Rent llamas for your next excursion; save your back and knees, and carry in more elaborate meals and supplies.
Llamas are amazing animals and wonderful beasts of burden. They are low impact pack animals with an intuitive and intelligent nature. We have been using llamas in our commercial guiding operations since 2014. We have grown extremely fond of our pack llamas and find their company and individual personalities quite welcoming on the trail and in the backcountry. We had many requests since the beginning from do-it-yourself backcountry travelers regarding renting the llamas used on our trips for personal, self-guided use. Now that’s available and you can rent llamas from us for your personal trip!
Renting llamas for your backcountry journey allows you to trek deep into the backcountry of your chosen destination.
Wildland Trekking and Wildland Llamas do not rent llamas, but you can rent them directly from our llama supplier: Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas.
Llama Rental Details
What Exactly is a Llama Rental?
The llama rental option is a non-guided option where you provide your own itinerary and are responsible for your own camping gear, equipment, food and travel. Our llama rental operation is intended for experienced backcountry hikers who want to extend their range, lighten up the load of their packs and/or travel with more creature comforts. Each of the llamas will carry 70 pounds of gear into the backcountry for you. Each group renting llamas is required to take at least 2 llamas as they are herd animals and do better when traveling with a buddy. Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas (WRTL) provides all of the gear and equipment needed to pack with llamas and provide a llama training class. Each person in your group is required to sign a release of liability waiver and llama rental agreement.
Transporting Llamas to the Trailhead
Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas (WRTL) is permitted to rent llamas and deliver them to trailheads in many parts of the Gros Ventre Wilderness, Wyoming Range, and Jedediah Smith Wilderness, but not all areas. There is an additional fee for delivering llamas to and from the trailhead. If you are looking to hike in an area where WRTL is not permitted to transport llamas, there is another option available to you. You can rent one of their stock trailers (12’ long, weight 2500-3500 pounds) and transport the llamas yourself from one of our operating areas listed below. WRTL rents llamas out of the following locations: Idaho Falls Idaho, Driggs Idaho, Pinedale Wyoming and Torrey Utah.
Llama Training Class
Every person in your group must attend a 4-hour llama training class prior to your departure date. On some occasions WRTL can conduct the llama training class the day of your departure. The llama training class is a one-time class. If you have rented llamas or horses from another business, the WRTL class is still required. If you have rented llamas from WRTL in the past you will receive a free, shorter refresher class.
Maps and Itineraries
If you need help planning your itinerary or if you are looking for high resolution maps please reach out to WRTL. More than likely they can point you in the right direction.
Bear Food Storage Requirements
In most areas in Wyoming and Idaho you are required to follow bear food storage requirements. Each backcountry area has different requirements. Please make sure to check the area where you will be traveling and verify that you know the proper food storage requirements. WRTL can help with this and at times have enough bear proof containers, bear hangs, and fences that they can rent these to you.