The Mangus 5 Outfitters 
                                                      
Durango Colorado Elk Hunting, Outfitter and Game Packing Services 

 

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     Packing in 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 there!

 

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 horse load.
 

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 "TM5" 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. 

The Mangus 5 Outfitters
3261 CR 514
Ignacio, Co 81137

themangus5@aol.com