WESTERN RIDING ADVENTURE
Saddle Up for an Unforgettable Western Adventure with Skyline Guest Ranch
Dates: August 4th-9th, 2024
Location: Skyline Guest Ranch, Cooke City, Montana
Pricing: Starting at $3,250 ($2,250 for additional people sharing room)
Activity Level: All Riding Levels Welcome
Immerse yourself in the rugged charm of our ranch as you explore the Beartooth Mountains, ride through Yellowstone National Park, and experience the thrill of high-country treks. From the warmth of our welcome dinner to the panoramic views atop Amethyst Peak, every moment is crafted to create memories that will last a lifetime. Join us for an unforgettable equestrian adventure at Skyline Guest Ranch, where the call of the wild meets the comfort of Western hospitality. Saddle up for a week of exploration, camaraderie, and the timeless allure of the Old West.
All levels of riding experience are welcomed at Skyline Guest Ranch, where our experienced guides customize horseback adventures to suit your comfort level.
Limited availability, booking begins on January 25th, 2023.
Private Accommodations at Skyline Guest Ranch
All Meals, Snacks, and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Four Full Days of Riding in the Beartooth Mountains & Yellowstone National Park
Specialty Excursion to Bliss Pass, Yellowstone National Park
Wagon Rides & Driving Demonstration
Boot Branding Farwell
Ride a horse EVERYDAY!!
*Gratuities, alcoholic beverages, and airport transportation are not included
Pricing: Packages start at $3,250 for standard accommodations and $3,500 for premium accommodations. Accommodations feature a private room and bathroom located inside our main Skyline lodge, a luxury glamping tent, and our new premium bunkhouse cabin! Bring a friend, spouse, or partner for $2,250. This is a $1,000 saving compared to regular summer pricing!
Listed below is a tentative itinerary for the retreat:
Check-In & Welcome Dinner
Arrive and settle into the rustic charm of Skyline Guest Ranch. Join us for a warm welcome dinner, where you'll meet fellow adventurers, and our amazing staff and guides. As the night unfolds, gather around the campfire to enjoy local live music.
Ride the Beaten Path
After a hearty breakfast at the ranch, embark on a journey into the Beartooth Mountains. Meet your equine companion, saddle up, and follow the famous Beaten Path trail through the Absaroka Beartooth wilderness. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes as you ride endless miles, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Bliss Pass Expedition
Trailer up and head into Yellowstone National Park for a full day of riding the historic trails of the oldest national park. Traverse the Pebble Creek Valley on a 15-mile there and back ride to the summit of Bliss Pass, reaching over 2,000 feet in elevation gain. Revel in the panoramic 360-degree views that stretch as far as the eye can see.
High Country Relaxation
Engage in a fascinating mule packing demonstration before following the pack string into the high country. Spend the day at a serene lake, where you can indulge in kayaking, fishing, or simply unwind in a hammock. As the day draws to a close, return to the ranch and enjoy a Dutch oven dinner around the campfire, followed by a spirited Horseshoe tournament.
Trek to Amethyst Peak
Embark on your final day of adventure with a return to Yellowstone. Take your horse on a 20-mile trek over Amethyst Peak, boasting a remarkable 3,860 feet in elevation gain. Let your horse do the work as you absorb the sweeping views of Lamar Valley, Yellowstone Canyon, and Mirror Plateau from a bird's eye perspective.
Bid farewell to Skyline Guest Ranch, carrying with you the memories of a week filled with exhilarating rides and breathtaking scenery.
All Riding Levels Welcome: At Skyline Guest Ranch, we believe that the joy of horseback riding should be accessible to all. Regardless of your riding experience or ability level, you are warmly welcomed to join our Western Riding Week. Our knowledgeable guides are not only skilled equestrians but also adept at tailoring the riding experiences to accommodate your individual comfort level. Whether you're a seasoned rider seeking an exhilarating adventure or a novice looking to explore the beauty of the Old West on horseback, our team is dedicated to ensuring that your time with us is enjoyable, safe, and unforgettable.
Bliss Pass Expedition: Bliss Pass offers a remarkable trek through vibrant wildflower meadows, leading to a mountain pass that provides unique perspectives of upper Slough Creek and Pebble Creek. The meadows serve as a prime spot for observing Yellowstone National Park's diverse wildlife, from mule deer and elk to moose, black bears, and grizzly bears. Keep an eye out for non-native mountain goats on rocky mountainsides. Starting at the Warm Creek Trailhead, the trail involves an initial uphill climb to a forested ridge, reaching an elevation gain of just over 1,000 feet. Descend steeply to the meadows by Pebble Creek, riding through lush meadows with steep mountains on either side showcases some of Yellowstone's finest scenery. The ascent to Bliss Pass involves a 1,300-foot elevation gain with a series of steep switchbacks. Traverse an open mountainside, marked by remnants of the 1988 Yellowstone fires and the chance to savor huckleberries. Bliss Pass surprises with a flat terrain, two small lakes, and a mix of pines and firs hindering expansive views. At the summit take in views of the slough creek valley, pebble creek valley, cutoff mountains, etc.
It is suggested that participants use Cody Shuttle Services to arrange airport shuttles directly to the ranch from one of the following three airports.
Cody, Wyoming (1.5 Hours)
Billings, Montana (3 Hours)
Bozeman, Montana (3,5 Hours)
Private and group transfers are available.