Yellowstone Horseback Riding

Cowboy Up for a Real Montana Experience! 

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Horseback Adventure for the Whole Family

Slow down and immerse yourself in Big Sky Country

Make the most of your Yellowstone vacation by taking the time to see more than roadside sights. Horseback riding may be the best way to fully experience the West and all that the Montana mountains can offer.

Stop driving and start riding! Your Yellowstone vacation improves when you slow down and take time to experience your destination.

Ride through the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness on the edge of Yellowstone with a soothing horseback swaying motion.

Get the horseback riding instruction you need for your whole family to feel at ease on our gentle horses.

See the sights from a higher vantage as you ride through the fresh air and panoramic mountain scenery of Yellowstone.

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Amazing adventure!

Very easy ride, also such great scenery!

And very knowledgeable wranglers, and amazing horses, my family of four all enjoyed our trip!

- Lily B.

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Your Horseback Riding Trip Options

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Full-Day Trail Ride

 Feel the West on an immersive 6-hour horseback ride

Trip time (approximately 6 hours): Check-in at 8:15 a.m. By 9 a.m. we ride!
Our Full-Day Horseback Rides include:  A sack lunch.
Check-in: For Guests who have reserved online OR given us a credit card over the phone you may go directly to Hells A Roarin' Outfitters. Please be at The Hells A Roarin' Outfitters Ranch, (164 Crevice Rd. Gardiner, MT) 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your ride. Please check with Yellowstone National Park to see if there are any road closures or construction delays. You may check in under your name and please tell The Wrangler you reserved with Yellowstone Raft Company. If you haven't paid yet, please check in at 111 S 2nd St, Gardiner, MT 59030 at 8:15am. At check-in, you'll get driving directions to the corrals to meet your wrangler for the day.

*Minimum of 4 people, please call to book if you have less than 4 people in your party.

Horseback riding is available May 27th (weather permitting) to Sept. 15th.

Price: $250/horse (Ages 7 and up) **No riding double

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Half-Day Trail Ride

Disappear into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness

Trip time (approximately 3.5 hours): 12:30 pm.
Check-in: For Guests who have reserved online OR given us a credit card over the phone you may go directly to Hells A Roarin' Outfitters. Please be at The Hells A Roarin' Outfitters Ranch, (164 Crevice Rd. Gardiner, MT) 30 minutes prior to your ride. You may check in under your name and please tell The Wrangler you reserved with Yellowstone Raft Company. If you haven't paid yet, please check in at 111 S 2nd St, Gardiner, MT 59030 at 2:15pm. At check-in, you'll get driving directions to the corrals to meet your wrangler for the day.

Check in 45 minutes prior at Our Gardiner Office.

Horseback riding is available May 27 (weather permitting) to Sept. 2.

Price: $125/horse (Ages 7 and up) **No riding double
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2-Hour Trail Ride

A surprisingly complete escape into the mountains

Trip times: 9 am, 11 am and 1 pm daily. Check in 45 minutes early.
Check-in: For Guests who have reserved online OR given us a credit card over the phone you may go directly to Hells A Roarin' Outfitters. Please be at The Hells A Roarin' Outfitters Ranch, (164 Crevice Rd. Gardiner, MT) 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your ride. Please check with Yellowstone National Park to see if there are any road closures or construction delays. You may check in under your name and please tell The Wrangler you reserved with Yellowstone Raft Company. If you haven't paid yet, please check in at 111 S 2nd St, Gardiner, MT 59030 at 45 minutes before you ride. At check-in, you'll get driving directions to the corrals to meet your wrangler for the day.

Horseback riding is available May 10 (weather permitting) to Sept. 2.

Price: $75/horse (Ages 7 and up) **No riding double

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1 Hour Trail Ride

A brush with nature on the border of Yellowstone

Trip times: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm daily. Check in 30 minutes early.
Check-in: For Guests who have reserved online OR given us a credit card over the phone you may go directly to Hells A Roarin' Outfitters. Please be at The Hells A Roarin' Outfitters Ranch, (164 Crevice Rd. Gardiner, MT) 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your ride. Please check with Yellowstone National Park to see if there are any road closures or construction delays. You may check in under your name and please tell The Wrangler you reserved with Yellowstone Raft Company. If you haven't paid yet, please check in at 111 S 2nd St, Gardiner, MT 59030 45 minutes before your ride. At check-in, you'll get driving directions to the corrals to meet your wrangler for the day.

Horseback riding is available May 10 (weather permitting) to Sept.
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Price: $45/horse (Ages 5 and up)

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Cowboy Cookout - 1/2 Day Ride

A 1/2 day ride with a steak dinner at the end of the trail

Trip time: Arrive at Corrals at 3:00 pm, Return for Dinner around 6:30 pm.

Check-in: For Guests who have reserved online OR given us a credit card over the phone you may go directly to Hells A Roarin' Outfitters. Please be at The Hells A Roarin' Outfitters Ranch, (164 Crevice Rd. Gardiner, MT) 30 minutes prior to your ride. You may check in under your name and please tell The Wrangler you reserved with Yellowstone Raft Company. If you haven't paid yet, please check in at 111 S 2nd St, Gardiner, MT 59030 at 2:15pm. At check-in, you'll get driving directions to the corrals to meet your wrangler for the day.

Price: $170 for Adults and $160 for Children (Ages 5-12)

Cookouts run through May 27th - August 8th. Please notify us of food allergies and special dietary needs 24 hours prior to your cookout. See Sample Menu below.

*NO Cookouts on Friday or Saturday

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Cowboy Cookout - 1 Hour Ride

A 1-hour ride with a steak dinner at the end of the trail

Trip time: Ride at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm, daily. Check in at 5:00 pm.

Check-in: For Guests who have reserved online OR given us a credit card over the phone you may go directly to Hells A Roarin' Outfitters. Please be at The Hells A Roarin' Outfitters Ranch, (164 Crevice Rd. Gardiner, MT) 30 minutes prior to your ride. You may check in under your name and please tell The Wrangler you reserved with Yellowstone Raft Company. If you haven't paid yet, please check in at 111 S 2nd St, Gardiner, MT 59030 at 5:15pm. At check-in, you'll get driving directions to the corrals to meet your wrangler for the day.

Price: $90 for Adults and $80 for Children (Ages 5 - 12)

Cookouts run through May 27th - August 8th. Please notify us of food allergies and special dietary needs 24 hours prior to your cookout. See Sample Menu below.

*NO Cookouts on Friday or Saturday

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Cookout - Dinner Only

A Western Cookout prepared by our very own Wranglers

Dinner time: 7:00 pm.

Check-in: For Guests who have reserved online OR given us a credit card over the phone you may go directly to Hells A Roarin' Outfitters. Please be at The Hells A Roarin' Outfitters Ranch, (164 Crevice Rd. Gardiner, MT) 30 minutes prior to your ride. You may check in under your name and please tell The Wrangler you reserved with Yellowstone Raft Company. If you haven't paid yet, please check in at 111 S 2nd St, Gardiner, MT 59030 at 6:15pm.

Price: $50 for Adults (Children 12 and under eat for free)

Cookouts run through May 27th - August 8th. Please notify us of food allergies and special dietary needs 24 hours prior to your cookout. See Sample Menu below.

*NO Cookouts on Friday or Saturday

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Saddle and Paddle

Paddle it. Hoof it. Love it.

Trip Details: Get the best of the West with a Horseback Riding adventure through the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness then a Whitewater Rafting trip down the Yellowstone River!  We offer a Full Day option as well as an Express trip.

Trip times: Ride at 11 a.m. and raft at 3 p.m on our Full Day Trip. OR raft at 10:00 am and ride at 1 pm for one hour on our Express Trip.  Check in 45 minutes prior to your first activity.

Adult Full Day: $125
Child Full Day: $105 (Ages 7-12)

Adult Express: $88
Child Express: $72 (Ages 6-12)

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Multi-Day Pack Trips

Clear your mind on a multi-day horseback adventure.

Escape deep into the backcountry outside Yellowstone to discover lakes, creeks, and mountains that few people ever get to see.

Feel your worries and frustrations melt away as you engage in activities that keep you present and smiling throughout your trip.

Trips depart into the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains bordering Yellowstone National Park.

Helmets available on request.

All riders must be able to follow instructions and handle their horse without aid.

*Helmets are available upon request.

NO Cookouts on Friday or Saturday

NO weight limit

Block out:

June 13th – ALL DAY/NO RIDES

June 14th – 1 pm is the last ride of the day

June 15th ALL DAY/NO RIDES

July 4th – 11 am the last ride of the day

**All riders must be able to follow instructions and handle their horse on their own.

Please call us if you have any questions about the weight limit.

Horseback Trip FAQs

WHO CAN RIDE:
Children ages 5 and 6 may go on the 1 hour ride. * If your child is petite, please be aware that they must be able to reach the stirrups to ride. We do our very best to accommodate everyone. Please call us with questions.Ages 7 and up on the 2 hour ride.

Ages 8 and up on the Half and Full Day Rides. If your child is an advanced/experienced rider, the Wrangler may consider 7 and up. Please call us with  questions.

There is no weight limit and people with disabilities are more than welcome to ride with us!

WHAT TO WEAR:
Long pants and closed toed shoes are required. You will be riding at a higher elevation and through the wilderness so we do recommend taking a light jacket or sweatshirt with you. Each saddle has a small saddle bag for a water bottle, small camera or your jacket. Do not wear fanny packs or a large camera on your body, you could hurt yourself if you fell off the horse and onto one of these items.The Horseback Rides do go in the rain unless the Wranglers deem the trails are unsafe. You will need to bring your own rain gear, the ranch does not supply clothing of any type.

If you have concerns about bugs, you must put your bug spray before you leave for your ride or at your car. Do not spray bug spray around the horses.

 

RESERVATIONS AND CHECK IN:
For Guests who have reserved online OR given us a credit card over the phone you may go directly to Hells A Roarin' Outfitters. Please be at The Hells A Roarin' Outfitters Ranch, (164 Crevice Rd. Gardiner, MT) 30 minutes prior to your ride. You may check in under your name and please tell The Wrangler you reserved with Paradise Adventure Company.If you would like to pay in cash, please check in at Yellowstone Raft Company, 111 S 2nd Street in Gardiner), 45 minutes before your scheduled ride.

Horseback Rides must be reserved to ensure there will be a horse waiting for you. Horses are limited on rides so be sure to call us a or reserve online as soon as you know your desired ride date.

There is no weight limit and all abilities are welcome. If you any questions or concerns, please call us.

*Please note, the drive is about 20 minutes/7.5 miles from our office/Downtown Gardiner to Hells A Roarin' Outfitters.

WHAT'S FOR DINNER?:
Our Delicious Cowboy Cookout Menu may include Steak and Chicken on the Grill, Baked Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Green Salad/Side Salad, Hot Biscuits, Homemade Dessert, Ice Tea and Lemonade.  Please note menu options vary.  Guests are welcome to bring their own beverages.  If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know 24 hours ahead of your reservation.