Photography Lease


Llamas Leases for Photography Trips

Photographers find llamas a useful tool to carry their equipment and are also great subjects for their pictures. Many of the photographs on our website were taken by Mark Lance ( who combines his love for photography with fly fishing. According to Mark, “The Weminuche Wilderness is one of the largest and most photogenic roadless areas of Colorado.”

woman with fish

why llamas

Why Use Llamas for your trip?

“With llamas carrying much of the load we were able to easily hike to many of the spectacular lakes, while having comfortable camps and good food along the way.”

Feedback we get from our photographer patrons is an appreciation of being able to take a wide selection of camera gear into the back country. Llamas mitigate equipment decisions and no longer do you need to prioritize what you need to bring, vs what you want to bring. The llamas make it possible to take all stress out of photographic expeditions so you can focus on the nature and beauty.

Our goal is to provide you with a memorable, safe vacation, free of stress, and to expose you to what we feel are the best mountains in the Rocky Mountain Region.


Photography Lease Details

Before you depart on your lease adventure we require guests to complete a brief 2 part orientation course going over the basics of packing with llamas. The first step is getting the panniers to pack your personal gear in. Clients will do a brief meet and greet at Redwood Llamas HQ in Silverton and pick up the panniers the day/night before the trip. The second part is getting acclimated with the llamas at the departure trailhead and includes; how to halter lead ropes (attach & detach), saddle and unmount llamas, hanging of panniers, using the tie out stakes, water buckets, grazing instructions/habits, weight load distribution, and general rules of the trail. For a complete outline view our full orientation outline here. For certain situations we can perform both parts of the orientation course at trailhead or at RL HQ if logistics are cumbersome — extra fee may apply depending on circumstances. 

Each individual llama comes with its own halter, lead rope, saddle and pad, 2 panniers, tie-out stakes, and water bucket. Our llamas are extremely well trained prior to being promoted for trail work — they’re protective, cerebral, and great trail companions. 


Llama lease

$75.00 per day per llama


Sumer Season Lease

$1200 per llama
(June – August)


We permit you to come pick up llamas for your trip or we can provide it to you. If we are providing transportation, we can meet at one of our designated trailheads. Pricing varies so please contact us to discuss options.

When we provide transportation, we both drop off and pick up. Trailer rentals are also an option depending on availability.


Agreement & Course Outline

Llama Lease Agreement

You are required to fill out and sign the Llama Lease Agreeement prior to your trip.

Release of Liability Agreement

You are required to fill out and sign the Release of Liability Agreement prior to your trip.

Llama Orientation Outline

All guests are required to complete this class before before departing on their trip.


Other llama leases

Friends & Family Lease

Lease our llamas to take your own personalized backpacking trip.

Hunting Lease

Plan your next hunting trip with the help of our packing llamas!

Fishing Lease

Use llamas to help pack your gear on your next wilderness fishing trip!