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Upper Canyon Outfitters

Ranch Overview

Upper Canyon Outfitters is located in southwest Montana in a valley near Yellowstone National Park where Native American tribes of Crow, Shoshone, Snake and Bannock once summered beneath the mountains and along the streams that provided all they needed to survive through the changing Montana seasons.

Our grandparents, Peck and Mary Tate, homesteaded here in 1910 and began a working ranch that would pass through our family for generations. In 1981, their son Bill and his wife Bernice opened the doors to guests and made a dude ranch experience for all who came to our family table. Since then, through the support and efforts of family and friends, Upper Canyon Outfitters has grown to become one of the premier guest ranches in Montana.
Guest Capacity24
SeasonsJune - December
Dates OpenJune 1 - December 1
Min. Age for Independent Riding12
Nearest AirportBozeman (BZN)
Elevation6,000 ft
Wheelchair AccessibleYes

Ranch Rates

Accepted Payment MethodsCheck, Visa, Mastercard, Cash
Adult All-Inclusive Rate$2,270
Adult Rate$1,080/Person to $5,350/Person
Child Rate50% discount for children. Call for more info.
Travel Agents AcceptedNo
International Inbound Tour Operators AcceptedNo

Ranch Accommodations

Cabin Accommodationsincluded
Lodge Accommodationsincluded
Weekly Stay ScheduleSaturday to Friday (Other options available)

Ranch Activities

At Upper Canyon Outfitters we offer a number of guided activities, including hiking, 4x4 tours, horseback rides, fishing and hunting. Our fishing guides are professional and experienced enough to take well versed anglers to first time fishermen. We also offer Equine Facilitated Wellness & Learning classes. In these classes, people are offered an opportunity for introspective insight and mindfulness, all with the help of a horse.
Pack Tripsextra
Overnight Tripsextra
Sightseeing Toursincluded
Nature Programsincluded
Fishing Instructionincluded
Campfire Gatheringsincluded

Area Activities

Fishing (River)included
Fishing (Lake)nearby
Ghost Townnearby
Swimming Lake/Streamnearby
River Raftingnearby
Guided Hikingincluded
Shooting Sportsincluded

Ranch Dining

3 meals a day, all home cooked. Very flexible with all allergies or dietary requests.
Family-Style Diningincluded

Special Events

Upper Canyon Outfitters is happy to accommodate the following special events. Please reach out to us for more information!

Conventions, Meetings, Retreats

Capacity for Meetings30
Season for MeetingsFlexible
Activities (Meetings)Team building with Equine Facilitated Learning

Family Reunions

Family Reunionsincluded
Book Entire Ranch?Yes
Capacity (Family Reunions)30

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