Riding Adventures - Pack Trips

Montana Wilderness Back Country Horse Adventures

Discover Montana like never before! The ideal back country wilderness trip for adventurous guests into the Beartooth Mountains and the Custer Forest. Your guides will share their ranching heritage, love of ancient history, the sublime beauty of the wilderness, wild life knowledge, superb fishing locations and much more. Transfigured, looking over yet another vista, you’ll get the feeling that you are the first person to take in this unforgettable countryside. And yet, the Mountain Shoshoni, the Sheepeater, and the Crow Indian and long before them the Ancient Peoples were hunting, fishing, and vision-questing in the area for a longer time than you can wrap your brain around. Archaeologists tell us they have found remains along these trails carbon dating back 9,000 years. These adventures are only for small groups of 2-8 people and that means they can be tailored to your interests, physical fitness, and riding ability. The 41 tallest named peaks in Montana are all in the Beartooth Range with a half-dozen of them well over 12,000 feet, so you are sure of some stunning views.

There are a number of plateaus to explore: Silver Run, Line Creek, September Morn Lake and Lake Plateau. Some trails are more rigorous than others. Some plateaus are better known for their fishing than others. Your guide we can make sure we hit the spots that best fit the experience you are wanting. The first and last nights are spent in a comfortable bed and subsequent nights are spent camping in an outfitted camp with a back country cook tent. There is a water supply (but no showers.) We provide sleeping bags (or you can bring your own) and we offer mats or cots for your comfort. Fishing equipment is available for rent.

Sample Itinerary - 8 Days

  • Day One: Saddle to Paddle. Arriving at the ranch in the morning gives you time to ride so you are comfortable with your horse before hitting the trail. (Optional raft trip down the Stillwater River in the afternoon.)
  • Day Two: Load up and head to the trail head which is an hour from the ranch near Nye, Montana. It is seven miles from the trail head to the first camp. The ride to “Midway Camp” will take 4-5 hours including a break for lunch. Day Three: Ride eight miles on to base camp situated right at the tree line, sharing footsteps with people from the past.
  • Day Four, Day Five and Day Six: There are twenty-eight lakes on top, some within a mile of each other. Each has its own beauty and its own place in Indian heritage. We can’t experience them all 28 in three days, but we’ll make sure you see several of them.
  • Day Seven: Trail back to the “Midway Camp”
  • Day Eight: Trail back to the ranch to enjoy a hot shower and an evening at the local steak house. Departing the following morning after breakfast

NOTE: 6 days and 10 days Pack Trips also available.

Adventure Type
Pack Trips

7 Nights

£2179 Per Person - Ranch and camp accommodation, meals, horses, tack, activities and and taxes

From £879 per person

10 years plus

Available at additional cost

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