Meet at the Trail Head at 7 a.m.
We will take some time to introduce you to your horse, get you comfortable in your saddle and go over everything you need to know in order to enjoy your ride. Our guides will pack your gear onto our pack mules and we will hit the trail!
The ride into the first camp site, at Columbine, is approximately 10 miles. Our cook will have prepared a hearty lunch for you to have on the trail and when you arrive at camp the cook will prepare a hot western style campfire meal for you to enjoy before heading to bed in your comfortable tent.
We will stay in camp at Columbine to enjoy a day of fishing, hiking, relaxing or whatever you desire. The views here are wonderful and the chances of seeing wildlife are high. Just over the mountain from Yellowstone National Park you will enjoy the beauty and grandeur that you would experience in the park, with no tourists, no cars and no noise. Just you, your guests and guides and the horses and mules that got you into Montana’s incredible back country.
Our cook will provide three well rounded meals, along with snacks and drinks. If you would like to day ride with one of our guides we are happy to accommodate and the cook is happy to provide a lunch that will ride in your saddle bags.
After a hearty breakfast our guides and wranglers will saddle your horses and we will hit the trail for our next camping location in the East Fork of the Boulder. Be ready for a day full of breath taking views and vistas that most will only see on television. We will have lunch on the trail and arrive in camp in time for supper. An evening around the campfire typically rounds out a beautiful day on the trail before you retire to your tent.
Today we stay in the East Fork of the Boulder campsite. Sleep in or get up early and hike – whatever your heart desires! Again, our cook will provide you with all the food you desire while you relax, hike, take photographs or day ride.
This morning, after breakfast, will find us back on the trail, heading to Slough Creek. By now you will be glad you brought your camera or phone with ample storage as each view and vista we ride into will be better than the last. We will arrive into camp at Slough Creek in time for supper and a relaxing evening under Montana’s big sky.
Today we will stay at the Slough Creek camp where you will have plenty of time for fishing, hiking, photography, or day riding. With wonderful food, drinks and snacks scattered throughout the day it is likely you won’t won’t to head home anytime soon.
After our last breakfast together we will saddle your horses and head for the trailhead. About a 16 mile ride out through the most beautiful country will find you back at your vehicle and considering turning your horse around before you head back to reality.
Your riding horse, saddle and tack
All meals – including breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts and drinks.
Professional, knowledgeable, friendly guides and wranglers.
Sleeping bag and pad
Access to satellite phone and inReach texting device for emergencies
You Will Need:
- Tennis shoes or sandals for fishing/swimming
- Brimmed hat for sun protection
- Light weight gloves
- Warm hat that covers ears
- Wool or fleece jacket
- Wool base layer shirt long and short sleeve
- Nylon light weight hiking pants
- Nylon shorts
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Waterproof rain pants
- Hiking boots/shoes
- Headlamp or flashlight and extra batteries
- Fishing gear (optional)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Camera with extra batteries (optional)
- Charging pack for cell phone (optional – you will not have service but may want it for pictures!)
- Wash cloth and small pack towel
- Toiletries such as tooth paste, unscented deodorant, lip balm, sunscreen, unscented lotion, insect repellent, personal medications.
- Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-20% of the trip cost)