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Trail Riding at the Bar W

The Bar W has developed an advanced and diverse equestrian program outside Glacier National Park. The Bar W Guest Ranch is a horse-oriented dude ranch with a diverse horseback riding program and some of the best training available anywhere. This is your chance to experience the true Western lifestyle that most only see in the movies.

The Bar W offers exceptional horseback riding in the mountainous Montana terrain surrounding the ranch. You’re just outside the best mountain country the U.S. has to offer at Glacier National Park, so soak it in. Horseback riding in the mountains is normally more deliberate as you change elevation while keeping an eye open for the next spectacular view of the mountains, lakes, or valleys.

Guests not staying at the Ranch can enjoy a one-hour, two-hour, or a half-day ride through wooded mountain trails. Pricing for trail rides and lessons can be found to the right of this page. Your trail ride adventure will begin with properly matching you and one of our sure-footed horses, followed by an orientation that is designed to help you feel confident on your horse. Emphasis is always placed on your safety, and the welfare of the horse.

Trail rides are offered based on availability and trail conditions. Our schedule for the week is typically released on Sundays, and we accept reservations for trail rides a maximum of seven days in advance. During the summer months, availability is limited and trail rides are mostly offered on weekends and select weekdays. Children must be at least seven years old to ride out on the trail.

Please call our office to book your trail ride at 406-863-9099.


1 Hour Trail Ride  $55.00
2 Hour Trail Ride  $85.00
Half Day Trail Ride
(Sundays, 4 person min)
Cowpoke Ride
(Kids under 7)