Montana Winter Horseback Riding

Temperatures may drop, but enthusiasm for horseback riding in Montana never seems to. Even while Mother Nature covers the landscape in a beautiful white blanket, the equestrian activities at Paws Up keep trotting along for incredible winter dude ranch vacations. Take a trail ride on snow-packed trails, and the crunch of hooves is often the only sound you’ll hear. Other times, your peaceful ride might be interrupted by the sound of an occasional horse-drawn sleigh quietly whooshing by. Wildlife is easier to spot, as local elk, deer and bison stand out from the vast whiteness, nosing about for food. And to brush up on your skills, indoor riding options at The Resort include lessons inside the 30,000-square-foot Saddle Club arena. In this massive equestrian center, you can get private instruction along with a cup of hot coffee. Wherever you ride, inside or out, your love for horses doesn’t have to skip a beat.

Montana Winter Horseback Riding Rates
1-Hour Trail Ride $125 per person Ages 8 and up
1-Hour Private Trail Ride $185 per person Ages 6 and up
Kids’ Indoor Arena Lessons $175 per person Ages 6–11
Foundational Horsemanship

$190 per person

Ages 12 and up

Indoor Team Penning $220 per person Ages 12 and up
Approx. 2 hours
Cow Croquet $220 per person Ages 8 and up
Approx. 2 hours
Pony Rides Free activity Ages 2–5
Approx. 15 minutes
Parent or guardian must be present
Signup required at Wilderness Outpost