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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”.

YELLOWSTONE HORSEBACK RIDING

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 RIDING

Gallatin horseback Package options are unavailable for 2020, please call for options. The Gallatin Horseback Riding trips meet at the Broken Hart Ranch, located at mile marker 74 on Highway 191. The Broken Hart Ranch is located about 20 minutes south of Bozeman, and 1.5 hours north of the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.  We team up with Broken Hart to offer you a three hour trip in to the Gallatin National Forest at Hellroaring Creek Trail for ages 8 and up.

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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 3 hour ride through the Gallatin National Forest up Hellroaring Creek Trail.  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!


Trips

Unavailable for 2020 – Gallatin River Paddle & Saddle

  • Adult: $153.50 | Junior (Ages 8-17): $143.50

  • Ages 

    8+

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The wranglers at Broken Hart Ranch take you on a gorgeous ride up a mountain trail into the backcountry of the Spanish Peaks. Ride 3 hours through pristine pine forest, over mountain streams and high into the alpine wilderness. Return for a half day of rafting on the Gallatin and purchase a hot lunch at the Montana Whitewater office.

Yellowstone River Paddle & Saddle

  • Adult: $92 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $82

  • Ages 

    6+

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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 2020 – Yellowstone River Horseback & EcoTour Zip

  • Adult: $102 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $96

  • Ages 

    6+

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Combine our Zipline EcoTour with 3 zips and 2 adventure elements, and a 2 hour horseback ride on a 1700 acre historic ranch north of Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone River 1 Hour Sunset Saddle & Paddle

  • Adult: $82 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $72

  • Ages 

    6+

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Join us on the Yellowstone River for a Half Day Paradise rafting trip. Then, head to the Stermitz Ranch for your 1 hour evening horseback ride.

Unavailable for 2020 – Gallatin River Horseback, Half Day Raft & Classic Zip

  • Adult: $205.50 | Junior (Ages 8-17): $193.50

  • Ages 

    8+

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Join us at the Gallatin for a full day of adventure! Start your day off with a 3 hour horseback ride through the Gallatin Forest on the Hellroaring Trail. Cool off at the Gallatin Office on your Half Day Raft Trip down the Gallatin River. You can choose from the Scenic (Class I-II), the Upper Section (Class II-III), or the Lower Section (Class II-IV) of the river. Then head to our Zipline for the 2 hour Classic Zip Tour!

Unavailable for 2020 – Gallatin River Horseback, Learn to Fish, & Classic Zip

  • Adult: $210 | Junior (Ages 8-17) $200

  • Ages 

    8+

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Join us at the Gallatin for a full day of adventure! Start your day off with a 3 hour horseback ride through the Gallatin Forest on the Hellroaring Trail. Once you are done riding, join us for the Classic Zip Tour. This two hour adventure allows you to soar over the Gallatin with three zips, three bridges and a ladder! When you have completed your tour, you will head to our fly fishing office for a Learn to Fly Fish lesson!

Unavailable for 2020 – Gallatin River Horseback & Classic Zip

  • Adult: $152 | Junior (Ages 8-17): $150

  • Ages 

    8+

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Join us for a 3 hour horseback ride up Hellroaring Trail for some amazing canyon views. Follow it up with a two hour classic zip tour at our Gallatin Office. Three zip lines in total, and two go across the Gallatin River!

Unavailable for 2020 – Gallatin River Horseback & Super Zip

  • Adult: $179 | Junior (Ages 8-17): $178

  • Ages 

    8+

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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!

Unavailable for 2020 – Gallatin River Learn to Fish and Horseback

  • Adult: $158 | Junior (Ages 8-17) $150

  • Ages 

    8+

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Join us at the Gallatin for a full day of adventure! Start your day off with a 3 hour horseback ride through the Gallatin Forest on the Hellroaring Trail. Once you are done riding, you will head to our fly fishing office for a Learn to Fly Fish lesson!

Unavailable for 2020 – Yellowstone River Paddle, Saddle & EcoTour Zip

  • Adult: $140 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $130

  • Ages 

    6+

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This package is a combination of our EcoTour Zip Tour, followed by a two hour horseback ride on the historic Stermitz Ranch. Finish the day with a half day raft trip on the Yellowstone River