No image is more closely tied to the Old West than that of the horse. That’s why we make horseback rides into the backcountry a primary activity here at Covered Wagon Ranch. There’s no substitute for the feeling you get when you head out on horseback into the mountains or the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. You’ll be guided by experienced wranglers who know the Gallatin and Madison ranges, the Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Yellowstone Park very well, from wildflowers to wildlife.
The horses at Covered Wagon will take very good care of you, too. Many of our excellent horses were raised right here on the ranch, and they know how to ride with everyone from first-timers to experienced hands. When you arrive, you’ll be matched with the right horse that’s yours for the entire visit, then you decide whether the day brings a high-alpine wildflower walk or a lope through open meadows. We’ll even give lessons to horse beginners. There’s no schedule, and it’s all just what suits you, but we do take Sundays off from cowboying.