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The Ultimate Skyline Experience

Updated: Apr 4, 2023

Spend a week allowing us to showcase some of the best views and backcountry experiences in Montana and Yellowstone National Park! Combining luxury accommodations, backcountry camping, private guided fishing, and horseback riding, the Ultimate Skyline Experience is the perfect Montana vacation package for the adventurous. Follow your guide on horseback into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, fly-fish the infamous Slough Creek for native Cutthroat Trout, and explore the breathtaking glacier plateaus and alpine lakes of the Beartooth Mountains.

We love offering this package for its ability to combine the comfort and luxury of our lodge-based packages while also providing the opportunity to experience the wonder and adventure of a backcountry camp in Yellowstone National Park. In a sense, it's the best of both worlds!

Here is a look at a sample itinerary of this amazing vacation package. If you are interested in booking this experience for the 2023 season, we only have four spots available. Feel free to contact us for more information!

A discounted rate of $3,000 per person is available for the week of August 21st, 2023


Day 1

Check into your beautiful lodge accommodations at Skyline Guest Ranch! Our rooms are comfortable and cozy and feature newly renovated private bathrooms. Our lodge has six private guest rooms and our new Glamping Tent. Join us for a welcome dinner at the ranch. Meet your guides and finalize your adventure plans for the remainder of the week. Though we outline sample itineraries, you'll have complete flexibility over your daily activities. We pride ourselves in planning a custom itinerary that's perfect for you and your group. Our main lodge has high-speed internet, flat screen tv, a fireplace, hot tub, fire ring, hammocks, yard games, hot drinks bar, etc.

Dinner: Prime Rib, Baked Potatoes, Fresh Green Beans, Homemade Dinner Rolls


Day 2

Wake up and enjoy a warm, home-cooked breakfast in the lodge before setting out for a horseback ride into the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains. Spend the day exploring the wonder of the Beartooths. Brush up on your fly-fishing skills or learn to fish at a nearby stream. Spend the afternoon exploring alpine lakes or hiking to waterfalls. For those brave enough to face the glacier water temperature, kayak the lakes of backcountry Montana. This day is good to get acclimated to the elevation and get fitted with a saddle for riding for the rest of the week.

Dinner: Grilled Salmon, Wild Rice, Fresh Asparagus, Homemade Biscuits


Day 3

After a hearty breakfast in our dining room, pack up and get ready to head into Yellowstone National Park for an overnight camp in the backcountry. Our guides will load up the pack mules with camping supplies, food, and personal belongings and venture into the park. Ride up the Stairway to Heaven trail into the stunning Pebble Creek valley. Arrive at camp and spend the remainder of the day relaxing, fishing, hiking, etc. Enjoy amazing dutch oven cooking and relax around the campfire before Spending your first night in a tent under Montana skies. You can't even imagine how amazing the stars are!

Dinner: Steak, Fried Potatoes, Green Beans, Garden Salad, and Dutch-Oven Dessert


Day 4

After enjoying breakfast and a warm cup of coffee around the campfire, spend the day exploring the Pebble Creek Valley. Activities can include a horseback ride to Bliss Pass, fly fishing, hiking, or just relaxing and reading a book at camp. The optional day ride to the summit of Bliss Pass presents opportunities to see bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose, and spectacular panoramic views of northern Yellowstone National Park. Research shows that the summit of Bliss Pass was used by Native Americans as a lookout location for the Pebble Creek and Slough Creek valleys. Pebble Creek is also a great place to learn to fly fish. The stream offers miles and miles of fishable river. The native cutthroat trout, though smaller in size than fish in other rivers we fish in Yellowstone, are active and the river is very well populated. Spend a second night under the stars!

Dinner: BBQ Ribs, Scalloped Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables, and Dutch-Oven Dessert


Day 5

Set your alarms early to catch the sunrise peak over Barronette Peak, filling the Pebble Creek Valley with light. Enjoy another amazing breakfast around the campfire before setting out on your last day in the backcountry. Spend the day hiking, fishing, and exploring before riding back to civilization. After a day of adventure, head back to Skyline Guest Ranch for a warm shower, dinner, and a good night's rest in a real bed!

Dinner: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Wild Rice, Roasted Vegetables, Homemade Bread


Day 6

Head into Yellowstone National Park to fly-fishing the Yellowstone River. Ride across Specimen Ridge for breathtaking views above the Lamar Valley, before dropping down into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Fish for impressive native Cutthroat Trout while taking in the signs and sounds inside the canyon. Return to the ranch for a farewell dinner with the guides and cowboys.

Dinner: Beef Tenderloin, Red Wine Reduction Sause, Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables


Day 7

After a final breakfast, say you're goodbyes before checking out, hopefully, to return to Skyline soon for more adventure and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

The listed itinerary, activities, and menu options are completely flexible. Changes can be made to address allergies, dietary restrictions, etc. All meals are included. Dinners are served with a soup or salad, a main entree, and a dessert. Alcoholic beverages are not included but you are welcome to bring your own.

Price: $4,050 per person all-inclusive (includes lodging, meals, and activities) A discounted rate of $3,000 per person is available for the week of August 21st. Pricing is based on double occupancy.

Please call (406) 426-1048 or email for questions or to inquire about dates of availability.

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