Guided Horseback Riding Missoula: Experience a Montana watershed and wilderness by horse. This year we offer a fantastic 75 minute guided trip horseback riding in Northwest Missoula! 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 be. 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 out 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. Join us for a great trail ride and the best in horseback riding Missoula!
Reservations: Call: 406-813-0595 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or use book now buttons to reserve.
Trips offered June through August, Monday through Friday at 6pm (arrival of 5:45pm)
Location: *This ride meets at a separate location in west Missoula than the rafting and fishing trips; please check the google map in your confirmation email*
$105 Per Rider 75 Minute Ride
This walk only trail ride is meant for somewhat occasional riders to beginners.
Time depends on how peppy the horses are that day and are 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.
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 your trail ride location. 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 20 min. drive northwest 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! 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 property just 20 minutes out of Missoula, 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.
Horses are not strung together. Participants ride independently. 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 location is different from our google address which is for our rafting and fishing trips. We will send you a google map to the horseback ride meeting location in your confirmation email. We’ll also text it to you*
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.
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 for your horseback riding Missoula trip!