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Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours

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26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911-6975
+1 406-387-4405
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Ride from McDonald Lodge location - 2 hour trip

I rarely write reviews and never before a negative one but my experience was terrible. The guide... read more

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Tanya M
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Two of our group did the Cracker Flats horseback ride.

THEY HAVE SOME BIG HORSES! But they were well mannered and got us around the scenic loop just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
UltraLimitedTraveler
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Swan Mountain Outfitters offers summer wilderness pack trips, float/fishing trips, llama treks, custom trail/wagon rides and guided hunting trips in and around the Bob Marshall Wilderness. They also hold the horseback concession contract in Glacier National Park and offer trail rides from four locations in the Glacier area: Apgar, Lake McDonald, Many Glacier and West Glacier.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911-6975
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+1 406-387-4405
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"lake mcdonald"
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"glacier national park"
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"bob marshall"
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"horseback ride"
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"great ride"
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"many glacier hotel"
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"highly recommend this adventure"
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"experienced riders"
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Reviewed today via mobile

I rarely write reviews and never before a negative one but my experience was terrible. The guide completely ruined it for me. I am a horse lover and nature lover, hence my interest in the ride in a national park. He voiced his extreme dislike...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

THEY HAVE SOME BIG HORSES! But they were well mannered and got us around the scenic loop just fine. Both of us enjoyed the experienced. It's the way the early visitors toured Glacier National Park, so we had to do it. The guide was very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Swan Mountain Outfitters provided a great experience for my husband and daughter (age 11), on a 2-hour horseback ride in Many Glacier. They went to Cracker Flats, and had a great time. The guides were very good and helpful, and you can't beat the scenery...More

Thank Mandy R
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SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mandy R, Thank you for the great review, we are so happy to hear that your family enjoyed the two hour Cracker Flats trail ride. It is one of our favorite rides as well. If you enjoyed the two hour, you would probably love...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I did an all day ride. We had a blast and loved our horses. The places he took us to had fabulous scenery and he knows the area and we got all kinds of information. PS. My butt is killing me.😯

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SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Joe, thanks for the great review, so happy to hear that you enjoyed the ride and your guide. We will let Joe know that you appreciated his knowledge and the trip! Happy Trails, Swan Mountain Outfitters

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall the trip as good. The scenery was unbelievable and the horses were in great shape. The guide Jesse had a lot of horsemanship experience.That was my first time on a packed trip so I don't have anything to compare it to. The horses stalled...More

Thank Nick S
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SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nick, thanks for the feedback, we appreciate the great review and it's nice to hear that you enjoyed the trip and would do it again! Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the pace of the other guests on the trip. The pack...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the 5 day horse pack trip to the Upper Lion Creek camp and into the Bob Marshall Wilderness in July 2018. What an incredible trip this was. The adventure was everything I imgained and more. Swan Mountain Outfitters is a great organization. The...More

Thank EBcdn
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the 2 hour Upper Lake McDonald Creek ride and it turned out to be the best ever ride. Got to go by the river bed and cross it 2 times. Horses were big and beautiful and full of personality. I rode River and...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

George did a great job of showing us the area on horseback and was very patient with our 10 year old daughter. He gave us lots of interesting info and was fun to hang out with, in addition to being knowledgeable and helping us to...More

1  Thank Diana F
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We went on the one hour ride with our 13 year old and 10 year old daughter at the Many Glacier Hotel, Cracker Flats trail. Our youngest rode on Gus the mule, now she wants a mule of her own. He was very gentle and...More

1  Thank Matthew L
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Just did a riding and fishing experience up to Bond Lake in the Swan. Overall it was a good, adventurous trip. I enjoyed the horseback and the lake is beautiful. The weather was terrible - it rained 90% of the time. I have been in...More

Thank Jon V
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Faith S
1 January 2018|
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Response from SwanMtnCompanies | Property representative |
Hi Faith, We typically require guests to mount on their own from the ground at the corral to ensure that they can remount a horse out on the trail if they have to get off for any reason. The preferred method is to mount from... More
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1raven1
13 August 2017|
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Response from SMRswanlake | Property representative |
Hi 1raven1, Arrangements can be made for a drop-off and pick up at Sperry Chalet; as long as our trail rides are operating during the time of your lodging reservations and we have availability for the time frame you are... More
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Mary S
5 July 2017|
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Response from SMRswanlake | Property representative |
Hi Mary, Thanks for the question, it is a good one. Since we operate trail rides from several locations I have favorites from each. The best way to really get out there is with a full-day or multi-day ride, but since you... More
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