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Dunnage (Cache) Drops & Spot Trips

Dunnage and Spot Trips

Choose from one of three options and have your gear packed into anywhere in Yosemite or the Hoover Wilderness our mules can manage to go. Ride or walk, one-way drop or have us take you in and come back to bring you out, it’s all up to you. On these trips, we can match your desires and your budget. Please take a look at trip options listed on the Rock Creek Pack Station website for information on our scheduled trips, pricing, and more. Please fill out our reservation form to reserve your trip today.

Round Trip Spot on Horseback

Our skilled packers take you on a horseback adventure to a beautiful backcountry campsite, drop you off with your gear, then return on a predetermined date to pick you up and pack you out. You take care of the food and camp chores, but be the envy of the backcountry with any luxury you can think to bring. The length of the trip doesn’t affect the price! We’re like an airline – getting you there and back – except we’re on time!

One Way Spot on Horseback

Let us take you and your gear to your favorite place in Yosemite or the Hoover Wilderness. Don’t sacrifice, take all those fresh foods and gourmet items that would normally weigh down your backpack… take anything you desire! Sit back and relax on one of our Cadillac-like horses and delight in the scenery without being too tired to enjoy it. Let our mules do the work going in – all you have to do is hike out with those near-empty packs at the end of your stay.

Dunnage (Hiking Spot Trip)

The only difference on these trips is your gear travels on the mules while you hike. Round trip or one way, it’s up to you.


Prices for spot trips are based on daily stock rental charges. We will take you to any area our pack station services. Keep in mind that some spots may require more than one day’s travel time. Please note, additional fees up to 3% will be added to the payment due.

Rates for use of stock to or from destination (one-way charge)

Area Handling fee Each horse or mule
East Lake and Gilman $410 $280
Upper Return Creek $410 $280
Lower Virginia Cyn near PCT $700 $450
Matterhorn Canyon at PCT $1050 $650
Benson Lake $1625 $650
Green Lakes $600 $350
Crown Lakes $950 $400
Peeler lake/Upper Kerrrick $950 $400
Buckeye Canyon $950 $350