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Take a Guided Horseback Ride | Glacier National Park, Montana

Horseback Riding
The 100+ year tradition of stringing the horses up to Many Glacier Corral across Swiftcurrent Bridge. – Swan Mountain Outfitters

Many visitors don't know that Glacier National Park was one of the first parks to be designed for tourism on the back of a horse. You can ride in one of three historic locations inside the Park: Apgar, Lake McDonald and Many Glacier, or at the West Glacier Corral just outside the Park's west entrance. The trails were designed to give visitors a "different" perspective. Rides are offered from 1 hour to all day, with cowboy cookout dinner rides and overnight trips offered exclusively at the West Glacier Corral.

Name of Company Providing Experience: Swan Mountain Outfitters
Activity Level to be Expected: Easy
Dates of Experience: late May 30 to September
Sizes of Groups: 1 to 17
Costs to Participate: $50 to $350

Trail Distance

1 mile - 7 miles (one way)

Trail Rules and Restrictions

Trail rides are walking only

Minimum age is 7 years old and minimum height of 48"

Maximum weight is 250 lbs

Helmets are recommended for all riders, but required for anyone 17 or younger

Long pants and closed-toe shoes required

No backpacks, fanny packs, straps around the neck. Pommel bags and saddles bags are provided for guests that would like to carry things with them on the ride

No picture taking while actively riding and the short duration rides (one and two hour) do not stop

Vertical Gain or Loss

Varies depending on duration of ride: 0ft - 3500ft