Packages

Experience the Alaskan Frontier, the cowboy way.

We offer two packages to a accommodate adventurers from the grittiest of trailblazers to those looking for a rustic, relaxing vacation a little closer to the Home Ranch.

Two Very Different Experiences, One Amazing Time

From a true grit, cowboy frontier experience, to a close to home customizable adventure, we’ve got the experience you’re looking for.

Cow Camping

Customize the Perfect Experience at the Ranch: Explore our area of Alaska and become a ranch hand, ride ranch trails, take ATV tours, hike the surrounding area, move cattle to pasture and more.
Fit for ages 6 to 80!

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Frontier Expedition

Trailblaze the Alaskan Frontier: Be a part of the founding expedition to establish the trail for our inaugural cattle drive in Delta Junction . Ride 5-10 miles per day through scenery like you’ve only dreamed about. Perfect for the adventurous, ages 12 & up!

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Day Work

Looking for a shorter adventure? We’ve got the activity for you! Day rides are the perfect addition to your Alaskan Vacation. See beautiful Alaska Interior horseback, pick your destination, and our cowboys will create the perfect, short adventure for you!

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Cow Camping

Great for Adventurers Ages 6 to 80
Customizable Experiences
Hike, Ride, Tour, Lounge
Canvas Tents | Cowboy Cots | Bunkhouse Meals
All Inclusive
Fairbanks Airport pickup
6 Days / 5 Nights

For Adventure Close to the Home Place

Stay at with us at the ranch where we can tailor your stay to your needs and wishes.

Cow camping revolves around customizable experiences. Whether it’s riding ranch trails all day long, taking ATV tours of surrounding trails, moving cattle, hiking around Quartz lake or down Bear Creek, we’ll help you design the exact adventure you’re looking for. 
Perfect for you older folk 😉

Regular ranch stays can include as much riding as our cattle drives. There’s always the need to drive cattle but on a regular ranch stay, we are much more laid back and able to be more flexible

Activities:

  • Unlimited horseback riding
  • Riding instruction
  • Cattle drives & cattle working
  • Roping instruction
  • Campfires
  • Horse shoes
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Star gazing
  • Board games & puzzles 
  • Pan for Gold

Non-rider options:

  • Farm tours
  • Hiking
  • Around ranch ATV tours
  • Hike, boat, swim, fish at Mirror Lake
  • Big Delta River
  • Sullivan and Rika Roadhouse
  • Visitor’s center

Other activities:

  • Castner Glacier
  • Chena Hot Springs
  • Fairbanks (1.5 hrs away)
  • Mirror Lake Boat Rentals

Getting Started

Details:

For Ages 6 to 80
6 Days / 5 Nights
Check-in: Sunday / Check-out: Saturday
No Activities Day of Departure & Arrival
30% Deposit – Refundable Through May 10th
Subject to 15% Gratuity

$2475 / person
Children 6-12 $1500
Children 5 & under FREE

Couple Discount- 10%
Military Discount- 10%

The Fine Print

For folks looking for a good Alaskan cowboy vacation, but just aren’t up for roughing it on the frontier. If you are coming with a group, we are willing to split groups up between those wanting to stay at Cow Camp and those looking to take advantage of the Frontier Expedition experience.

Rider Requirements

Riding is physically demanding, riders should be in good physical condition.

All riders must be a min of 6 years old at time of travel.

Riders cannot exceed 270 lbs.

Riders who are unable to mount unassisted from the ground may not be eligible for Frontier Expedition rides.

It is the guest responsibility to disclose any prohibiting medical conditions.

Riders, staff and horses safety will always be our first priority.

Riding boots are required for all riders.

What To Bring

We will provide you with a horse, tack, ‘cowboy’ cot , canvas tent accommodations and all the scrumptious bunkhouse cooking you can handle!

You just need to worry about bringing your clothes, riding gear, a good pair of riding boots and a spirit of adventure and survival.

Once you book your adventure, we’ll send you a complete packing list.

Frontier Expedition

For Adventurous Adults (8+) 
Ride 5-10 miles per day
Primitive Camping / Campfire Meals/Horseback Adventure
Fairbanks Airport Pickup
6 Days / 5 Nights

Drive Cattle and Explore the High Country of Alaskan

Experience the untouched wilderness of Alaska just like ol’ cowboys, you’ll sleep on a bedroll, eat around the campfire and take care of your horse from morning saddling to feeding at night.

Choose from two, week-long options: Cattle Drives and High Country Pack Trips.

The Frontier Expedition is truly purposeful to our mission, cowpokes will be incorporated into the expedition through week-long cattle drives and backcountry pack camps. Expect saddle sores, inclement weather, Alaskan wildlife and scenery like you can’t imagine and the most incredible experience you could ever dream of.

Cattle Drives

Camp out on the trail at night, eat campfire cooked meals, and drive cattle to their destination. Cowboy bedroll, horse and tack provided.
Each Cattle Drive will be packed with real ranch activities depending on the time of year, brief descriptions of each week can be found below. 

Live, eat, cowboy, camp, repeat.

Available Weeks:

June 13-19: A.I. Week
Round up the herd, breed cows, brand bulls.

June 27-July 3

July 11-17

July 25- 31

August 8-14:

August 22-28 (Adult Only Week)
– Kick back without the kiddos and have a couple local brewskis

 

High Country Pack Trip

Campout on the trail at night where we pull up, eat campfire cooked meals, take in views, as you travel down b-e-a-utiful mountain trails.

Ride through towering trees, creeks, wild berry patches and wildlife habitats. You’ll be able to relax on your trusty horse, unplug from the world and reconnect to nature. 

Available weeks:

June 20-26

July 18-24

August 1-7

August 15-21

Escape “Normal” Vacation Standards

Let us show you the Frontier and the time of your life. We are located in Delta Junction, Alaska, a very scenic hour and a half drive from Fairbanks airport

Your first full day will start with a brief orientation ride, it covers trail basics, emergency procedures, and horse particulars.
Once mounted up and trail bound the adventure begins. Alaska is known for its wild and unforgiving nature, be ready to hang and rattle. Enjoy the scenery and wildlife sightings as you ride through the hills, across the valleys and cross rivers. Make sure you remember to breathe, the views are breathtaking enough. 

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What to Expect

You can expect many wildlife sightings; moose, caribou, buffalo, dall sheep, mountain goats, as well as numerous varieties of fish, and birds. Occasionally a glimpse of bears or wolves (at safe distances).

Saddles are fitted to the cowpoke as well as possible. Saddle sores are a right of passage, a trophy of a long days work in the saddle. Each saddle will have saddle bags with limited space for raingear, a change of clothes, and that day’s lunch. Other personal belongings can be kept in the chuckwagon and delivered at the next night’s camp.

Cowpokes bedroll will be packed to the next frontier campsite. Dinner will cook over a campfire, songs will be sung, bs will be spread. Breakfast at daybreak comes early this time of year in Alaska, the sun hardly sets. Eat breakfast and be on your way to more frontier expeditions and one day closer to those saddle sores we were telling you about. 

We encourage cowpokes a hands-on experience with horses from catching them in the morning to saddling them and feeding them at night. Other hands-on ranch experiences can be expected but varies depending on the week (see descriptions above).

Cowpoke Hygiene

Now that you’ve made it this far I’m sure you’re wondering about a bathroom and shower. Now let me ask you this, do you think John Wayne showered more than 2 times a month? Baths will be drawn and heated in a hillbilly hot tub. Cowpokes don’t have good hygiene, cowpoke rule #12. Bathrooms are your tree of choice, toilet paper provided dependent upon pandemic demand. 

Getting Started

Details:

For Adults Age 8 & Over
6 Days / 5 Nights
Check-in: Sunday / Check-out: Saturday
No Activities Day of Departure & Arrival
30% Deposit – Refundable Through May 10th
Subject to 15% Gratuity

$2750 / person

Children 6-12 $1500
Children 5 & under FREE

Couple Discount- 10%
Military Discount- 10%

The Fine Print

We take all levels of riders out on the frontier, however, you must be able to ride for potential extended periods. Hanging out at camp is not an option. You are expected to complete the expedition as a member of the crew.  We are riding out in the unknown, with no mounting blocks available, therefore you must be able to mount your horse from the ground without assistance or bribe someone for a leg up.  Unless you ride regularly, you WILL be sore! (But it’ll be oh, so worth it.)

If you are not willing to hang and rattle (or cowboy up) and  you have doubts about being able to complete the requirements of the cattle drives, please know that you are always welcome at The Great Alaskan Cattle Drive for a regular ranch stay. Learn about our Cow Camp package, above.

Rider Requirements

Riding is physically demanding, riders should be in good physical condition.

All riders must be a min of 8 years old at time of travel.

Riders cannot exceed 270 lbs. 

Riders who are unable to mount unassisted from the ground may not be eligible for frontier rides.

It is the guest responsibility to disclose any prohibiting medical conditions and consult with their doctor prior.

Riders, staff and horses safety will always be our first priority.

Riding boots are required for all riders.

What To Bring

We will provide you with a horse, tack, ‘cowboy’ bedroll (a 3” mattress made up with sheets, blankets and wrapped in a canvas tarp), all the scrumptious campfire/dutch oven cooking you can hold, and as much creature comforts as we can pack into our saddle bags!

You just need to worry about bringing your clothes, riding gear, a good pair of riding boots and a spirit of adventure and survival.

Once you book your adventure, we’ll send you a complete packing list.

Day Work

Three Types Available For the Adventurous, Ages 6 and Up!

45 minute tour:
$50/person 
Departs at 9, 11 & 1

1.5 hour ride:
$100/person
Departs at 10, 12:30 & 3

3 hour ride:
$180/person
Departs at 10 & 1:30

Take a Day Ride in the Alaskan Wilderness

Looking for a shorter adventure? We’ve got the activity for you! Day rides are the perfect addition to your Alaskan Vacation.
See beautiful Alaska Interior horseback, pick your destination, and the cowboys will provide ride options based off of your expectations and what you want to see.
For example, take a 3 hour ride up to Bluff Cabin Lake, explore the ranch or help us herd cattle during a shorter ride. The possibilities are endless.

If our regular times don’t work for you or your group, a customizable time can be arranged, consult us here, we’re happy to help!

Policies

Cancellations must be made within 24 hours of booking to receive a full refund. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to inquire about a cancellation or to reschedule.

Rider Requirements

Riding is physically demanding, riders should be in good physical condition.

All riders must be a min of 6 years old.

Riders cannot exceed 270 lbs. 

It is the guest responsibility to consider the risk options and consult with their doctor prior to engaging in day ride activities.

Riders, staff and horses safety will always be our first priority.

Riding boots or sturdy shoes are required for all riders.

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