Guided Trips and Llama Leases For Your Next Adventure

Explore the beauty of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado with the help of Llamas. These intelligent, friendly animals allow you to pack more gear and hike through permitted areas of the San Juan National Forest with ease.

We breed, train, and teach our llamas on our own ranch which has been in operation for 35 years. Explore the San Juans in a unique and extraordinary way with our guided trips or llama lease packages!

Exclusive San Juan Permits
Full Service or Personalized Lease Options
Professional Guides
Friendly, Experienced Llamas
Unique and Fun Way to Explore Southwest Colorado
35 years of Experience


Choose your Llama packing Adventure

Redwood Llamas has nearly 40 years of experience using llamas to pack for adventures in Southwest Colorado. The San Juan wilderness is truly a magical region and we offer a variety of ways for our patrons to enjoy the backcountry.

Guided Trips

Sign up for one of our full service guided llama trips through breathtaking wilderness areas or customize a trip of your own!

Lease Trips

Lease our llamas for a personalized trip for friends and famiy, hunting, fishing or photography.

Llamas for Sale

Redwood Llamas has been breeding and packing with llamas since 1982. Check out our llamas for sale! 

Weminuche Wilderness

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Wilderness AReas

One of kind packing trips with our incredible wilderness area permits

We offer 12 full-service llama packing trips throughout the San Juan Mountains and Southwest Colorado. We have hard to get permits for these area that allow us to guide groups into beautiful terrain few get to experience.

Our trips range in difficulty and length and we are sure we have options that will fit most groups. Pick one of our organized options or call us to explore the option of a custom trip!


OFFERING 12 BEAUTIFUL Full Service llamas packing trips

Let our team of professional guides and friendly llamas help you pack and hike through designated routes. An amazing, stress free way to plan your next adventure!

llamas on trail

Bear Creek Trip


July 2-5, 2024

Highland Loop National Recreation Trail


kilpacker basin

Killpacker Basin


July 30-Aug 2, 2024

Lizard Head Wilderness

Easy - Moderate

west fork dolores river

Lizard Head – West Fork Dolores


Custom Group Trip Only

Lizard Head Wilderness

Easy - Moderate

bear creek - putman basin

Bear Creek – Putman Basin


July 16-18, 2024

Colorado Trail Engineer Mountain


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"This was my first experience with llamas. Redwood llamas made the experience very simple and rewarding. Bill Redwood is very helpful and accommodating and patient, he will guide you through the loading and unloading until you are comfortable with it. The llamas were very easy to deal with and no problem when not in transit. I would highly recommend using llamas for their ease of use, and they carry everything. Redwood LLamas is top notch."

Steve Hardebeck

"Such a cool experience to have. The llama are so cute and the hiking guides are so amazing very friendly and the hike is not so intense at all great for kids. The lunch was great too"

Mpume Radebe

"Sliverton co. What and intersing history and a beautiful place .put this on your bucket list."

Diane Bovingdon

"Just spent 5 days hanging out with our buddies Drake and Magellan elk hunting in the San Juan National Forest. This was my first experience using llamas for backcountry hunting and it won’t be my last. Bill’s llamas are well trained and very easy to handle. He provided all the saddles, packs and gear we needed for the trip. My son and I are already planning our hunt for next year!"

Gary Magno

"I’ve used Llamas from Bill for two years in a row. Both trips have been a great experience. The Llamas are well trained a pleasure to use. I highly recommend Redwood Llamas for your backcountry experience!"

Rick Allcorn

"Drake and Grant were our hiking buddies on the Colorado Trail from Little Molas Lake to Junction Creek trailhead at Durango. What a fun way to hike!! They were unperturbed in thunder storms (lots of them), patient as we perfected the ‘saddle up’ routine, and stoic when we chose bad routes through rushing streams. Polite too – never laughed at our mishaps. Glad they warned of a bear near camp the second night out. Days of carrying our own packs are probably behind us. Thanks to ‘the boys’, and to Bill Redwood for excellent service."

Phyllis Farrar

"Spectacular scenery, wonderful wildflowers, sun, wind, rain, hail, mountain goats, laughter & merriment–what a great adventure! Thanks from 2017 Mamas-Llamas group (Denver-Cortez). We loved our guide team of Amber, Kevin, Sam and the 12 awesome llamas! We appreciated all the hard work, excellent food, and joyous company."

Linda Rogers

"Thanks for making our trip even more amazing! Vance, Red Hawk, let’s start planning for next year’s adventure! Llamaste"

Jocelyn Blair Kilgore

"Just got back from a 4 day trip with Redwood. Had a wonderful time with great hiking, scenery, food, people, and llamas!"

Nina Mullen

"Really enjoyed the camping and could not have done it without the llamas."

John H.

"We had a great time on our llama trek again this year! Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity to be outside for several days and to be in such beautiful country!"

Barbara and Phil

"Thank you so much for the wonderful llama trek! Dan and Jessie were great guides and the llamas walked some difficult terrain with ease. The food was excellent and varied. Thank you for giving us an experience we will never forget"


"I am a part of a group of women who call themselves the Llama Mamas. We have been leasing llamas from Bill Redwood for ten years, doing all of the Colorado Trail and parts of the CDT. Our relationship with Bill and his llamas has been outstanding. Bill is always supportive to our needs and his llamas are the BEST in the state, well trained and dependable. I highly recommend Redwood Llamas, and llama packing for an unforgettable experience."

Nancy B.

"As a member of the infamous Llama Mamas, I have been grateful over the years to have Bill Redwood and his awesome team of llamas as a key part of our annual hiking trips. Bill offers valuable information and suggestions about routes, conditions and areas in the San Juans for us to explore. His llamas are well trained, well conditioned and overall enjoyable to trek with. I’m definitely a fan!"

Becky C.

"Just wanted to thank you for the work Gray Hawk and Coronado did last week while I was elk hunting with my friends Jim and Audie Slater. I was a bit skeptical at first with the llamas as we have always used online pokies Australia horses or mules in the past. They proved to be better in many ways. Look forward to using them again in the future. Thanks again! I am sure we will be back to use your services."

Ron S.

"Redwood Llamas is the best in the west! That means top performance at very reasonable prices. My party has used them several times. We have used other llama outfitters, but none are as good as Redwood’s! First they have the best llamas, well trained by Bill, and they are of good temperment in all situations. They can walk anywhere you can and will without protest, and require a minimum of care as their gravy train is the high alpine tundra! Then he has the best equipment that works in all situations! Whether you lease or do their first class outfitted trips, you will be very satisfied, and they will show you the most beautiful spots in the San Juans!"

Dave P.


Redwood Llamas in the news

Backpacking Made Easy, With 4-Footed Friends

The New York Times

This Is What It's Like When Four Adults, Five Children, and Four Llamas Go Hiking Together

Travel + Leisure

Secretariat with Wool

Sports Illustrated

Summer Fun 2018: Hiking buddies

AAA Articles

Take a Pack Trip

Backpacker Magazine

Llamas Can Lighten Your Load When Hiking the Rockies


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MEET your trip Navigators

 Our team is made up of guides who love what they do, dedicated to providing a top tier experience for our patrons. With over 35 years of mountain exploration, our team guides rare and unique permitted trips, resulting in an experience you can’t get with any other outfit.

Bill Redwood

Mark Pommier

Amber Schell

Brandi Atene

Paul Ludgate



MEET your packers

Redwood Llamas has a rich tradition of breeding and training our team of llamas to be friendly and helpful for your back country adventure!