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North Yellowstone

is Horseback Riding Country

Horseback Group Yellowstone Park, MT

Come ride with us in North Yellowstone ~ some of the west's best horseback country with views of Yellowstone National Park including Mammoth Hot Springs and 11,000 ft. Electric Peak.

Horseback riding doesn't get much better than trail rides in Gallatin National Forest and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, just north of Yellowstone Park. Gardiner Montana, the gateway town at the park's north entrance, is ideal for saddling up for guided trail rides and pack trips into the majestic Montana countryside.

Horseback Yellowstone is operated by the Flying Pig Adventure Company and specializes in mountain trail rides just above the North Entrance to Yellowstone Park.  Our ranch has been operated by three generations of true Montana outfitters who make their living off the land each and every day.  Let their experience guide you as you experience the majesty of Yellowstone from your trusty steed.  Riders of all skill level are encouraged to add an extraordinary horseback adventure to your Yellowstone area vacation. Let the convenient Flying Pig Adventure Center, located right on Hwy 89 (Scott St.) in the middle of town, become your base for fun and local discovery both in and out of Yellowstone Park.

Our horses are trained and well cared-for by working cowboys. Rest assured that each horse is carefully selected to match a riders' stature and ability.

The Johnson Family Ranch, your horseback riding hosts, have the area's best string of horses for daily and overnight rides. Everyone is welcome ~ whether you're an experienced horseman, or novice rider. Our horses are trained and well cared-for by working cowboys.  Rest assured that each horse is carefully selected to match a riders' stature and ability.

Be a cowboy for a few hours or a few days

Horseback half-day ride

Choose your horseback adventure ~ from one and two-hour mountain trail rides, half-day trips and full-day excursions into the Yellowstone area backcountry. Each ride is hosted by friendly Montana cowboys and daily rides are scheduled from May to September.

Now a visit to the heart of cowboy country wouldn't be authentic without joining us at the ranch for the nightly Cowboy Cookout barbecue dinner and campfire. Here you'll join our ranch crew for a great meal ~ and who knows, there may be some good 'ol cowboy entertainment after dinner.  Pair a one or two hour ride with the Cowboy Cookout for full evening of western fun!

For more those seeking more adventure, consider our one-of-a-kind Overnight at the Ranch package.  Spend a full 24 hours living the ranch life Yellowstone-style.  With 4-5 hours of riding over two days led by your own private wrangler plus the cowboy cookout, breakfast and lunch the next day, and comfortable lodging right at the ranch headquarters, this package is one of our most popular adventures!

For more Yellowstone Vacation fun ~ reserve an exhilarating Paddle Saddle package that combines one or two hours of horseback riding with exciting whitewater or scenic rafting on the Yellowstone river all in the same day. For families looking for a fun-filled day of local activity, this is a wonderful way to experience Yellowstone up close and personal.

Check out all of our trips and activities. You'll find that most of our activities can be reserved online ~ but if you've got questions or would like assistance in planning your visit to Yellowstone or the Gardiner/Jardine area, we'd love to hear from you.

We hope to see you in Gardiner soon,

Horseback Yellowstone & Flying Pig Adventures

Popular Rides and


Saddle-up with Horseback Yellowstone and choose from a number of favorite trail rides and cowboy-styled activities designed to fit into your Yellowstone Park visit.

Daily Horseback Rides:

2-Hour Horseback Ride

Half-Day Backcountry Ride

Full-Day Ride with Lunch

Horseback Riding & Whitewater Rafting Combo

Half-Day Backcountry Ride

Traveling with a large group? Call us and we can make arrangements tailored for just your group.

Overnight and Combo Rafting Trips

Overnight Horseback Trips

Horseback Ride & Whitewater Rafting Trips

Full-Day Ride with Lunch

Horseback Ride & Whitewater Rafting Trips

Exploring on Horseback

Yellowstone is our Nation’s first National Park and features famous landmarks including Old Faithful Geyser, the stunning Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls and idyllic Yellowstone Lake.  The abundance of North America’s most magnificent wildlife species in Yellowstone is un-matched in the lower 48 states.  For these reasons, Yellowstone is one of the top five most visited National Parks with over 3 million visitors each year.

Horseback riding may well be the best way to enjoy the area, enabling you to discover sites and wildlife unseen by visitors traveling in cars.

One and two hour rides give riders great exposure to the beauty and wildlife of Yellowstone.  Longer rideallow horseback riders to discover more remote sections of the Yellowstone ecosystem, and are best for spotting birds and wildlife. Full-day rides also include a cowboy's saddlebag lunch at a leisurely mid-day rest stop.