Description: At High Prairie Llamas, Inc. we rent out llamas to take with you on your back packing trips. We provide the service of llamas to carry your supplies and to keep you company on the trail. Other benefits are that you see more animals and have less back pain at the end of the day. First time llama renters go through a 4 hour training course to get them ready to take llamas on the trail. Llamas for rent cost $50 a day with a minimum rental of 2.
Memories for a lifetime: 'At 12, 10 and 6 our kids can't carry much gear, but we'd heard llamas will do the lugging for you. My husband, Phil, found High Prairie Llamas and arranged for us to spend five days hiking in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, two mountain ranges that cross Montana and dip into Wyoming. For our party of seven, including my sister-in-law and her friend, we needed four llamas. A 90-minute crash course in llama care.
transformed us all into able guardians. We learned quickly that llamas spit if provoked - a warning shot hit Phil. But the kids loved taking care of the grooming and feeding. All told, we covered 20 or so miles. A highlight was camping by an alpine lake 10,000 feet above sea level, with heat-stopping views. We felt as if Louie, Little Guy, Triplicate and Clint had led us to the top of the world.' Iris Sokolow Barnett, author, and former customer.
Directions: From Billings it is approximately 40 minutes to Red Lodge. Head west on I-90, turn off at Laurel exit, Highway 212. Go approximately 30 miles. There is a sign on the right side, High Prairie Llamas, 15 miles north of Red Lodge.