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:

    February meeting

    Our next meeting is Saturday, February 24th at 6pm at Cath Halley’s house towards Sutton. We will start with a potluck at 6pm followed by a business meeting. The main agenda item is to discuss summer trips! Please bring a dish to share and as always any friends or family interested in our work. An Read More

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 happen monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the MTA builings in Palmer at 7pm. Please contact us for more information..