About Us

Our History


Our areas




Our History


Thank you for your interest in Crazy Horse Outfitters.  We are glad you stopped by to check us out.  

CHO was founded in 1990 by the Swanda family.  Bill and Wille's goal was to provide quality equine recreational services into the Weminuche Wilderness and San Juan National Forest.  And this they did.  

Willie passed the torch the Adkisson and Bauers in 2017, who continue the traditional the Swanda started.  

Having grown up in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and on the back of a horse, both Jesse & Justin are right at home in the San Juans and leading their horses. 

Justin also has been guiding big game for over 17 years and knows what it takes for a successful hunt. You may recognize Justin from TV hunting shows, Primos, Antlter Insanity, and Team Elk.    

You  will find Jesse in the field on most trips and also tending to the horses.  Also having been raised in Pagosa, he has extensive knowledge of the San Juans.  

Jesse has been guiding for over 11 years with his main focus on sheep, elk and mountain lion hunts.

We have a strong crew working along side of us.  We have a low turnover, which is unusually for this industry.  Much of the crew from the area, having the mountains and the cowboy spirit in their blood.  Our wranglers know horses and will make you feel comfortable in any excursion you are on.  

Our Areas


Weminuche Wilderness

Crazy Horse Outfitters operates 80% of our business within the Weminuche Wilderness.  The Weminuche Wilderness is the largest wilderness area in Colorado at 499,771 acres.  It is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System, established by the Wilderness Act of 1964.  The goal is to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of enduring resource of wilderness."  

The Weminuche space the Continental Divide, North America's geological backbone, with its headwaters diverted to both the Pacific & Atlantic oceans.  With an average elevation of 10,000 ft, the Weminuche is rigged, but its ecosystems are fragile.  

CHO strives to practice low impact skills and methodologies to better protect our wilderness future.