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North Yellowstone
is Horseback Riding Country


Horseback Group Yellowstone Park, MT

Come ride with us in North Yellowstone ~ some of the west's best horseback country in view of the historic Yellowstone National Park from the northern gate.

Horseback riding doesn't get much better than trail rides in Gallatin National Forest and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, just north of Yellowstone Park. Gardiner Montana, the gateway town at the park's north entrance, is ideal for saddling up for guided trail rides and pack trips into the majestic Montana countryside.

Horseback Yellowstone, operated by Flying Pig Adventures and based in historic Gardiner, is owned and operated by experienced local outfitters ready to help you add an extraordinary horseback adventure to your Yellowstone area vacation. The convenient Flying Pig Camp Store, located right on Hwy 89 (Scott St.) in the middle of town, becomes your base for fun and local discovery, both in and out of Yellowstone Park.

Your horse is experienced on the trails and terrain in Yellowstone country ~ ensuring your steed will be calm and confident for your ride.

Hell's A-Roarin' Outfitters, Ranch and lodge, your horseback riding hosts, have the area's best string of horses for daily and overnight rides. Everyone is welcome ~ whether you're an experienced horseman, or novice rider. Our horses are trained and well cared-for by working cowboys in Gardiner and Jardine Montana. And the horses are carefully selected to match a riders' stature and ability.


Be a cowboy for a few hours or a few days

Horseback half-day ride

Choose your horseback adventure ~ from easy two-hour rides, half-day trips and full-day excursions into the Yellowstone area backcountry. Each ride is hosted by seasoned Montana trail guides and daily rides are scheduled from May to September.

Now a visit to the heart of cowboy country wouldn't be authentic without joining us at the ranch for the nightly Cowboy Cookout barbecue dinner and campfire. Here you'll join our ranch crew for a great meal ~ and who knows, there may be some good 'ol cowboy entertainment after dinner.

For more adventurous travelers; the Annual Spring Horse Drive is an amazing once-a-season event. Or you can choose to arrange an overnight horseback trip into the Absaroka Wilderness north of Yellowstone.

For more Yellowstone Vacation fun ~ reserve an exhilarating Paddle Saddle package that combines area horseback riding with exciting whitewater rafting on the Yellowstone river all in the same day. For families looking for a fun-filled day of local activity, this is a wonderful way to spend some time in Gardiner.

Check out our trips and activities. You'll find that most of our activities can be reserved online ~ but if you've got questions or would like assistance in planning your visit to Yellowstone or the Gardiner/Jardine area, we'd love to hear from you.

We hope to see you in Gardiner soon,

Horseback Yellowstone & Flying Pig Adventures

Popular Rides and Activities

Saddle-up with Horseback Yellowstone and choose from a number of favorite trail rides and cowboy-styled activities designed to fit into your Yellowstone Park visit.

Daily Horseback Rides:

2-Hour Horseback Ride

Half-Day Backcountry Ride

Full-Day Ride with Lunch

Horseback Riding & Whitewater Rafting Combo

Half-Day Backcountry Ride

Traveling with a large group? Call us and we can make arrangements tailored for just your group.

Overnight and Combo Rafting Trips

Overnight Horseback Trips

Horseback Ride & Whitewater Rafting Trips

Full-Day Ride with Lunch

Horseback Ride & Whitewater Rafting Trips


Exploring on Horseback

Yellowstone, the World's first National Park, with famous landmarks including Old Faithful Geyser, stunning Yellowstone Falls and idyllic Yellowstone Lake, make it one of the top five most visited National Parks.

Horseback riding may well be the best way to enjoy the area, enabling you to discover sites and wildlife unseen by visitors traveling in cars.

Longer rides allow horseback riders to discover more remote sections of the Yellowstone ecosystem, and are best for spotting birds and wildlife. Full-day rides also include a cowboy's saddlebag lunch at a leisurely mid-day rest stop.

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