Back Country Horsemen of Alaska

Working to protect natural land resources. Dedicated to preserving local and back country trails.

The Back Country Horsemen of Alaska is a service organization working with other groups to ensure that area and backcountry trails remain open to the public, and that our relationship with these groups remains user-friendly.

Latest News:

    April meeting

    We are having our first in-person meeting of the year on April 30th starting at 11am. Location is TBD but we plan on doing a packing review and comparing packing lists. We will have at least one horse to practice on. Bring your lists, experience, and questions! Potluck lunch around noon.

Trail Advocacy

We are an affiliate of the national group; the Back Country Horsemen of America. Like this organization, we work toward trail maintenance and preservation, both locally and in the backcountry.

Volunteer Service

BCHA members believe that the use of horses on public lands and trails can exist in harmony with the interests of all Alaskan trail users. We offer volunteer time and equipment to:

• Clean up and clear trails

• Build and improve trails

• Create trail head facilities

• Assist agencies in planning strategies for trail use


We are eager to work with other trail user groups. Many of our members also belong to other riding groups such as Chugach Range Riders, Interior Horesemen’s Association, Alaska Icelandic Horse Club, Driving Me Buggy Society, and the local chapter of Cowboys for Christ.


Meetings occur monthly October through May. Sign up for our listserv to be kept up-to-date on upcoming events. More info on the "Membership" page.