Welcome to Wilderness Outfitters

Traditional Horseback Hunts in Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness
“The way hunting ought to be”

Wilderness Outfitters is now under new ownership, please click here to visit the Middle Fork Outfitters website!


Wilderness Outfitters is a family owned and operated business with over 40 years of hunting experience. We are based in Challis Idaho and operate from the historic Simplot Ranch along side the famous Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The only access to the ranch is by air charter, float boat or horse-back. If you are in search of a beautiful remote hide-a-way, we won't tell anyone your here.

Explore the wild places and wild things that the “River of No Return Wilderness” has to offer. We specialize in horseback hunts, fishing, trail rides, pack trips and sightseeing in this natural country called the “Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness. The Frank is the largest wilderness in the lower 48, encompassing 2,362,767 acres. Join the list of hundreds of folks that have shared a wilderness experience with Wilderness Outfitters.

Our gentle, well-trained horses and mules will pack you, and your gear, into remote camps that are first class in every way. We hunt and fish out of deluxe tent camps, with cots, foam pads, and wood stoves. We have a shower tent available for you and of course some of the best cuisine you ever tasted in the backcountry. Our cooks will serve you with home made meals in a friendly western atmosphere.