Our History

Swan Mountain Outfitters was created by combining the business activities of Swan Mountain Ranch and Lion Creek Outfitters, and Mule Shoe Outfitters.

Cecil Noble, a fourth generation Montanan and pioneer in the outfitting industry founded Lion Creek Outfitters. Since 1972, Lion Creek Outfitters has been offering guided elk hunting, deer hunting, and summer horse pack/fishing trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness and its surrounding areas of the Flathead National Forest and the scenic Swan Valley of northwest Montana.

In 1999, Pat and Joanne Tabor purchased Swan Mountain Ranch and in 2005 Lion Creek Outfitters and merged the operations to form Swan Mountain Outfitters.  In 2006, Swan Mountain Outfitters purchased Mule Shoe Outfitters securing the exclusive contract to provide horseback rides in Glacier National Park. Swan Mountain Outfitters has emerged as the largest horseback service provider in Northwest Montana. Join us on a Montana vacation!