Survey Peak to Badger Creek OR Granite Basin
7-Day Pack Trip
From the barn we'll drive to South Boone Creek trailhead. The trail gradually climbs along the creek, eventually looking into the head of the canyon. We'll make camp near Hidden Corral. The horses love this private little meadow with its lush grasses.
Take your pick of day rides. Climb high to the top of Forellen Peak in Teton National Park and look down into Owl Canyon, or ride along Berry Creek to the shores of Jackson Lake if you like. Or for a more mellow day, venture to the top of Survey Peak for enormous mountain views
We'll move to our next campsite in the Bitch Creek drainage - Hidden Corrals. While riding the ridge below Survey we'll look down into the headwaters of South Boone from a narrow, cliffy trail. From there we'll drop into Grizzly Creek, the north fork of Bitch Creek, Carrot Ridge to the south fork trail. Ride along the narrows to camp. There's plenty of feed and water for the horses, and for the daring, a few cold swimming holes. Try your hand at fishing in streams throughout the meadow.
Start off with a leisurely breakfast cooked over the camp fire. We'll day ride on a high and rocky trail that tops out at serene Camp Lake. Enjoy fishing or ride to even higher ground and picnic on a perch above the canyon. A number of dayrides are available from this campsite.
We'll break camp, ride to the head of Bitch Creek, over Dead Horse Pass into the head of the Badger Canyon drainage. From here we've a couple of campsite choices, one being to a high camp behind the Crow's Nest or another about 3 miles down stream to our Badger site.
Depending on which campsite we stay in, we'll enjoy either day riding to Rammel Mountain or to the ""Divide" between Teton Park and the Jedediah Smith Wilderness. Rammel Mountain, an easier day, offers some great high country and a beautiful view of the Tetons. Our Crow's Nest campsite offers a trailride to the 'Divide"where we can also enjoy views of the Tetons, Teton Basin and Teton National Park. Or we can fish Green Lakes. It's all up to you!
On the last day we have three choices. Ride from camp around the Crow's Nest and down Dry Ridge to the barn enjoying spectacular views of the range, or drop down into Badger again and ride the canyon to the barn, or ride back up towards the divide, through Green Lakes basin to the North Leigh trailhead. Anyone one of these choices offers a great finish to the perfect trip.