Trail Rides

Let Marce Hoffman, our Horse Operations Manager, and his professional wranglers show you why riding is a way of life out here. Our wranglers cover 2,000 trail miles each year and take care of trail maintenance all summer long, so you know you’re in the hands of experts.

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

Trail Rides Are Booked Year Round And Are Not Guaranteed

Quick Fix

$50per person
  • A 1-hour ride for those who want to take it slow

The Montana Experience

$75per person
  • A 2-hour ride through our gorgeous Big Sky wilderness:

Trail Ride & Riverside BBQ

Wednesday evenings during the summer 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

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 hanging meadows to unparalleled views.

$110.00 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. Enjoy lunch 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.

$185.00 per person (3 person minimum total sign-up for the ride to go out)

Private Rides

  • Add to any of the above offerings


  • hr/ per person


  • for 1/2 hr tote
Tote rides are available for children from the ages 4-7. Wrangler leads the horse on the flat ground with adult family member walking beside. Availability dependent on wrangler availability.
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 **