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The best way to explore Montana's beautiful terrain is on the saddle of a horse.

Photo credits: : IG user mountainmedicine406

Montana provides many beautiful venues for a scenic horseback ride. Whether it's riding through the Crazy mountains to see the Chinese wall, Exploring the Bob Marshall wilderness via horseback or fully immersing yourself in cowboy culture by staying at a dude ranch. The possibilities are endless.

For a truly authentic Montana experience, try a stay at a working cattle ranch! Whether you are a novice or advanced rider, cattle drives are the ultimate way to experience the western lifestyle. You will get the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities such as horsemanship lessons, working with cattle, an adventurous roundup, and more.

Best Times of Year

The best time of year to join a cattle drive in Montana is typically in the late spring through early fall months. The weather is mild, and the days are long, providing plenty of opportunities to explore the wilderness and work with the cattle. However, we also offer winter cattle drives for those who want to experience the snow-covered mountains of Montana.

What You Will Need to Prepare For

Before embarking on a cattle drive, it's important to be prepared. You'll need to bring appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activities, such as jeans, boots, and a cowboy hat. We recommend bringing sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle to stay hydrated. Additionally, be prepared for physical activity, as cattle drives require some physical exertion.

We offer stays at ranches across the state where you can relax by the fire or in the hot tub, enjoy home-cooked meals, and experience personal service with exemplary accommodations.

Montana 406 Outdoor Adventures can also incorporate your cowboy experience into a package to further enhance your Big Sky Country vacation, making your trip to "The Last Best Place" a truly unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.

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