Montana Working Ranches

Montana Working Ranches allow you to experience life as a cowboy – with cattle drives, round ups and ranch work. Life on the ranch is dependent on the season, and this may also decide what’s on the agenda for the week. We might need to move some cattle to a different pasture, check the fences, make sure the livestock have water, or help with other ranch chores. We suggest that you ask your hosts about the schedule for the week regarding the work/riding agenda during your stay.

Riding is the main activity, and ranch horses are used for moving the cattle out in the open country through meadows, wooded canyons, and mountain tops. You are encouraged to ride abreast to enjoy the breathtaking country. Or maybe you’d rather pass on the “work” and just enjoy the beautiful scenery or take a gentle lope through the open meadows.

Working ranches usually accommodate smaller guest numbers. These ranches help preserve the authentic cowboy lifestyle and their families also contribute to the preservation of the heritage of the west. Come and be a part of the legend of the West!

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Montana Dude Ranch rates listed represent a typical adult (per person) week long stay during the peak summer season and is based on double occupancy accommodations. Actual rates may vary slightly and children's rates are typically available.


Horses N Courage


Phone
(406) 350-9066
Season
Jun - Aug
Capacity
8

We are a ranching family, located in the mountains of central Montana. We raise cattle, horses and kids! We love our ranch and way of life so much, we want to share it with you!
$1,199 Adult All-Inclusive Double Occupancy Peak Season Rate
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Dryhead Ranch


Phone
(307) 548-6688
Season
Apr - Oct
Capacity
10

The Bassett family has been sharing this working ranch experience for 35 years. Our amazing horses are trained for a dual purpose of working cattle as well as taking care of our guests in the wonderful wide open spaces of Montana. Working together and sharing a ranch experience is thrilling and contagious.
$1,900 Adult All-Inclusive Double Occupancy Peak Season Rate
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Bonanza Creek Guest Ranch


Phone
(800) 476-6045
Season
Jun - Sep
Capacity
12

Great riding, good ranch horses, the glory of moving cattle, western hospitality, and our life enhancing Retreats are the reasons most guests come to Bonanza Creek, and then come again and again. We cater to just 8 – 12 guests at a time taking only experienced riders.
$2,250 Adult All-Inclusive Double Occupancy Peak Season Rate
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Sweet Grass Ranch


Phone
(406) 537-4477
Season
Jun - Sep
Capacity
25

Historic family owned and operated ranch offering expansive riding opportunities, lovely horses, cattle drives, family adventures, gymkhanas, a natural water slide, fishing, pack trips, horsemanship clinics and the chance to relax and rejuvenate in spectacular country.
$2,100 Adult All-Inclusive Double Occupancy Peak Season Rate
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63 Ranch


Phone
(406) 222-0570
Season
Jun - Sep
Capacity
20

Horseback riding, cattle work, breathtaking scenery and a relaxing atmosphere is our promise to you! Adult only weeks offered in September. Continuously owned and operated since 1930. Come visit Montana’s last best place...63 Ranch.
$2,100 Adult All-Inclusive Double Occupancy Peak Season Rate
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Hubbard's Six Quarter Circle Ranch


Phone
(406) 848-7755
Season
Jun - Sep
Capacity
32

Activities include horseback riding, cattle work, fly fishing, trap shooting, guided hiking, Yellowstone Park tours, white water rafting, hot springs swimming, and ranch tours.
$3,000 Adult All-Inclusive Double Occupancy Peak Season Rate
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