About Redwood Llamas
Redwood Llamas, located in the historic mining town of Silverton, Colorado, operates in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado under a permit of the San Juan National Forest. Our season runs from May through October. July and August are springtime in the Rockies, blanketed with wildflowers of vibrant colors. September brings on fall when the Aspens turn a vivid gold color, a short but incredible season.
Leading our full-service pack trips are our experienced guides. The head guides for Redwood Llamas, Bill Redwood and Mark Pommier have explored the San Juan Mountains since the 1980’s and have a vast knowledge of the region’s back country. Bill and Mark met in 1990 while competing in llama performance events and have been a team ever since, training all of the llamas in their pack string.
Mark is a special education teacher and coach in the off season, and was a factory mountain bike rider for Fisher Bicycles and also a competitive mountain runner. Bill is owner operator of Redwood Llamas. He hauled the gear in for the volunteer built Colorado Trail and was the outfitter for the BBC Documentary on the Weminuche Wilderness.
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Llamas are a great way to lessen the strain of hiking. It should be noted that the terrain and weather could still make it necessary to be prepared physically. Any medical problems should be acknowledged ahead of time.
A llama can carry 75-100 pounds with incredible sure footedness and stability through mountain terrain. A curious and gentle nature makes the llama the perfect pack partner.