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Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours

26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911-6975
+1 406-387-4405
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very cool sperry chalet trail ride in Glacier National Park

Though they recommend this ride for more experienced riders than myself, I went anyway because my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tomcmiller
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Kalispell, Montana
Great Trail Ride!

Bri was our guide for the Cracker Flats trail ride in Many Glacier. She was great! Two hours on a... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Laura P
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911-6975
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though they recommend this ride for more experienced riders than myself, I went anyway because my wife wanted to take this trail ride. The views open up after a few mile ride through the trees, it's really stunning. Waterfalls, huge rock cliffs and towering mountains....More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Bri was our guide for the Cracker Flats trail ride in Many Glacier. She was great! Two hours on a horse is plenty of time for me and it was a very scenic trip. She gave a bit of history regarding Cracker Flats, which was...More

Thank Laura P
Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Laura P, Thank you for your feedback regarding your Cracker Flats ride in Many Glacier. It sounds like you had a great time, and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the ride and the history lesson from our guide! The horseback trail rides...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

We did the half day ride and was very pleased. I appreciated that this was a calm, walking trail ride. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and was a very nice and patient. The horses were well behaved and you...More

Thank trplmoon
Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Traecey L, Thanks for the great feedback and review! We are happy to accommodate with trail rides in the beautiful and wide open spaces of Northwest Montana. It is truly a gift to be able to spread our wings here while taking in the...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We did the half-day trail ride up to Apgar Lookout from the Apgar corral. I had only done one ride before. The ride up Apgar Mountain was awesome and a bit terrifying. The horses prefer the outer edge of the trail, rather than middle or...More

Thank DukeOKC
Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi DukeOKC, Thanks for your feedback regarding the Apgar Lookout half day ride. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed it! We agree, it is a beautiful ride with great views of the surrounding valley and mountains that we love. We apologize that your...More

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We scheduled a 12:30 ride for four adults and received the confirmation email to arrive no later than 12:30. We arrived at 12 to fill out the paperwork before heading to the lodge to wait for our time. We arrived back at 12:20 to wait....More

1  Thank Peyton B
Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review Peyton B! It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the ride, the beautiful scenery, and our great guides! The feedback from our customers is important to us as it helps us to communicate details clearly about our horseback trail...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016

Took afternoon ride with our family of 5 on 8/13. Claire was our lead wrangler and was amazing! Chatted our girls up the entire ride and was a great role model for young girls. Shared her knowledge of park with all of us, which we...More

Thank T204raveler
Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi T204raveler, It sounds like you had an amazing trip, and thanks for sharing your experience. We are always impressed with our wranglers enthusiasm, skill and regional knowledge, and thrilled to hear that our customers are too! We will let Claire know that she was...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016

This horseback trail ride was through the Great Bear Wilderness right outside of West Glacier. Laura, our guide for the Glacier Gateway trail ride,was very friendly and patient with two inexperienced riders ages 14 and 12. She was a delight to ride with. She was...More

Thank Mikel M
Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Mikel M, Thanks for the nice review, we are so grateful to have such great guides, gorgeous mountain scenery, nice horses and wonderful clients to ride with! We do hope to see you again for a ride in the future. Also, check out Swan...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Needed a trip to totally unplug and get away. The team at SMO couldnt have put together a better trip. 9 days in total. 2 at the ranch, which Pat and Megan make you feel like part of the family and 7 on a pack...More

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Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi mbower123, Thank you for your review! Swan Mountain Outfitters was thrilled to have you, and we look forward to seeing you again for a future trip. As you know, our guides are wonderful and embody a deep knowledge of the land, where the animals...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We set out on a two-3 hour ride with two amazing female wranglers in charge. We got good horse advice in the coral and hit the trail. We wound through woods and concluded the ride with grass fed steaks cooked over an open fire. The...More

Thank plmla
Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi plmla, Thank you for the helpful review. The cowboy cookout ride is very popular and loved by all, and we are thrilled that you had the opportunity to ride with our fun wranglers! An overnight ride is a must, the longer rides afford greater...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took the ride to Sperry Chalet and had a great experience. Good horse too but it was a bit chilly and a long ride.More

Thank MilwaukeeMarauder
Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi MilwaukeeMaurauder, Thanks for your feedback regarding the Sperry Chalet ride. You make a great point about the mountain weather, it can be cold as you gain elevation, which is typical of our longer trail rides such as to Sperry Chalet- especially this time of...More

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Mary D
Hi Everyone We are thinking of taking the overnight riding fishing trip. Sounds like about 6 to 7 hours on horseback. Arriving at base camp then trout fishing. Going to bed early and riding back to the ranch. We are staying in Whitefish. Large outdoor nature loving family with experienced riders. Any feedback? Thanks
26 May 2017|
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Response from Katie L | Property representative |
Hi Mary D, Thanks for the inquiry. The overnight ride and fishing trip is a great trip, it allows you to get out there for a taste of the real Montana near the Swan Mountains. This trip gives you time to see Montana from... More
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Pntbtrkisses H
Hello. I am interested in the half day trail ride with water views and the ride inside the park. Which one is that please.
27 April 2016|
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Response from SwanMtnCompanies | Property representative |
Hi there, The Grinnell Lake half day is the one that best fits what you are describing. However, it is not usually offered before mid July because the trails are too wet. A good back up option is the Swiftcurrent Ridge ride... More
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LuvGodsWorld
We are planning a trip in late June and will be in the Many Glacier area for three days. Wondering the difference between a 2 hour ride and a 4 hour ride in this area. Coming with our grown daughter and niece. They love to ride. Would you suggest morning or afternoon for best animal sightings? Would we have time to do the boat tour, hike to grinnel lake(because I read Grinnell Glacier is not open yet) and then take an afternoon ride with your company?
11 June 2015|
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Response from SwanMtnCompanies |
Howdy! The primary difference between the 2 hour and 4 hour rides is duration and elevation. The most popular 2 hour ride is the Cracker Flats trail. It is through primarily open terrain on the valley floor with 360 degree... More
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