the beauty of the yellowstone ecosystem with no tourists!!

Skip the lines of cars, the crowds of people and the endless wait to see nature. Join us just outside the park and enjoy a weekend or a week enjoying the real Montana back country. Our trips take place in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness...which means NO CARS, NO WHEELED VEHICLES AND NO NOISE!! Our camp is just on the other side of the park, in the same ecosystem and offers breathtaking views, recreation and peace!

2 Day West boulder trip

Spend a couple days in the quiet company of horses, near the banks of the West Boulder River.  Enjoy peace, fun and relaxation miles from cell phone service and responsibilities.  Click here to see a break down of the trip!

3 day west boulder trip

Three days of peace and quiet.  Enjoy time fishing, hiking, riding or relaxing.  Let our experienced guides show you the beauty and serenity of the Montana Wilderness. Click here to see a breakdown of the trip.

Are you looking for a longer trip that will give you the opportunity to see more of the Montana back country?  The 7 day roving trip through Lake Plateau is the perfect option!  Click here to get started!

montana horseback vacations

Summer Adventure trips with Lazy J Bar O are the perfect way to unplug with your loved ones for a couple of days.

30 Years of Back Country Experience

Mike and Jojo Colpo are your outfitters and hosts.  Mike has been guiding professionally in Montana for over 30 years. 

Jojo is an experienced horsewoman, having traveled the world working with elite teams of horses. 

The horses and mules of Lazy J Bar O are gentle, experienced and safe for anyone and extremely accustomed to mountain travel. 

3 Day west boulder trip

Three days of beautiful scenery, rest, relaxation, fishing, photography and more! Click Here for details.

Custom Trip

Looking for a longer trip or different destination? Contact us to design a custom trip!

Horses and mules for all ages and abilities

Lazy J Bar O prides ourselves on our stock.  Our horses and mules are well cared for, well trained and ready to take any rider into the back country.  From the experienced horse person to a complete novice we have the animal you need to get you to camp and enjoy your ride!

meet your guides

Mike and Jojo Colpo have spent most of their lives around horses and mules. Their experience, knowledge, and love of the animals ensure you will have a safe and pleasant experience with your animal.

Mike colpo

Owner and Licensed Outfitter

Mike Colpo has been outfitting full time for over 25 years.  He is an avid outdoors man and horseman.  His knowledge of the Montana back country and his stock ensures every trip is memorable and enjoyable.

Jojo colpo


Jojo has spent her life around horses and mules.  As an avid horsewoman and animal lover she ensures the stock of Lazy J Bar O are well cared for and healthy.  Jojo has spent time overseas professionally and competitively driving hitches of horses.

reviews from our guests

I went on my first ever elk hunt accompanied by a friend with Lazy J Bar O. We were in the Upper Wilderness Camp Hunt of Southwest Montana. This was a hunt of a lifetime! Mike was incredibly nice and provided everything we could’ve needed. The guides were extremely skilled, with absolutely superb spotting abilities. We were on shooter bulls everyday, and both of us ended up killing trophy bulls. My bull is expected to go Boone & Crockett with an unofficial score of 366. Now our situation may not be typical with seeing as many bulls as we did, but everything about the hunt was exceptional. Though the hunt was physically demanding, I would recommend this hunt to anyone!

Ian Lewis

Great Country! Great People! Experiences of a lifetime!

    Leslie Nistico

    Just got out of the Bush from 11 days with Mike Colpo and his team! They are an extremely skilled and knowledgeable group of hunting guides, packers and cook! I had the best adventure with my son and we both got beautiful bulls and got to see some awesome wildlife! I’d love to go back!….right now I just want a shower tho!

    Margie Nelson

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