Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting

is a four season wilderness guide and outfitter located in Leadville, Colorado.  Located east of Vail and  south of Frisco we offer the regions visitors a more rural experience than our resort neighbors. Our passion lies in sharing the outdoor life style with our guests. Summer offerings include one hour to  all day horseback rides, wagon rides, stagecoach rides, along with two day to one week long wilderness pack trips, featuring the most spectacular mountain views in the area. These trips are most often created based on the clients specific desires with options for fishing, riding, and photography.

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Stagecoach

After 100 years Stage coach service is returning to the town of Leadville!

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Riding

Horseback Riding

 Full day Horseback ride

Full Day Horseback Rides

Spend a day along a section the Colorado Trail. The ride will take you through dark timber, aspen groves and open fields as it climbs above timberline and 12,000 feet overlooking the valley below.

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Hourly horseback rides

Half day horseback ride

Hourly to Half Day Horseback Rides

Shorter rides of one hour to half day rides depart from the stables and gain up to 1,300 feet in elevation. From the top of Mt Zion you sill see a panoramic view encompassing Leadville, Twin Lakes and Turquoise Lake. This ride will take three and a half to four hours depending on how fast you travel and how many pictures you take!
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Horse drawn Wagon Rides

For those too young or unwilling to ride a horse we offer wagon rides. These rides are on wider trails than the normal horse rides but your family and friends on horseback can accompany the wagon.

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Fall Colors

In late summer and early fall, when the temperatures cool and the bugs disappear we offer all our ride times with routes designed to maximize the brilliant colors of the changing leaves.

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Camping

We offer Overnight pack trips in the Holy Cross Wilderness as well as longer trips both in the Holy Cross Wilderness and Buffalo Peaks Wilderness areas.

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Hunting

The USFS Permits we have allow us to offer Big Game hunts in three separate Colorado Game Management Units, Units 45, 48 and 49.

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Fishing

Come fish for Brooke and Brown Trout in one of the high mountain lakes in either the Mount Massive or Holy Cross Wilderness areas.