The Mangus 5 Outfitters
Durango Colorado Elk Hunting, Outfitter and Game Packing Services
to Your Hunting Camp
Mangus packs you and your gear to
drop camps that are only accessible by horse, mule, or foot travel.
You can be hunting early in the morning or late evening, while other
hunters are traveling to or from the mountain. You are already
Our trailheads are located north of Durango, Colorado,
which puts the hunter near outstanding big game hunting. If you fly
into Durango, you can have your gear shipped ahead of time and The
Mangus 5 will have it at the trailhead for you. If you are driving, you will arrive at the
designated trailhead, unload your hunting gear, and park your
vehicle near the trailhead.
After your gear is unloaded, it will
be weighed. Each hunter is allowed 175 pounds, which equals one pack
The Mangus 5 suggests you weigh your
load before leaving home to avoid any surprises. (Just like the
airlines!) Extra stock can be leased for an additional fee.
Hunting gear and bags will be
balanced and loaded on the pack animals. This allows the animals
carrying your cargo to navigate safely as the trail turns and
twists through mountainous areas.
You will be introduced to your
horse and prepared for the one to two hour horseback ride to the
drop camp The Mangus 5 Outfitters horses have been raised and
trained on their ranch. Their horses and mules wear the
brand, assuring dependable livestock that is paramount to an
enjoyable and successful ride.
You will appreciate your mount as he carefully makes his way up
the trails, allowing you to enjoy the scenery and perhaps see an
elk. The wilderness can be unpredictable, but your mount will
have a “been there....done that” attitude. You can spend the
time becoming familiar with the terrain around your camp.