The Best Ways to Try Horseback Riding in Big Sky

During your trip to Big Sky, Montana, take a day and enjoy serenity and adventure at the same time. How can you accomplish this? Hit the trail and go horseback riding in Big Sky! There are several local outfitters to choose from with friendly and knowledgeable tour guides that are eager to show you the ropes. 

Horseback riding in Big Sky is a fun-filled activity that you can enjoy any time of the year. For additional information regarding the best activities to do during your trip here, take a look at our seasonal guides below! 

Things to do in the summer

Things to do in the winter

Hit the Trail and Go Horseback Riding in Big Sky With These Outfitters

1. Lone Mountain Ranch

Horseback Riding Big Sky MT

Location: 750 Lone Mountain Ranch Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716

Only a 5-minute drive from The Wilson Hotel.

Lone Mountain Ranch has been providing tours of Big Sky by horseback for over 100 years. The ranch’s team of horses takes ranchers and visitors into parts of the Yellowstone backcountry that is usually unseen and untouched. Some of their most popular tours include:

  • Lone Mountain Cowgirl Getaway (a girls-only retreat and excursion)
  • Renew: Nature + Nurture (a retreat including meditation and horseback riding)

2. Jake’s Horses

Location: 200 Beaver Creek Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

Only a 10-minute drive from The Wilson Hotel.

Jake’s Horses provides trail riding all year long throughout the picturesque Montana mountains. Whether it’s your first time or you’re an experienced rider, this outfitter has something for you. Their rides can range from an hour ride to seven hours. The trail systems that Jake’s Horses utilize span over hundreds of square miles on two National Forests as well as Yellowstone National Park. Some of their tours include:

  • Tenderhide Ride (one hour)
  • The Tradition (two hours)
  • Cowboy Up (four hours)
  • Ride ‘em Cowboy (seven hours)

3. 320 Guest Ranch

Gallatin Gateway

Location: 205 Buffalo Horn Creek Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

Only a 21-minute drive from The Wilson Hotel. 

The Horse Operations Manager at 320 Guest Ranch, Marce Hoffman, has a team of professional wranglers that are dedicated to providing you with an authentic riding experience. Each year, their tours cover over 2000 miles of trails. You can stroll through meadows or high mountain peaks. Plus, you might even catch a glimpse of wildlife, including elk, eagles, moose, or bears! Their selection of tours includes:

  • Quick Fix (one hour)
  • The Montana Experience (two hours)
  • Half-Day Adventure (three hours)
  • Full-Day Horse Adventure (four hours)

Stay Near All of the Action at The Wilson Hotel

When you stay at The Wilson Hotel in Big Sky, an unforgettable trip is at your fingertips. It’s conveniently located near all of the best things to see and do, such as skiing, fly fishing, horseback riding, and more! 

Here at The Wilson Hotel, we are proud to present our guests with an extensive list of outstanding amenities. These amenities include:

The Wilson Hotel pool

  • Pet-friendly accommodations
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Outdoor pool and spa
  • Access to the Copper Big Sky restaurant

Browse our relaxing and functional guest suites and find the perfect one for you. Check our availability and start planning your exciting getaway to Big Sky today! 

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