HORSEBACK RIDING NEAR YELLOWSTONE
You’ve looked forward to your trip to Yellowstone as an opportunity to unwind, slow down, and experience the beauty of untamed lands. There’s no better way to make the most of this long-awaited adventure than by hopping on a horse and exploring Montana’s scenic landscape.
You’ll find us in Gardiner, MT, less than a mile from the country’s largest national park. We offer guided, family-friendly horseback riding trips for the bold and adventurous at heart.
Our horseback riding adventures near Yellowstone take place in the stunning Absaroka Mountains of the Gallatin National Forest. Our skilled wranglers have guided numerous adventurers of various backgrounds and ages across the beautiful landscape for years. Choose from short, one-hour excursions and longer outings to discover challenging terrain to satisfy your sense of wonder.
No worries if this is your first time riding—we accept riders at all skill levels! Our top priority is your safety, and our guides will ensure you have everything you need for a fantastic vacation.
Riding is an art, a chance to reconnect with nature and delight in the company of fellow riders who appreciate the beauty of the wild. You can conclude your fulfilling adventure with hearty meals at our evening cowboy cookout.
1-HOUR OR 2-HOUR YELLOWSTONE HORSEBACK RIDING
$120/ADULT, $120/CHILD AGES 6-12 (1-HOUR)
$200/ADULT, $200/CHILD AGES 7-12 (2-HOUR)*ONLY OFFERED FOR GROUPS OF 6 OR MORE*
TRIP LENGTH: 1 OR 2 HOURS
1-HOUR START TIME: 9 AM, 1 PM, & 4 PM
2-HOUR START TIME: 11 AM
Immerse yourself in the magnificent views that surround Yellowstone National Park while experiencing a real Montana working horse ranch!
We have learned from our many years of experience with Yellowstone Horseback riding that children age 6 do best on our 1-Hour Horseback Ride. Those children 7 & up are welcome to join the 2-Hour Horseback Ride. The ranch also offers a lead horse for those kids younger than 6 where one of our wranglers will lead your kiddo around the corral for 10-15 minutes so even the youngest kids can experience riding on horseback in Yellowstone!
There is a myriad of scenic trails on the ranch to walk for those in your group not wishing to ride so everyone in your group can enjoy the outdoors. This is the perfect way to experience all the beauty and adventure Gardiner Montana has to offer!
During your horseback ride wear long pants and shoes that cover your toes along with a hat, sunscreen, bug repellent, long-sleeved shirt, and a warm jacket if needed. You may bring a camera that fastens securely around your neck.
*You will need to provide your own transportation to the ranch.
EVENING COWBOY COOKOUT & 1-HOUR RIDE
$175/ADULT, $155/CHILD AGES 6-12 (KIDS UNDER 5 MAY JOIN & EAT FOR FREE)
COWBOY COOKOUT ONLY: $60/ADULT, $50/CHILD
TRIP LENGTH: 1 HOUR + DINNER
START TIME: 6 PM RIDE, 7 PM DINNER
Join us for a 1-hour evening Horseback Ride with our wranglers guiding you through the Gallatin National Forest wilderness while you enjoy gorgeous views of Yellowstone National Park. Finish your day with our Cowboy Cookout, and satisfy your hunger with a delicious, home-cooked, all-you-can-eat meal as the sun sets over the mountains. Afterward, relax around the campfire, roast some marshmallows, and bask under the Big Sky of Montana!
Horseback Riding is perfect for families! (Children 6 are perfect for the 1-Hour Ride, 7 + Can participate in the 3-Hour Ride and longer!)
Can’t Ride? Come along anyway to enjoy the beauty of the ranch and join your family for the Cowboy Cookout!
We are here to help you. Call anytime with questions.
During your horseback ride wear long pants and shoes that cover your toes along with a Hat, Sunscreen, Bug Repellent, Long Sleeved Shirt, Warm Jacket if needed. No need to bring: You may bring a camera that fastenings securely around your neck.
*You will need to provide your own transportation to the ranch
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I bring with me for the ride?
Bring a hat, sunscreen, a water bottle, and a raincoat. Chances are the sun will shine, but it’s better to be prepared in the mountains. Cameras, binoculars, snacks, and gloves are all optional. Don’t bring firearms, backpacks, bear sprays, or fanny packs.
What should I wear?
For the best experience, we recommend dressing in a long pants, sturdy shoes that cover your toes, and your top should be weather dependent.. If you are booking a ride in May, early June, and September, wear extra layers of clothing, thermal underwear, a heavy jacket, and warm gloves.
Can children join the rides?
Children must be at least 6 years old to join the 1-hour trips and at least 7 years old to join the 2-hour rides. Children under 6 can enjoy a corral ride led by one of our wranglers.
Do I need experience to ride?
Our Yellowstone horseback riding is suitable for beginners. Regardless of skill level, our expert wranglers will guide you from start to finish and keep you safe on your journey.
Where do the rides take place?
Our horseback rides occur in the Absaroka Mountains in the Gallatin National Forest. You’ll need to provide your own transportation to the ranch. Please check in at our office at 202 Main Street, Gardiner, MT 59030, one hour before your scheduled time.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Call (406) 848-2252 to learn more about our options for a great fly fishing experience!
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It
Awesome trip! Jake was an amazing guide. We did the 2 hour float on a hot Summer afternoon. Exciting rapids mixed with leisurely floats. Saw some wildlife along the way
We loved our riding experience! Our guide was awesome, so friendly and knowledgeable. The whole ride was fun. The scenery was beautiful!!!
We had such a great time on the river! Everyone on staff was so friendly, kind, patient and helpful! We enjoyed having all the mountains and points of interest shown to us.
Excellent half day trip. Our guide was knowledgeable and she had great suggestions for other things do to in town. The river had great conditions. We got to see a lot of wild life!
Great rafting company! We did the full day whitewater which I highly recommend. It was a really fun experience! All the guides were a lot of fun!