Trips

Wilderness Guide School

Our hunting guide school uses a unique modular approach to providing critical information for hunting guide students in seven distinct categories of learning. Our hunting guide program content is rich in each category with emphasis on not only covering the basics of hunting and guiding techniques as a foundation but also by thoroughly exploring the latest innovations in techniques and gear for hunting.  

Complete descriptions of all course modules including the areas that are unique to our hunting guide program can be found on our website at : http://www.guideschoolmontana.com/our-curriculum/hunting-guide-school/

April 23rd
Monday
to May 19th
Saturday
27 days
$4,350.00
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Wrangler Training Program

The curriculum for this course is composed of a variety of topics that we have found to be critical for our business and other similar businesses. These include the following:  
•The Proper Tools – identification of key equipment, repair and maintenance, leather care and of course proper blanket/saddle and bridling techniques  
•The Horse – overview of horse anatomy, behavior and socialization  
•The Mule – explanation of how to interact with mules as well as key differences as opposed to horses  
•The Daily Routine – overview of equine nutrition, hydration and daily care  
•The Veterinarian – basic veterinary training on all aspects of equine issues and ailments that a wrangler should be able to both identify and treat  
•The String – overview of the most common and effective knots as well as how to string and pony animals safely  
•The Trail – hands on experience with proper trail clearing and trail maintenance aimed at keeping animals and people safe.  
•The Trail Ride – riding techniques specific to leading trail

April 23rd
Monday
to 28th
Saturday
6 days
$1,200.00
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Packer Training Program

The packer training program is a 6 day course and includes the following:  
-Horse, Mules and Packing Techniques  
-Outdoorsmanship and Woodsmanship  
-Laws, Rules and Ethics & Responsibilities  
-Career Development

April 30th
Monday
to May 5th
Saturday
6 days
$1,700.00
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Spring Bear Hunt

Black bears are plentiful in western Montana and are legal game. The Swan Valley has the highest population concentration, and produces the best color phased bears in the state. We hunt black bears in the spring exclusively and in the fall in combination with our other hunts, or as a stand alone hunt.

May 3rd
Thursday
to 7th
Monday
5 days
Standard: $3,250.00
50% son/daughter: $1,625.00
Non-Hunter: $750.00
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May 9th
Wednesday
to 13th
Sunday
5 days
Standard: $3,250.00
50% son/daughter: $1,625.00
Non-Hunter: $750.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
to 19th
Saturday
5 days
Standard: $3,250.00
50% son/daughter: $1,625.00
Non-Hunter: $750.00
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May 21st
Monday
to 25th
Friday
5 days
Standard: $3,250.00
50% son/daughter: $1,625.00
Non-Hunter: $750.00
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Glacier Gateway

The vast Lodgepole Pine forest you ride through on this 2 hour is home to plenty of wildlife including a mass amount of deer and bears! Enjoy glimpses of Strawberry, Desert and Chocolate Drop Mountains as you traverse through the wildflowers and berries along their foothills. This trip is perfect for the beginner or families with its rolling hills and well established trail system.  

Please note we do not accept online reservations. Submitting an inquiry expresses your interest in a trip, but does not indicate an actual booking. Online inquiries for same day or next day reservations are not recommended as we may not see the inquiry in time. If you are interested in a trip within the next 48 hours, it is best to call our office at (406) 387-4405.

May 12th
Saturday
7:45AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 12th
Saturday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 12th
Saturday
12:30PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 12th
Saturday
2:45PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 13th
Sunday
7:45AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 13th
Sunday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 13th
Sunday
12:30PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 13th
Sunday
2:45PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 14th
Monday
7:45AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 14th
Monday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 14th
Monday
12:30PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 14th
Monday
2:45PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
7:45AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
12:30PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
2:45PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 16th
Wednesday
7:45AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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May 16th
Wednesday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$65.00
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Glacier Lookout Half Day

This half day ride offers fantastic views of Strawberry and Desert Mountain and into Glacier National Park. Starting by riding through a Lodgepole Pine forest you’ll slowly gain elevation until you reach the Glacier Lookout lunch spot. Enjoy your own snacks or a hearty sack lunch provided by the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center for $15 as you gaze at the snow-capped peaks of the Glacier Park skyline on one side and the mountainscape of Strawberry and Desert Mountains on the other side. After lunch, you’ll head back to the corral at a leisurely pace. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for deer and bear!  

Please note we do not accept online reservations. Submitting an inquiry expresses your interest in a trip, but does not indicate an actual booking. Online inquiries for same day or next day reservations are not recommended as we may not see the inquiry in time. If you are interested in a trip within the next 48 hours, it is best to call our office at (406) 387-4405.

May 12th
Saturday
8:00AM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 12th
Saturday
12:45PM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 13th
Sunday
8:00AM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 13th
Sunday
12:45PM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 14th
Monday
8:00AM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 14th
Monday
12:45PM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
8:00AM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
12:45PM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 16th
Wednesday
8:00AM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 16th
Wednesday
12:45PM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 17th
Thursday
8:00AM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 17th
Thursday
12:45PM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 18th
Friday
8:00AM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 18th
Friday
12:45PM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 19th
Saturday
8:00AM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 19th
Saturday
12:45PM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 20th
Sunday
8:00AM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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May 20th
Sunday
12:45PM 3 hours 45 minutes
$105.00
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Lodgepole Loop

This easy, one hour ride is a great option for young children and novice or nervous riders. As you gently stroll through lodgepole forest, you’ll have the perfect amount of time to get comfortable on the horses and get a taste for what it’s like to explore the area on horseback. The one hour ride is $40 per person.  

Please note we do not accept online reservations. Submitting an inquiry expresses your interest in a trip, but does not indicate an actual booking. Online inquiries for same day or next day reservations are not recommended as we may not see the inquiry in time. If you are interested in a trip within the next 48 hours, it is best to call our office at (406) 387-4405.

May 12th
Saturday
8:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 12th
Saturday
10:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 12th
Saturday
11:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 12th
Saturday
1:15PM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 12th
Saturday
3:15PM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 13th
Sunday
8:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 13th
Sunday
10:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 13th
Sunday
11:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 13th
Sunday
1:15PM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 13th
Sunday
3:15PM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 14th
Monday
8:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 14th
Monday
10:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 14th
Monday
11:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 14th
Monday
1:15PM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 14th
Monday
3:15PM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
8:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
10:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
11:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$40.00
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Mountain View Full Day

This full day trail ride allows you to spend an entire day exploring the forest and mountains of West Glacier on horseback. Watch the light change through the trees from morning to afternoon and experience the breathtaking beauty of Rainwater Mountain, Strawberry Mountain and Desert Mountain as well as the Glacier Park skyline from a variety of lookout points. The full day trail ride is recommended for experienced riders as guests on this ride will spend 6 to 8 hours in the saddle with an hour break for a hearty sack lunch. The full day ride is $160 per person (plus $15 for the sack lunch).  

Please note we do not accept online reservations. Submitting an inquiry expresses your interest in a trip, but does not indicate an actual booking. Online inquiries for same day or next day reservations are not recommended as we may not see the inquiry in time. If you are interested in a trip within the next 48 hours, it is best to call our office at (406) 387-4405.

May 12th
Saturday
9:00AM 6 hours 45 minutes
$160.00
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May 13th
Sunday
9:00AM 6 hours 45 minutes
$160.00
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May 14th
Monday
9:00AM 6 hours 45 minutes
$160.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
9:00AM 6 hours 45 minutes
$160.00
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May 16th
Wednesday
9:00AM 6 hours 45 minutes
$160.00
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May 17th
Thursday
9:00AM 6 hours 45 minutes
$160.00
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May 18th
Friday
9:00AM 6 hours 45 minutes
$160.00
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May 19th
Saturday
9:00AM 6 hours 45 minutes
$160.00
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May 20th
Sunday
9:00AM 6 hours 45 minutes
$160.00
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May 21st
Monday
9:00AM 6 hours 45 minutes
$160.00
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May 22nd
Tuesday
9:00AM 6 hours 45 minutes
$160.00
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West Glacier Overnight

Enjoy a true Montana cowboy experience with our overnight ride! Starting with a full day ride through a beautiful Lodgepole Pine tree forest, catching views of Glacier National Park and Strawberry and Desert Mountains you will end at our peaceful, scenic camp spot. Relax by the fire or enjoy some outdoor games while your wrangler cooks a traditional steak and beans cowboy dinner with S’mores and star-gazing to follow! After breakfast the next morning you will hit the trail for a short ride back to the corral!  

Please note we do not accept online reservations. Submitting an inquiry expresses your interest in a trip, but does not indicate an actual booking. Online inquiries for same day or next day reservations are not recommended as we may not see the inquiry in time. If you are interested in a trip within the next 48 hours, it is best to call our office at (406) 387-4405.

May 12th
Saturday
to 13th
Sunday
9:30AM 2 days
Standard: $285.00
Wild River Adventures: $285.00
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May 13th
Sunday
to 14th
Monday
9:30AM 2 days
Standard: $285.00
Wild River Adventures: $285.00
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May 14th
Monday
to 15th
Tuesday
9:30AM 2 days
Standard: $285.00
Wild River Adventures: $285.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
to 16th
Wednesday
9:30AM 2 days
Standard: $285.00
Wild River Adventures: $285.00
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May 16th
Wednesday
to 17th
Thursday
9:30AM 2 days
Standard: $285.00
Wild River Adventures: $285.00
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May 17th
Thursday
to 18th
Friday
9:30AM 2 days
Standard: $285.00
Wild River Adventures: $285.00
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May 18th
Friday
to 19th
Saturday
9:30AM 2 days
Standard: $285.00
Wild River Adventures: $285.00
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May 19th
Saturday
to 20th
Sunday
9:30AM 2 days
Standard: $285.00
Wild River Adventures: $285.00
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May 20th
Sunday
to 21st
Monday
9:30AM 2 days
Standard: $285.00
Wild River Adventures: $285.00
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May 21st
Monday
to 22nd
Tuesday
9:30AM 2 days
Standard: $285.00
Wild River Adventures: $285.00
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May 22nd
Tuesday
to 23rd
Wednesday
9:30AM 2 days
Standard: $285.00
Wild River Adventures: $285.00
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Cowboy Cookout

The Cookout combines the favorite Montana pastimes of horseback riding and having a steak! Your cookout adventure begins with a two to three hour horseback ride through a beautiful Lodgepole Pine tree forest with views into Glacier and of the surrounding mountains. After the ride you will enjoy a light appetizer while your guide prepares a traditional cowboy dinner of steaks over open flame, corn on the cob, baked beans, green salad and a roll. Hang out by the fire with s’mores for dessert while enjoying the sunset. The corral is just a short walk back from the dinner spot whenever you finish!  

Please note we do not accept online reservations. Submitting an inquiry expresses your interest in a trip, but does not indicate an actual booking. Online inquiries for same day or next day reservations are not recommended as we may not see the inquiry in time. If you are interested in a trip within the next 48 hours, it is best to call our office at (406) 387-4405.

May 12th
Saturday
3:00PM 5 hours
Standard: $130.00
Dinner Only: $35.00
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May 13th
Sunday
3:00PM 5 hours
Standard: $130.00
Dinner Only: $35.00
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May 14th
Monday
3:00PM 5 hours
Standard: $130.00
Dinner Only: $35.00
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May 15th
Tuesday
3:00PM 5 hours
Standard: $130.00
Dinner Only: $35.00
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May 16th
Wednesday
3:00PM 5 hours
Standard: $130.00
Dinner Only: $35.00
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May 17th
Thursday
3:00PM 5 hours
Standard: $130.00
Dinner Only: $35.00
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May 18th
Friday
3:00PM 5 hours
Standard: $130.00
Dinner Only: $35.00
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May 19th
Saturday
3:00PM 5 hours
Standard: $130.00
Dinner Only: $35.00
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May 20th
Sunday
3:00PM 5 hours
Standard: $130.00
Dinner Only: $35.00
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May 21st
Monday
3:00PM 5 hours
Standard: $130.00
Dinner Only: $35.00
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CM Russell

You’ll see it all on this two hour option from gorgeous mountain views to huckleberry patches, lodge pole forests and glacial creeks and rivers. The Apgar forest is home to plenty of resident wildlife including black bear, deer, coyotes and beavers – so keep your eyes peeled!  

Please note we do not accept online reservations. Submitting an inquiry expresses your interest in a trip, but does not indicate an actual booking. Online inquiries for same day or next day reservations are not recommended as we may not see the inquiry in time. If you are interested in a trip within the next 48 hours, it is best to call our office at (406) 387-4405.

May 19th
Saturday
7:45AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 19th
Saturday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 19th
Saturday
12:30PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 19th
Saturday
2:45PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 20th
Sunday
7:45AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 20th
Sunday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 20th
Sunday
12:30PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 20th
Sunday
2:45PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 21st
Monday
7:45AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 21st
Monday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 21st
Monday
12:30PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 21st
Monday
2:45PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 22nd
Tuesday
7:45AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 22nd
Tuesday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 22nd
Tuesday
12:30PM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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Apgar Lookout

This half day ride takes you through the 2003 Roberts Fire burn area, to the NPS fire lookout tower atop Apgar Mountain. The bare trees from the burn have opened up incredible views that keep getting better as you climb to the top. Once you reach the top, you are treated to panoramic views of the Lake McDonald Valley, the North Fork, the Bad Rock Canyon and even glimpses of the Great Bear Wilderness. There is very little tree cover so bring sunscreen and water. This trail is not recommended for the beginner rider due to the steepness (2500 foot elevation gain) and has a four person minimum.  

Please note we do not accept online reservations. Submitting an inquiry expresses your interest in a trip, but does not indicate an actual booking. Online inquiries for same day or next day reservations are not recommended as we may not see the inquiry in time. If you are interested in a trip within the next 48 hours, it is best to call our office at (406) 387-4405.

May 19th
Saturday
7:45AM 5 hours
$115.00
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May 20th
Sunday
7:45AM 5 hours
$115.00
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May 21st
Monday
7:45AM 5 hours
$115.00
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May 22nd
Tuesday
7:45AM 5 hours
$115.00
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Apgar Meadows

This one-hour option is great for beginners, families and seasoned riders alike! Enjoy scenic mountain views along the Flathead River or Lower McDonald Creek under the shaded canopy of the lodge pole forest.  

Please note we do not accept online reservations. Submitting an inquiry expresses your interest in a trip, but does not indicate an actual booking. Online inquiries for same day or next day reservations are not recommended as we may not see the inquiry in time. If you are interested in a trip within the next 48 hours, it is best to call our office at (406) 387-4405.

May 19th
Saturday
8:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 19th
Saturday
10:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 19th
Saturday
11:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 19th
Saturday
1:15PM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 19th
Saturday
3:15PM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 20th
Sunday
8:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 20th
Sunday
10:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 20th
Sunday
11:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 20th
Sunday
1:15PM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 20th
Sunday
3:15PM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 21st
Monday
8:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 21st
Monday
10:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 21st
Monday
11:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 21st
Monday
1:15PM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 21st
Monday
3:15PM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 22nd
Tuesday
8:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 22nd
Tuesday
10:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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May 22nd
Tuesday
11:15AM 1 hour 45 minutes
$45.00
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MTR CMR

May 19th
Saturday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 20th
Sunday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 21st
Monday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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May 22nd
Tuesday
10:00AM 2 hours 45 minutes
$70.00
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Student Bear Hunt

The Student bear hunt is an add- on class offered to students of Swan Mountain Guide School . In this course students will have the opportunity to test their skills,and explore the area with a seasoned guide.

May 20th
Sunday
to 24th
Thursday
5 days
$1,100.00
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