Considering a Horse Trail Riding Trip?

Summer in Montana–like life itself–is short. If you don’t go for it, you’ll miss it.

Enjoying Wilderness from the Back of a Horse

Wildlife, wildflowers, mountains, forests, rivers and streams…whether you consider yourself a horse person or not, horses are definitely the best way to access the backcountry of our western states. The most remote trails in the country are not open to motorized travel and backpacking requires a degree of fitness many people don’t have. 

But when you sit on a horse traveling slightly faster than humans walk, there are countless opportunities to take in the beauty all around you. You can get farther and see more on a horse, it’s as simple as that.

Over three million tourists visited Glacier National Park in 2019 and the majority got out of their cars twice. Four million made it to Yellowstone with an average of five stops. 

Almost none of them were aware of the existence of such places as the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, the Cabinet Mountains, or the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Area. Tourists breeze right by the gorgeous Great Burn Proposed Wilderness on their way to and from Spokane and Missoula without an inkling of what they’re missing.

Explore Our Site to Find Ideas for Your Next Trip

Find tips to make your trip into the wilderness on horseback as safe and as comfortable as possible. Browse recreation and contact information for dude ranches, guided day rides, hunting and fishing outfitters, and historical experiences on Guided Rides.

We will be constantly adding Trail Info on not just Montana wilderness areas, but also adjoining western states. 

Check out our tack, gear, and clothing suggestions. 

And if you want to read stories about the four-legged partners who make trail riding possible, visit our blog about wonderful, hard-working trail horses.

The Chinese Wall in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, photo courtesy of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation

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