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Fun for the whole family!

One of the most popular activities for Parchers Resort guests is Horseback riding. With pack trails all over the area there are many scenic destinations from which to choose. Our friends and neighbors at Rainbow Pack Outfitters offer a variety of trips from short half-hour trail rides to all-day fishing trips into the backcountry and even overnight drop trips deep in the wilderness. Whether you're looking for a fun family activity, entertainment for a large group or just an afternoon in the wilderness with a few friends, Rainbow Pack Outfitters has you covered. For more information on trail rides and other outfitter services check out the Rainbow Pack website at!

Long Lake

Long Lake by Stephen Smith


A great activity for the whole family!

Family Horseback Riding Trip



Wade & Candy Gervais on the trail to South Lake

Wade and Candy Gervais Horseback


A feisty wild Brook trout from the Bishop Creek Backcountry

Brook Trout by Jared Smith

Horseback riding in the Bishop Creek Canyon is steeped in tradition with Rainbow Pack Outfitters operating since 1924.

1930's Pack Train

1930's pack train


On the Long Lake Trail in the good ol' days!

Long Lake Black & White


Pack Train at Parchers Resort circa the 1940's

Horses and Mules at Parchers Resort

Fun Facts about Pack Trains and the Bishop Creek Canyon

1. Some folks may not realize this but virtually all of the hiking trails in the Bishop Creek Drainage were blazed by packers using mules or horses.

2. Do you know how trout were introduced to the higher elevation backcountry lakes? In many cases trout fry were carried in milk jugs and transported by pack animals!

3. Pack stock allow us to enjoy the splendor of our National Forests regardless of age or disability. We feel strongly that all Americans are entitled to visit our wilderness areas and that it is through enjoyment of these incredible places that appreciation is born and conservation succeeds.

W.C. Parcher stocking Long Lake with trout

Backcountry Fish Stocking by WC Parcher






 Parchers Resort

5001 South Lake Rd

Bishop, CA 93514


Call Parchers at: 760-873-4177