The whole family can experience the Red Lodge, Montana area on horseback from May through September and see what it used to be like to travel like an early pioneer or cowpoke. Imagine a hearty chuckwagon dinner and camping under the stars.
With a good guide and proper trip planning, you don’t need much experience to trek like the old west cowboys and pioneers. Remember to wear proper clothing and closed-toe shoes.
Where to Go Horseback Riding
The Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness, along with Gallatin, Custer and Shoshone National Forests are your horseback riding havens when you’re in the Red Lodge area.
Rentals & Fees
Horseback rides typically start a $30/hour per person and there may be minimum age as well as minimum and maximum weight requirements for riders.
Hire A Guide
You can bring or rent your own horse but it’s a great idea to explore the services and horse riding packages provided by the experienced guides and outfitters listed here.
Depending on your level of experience and willingness to learn, a guide or outfitter can give you a few easy lessons about turning, stopping, and starting your horse. Then you can hit the trail with basic skills.
An experienced guide will help keep you safely on trails or in backcountry and keep you entertained if you want with stories, history, and facts about area geology.
Many guides and outfitters can offer combination trips that highlight multiple activities like whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting, and photography