Horseback Riding Missoula

Guided Horseback Riding Missoula: Evening Ride at the Corrals

Experience a Montana watershed and wilderness by horse. This ride is a fantastic 75 minute guided trip horseback riding in the Northwest Missoula Valley! Evenings are gorgeous in Montana and it stays light out until late into the evening. During this early evening ride, you’ll explore a trail along the beautiful Clark Fork River, and venture into Missoula’s backyard. Our provided equipment will make your ride as comfortable as can possible. So saddle-up and take an authentic trek into the Missoula Valley wilderness on this diverse trail, the way it was done for many years.

Ride begins at the corrals (we’ll send you the location in your reservation confirmation and this is different than our google address) and then goes through a pasture and hayfield and then reaches and winds along the Clark Fork River and loops back. Customers frequently see bald eagles, foxes, deer, beaver, and other wildlife. There is even a resident badger on the property. Watershed features include poplars, cottonwoods, and Clark Fork flora and fauna. This ride features views of the dynamic ranchland, grassland, and watershed features quintessential to the Northwest Missoula Valley. Join us for a great trail ride and the best in horseback riding Missoula!

Reservations: Call: 406-813-0595 Email: or use book now buttons to reserve. Please get us your roster during reservation: Name, Age, Height, Weight, Riding Experience

$115 Per Rider 75 Minute Ride

Location: 20 Minutes from downtown Missoula, Southwest Valley area at Corrals *This ride meets at a separate location in west Missoula than the rafting and fishing trips out in Alberton; please check the google map in your confirmation email*

6pm (5:45pm Arrival) Monday through Friday

Summer: June through August

Looking for a ride west as you head out of town? We offer reservations for another 60 minute ride located a half hour out of town near Alberton, MT. This ride is offered Thursday through Sunday in the mornings. Hoods Ranch Morning Ride

This walk only trail ride is meant for somewhat occasional riders to beginners.

6pm Weekday Rides (545pm arrival) – fully guided – just outside of Missoula, MT area with a wrangler who meets you at our trail ride location in West Missoula. *Different from our google address for the rafting and fishing trips*

Trip minimum to go is two riders; we will call you ahead of time if this minimum has not been met.

Weight limit is 230 lbs. and participants must be 8 years of age for safety and insurance reasons.

Riders must be in good health and physically able to ground mount a horse (step up from the ground and swing leg over horse into the saddle) and ride independently. Single riders only (No tandems with a child). Both rides are walking rides.

Helmets are optional if you are 18 years old or older.

No bathroom is available at the trailhead and your trip is subject to weather; dress appropriately.

Prior Reservations Required: Make a reservation request for a date and time. Enter in your information and payment. Our system will save it and we will check our wrangler availability and then confirm it. At that time, you will receive a confirmation via email with a google map to your trail ride location along with other pertinent info. Location is a 20 min. drive northwest from downtown Missoula.

The corrals are a different address from our Adventure Missoula rafting and fishing headquarters. We will call prior to your trip to check in with you and answer any questions you may have about your trip. Please try to book 3 days out. This gives us time to plan. No cancellations within 72 hours of your trip due to guide planning/staff pay. No shows are charged in full.

Trip Details: Riders must wear closed toe shoes (preferably boots with a heal) and comfortable pants. Optional: Bring a hat to wear for the sun. Helmets are not optional for minors/children under age 18 years old. We will have helmets for anyone wanting to wear one. Our horses are loved and spoiled. Do not carry items (such as a purse) while riding, just yourself! Arrive 15 minutes before departure time to get fitted and get oriented so the ride can start on time. Please check your Email Confirmation for specific directions. Staff also arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time, just before your arrival.

What to Expect: Upon arriving at the property, each rider will be introduced to their mount and learn some basic safety rules. We pre-match horses to riders depending on age, height, weight, and riding experience on your reservation questionnaire. Guide will give all riders a quick lesson in steering their horses no matter their experience level. Trip features a gradual out and back trail at the edge of Lolo National Forest through a hayfield and out to the Clark Fork River. Guests are often able to see wildlife. Trip is a loop and organized for beginners to occasional/recreational riders.

Horses are not strung together. Participants ride independently, no tandem riding with a youngster. Your guide will do a short orientation for you with your horse. There is no outhouse/bathroom except the privacy offered by the local fauna and flora. 

*Please note: This corral location is different from our google address which is for our rafting and fishing trips. We will send you a google map and directions to the horseback ride meeting location in your confirmation email. We’ll also text it to you when we check in with you prior to your trip*

Cancellation Policy: We require 72 hours notice for full refund cancellations (Make your decision on day three out from your departure). No refunds for same day cancellations or no shows. We reserve the right to cancel trips with full refund due to weather, horse or guide health, or insufficient guests. No refunds within 72 hours of your trip for staff planning on our end. We will determine if the weather causes us to cancel; dress appropriately.

Tips: A 20% gratuity is added to groups 5 or more since multiple guides are required. Your very experienced guides will make every effort to see that your trip is enjoyable and successful. Gratuities for guides are greatly appreciated and at your discretion, as a gesture of thanks for their professionalism and service. Please pre-plan, as tips cannot be added to credit cards and there are no ATMs at the trailhead meeting point. 

Terms and Conditions: Participants understand that if we are late, the trip leaves without us. We need to arrive 15 minutes prior to trip time.
Participants agree to sign my online waiver(s) no less than one day prior to my activity.
Participants agree everyone in our group is under 230lbs and over the age of 8 for safety and insurance reasons.
All participants in my party are in good physical condition and will not be intoxicated in any way in order to ride.
Participants understand this trip is subject to weather and participants will dress appropriately. I understand this is a walk only ride.
We require a 72 hour notice for full refund cancellations (Make your decision on day 3 out from your trip or greater).
No refunds or date changes within 72 hours of your trip.
We reserve the right to cancel trips with full refund due to weather, water levels, guide health, or insufficient guests. We will try to help with a date change when possible or a reschedule with 72 hours notice.
We reserve the right to refuse service for any reason.
Same day cancellations or no shows charged in full.