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Horseback Riding and Ranch Life in the Rockies

Experience the serenity of the Rocky Mountains on horseback at historic Elkhorn Ranch in stunning Southwest Montana. Located just a mile from the northwest corner of Yellowstone Park, Elkhorn Ranch is one of the few remaining dude ranches in the region. Each guest is treated with western hospitality and comfortable western cabin accommodations. Elkhorn Ranch has been family-operated since opening in 1922, and everyone who stays is treated like family. Spend an afternoon on horseback exploring the surrounding mountain range, fishing in one of the many Blue Ribbon streams, extreme whitewater rafting, or simply hiking the glorious landscape with nothing but friends, family and a backpack. Elkhorn Ranch is the rustic family vacation you’ve been searching for!

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Dude Ranch
Elkhorn Ranch is geared specifically for family vacations. Children aged six and up can learn how to ride on horseback. Fun activities are planned daily for the entire family. When not riding, the kids are often goofing around in the recreation hall or by the pond. Family riding tours, fly fishing trips or even whitewater rafting is available! Gather around the campfire for some western camaraderie.
null Fishing is a popular activity in Montana and when you stay at Elkhorn Ranch, you're not to far from casting your line. The Gallatin River is a prime destination for excellent fishing and its waters run right along the ranch's boundary. Spend a day waiting for the fish to bite as you bask in the incredible surrounding views. The ranch can also help you find local guides to take you on even more exciting fishing adventures!
Elkhorn is in the midst of the Madison Mountains of Montana. Wherever you gaze, there are mammoth mountains in a direct line of sight. Surrounded by the Gallatin National Forest and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Elkhorn Ranch lies amid millions of acres of breathtaking mountains. There are over a dozen mountains within 10 miles of the ranch, and you'll get a chance to get know each one of them in your week at Elkhorn Ranch!
The Elkhorn Ranch offers a collection of comfortable western-style cabin accommodations to choose from on your Montana vacation! Their 15 log cabins were all mostly built in the 1930s but have been updated to offer the modern amenities you expect with an elegantly rustic flair. Their cabins include private baths with claw-foot tubs and showers, cozy porches for relaxing, wood stoves, and much more!
Elkhorn Ranch is a working dude ranch with unfathomable views of the Rockies. Guided horseback tours take visitors all over the region, from the prairies to the mountains. Look for elk, coyotes, moose and bears while you're exploring the landscape. Back at camp you'll be treated with western hospitality, fantastic ranch food and tons of fun around the giant campfire!
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 15 units
Nearby City
  • Big Sky
Nearby Water
  • Gallatin River
  • Horse Stables
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Kid's Activities
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Volleyball
  • Bird Watching
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Shuttle Service
  • Catering
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Children Welcome
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