Horse pack and trail ride in the North Cascade Mountains around Leavenworth, Washington

Icicle Outfitters

leavenworth horse packing
Horse pack and mule pack in Washington's North Cascade Mountains

Located in Leavenworth, Washington, Icicle Outfitters is a Leavenworth horse packing, mule packing, and trail riding outfitter providing trips in the scenic and rugged North Cascade Mountains. Leavenworth is located 2 hours from Seattle, 3 hours from Spokane, and 1/2 hour from Wenatchee. Horse pack and trail ride in summer, sleigh ride in winter. The outfitter provides hunting and fishing trips, day trips and trail rides as well as a variety of special multi-day horse-related experiences. Wranglers are environmentally-minded, experienced horsemen, packers, and backwoodsmen. In camp, guests enjoy hearty, home-style meals prepared by cooks who are experienced in backcountry cooking. Icicle Outfitters has been operated by Bruce and Sandy Wick since 1983.

Leavenworth Horse Packing and Mule Packing

Icicle Outfitters offers pack trips and day rides in the Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee, and Entiat Ranger Districts. Some of the trips enter into the unspoiled country of the Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak and Henry M. Jackson Wilderness Areas in the Wenatchee and the Mt. Baker / Snoqualmie National Forests

Trail Rides at Wenatchee State Park and in Icicle Valley

Icicle has two trail riding stables, one at Lake Wenatchee State Park and the other 2.5 miles from the town of Leavenworth, in the Icicle Valley. A variety of trail rides is available, including a 2-mile ride, a 4-mile ride, a half-day ride and a full day ride.

Leavenworth Sleigh Rides

During the winter months, the Leavenworth area becomes a winter wonderland. Icicle provides popular Leavenworth sleigh rides in the area.

Fishing in Lakes of the North Cascade Range

High mountain lakes and streams provide fishing opportunities for the novice as well as experienced anglers.

Hunting in North Central Washington

Hunting trips offer mule deer, elk, and black bear. Hunt for 3-to-10 days on the east side of the North Cascade mountains in north central Washington. The outfitter provides wall tents and wood stoves. Hunts may be completely guided hunts or drop camps where the outfitter drops you off and picks you up at a specified time.

Special Trips Include Riding and Roundups

A variety of special trips are available from June to October, including the Ride to the Sky, a 4-day pack trip that includes a ride to the summit of Pyramid Mountain, the highest elevation horseback ride in Washington; 4 lakes in 4 Days; a Family Pack Trip; Hike It and Like It, a 5-day horse supported hiking trip and Outfitters’ Horse Drive, a fun, 3-day, end of the summer event where guests help move 50 head of horses and mules from Leavenworth back to the Entiat Valley Ranch.

Read more on Icicle Outfitters website

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