Guided Horseback Riding Tour: Venture into the Montana wilderness on a horse. We offer two trips. A fantastic 85 minute or 2 hour guided trip horseback riding just outside of Missoula! You’ll explore trails surrounded by ponderosa pines, and venture into Missoula’s backyard. Our provided equipment will make your ride as comfortable as can be. So saddle-up and take an authentic trek into the Montana wilderness on a gorgeous forest trail, the way it was done for many years just 30 minutes west of Missoula near Alberton. Join us for a great trail ride and the best in horseback riding Missoula! Call: 406-813-0595 Email: email@example.com
Trips offered May through October, weather permitting
*Email or call to see if we can accommodate another date or time for your group.
No Sunday trips so staff and horses can rest.
This ride meets at a separate location than the rafting and fishing trips; please check the google map in your confirmation email.
$105 Per Rider 85 Minute Ride
This trail ride is meant for somewhat occasional riders to beginners or those that just want a shorter ride.
$165 Per Rider 2 Hour Ride
This trail ride is for experienced riders and those in good physical condition to ride for two hours.
Time depends on how peppy the horses are that day and are guided out of the Alberton, MT area with a wrangler who meets you at our location.
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.
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.
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.
Place a Reservation: 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 confirm it. At that time, you will receive a confirmation via email with a google map to the ranch in Alberton. This is different from our Adventure Missoula rafting and fishing headquarters. We will also 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.
(Location is a 30 min. drive west on I-90 from downtown Missoula!)
Trip Details: Riders must wear closed toe shoes (preferably 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. You may request to wear one if you wish. Our horses are loved and spoiled. Do not carry items (such as a purse) while riding, just yourself! The trip is located just outside of Alberton, MT and is on a secluded trail with beautiful views, a ride through an open meadow as well as through the forest canopy. Arrive 15 minutes before departure time. Please check your Email Confirmation for specific directions. Staff and horses also arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time, just before your arrival.
What to Expect: Upon arriving at the trailhead in Alberton, 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. Both trips features a gradual uphill out and back trail at the edge of Lolo National Forest. Guests are often able to see wildlife. Trip is a loop.
We do not host afternoon trips so our horses may rest in the heat of the day.
Horses are not strung together. Participants ride independently. Your guide will do a short orientation for you with your horse. The trail features gentle rolling slopes, great views, and a meander through Montana forest cover and meadow. We do offer custom rides which allow guests to trot and lope more once their riding level has been evaluated by our wrangler. We find that these rides are just about the right length of time to be on a horse when you are not used to it! Customers sometimes see elk, deer, moose, a variety of birds, and forest wildlife.
There is no outhouse/bathroom except the privacy offered by the local fauna and flora.
Are you going rafting and horseback riding? Book our Raft and Ride Package to save 5% on each booking! (A family of 3 saves $20)
*We will send you a google map and link to our trailhead location upon your approved and accepted booking!*
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 15% 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.
Place a Reservation: 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 availability and confirm it. At that time, you will receive a confirmation via email. We will also call prior to your trip to answer any questions you may have about your trip. Please try to book 3 days out. This gives us time to plan!
Here is a copy of the waiver to sign ahead of time and bring with you or you may do so upon arrival. There is also an electronic waiver available during the booking process that we prefer you use.