Beau & Kristin Baty
Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas was founded in 2010 in Eastern Idaho. We were first introduced to llamas in 2006 while in Argentina. Prior to becoming known as the “llama people” horse/mule and backpacking is how we explored the back country.
After our first packers retired it became harder and harder to find top notch packers. This is why we began to buy every quality pack llama we could afford. We realized that we wanted to have pack llamas our entire life and that the only way to do this was to bite off as much as we could chew and maybe a little more and start breeding them. We feel as llama breeders and packers that we need to be actively promoting llamas.
Our commercial outfitting and llama rentals help spread the word about the capabilities of the working llama. We have searched all over North America for proven pack llamas to add to our herd. We feel we have gathered the top pack stock available and the most genetically diverse herd in the country. With the foundation of our breeding program now in place our goal is to continue to produce top quality pack stock for those looking to get into pack llamas for generations to come.
Beau Baty | Founder & Operations Manager
I love 4 things in life; my family, God, the outdoors and llamas. Exploring new places in the backcountry and looking for wild animals is my passion. I grew up on a cattle and horse ranch in the Wellsville Mountain Range (known as the steepest mountain range in North America). This is where my desire for adventure was rooted. I will do everything I can to help our customers and guest to be more than satisfied with their purchase and backcountry experiences. If you ever need anything or have questions about llamas, hunting areas, maps, backcountry meals, gear or anything along these lines please give me a call or email me. I make it a priority to get back to you as soon as I can.
Kristin Baty | Owner & Field Manager
Llamas came with Beau when I married him. I wasn’t sure how llamas where going to work into our lives together at first and now I can’t imagine life without them. Having llamas has helped us stay physically active and exploring new things. My favorite part of owning llamas is training the crias and watching them grow each spring. Llamas have enriched our lives and we hope that you can find equal enjoyment and happiness from our llamas.
The spring of 2017 we had 27 crias and bred 45 females. We will be updating the website with pictures of the crias and young llamas as they age and progress in their pack training.
If you are interested in buying your first pack llamas we recommend coming on an overnight trip with us or someone you know with llamas. You can also sign up for a fully guided trip during the summer. This gives you the opportunity to experience llamas first hand and see trail hardened packers at work as well as ask all the questions you may have. It is also a good call to rent llamas a few times prior to buying them so you can build your confidence and knowledge of what to expect from trained pack llamas.
"I was just on the Sierra Club trip in Bridger wilderness and want to tell you how wonderful both Mckayla and Brandon were. There were not only hardworking and patient, but also the nicest people who were especially attentive to my 9 year old daughter. There made the trip for us, and I couldn’t say enough positive things about both of them. We are so lucky to have been on the trip with them."Thanks, Pam