No northwest Montana vacation would be complete without an authentic Montana trail ride. After all, horseback riding in Montana is simply a way of life!

Our Montana Horseback Trail Rides

Guided trail rides with Swan Mountain Outfitters are true mountain trail rides complete with challenging terrain, breathtaking scenery and views which are simply awe-inspiring. Don’t settle for just your basic trail ride in Montana, where you may be close to town and lots of people. Instead, treat yourself to a truly unique Montana trail ride experience with Swan Mountain Outfitters in the pristine solitude of the Swan Valley.

Our trail system consists of over 50 miles of trails, although they are on public lands, they are truly off the beaten path and we rarely encounter other groups or hikers. Our trail savvy horses (and mules!) love sharing your apple core at lunch stops. We’ve got enjoyable mounts for both novice and experienced riders alike.

Our typical rides range from two to eight hours. All trail rides launch from our base camp off of Lion Creek Road in the Flathead National Forest. When you arrive, our wranglers will pair you to horses that match your size, skill, and personality. They’ll walk you through the basics and help you mount up. For your safety and that of our horses, trail rides with Swan Mountain Outfitters are always lead by a guide and proceed at a walking gait only.

Plan Ahead

  • Be prepared for any sort of weather with a rain jacket (no ponchos please) and a water bottle. Mountain weather can be very unpredictable, but we’ll ride rain or shine.
  • Please note that riders must be at least 7 years old and under 225lbs.
  • The closer you get to our location, the more you will lose cell phone service! Make sure you are set with directions and have called us with any questions before you head into the Swan Valley.
  • Call and make your trail ride reservations early, as we do book up! For larger groups, it’s especially hard to squeeze you in at the last minute so make sure to plan ahead and reserve with us.

While we can customize an experience just for you, such as adding a stop for fishing, our typical trips are two hours, half-day, or full day trail rides. If we don’t have what you are looking for in the Swan Valley, you can also check out our multitude of options in Glacier National Park, about an hour’s drive North.

Scroll down to find more details on our ride options in both the Swan Valley and Glacier locations.

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