Why Llamas

Llamas come from the Inca Empire where they have inherited the trait of the “beast of burden” in the Andes of Peru and Bolivia.

Easy-going and agile, their padded feet and ability to browse for food make them both a natural for the back country and an environmentally sound pack animal.

The llamas are calm hard -working animals, making them easy to handle on the trail.

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.

A fully trained llama is four years old and it takes two years of training before they are ready for full-service trips. A mature llama lives to 17-20 years.

Redwood uses both male and females – males tend to be a little more solitary whereas females are more likely to stay together in small herds of 4-5 llamas.

Llama Leasing

A great way for you to custom design a pack trip for friends or family

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Day Hikes

Our day hikes will give you a basic introduction to llama packing

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Full Service Pack Trips

We offer seven full service pack trips July through Mid-September

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