HORSEBACK RIDING

Start planning for Summer 2021!

Our summer 2020 season has completed!  Call our front office in January 2021 to start planning for your summer adventure.  We recommend booking at least 2 weeks prior to your desired ride date.  We’re looking forward to planning your next trail ride!

Trail Rides

Let Marce Hoffman, our long time Horse Operations Manager, and his professional, horse-loving wranglers show you why riding is a way of life out here. Under the watchful eye of Marce, our wranglers tend to 60-80 horses daily, assuring a quality ride for our guests.  They each cover 2,000 trail miles during the summer and take care of trail maintenance all summer long so you know you’re in the hands of experts!

Begin and end your day the wrangler way.  For a special treat, start your morning by joining other guests around the fire pit and watch as the wranglers herd our 60-80 horses from mountain meadows, across Hwy 191 , and down the Ranch entrance road to the big barn to begin their work day.  Not an early riser?  Once our horses finish a day of trail rides, come and watch as the wranglers take them back to the mountain meadows for a little R and R.

Take a ride through high mountain meadows or to the top of 10,000′ peaks. You can see the Sunken Forest that natural forces created in 1959, not to mention a wide variety of wildlife including elk, deer, eagles, moose, coyotes, bears, and if you’re lucky, maybe even a wolf.

If you’re coming to see Montana, you really need to see it from the back of a horse…

Reservations Required And Availability Is Not Guaranteed

Quick Fix

$65per person
  • A 1-hour ride for those who want to take it slow

The Montana Experience

$85per person
  • A 2-hour ride through our gorgeous Big Sky wilderness:

Trail Ride & Riverside BBQ

Wednesday evenings during the summer (June 15th – September 8th), we invite you to take a 2-hour horseback ride to dinner. On the menu is your choice of N.Y. strip steak or barbecued chicken, prepared on an open grill along the banks of the Gallatin River, complete with all the fixin’s. Finish the evening with s’mores around the campfire listening to the acoustic melodies of a cowboy singer.

$120.00 per adult for 2-hour horseback ride and dinner; $100.00 per child 8-12

Give us a call at 406.995.4283 to book your reservation.

Family trail ride
couple riding horses on top of the rim

Half Day Adventure

This 3 to 4 hour ride takes you up into unspoiled Montana mountains, high above the Gallatin River Valley. Enjoy a leisurely ride through the spectacular pine forests and alpine meadows to unparalleled views.

$125.00 per person

Full-Day Horse Adventure

If you’re looking for the classic Montana ranch experience, this is the trip for you. In 3 to 4 hours, you’ll climb steadily out of the river valley straight up until you feel like you’re on top of the world. Pack a lunch to enjoy along the shores of a crystalline mountain lake, where you can cool your toes in its icy waters. Or, you might choose to stretch your legs on a short hike, or just relax in the grass and enjoy the fantastic views before heading back to the ranch. It’s pretty hard to find a better way to spend the day.

Saddle bags are available for your lunch storage during your ride.

$200.00 per person (3 person minimum total sign-up for the ride to go out)

View of hills from horseback.

Lessons - Basic Horsemanship

$300
  • hr/ per person

Private Rides

$100
  • Add to any of the above offerings

Looking for some Horse Fun for the younger buckaroos?  Check out our Wanna Be a Wrangler activity especially for our 4- 7 year olds!

Private rides and lessons are not guaranteed, availability is dependent on wrangler availability. Call the office to inquire and reserve, 406-995-4283.
 TRAIL RIDING NOTE: Restrictions to age and weight may apply. Children must be 8 years old and 48 inches tall and a weight limit of less than 240 lbs for either adults or children. Advanced reservations required, schedule subject to change.
Please note that our Horseback Riding is a summer seasonal activity only. The annual June and early October dates will vary each year and are dependent on weather and trail conditions.
** This institution operates under a special permit of the Gallatin National Forest **