We are thrilled to share Montana’s gems with guests from near and far!
Get the most out of your visit to Glacier Country in Northwest Montana. Although our Swan Valley location focuses on horseback based trips, fishing, and hunting, we have several sister companies and other locations with even more to offer. Take a moment to explore our most beloved trip offerings listed below.
There’s sure to be something for all ages and seasons among the Swan Mountain Group of Companies. From guided hiking with llamas, overnight camping trips, roving pack trips into the famous Bob Marshall Wilderness, wilderness guide school, snowmobiling, moped rentals, and more…we have it all!
Cowboy Cookout Horseback Trail Ride
The Cowboy Cookout combines the favorite Montana pastimes of horseback riding and having a steak, but adds a little more adventure! The cowboy cookout ride begins with a two hour horseback ride providing fantastic views of Strawberry Mountain and into Glacier National Park. Once guests arrive at the cookout camp, you enjoy a light appetizer as the guide prepares a traditional cowboy dinner of steaks over open flame, corn on the cob, green salad, a roll and s’mores for dessert.
Glacier National Park Horseback Trail Rides
The Glacier backcountry is a land of shining mountains, sweeping alpine views and aquamarine glacial waters, which you have to experience. And, what better way to do that than on horseback? The majority of Glacier’s most magical secrets are found off the beaten track, and we can take you to them. We offer a variety of trail rides, where no two trips are the same. Or, for a truly unique experience, check out our drop camp services.
Guided Snowmobile Trips
Northwest Montana is a winter wonderland, best experienced by snowmobile! Many of our winter guests take time from their winter ski vacations to see Montana from a unique perspective. Clad in snowy rocky mountain peaks and endless forested public lands, Montana's hundreds of miles of groomed trails provide riders of all levels the perfect adventure for families and groups. We offer a wide range of guided snowmobiling tours including two hour, half day and full day tours, and other unique snowmobile tours
including two hour “Quickie” tours, the Sunrise Snowmobile Tour, and the longest continuous guided tour, The Great Northern Ultimate Tour.
Chinese Wall Summer Pack Trips
This trip is for those that want to ride mules deeper into the backcountry for a true wilderness experience. Our location at Salmon Forks Outfitters provides those bucket list Montana adventures, such as roving pack trips to the famous Chinese Wall. Stand on top of the continental divide of the Rocky Mountains, a spectacular upheaval that happened thousands of years ago that runs for 22 miles. You can see for miles!
Guided Montana Fishing Trips
Anglers from all over the world visit Montana to fish rainbow trout, Montana Bull Trout, Montana brook trout and Montana cutthroat trout that fill our lakes, rivers and streams. The unique feature of fishing with Swan Mountain Outfitters is that our guides will customize fishing trips. We can provide various types of experiences depending on the type of fishing our guests want to experience. The richness of our surroundings in Northwest Montana allows us to offer Montana fly fishing trips that meet the needs and desires of all types of anglers, from total beginners to expert enthusiasts. Guests who fly fish with us can choose from: fly fishing clinics, half-day, all-day and multi-day fish and float trips, walk and wade river fishing, overnight horseback and fishing trips, week-long horseback pack and fishing trips, and wild trout fishing trips deep in the Bob Marshall Wilderness on the famous South Fork of the Flathead River. Experience Montana's pristine alpine lakes and river fishing with us for a lifetime of memories.
Glacier Moped Rentals
See Glacier National Park in the open air, on a self guided moped tour! Rent mopeds from our location just one mile from the West entrance of Glacier National Park, at the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center. Choose from two-hour to all-day moped rentals for a unique way to experience the grandeur of Glacier National Park.
Made in Montana Gift Shop and Activities near Glacier National Park
This one-stop-shop near Glacier National Park is famous among tourists and locals, here's why! Our store is located just one mile from the West entrance of Glacier National Park, and features the best in Montana, and anything you may need for your trip to or from the park. Enjoy the finest latte or a locally made ice cream treat from our coffee shop and old fashioned ice cream parlor, drink locally brewed beers and cocktails in our western style bar, shop the largest selection of Made in Montana gifts and souvenirs in the state, take a horseback trail ride from our West Glacier corral. Gear up with bear spray, camping and outdoor recreation gear, water shoes, and those last minute outdoor travel amenities. Rent a moped and scoot over to the park for a self guided tour of Glacier in the open air! And lastly, we all want to know where to eat; our in-house Mexican restaurant, La Casita, is famous for the hearty handmade authentic entrees. A perfect end to a day of adventuring in Glacier National Park! We look forward to seeing you during you visit to Montana.
Hiking with llamas in Montana is the ultimate family adventure. The llamas do all the heavy lifting by carrying gear, while you hike burden-free while immersing in Montana's scenery and bonding with friends and family. Llama trekking is perfect for families with children, as kids love llamas and it provides a unique experience that everyone will love. Llama treks offers trips for all hiking levels, from shorter two hour jaunts through the forest, to half-day hikes, all-day mountain hikes, and multi-day overnight backpacking treks in the wilds of Montana. Try our famous evening Wine and Cheese Llama Trek to kick- back with your loved one or friends. Read more about llama treks!
Wilderness Guide School
Swan Mountain outdoor guide school in Swan Valley, Montana offers you the latest in outdoor guide school instruction, hunting techniques and hunting outfitter and adventurer training taught by recognized experts and professionals. You can become an outdoor wilderness guide by attending our 4-5 week wilderness outdoor guide course, and our specialized outfitter, hunter and adventurer, wrangler, and packer training programs near Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Guided Montana Hunting Trips
Swan Mountain Outfitters provides guided free chase big game hunts in Montana on both private and public land throughout the Northwest. We offer: mule and whitetail deer hunts, archery elk hunts, archery whitetail hunts, wilderness elk hunts, wilderness multi-weapon hunts, wilderness combination big game hunts, spring and fall black bear, horseback hunts, lodge hunts, mountain lion hunts, moose hunts and goat hunts. Swan Mountain Outfitters is fortunate to have, based on our hunting permits, access to thousands of acres of the Flathead National Forest, in and around the famed Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Summer Horseback Pack Trips
Swan Mountain Outfitters offers three to nine day horseback pack and fishing trip vacations in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Most summer pack trip guests want access to real wilderness. The Bob Marshall Wilderness is a famous backcountry destination, and we keep it real by offering the genuine Montana experience, on horseback in the mountains. Most summer pack trips operate out of our wilderness ‘base camps’. We venture out in a different direction from camp each day, exploring different parts of “The Bob” and we return to the same location each evening. Three to nine day pack and fishing trips are great for families, groups or friends that like to vacation together. You will experience outdoor living at its most comfortable while exploring areas unaffected by civilization. Join us for this authentic Montana adventure!