“Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium.”
~ Sigurd Olson
When you leave the hitch rail, you are on the trail!!
The 7 Lazy P is unique in that it is the only pack station in the Bob Marshall Complex located directly on a trailhead.
The night before your trip leaves, you will spend the night at the historic 7 Lazy P guest ranch in a quaint cabin. Settle in, relax, meet the stock. Your evening will include a homestyle meal in the lodge getting to know the crew. Following dinner, discussions about the final details of your trip will take place in the lodge. This is the time to ask last minute questions as you retire to your cabin to finish preparing your gear and for a good night’s rest. In the morning, the packers will be readying the stock and gear. After breakfast, you will meet your horse, be fitted to a saddle, the crew will finish packing and loading the mules and then, you’re on the trail to magnificent destinations! The reverse will happen the night you come out from your trip. Unpacking, showers, dinner, visiting, a good night’s rest! All of this is included in the price of your trip.
Our exceptional string of mules carry all the gear for your trip. Your crew will almost magically assemble a complete camp from piles of gear. You will find quality tents, camp chairs, a custom kitchen, and good equipment. We take pride in every aspect of our operation and feel the details are what make a successful trip, whether caring for the guests, the stock or the equipment. You can expect delightful, western cuisine for your backcountry fare. Our cooks turn out fresh, homemade meals, featuring our very own grass fed beef. Bring your own wine, beer, or liquor for an added evening refreshment. You will have plenty of time for conversation and relaxing around an evening campfire. Most of the trip itineraries spend two nights in each camp so there is a layover day to enjoy fishing, hiking, or just reading a book and taking a nap. Check with us on your trip’s exact itinerary as they do vary some.
north fork sun river
Two trips are being offered in 2017...
July 6-11 and July 28-Aug 2
This 6 day trip follows the Sun River down to the Benchmark. This trip offers great fishing, easy rides down the beautiful North Fork Sun River valley, and a relaxed pace with nice campsites. A great first pack trip or a shorter trip itinerary. Did we mention the fishing is great???!!!
south chinese wall
July 13-20 Only one spot left for this trip!
north chinese wall
August 4-11 This trip is full for 2017. Contact us for 2018!
An 8 day trip with fantastic scenery and alpine lake camps. Incredible views and solitude in very wild country. Another less used route. A mixture of high alpine lakes and lower elevation river trails. A primo high-country trip. Ride under the northern end of the Chinese Wall. Ascend Switchback Pass and feel like you are on top of the world!
north continental divide
A real mix of habitat types and great campsites like Big River Meadow. This 8 day trip crosses the Continental Divide twice and offers spectacular rides. A great trip to experience a variety aspects of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Great rides and stunning scenery.
switchback base camp
Ride to an established, deluxe camp near the National Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Great native cutthroat fishing and many options for day rides and hikes for all levels. Enjoy stand up tents with cots. A large dining tent with a well-equipped kitchen will be the hub of camp. Meals prepared by our wilderness chef will focus on local products, fresh herbs, scratch baking and our own grass fed beef. A very relaxing way to enjoy the "Bob"!
These trips can also be roving trips into the north country. The group can decide!
Other trips for 2017.....
Scapegoat.July 21-25... 5 days....$2250/person
The Birch Creek trip takes you into some willd and scenic country to the north. There are numerous peaks to climb. A great hiking trip.
The Danaher trip will access the headwaters of the South Fork of the Flathead. Experience Pearl Basin and the Danaher country. New country for those wanting a great adventure! Only 2 spots left on this unique trip.
The Scapegoat trip accesses some under-utilized country. Riding under Scapegoat Mountain is absolutely stunning. This area is truly a hidden gem.
Need specific dates? Want an exclusive trip for your own group? Contact us for availability and a quote.
June 30-July 9 is a time slot for 2017 that we can build a custom trip.
Dusty Crary, #5455, P.O. Box 1347, Choteau, MT 59422, 406-466-2245
The 7 Lazy P lodge and cabins are often available for family get-togethers, cooking or quilting retreats, and weddings. Let us know if we can fulfill your needs in any way.