Gear List

If you want to get the most out of your back country excursion, here are some helpful suggestions on what to bring.

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Fishing/Pack Trips

 

  • Pants - shorts not recommended

  • Closed toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals

  • Rain gear (pants and jacket) - No ponchos, they blow in the wind and scare the horses

  • Light jacket/sweater

  • Gloves

  • Hat and sunglasses

  • Sunscreen and bug spray

  • Water bottle 

  • Snacks (unless food is being provided by RTO)

  • Cameras

  • Toilet paper (wet wipes are man's best friend up in the high country)

  • Sleeping bag

  • Medication

  • Groceries/water

  • Water filter

  • Fishing equipment 

  • Prepurchased fishing license (RTO does not provide)

 


Hunting Trips​

  • Pants - shorts not recommended

  • Closed toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals

  • Rain gear (pants and jacket) - No ponchos, they blow in the wind and scare the horses

  • Jacket/sweaters

  • Extra clothes (don't forget extra socks and underwear)

  • Gloves

  • Hat and sunglasses

  • Sunscreen and bug spray

  • Water bottle 

  • Food (unless food is being provided by RTO)

  • Cameras

  • Toilet paper (wet wipes are man's best friend up in the high country)

  • Paper towels

  • Sleeping bag (Rated to at least -25* F)

  • Medication

  • Fishing equipment 

  • Prepurchased fishing license (RTO does not provide)

  • Rifle or muzzleloader plus ammunition (RTO will provide a scabbard to carry your firearm on the horses)

  • Bow (Hard case required for packing on horses)

  • Thermals/longjohns

  • Headlights/flashlight with extra batteries

  • Hunting license to be purchased before the trip (RTO does not supply the license, and it is not part of the trip's cost)

  • Multiple knives, or a knife sharpener, as knives dull very quickly when field dressing game

  • Game bags

  • An extra pair of hiking boots in case one pair gets wet

  • A lighter/matches

  • Flagging tape

  • Bandaids in case of blisters

Meet The Team

David and Jane, Linda and Doug have been in the dude ranching and hospitality business for nearly thirty years. Their down to earth dispositions draw in all who meet them. Customer service is their main priority and they work hard to keep guests coming back year after year. In addition to Rainbow Trout Outfitters, they own and operate Rainbow Trout Ranch, a first class dude ranching experience, that is perfect for the guests who prefer more inclusive accommodations than the tent camping that RTO offers. 

The Van Berkums

The Owners

Spade Crawford

Spade got her start in the outfitting business at an early age. Her father owns Conejos Canyon Outfitters. She spent every spare moment of her childhood on the back of a horse in the mountains guiding. She outfits full time for a living, and has a special passion for archery hunting and pack trips. Wherever she goes, her blue heeler, Zip, will not be far behind. When you contact RTO, Spade is the one you will visit with to plan your adventure.

Lead Outfitter

Tyler McClayland

Outfitter

Tyler is a true horseman. He shoes horses and trains colts for a living. He has been helping RTO for over five years, and knows the mountains very well. He is a character to be around, and will keep you laughing all day. You are in good hands with Tyler.