Horseback Riding




Horseback Riding near Yellowstone Park

If you are looking for more of a “Western Experience”, you must check out our horseback riding packages. Whether you’ve never been on a horse, or you’re a seasoned rider, you will greatly enjoy our trips through Big Sky Country.  We offer 1-4 hour horseback trips at both of our of locations and combination packages so you can create your perfect trip! Come enjoy a beautiful trek through pristine Yellowstone Country, and you’ll see why Montana is known as “The Last Best Place”.


The Yellowstone area packages are based out of our Gardiner office, located just outside of the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. From this location, you can choose trips for ages 6 and up from 1-2 hours that explore a high altitude mountain basin in Paradise Valley. This trail offers excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife and gorgeous mountain vistas.

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Gallatin horseback package options are unavailable, please call for alternative options, cause we have them! The historic ranch we have been partnered with for years, closed prior to the 2020 season due to the hardships of 2020 and the attraction of retirement. We will always love you Broken Hart Ranch! We are now using another ranch, Jake’s Horses as a referral ranch, and you will still receive a discount on your MWW activities with proof of your ride with our new partner. Please call us to discuss this option (406)-763-4465

How to Choose the Horseback Riding for your Group

Montana Whitewater offers horseback riding with two awesome and knowledgable ranches outside the North and West entrances to Yellowstone National Park. We know it isn’t easy to choose with so many options, which is why we can help you narrow down your choices to pick the best trip for your group!

Deciding Factors:
Location/Convenience - Are you closer to one or another?
Unfortunately, we do not have an office inside Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone office is in Gardiner- at the North Entrance of Yellowstone.

Gallatin office is 64 miles north of the West Entrance of Yellowstone – near Big Sky, MT. and 30 minutes south of Bozeman, MT

Level of Challenge - What is your groups comfort zone?

What is your groups comfort zone?

•At the Yellowstone office we work with a family owned ranch that gives you beautiful views on privately owned land near the North entrance of Yellowstone. They offer horseback riding trips between 1-2 hours. These trips that are great for first timers, kids, even school groups! These trips can accommodate ages 6+

•The Gallatin  has one horseback riding option, a gorgeous ride through the Gallatin National Forest.  This trip can accommodate ages 8+ with no experience necessary.

Scenery – What will I see around me?

•The Yellowstone trip runs through a high alpine desert valley with grand mountain views all around. On this trip you can generally expect lots of warm sun, clear air, and potential to view wildlife!

•The Gallatin office is located in a narrow, rocky canyon. It offers dramatic scenery with rock outcroppings and thick pine forests.  The mountains rise up directly along the river bank. There is potential for wildlife sightings while you ride switchbacks and cross streams through the Gallatin National Forest.

Price – What is your fun budget for this trip?

The Yellowstone is least expensive, the Gallatin is a little more expensive and the ride is a bit longer.  Also, keep in mind that you can make a reservation ahead of time without any deposit and only a 24 hour cancellation policy*. Pay when you arrive!


Yellowstone River Rafting – Paddle & Saddle

  • Adult: $106 | Junior (Ages 6-12): $101

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Start your day off with a two hour horseback ride at the historic Stermitz Ranch. Once you have completed your trail ride you will drive 11 miles to Gardiner to enjoy a half day raft trip on the Yellowstone River.

Unavailable for 2021 – Gallatin River Horseback & Super Zip

  • Adult: $187 

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Join us on Gallatin for an awesome day of adventure! Start your day off with a 3 hour horseback ride through the Gallatin Forest on Hellroaring Trail. Once you are done riding, enjoy the Super Zip Tour. This 3.5 hour adventure allows you to soar over the Gallatin with six zips, six bridges and a couple of ladders!