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Horseback Riding in Yellowstone National Park

Few experiences compare to that of horseback riding in the backcountry wilderness of Yellowstone National Park. Skyline Guest Ranch offers private tours into the most remote and visually spectacular locations in the park. Escape the crowds for an experience that truly encapsulates the beauty of Yellowstone. This is a great way to see wildlife in its natural setting, view breathtaking vistas, and relax in nature. This trip is perfect for photographers or anyone wanting an immersive Yellowstone experience.

Riding Locations
Skyline offers full-day horseback riding experiences in countless locations on the northeast side of Yellowstone National Park. Each location is unique and offers a different riding and sightseeing experience. The following is a list of some of our favorite places:

 

 

 

Lamar Valley​- The Lamar Valley of Yellowstone is a world-renown location for animal sightseeing. Knowns as America's Serengeti, the Lamar offers opportunities to see bison, pronghorn antelope, wolves, bear, coyotes, badgers, etc. 

Specimen Ridge, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone- Our Specimen Ridge ride into the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is the most unique ride we offer in Yellowstone National Park. This ride offers breathtaking vistas of the Lamar Valley from 8,500 ft and a bird's eye view of the Yellowstone River winding through the canyon. This ride presents an opportunity to see elk and other wildlife. This is our top recommendation for adventure seekers! 

Stairway to Heaven, Pebble Creek Valley- After climbing switchbacks over Barronette Peak, enjoy a peaceful ride through the vast wildflower meadows of the secluded Pebble Creek Valley. Enjoy surrounding views of mountain peaks including Wolverine, Abiathar, and Cuttoff Mountain. If you're lucky, you'll even spot a bull moose enjoying the endless willows along Pebble Creek. 

Tentative Itinerary
Meet your private guide and horses at the previously agreed upon trailhead between 7:30-8:30 am. Enjoy the morning riding into the interior of Yellowstone, enjoying the crisp morning air. After several hours of riding, stop for lunch along the river or on top of a breathtaking vista. Enjoy a sack lunch and drinks while the horses graze in a nearby meadow. After enjoying lunch and spending time exploring the area, we will pack up and ride back to the trailhead. The duration of the trip, including total riding time, can be customized to fit the needs of your group. We welcome all experience levels and can pick a riding location that best fits your skills and confidence. 

Includes: horse, guide, sack lunch, and drinks

 

Sack lunches include a sandwich, homemade cookies, chips, nuts or trail mix, fresh fruit, a wet wipe, and a napkin. In addition, clients can pick desired beverages from a cooler filled with a wide assortment of water, Gatorade, and soft drinks. Gluten-free and vegetarian lunches are available upon request.

If any questions or concerns arise during the booking process, please feel free to call our office at (406) 426- 1048. We are committed to making the reservation process as easy and convenient as possible

  • For groups of more than 10 please call our office to make a reservation.

  • If the date you wish to fish is not available on the calendar, please call our office at (406) 838-2380. We have some flexibility in our scheduling.

  • All full-day trips have a 2-person minimum. Parties of 1 will be charged for an additional person. Parties of 1 may be combined with other groups to avoid paying for an additional participant.

  • After booking, you will receive an email containing our welcome packet. Each adult in the group will need to fill out the documents and email them back to our office. This information is necessary to finalize your reservation. In addition, parents of children under 18 will be required to fill out and sign consent on behalf of the minor.

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