Horseback Riding in Yellowstone Park & The Absaroka Wilderness

Horseback riding near Yellowstone National Park and the Absaroka Wilderness offers a unique and immersive way to explore the stunning natural beauty of the area. With vast landscapes, towering mountains, lush meadows, and abundant wildlife, this region provides an ideal backdrop for an unforgettable equestrian adventure.

Yellowstone National Park is renowned for its geothermal features, including the iconic Old Faithful geyser, vibrant hot springs, and bubbling mud pots. The park is also home to a diverse array of wildlife, such as grizzly bears, wolves, elk, bison, and pronghorn. Horseback riding in Yellowstone allows visitors to traverse its picturesque trails and experience the park’s incredible sights and sounds up close.

Adjacent to Yellowstone lies the Absaroka Wilderness, a pristine and rugged expanse encompassing parts of Wyoming and Montana. Known for its towering peaks, deep valleys, alpine meadows, and crystal-clear lakes and streams, the Absaroka Wilderness offers a true backcountry experience. Horseback riding in this area allows riders to immerse themselves in the remote and untouched wilderness, away from the crowds and surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty.

When planning a horseback riding trip with Hells A-Roarin’ Outfitters, here are some things to know:

  • We take hourly horseback rides out of our lodge which is located in the mountains above Gardiner, Montana at 7200′.
  • When the sun is hot, our trail rides are cool. We ride through the Gallatin Forest, on trails that let you experience the grandeur of our area!
  • These tours are suitable for riders of all skill levels (we can accommodate anyone over 7 years of age), from beginners to experienced equestrians.

Our guided tours provide knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the area’s terrain, wildlife, and history, ensuring a safe and educational experience. We provide well-trained horses, tack, and all necessary equipment. Our guides also share interesting facts and stories about the local flora, fauna, and geology, enriching the ride with their expertise. Plus they have a great sense of humor!

The trails around Yellowstone and the Absaroka Wilderness offer a variety of landscapes and experiences. Riders can venture through dense forests, open meadows with wildflowers, and along the banks of rushing rivers and serene lakes. The routes may lead to breathtaking viewpoints, where riders can take in panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains, sprawling valleys, and dramatic canyons.

As riders explore the area on horseback, they may have the opportunity to spot wildlife in their natural habitat. It’s not uncommon to encounter elk, deer, moose, bighorn sheep, and various bird species during the ride. Lucky riders may even catch glimpses of larger mammals, such as bears and wolves, although observing these animals from a respectful distance is crucial for safety.

Before embarking on a horseback riding trip near Yellowstone and the Absaroka Wilderness, it is essential to come prepared. Riders should wear appropriate attire, including sturdy boots, long pants, and layers to accommodate changing weather conditions. It is also advisable to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, and a waterproof jacket.

Horseback riding near Yellowstone National Park and the Absaroka Wilderness with Hell’s A-Roarin’ Outfitters offers an incredible opportunity to connect with nature, explore untouched landscapes, and witness the incredible wildlife that calls this region home. Your horseback riding trip to Yellowstone National Park will be enhanced by a jaunt in the saddle. There are a few different options for doing this:

One Hour Ride – $120

  • 9am, 1pm, and 4pm

Two Hour Ride – $200

  • 11am

Steak Cookout

  • 6pm
  • Comes with one hour ride, steak dinner on the pavilion, campfire and marshmallows
  • Kids under 12 – $150
  • Adults – $175

Full Day Horseback / Fishing Trips

  • To high mountain lake or Yellowstone River / mouth of Bear Creek
  • $700 per adult
  • $650 kids under 12
  • Minimum of 4
  • Includes lunch

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We look forward to having you as our guest! Horseback riding is a great way to slow down and experience Yellowstone National Park.

Need a place to stay while you’re in the area?

We have two cozy cabins and several wall tents available.

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