wind River Pack Goats has been offering trips since 1987, and is a permitted outfitter in the Escalante/Grand Staircase National Monument in Utah, and California’s Trinity Alps.

Sign up for a custom trip, or check out the schedule of trips each season. Full and multi-day trips include spring and fall adventures in southern Utah’s Escalante/ Grand Staircase National Monument area.

According to WRPG guide Charlie Wilson, children and adults alike are smitten by the goats. Goats are people-pleasers, which makes bonding with them easy. Each goat can carry approximately 45 pounds of gear.

On a typical trip, you’ll rise and eat breakfast early, hit the trail by 8 or 9 a.m., and hike 5-6 miles before setting up camp around 2 p.m.

You can spend the rest of the day fishing, exploring, or just kicking back.

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