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Horseback Riding

A great way to see Montana's backcountry and front country is by horseback. Whether you mount up for a day ride, overnight camping, or a hunting trip, Montana's trail system can lead you to a new adventure. Check out the links below for outfitter, permit, and trail information.

Montana State Parks

Horse trails are available at Lone Pine State Park on the edge of Kalispell and Bannack State Park southwest of Dillon.Learn more

Travel Montana

Find links to horseback rides, summer pack trips and hunting, fishing, and photo trips in Big Sky Country.Learn more

State Trust Lands Overnight Horse Use

A Special Recreational Use License, available only from Department of Natural Resources and Conservation offices, is required for an overnight stay with horses on State Trust Land.Learn more

U.S. Forest Service

Many of Montana's national forests offer access to recreational stock. Check individual forest websites for more details. Learn more

Montana Associations

Back Country Horsemen of Montana

This club strives to perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America's back country and wilderness. The organization works with public agencies to ensure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use and assists these agencies with maintenance and public lands management.Learn more

National Associations

Horseback Riding

American Horse Council

This organization is based in Washington D.C. and works by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, and the media on the behalf of all horse related interests.Learn more

Back Country Horsemen of America

Back Country Horsemen of America is a non-profit corporation made up of state organizations, affiliates and at-large members. They are dedicated to preserving the historical use of recreational stock in the backcountry.Learn more

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource

This national group is dedicated to preserving and promoting land for equestrian use. Learn more