Frequently Asked Questions ?
About the Spanish Window Wilderness Adventures
And Horse Back Riding Vacation
Do I need to be an experienced rider ? No previous riding experience is needed, but an hour or two on a horse at your local stable shortly before your trip will help loosen up your muscles. We will give you all the instruction you need to get by comfortably and safely on your trip.
What about age and health ? There is not age limit, but you should be old enough to get on a horse and young enough to stay on.
How do we get to creede Colorado ? Go to www.creede.com. They have a map and lots of information about creede. Spend a few extra days in the area and explore the historical moments of the past investigating a once rip-roaring mining town -----Also check out Discount Travel Link for travel arrangements from your area to ours.
Where do I stay the night before and night after my trip? Hartman Outfitters puts you up the night before we depart from the trailhead. (usually at Freemons' Ranch halfway between Creede and the trailhead)-----The night after the trip is up to you as many travel back to Creede or Alamosa--We usually get back to the trailhead in the early afternoon of the last day of the trip. If you want to stay around Creede after the trip you should book lodging early as Creede is a popular place to visit.
How do I get to the Trailhead on the day of departure? You follow us after breakfast in your rental vehicle.--The road turns to dirt, but is well maintained----Remember we are there to serve and guide you. This is your Horse Back Riding Vacation.
What is the weather like ? Well by-golly there is an old saying in the High Country of Colorado "if ya don't like the weather, just wait 20 minutes". Some days are sunny and warm, and some are rainy and cold. I've seen it snow in July, and hot and dry in Oct. Expect changes and be prepared and dress in layers. Be sure to pack quality rain gear and warm cloths. (daytime average 50-85, nights 35-50)
How many guests per trip ? Our minimum group size is four unless arrangements are made for a custom trip. Usually six per group, Maximum eight. Singles and couples are placed together to meet minimum group size. Exclusive booking available
Exactly what do I bring ? All you need is your own personal gear and a warm sleeping bag. We supply roomy stand up tents with cots on carpet, A detailed Ready list of exactly how much and what kind of clothes to bring will be sent upon receipt of you reservation. Many have described the camp as a Hilton in the Wilderness. A Wilderness Adventure with the luxury of a shower tent.
What is the food like ? If you like franks and beans--bring them with you. We serve meals of steaks, poultry, fish and pork with fresh fruit, vegetables, tossed salad, biscuits, potatoes, and desserts. And Linda our cook loves to cook-up all the fish ya can catch!!! She is kind of fussy about who cleans them !!
Any WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY ?
At it's best---bring lots of film --plenty of game to shoot and lots of scenery
for sure. If your
an early riser we can get you close to lots of wildlife. It's exciting to
see herds of Elk waking up and starting their day, Moose feeding in the beaver
ponds, Or a coyote wandering through the wilderness.
What else do I need to know ? You need to know that Hartman Outfitters and staff are here to serve you and make your trip a Wilderness adventure that you will remember for a lifetime--We put our whole hearts into supplying you with the best horses, equipment, staff, food and the finest camp there is.-- Step back in time and allow the majestic beauty of Gods' Creation touch your heart as only He can !!---We are only a few miles and a hundred years from your town to enjoy this Magnificent Mountain Retreat.
Ride in the Colorado Wilderness with us
Make this your 2015 Mountain Retreat
Elk going through the Window
"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, Love never fails"
(1 Corinthians 13:7-8)