UPPER FALLS CAMP
Our fully supported permanent camp at Upper Falls is perfect for guests hoping to immerse themselves in the beauty and solitude of the Gros Ventre Wilderness. Set in the forest at the edge of a large meadow with a beautiful waterfall at one end, the camp sleeps four. It is set up with wall tents with cots and foam mattresses, a cooking & dining tent, a campfire, and a loo tent. If you are a Darwin guest, the Upper Falls Camp is available for booking as a two- or three-night add-on before or after your stay, and can be booked Unguided or Guided. Due to limited pasture, we do not provide riding horses at the Upper Falls Camp.
TRIP COSTS for THREE DAYS & TWO NIGHTS:
Unguided: $1270 for first two people, plus $530 per additional guest. Prices include all meals and a camp cook. You will hike from the ranch to the camp, and your personal gear will follow on pack horses.
Guided: $2470 for first two people, plus $980 per additional guest. You will be joined by the Guides of Jackson Hole, who will lead wildlife and birding hikes, and provide an immersive educational experience.
Hiking to the Upper Falls Camp: For those starting from the ranch, the hike to Upper Falls takes about two and a half hours at a moderate pace. The trail is easy to follow and mostly flat, with a total elevation gain of only 400 feet.
For hikers coming from Jackson Hole, an alternative is to take the dirt road up the Gros Ventre River to the Cow Creek Trailhead, about an hour and a half from the Jackson Town Square. The hike up to the camp is rigorous, covering a distance of 8+ miles, including a 1,800 foot climb to a pass at 9,400 feet before dropping down to Upper Falls. Please check with us for detailed driving and hiking instructions before setting out.