animals are an excellent way to access and transport supplies
to the secluded parts of the Colorado back country which
are unavailable to vehicular traffic. Laughing Valley Ranch raises
and trains donkeys and mules that are used throughout the state
on pack hikes, burro races, and in hunting trips. Back country treks
with a pack animal allow you to move at your own pace, while your
animal companion handles the burden of your provisions.
Whether you blaze your own trail, or arrange for our expert
guidance, you can guarantee a memorable and authentic wilderness
adventure. Our expert assistance will show how to properly pack
a donkey, balancing the weight it will carry, and how to maneuver
and motivate the
animals up steep mountain trails, across creeks, and along roadways.
You will broaden your understanding of how to "listen" to the donkeys'
needs, as they assist you in the wild. A pack trip into the backwoods
is a unique symbiotic relationship between man and beast. Discover
why in the old days of the trapping and trading, a steady burro
was a mountain man's most trusted friend.