Wilderness Horse Trails:

Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, BC

Please Note: All information provided on this site is subject to change at any time for any reason meterological, biological, geological, or political. Be warned that embarking on a wilderness trail ride may cause you to return to civilization as an entirely different person than you were when you left. 

Planning a Trip on Horseback

There are a lot of places to ride a horse west of the Mississippi and east of the Pacific. We couldn’t possibly show you every place to go. There are simple, scenic gravel roads. There are countless miles of logging and Forest Service roads. One of the reasons some people live in remote parts of western US is because they can simply saddle up  in their backyard and ride, returning hours later without having to deal with vehicles or traffic.

But we can’t all live with access to horseback riding trails in our backyards. Or even in places where we can own or keep a horse. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t get the chance to experience one of the most amazing experiences: seeing, hearing, and breathing wilderness by horseback the way our ancestors did back to the dawn of civilization. We can no longer ride anywhere we want, cutting across the country. In order to keep the experience wild, we will need to confine ourselves to trails. We will need suggestions and guides. We most certainly will need maps. 

Exploring Your Options

The trail information pages here are simply a starting point for your adventures. Our goal is to provide you with ideas about where to go, and then it’s up to you to research the details. 

What details?

Directions on how to access the trails, where to park, where to unload, where to tie, where to camp, what to eat, where to get water, how to keep yourself and your horses safe, and how to remove any sign that you had passed.

CairnCarto.com

OnXmaps.com

MyTopo.com

Planning Your Trip - Researching Trails

Checklist Links

Trail Access

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Permitted Uses

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Trail Conditions

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Elevation

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Distance

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Water

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