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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...more
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My son, his father in law, and I spent 5 days in the Bob with Swan Mountain Outfitters. We arrived on Saturday and were picked up at the airport in Kalispell by Pat Tabor who then hauled us to the Diamond R Ranch where we...More
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
Thank Tanya M
SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018
Hi Tanya M.
Thank you for the feedback regarding your two hour trail ride. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the ride. Please know that your negative experience is an isolated incident, which is evident in many of our positive...More
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
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
SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018
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
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.😯
SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018
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!
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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
SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018
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
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
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
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
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
Response from SwanMtnCompanies | Property representative |
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
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 the ground, with a wrangler assisting you with a "leg up". That said, we do have mounting blocks if absolutely necessary. Hope that helps!
Response from SMRswanlake | Property representative |
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
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 requesting, which they typically are. We recommend that you call reservations to check those dates against your reservation dates and make a plan from there. Call 406-387-4405, thanks! Swan Mountain Outfitters
Response from SMRswanlake | Property representative |
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
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 are beginner riders, that may be too much time in the saddle. My recommendation for the biggest bang for your buck views-wise, is any of our two hour rides from Many Glacier, on the East Side of Glacier National Park. Seeing Many Glacier from between the ears of a horse is a true Montana experience. Any of the two hour rides from Many Glacier is laden with big mountain views. You will likely be riding with other people who book trail rides, but you can call reservations to see which times are less traveled. If you have a half-day to ride in our Swan Lake area location, I would recommend that ride. You will be on the trail with little to no other people with grand views of the lion creek drainage and views of the Mission Mountains from your lunch spot. This location is about a 1 hour and 20 minute drive from the West entrance of Glacier National Park. So if your visiting the park you may want to plan accordingly for a Swan Valley ride. Additionally, you may be interested in a llama trek, this is hiking in the Swan mountains region, in beautiful Montana country...with a llama. The bonus is they carry your gear and a guide takes care of all the details. I recommend the half-day, full day or overnight trips. You can reach reservations at 406-387-4405 Happy Trails! Swan Mountain Outfitters