Summer Wilderness Vacations

Commander and Company offers one of Colorado’s finest Wilderness Vacations, whether it is on foot , horseback, fully guided or an unguided high country drop camp.

The Raggeds Wilderness encompasses 65,000 acres and overlaps two National Forests: the Gunnison and the White River. The name comes from the very jagged, “Ragged” Range. The headwaters of Anthracite Creek, North Fork of the Gunnison, and the Crystal Rivers begin from numerous mountain ranges.

Our services are provided in the Gunnison National Forest in GMU 521 in the midst of the rugged peaks, expansive alpine tundra, high basin lakes, glacial river valleys and beautiful forest, all awaiting you, the visitor. Your journey will provide the opportunity to safely enjoy Colorado’s wildlife including elk, bear, mule deer, grouse and meadows of wild alpine flowers as we wander through the mountain terrain.

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In an effort to meet your needs and exceed your expectations, we pride ourselves in providing professional guides, packers, experienced livestock, dependable equipment and some of the best meals in the valley. We can customize your outdoor experience to meet your needs!

For those of you who would like to experience Colorado’s Outdoors but are not interested in hiking or horseback rides, contact us, we can gladly accommodate your needs in our BLM camps. Wheeler and vehicle access offer equal oppoprtunities to enjoy wildlife and wild flowers in Colorado’s Outdoors.

Can’t join us in the summer, perhaps you would like to join us for a Colorado Hunting Adventure with Commander and Company in the Raggeds Wilderness, home of the world record elk killed by John Plutte in 1897. Truly a historical experience!

High Country Summer Drop Camps

Pack-In Summer Drop Camp

Your on your own. Perfect for the do-it-yourself person who has the knowledge, skills and is comfortable in the wilderness on their own. Camps are located near streams, lakes or beaver ponds, or in areas where you can fish both. Camps are pre-set and include wall tents with floors and rain flies, cots and foam pads, solar showers, lanterns, cook stove ,cooking and eating utensils, and a wood stove for heating. You bring the food, personal, and fishing gear. We provide transportation into camp and one pack horse per person. Two person minimum.

$750 per person - (3 Day Minimum) unlimited days

Full Service Pack-In Summer Camp

Unguided camps are the same as Pack-In Summer Drop Camps but less work and more time for you to enjoy the outdoors. We do the shopping and provide the groceries. A cook prepares your breakfast, lunch and dinner each day and a camp jack does the chores and cuts your firewood as needed. Giving you more time to fish and enjoy the pleasures of the High Country Summer Wilderness Experience.

4 person minimum
$300 Per Person Per Day (4 Day Minimum)

Horseback Rides (2 person minimum)
½ day with lunch……………………………$125.00 p.p.
Full day with lunch and dinner………….…..$275.00 p.m.

Horses available for lease, call for price and availability.
Commander & Company, Ltd.
Call: (970) 929-6202

Operating on the Gunnison and Grand Mesa National Forest and the Raggeds Wilderness
under a special use permit from the US Forest Service and BLM.
An Equal Opportunity Provider
Outfitter Registration number 2436