Adventures

Come for fly fishing, horseback riding, and all-access tours of Yellowstone National Park; skiing over 50 miles of world-class Nordic trails or downhill slopes; and hiking our 53 miles of trails. Stay for the lifting mist at sunrise and the chance to spot a moose or deer as it ambles through. Bring your family, friends, or someone special, and we'll take care of the rest.

Horseback Riding

June – early October

Horses have long been essential to the way of life in Yellowstone Country. For over a century, Lone Mountain Ranch’s team of horses has brought ranchers and visitors into parts of the backcountry that are otherwise unseen and untouched. From galloping on the ranch to venturing into Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Gallatin National Forest, our experienced wranglers and horses are dedicated to empowering riders of all ages and abilities to discover real Montana.

To provide specialized attention to every guest, adventures are limited to a few riders per wrangler. Wranglers will spend the first full day assessing abilities and matching riders with their best horses. Previous riding experience is not required – our highly trained wranglers can teach beginners the skills they need to enjoy their time on horseback or advance the skills of more experienced riders.

Included in these packages:

Summer Discovery
Field Trip (Adult Week)
Lone Mountain Cowgirl Getaway
Montana Honeymoon

Yellowstone National Park Tours

Mid May- early October

Lone Mountain Ranch has a century-long tradition of curating Yellowstone Park experiences – from the history and geology to the backcountry and wildlife. Our naturalist guides are also accredited Yellowstone guides, with lifetimes of expertise and the most comprehensive, turnkey access to the park.

Let us take you for a hike, picnic, photography expedition or to see iconic landscapes and geysers such as Old Faithful. These are our roots, so when you visit Yellowstone with us, you get much more than a tour.

Included in these packages:

Summer Discovery
Field Trip (Adult Week)
Lone Mountain Cowgirl Getaway
Montana Honeymoon

Guided Hiking

Mid May – early October

Lone Mountain Ranch, Big Sky, and the surrounding National Forrest Wilderness are all home to countless breathtaking hikes. Join one of our Lone Mountain Ranch Naturalists for an adventure on the trail. Our Naturalist will help choose a trail that matches your ability levels and expectations.

Included in these packages:

Summer Discovery
Field Trip (Adult Week)
Lone Mountain Cowgirl Getaway
Montana Honeymoon

Mountain Biking

June – early October

The trails in Big Sky offer both long, spirited rides and heart-pumping adrenaline rushes. Let us set you up with a map, bike and safety gear. Montana offers one of a kind mountain biking, and it would be just as easy to spend an hour or a few days navigating the adventure. (available June – early – October)

Included in these packages:

Outdoor Youth Adventure Program

June – August

The Ranch is as much a playground for children as it is for adults. This program builds confidence through outdoor recreation, develops an appreciation for nature, and, most of all, gives young people (aged 3-14) the space to roam, have fun, and connect with each other. Kind and energetic staff will lead kids through a variety of experiences geared to entertain and challenge all age groups. (available June-August)

Included in these packages:

Summer Discovery

Explore Yellowstone

 

Fly Fishing

Mid May – early October

Situated between the world famous Madison and Gallatin Rivers, Lone Mountain Ranch is the idyllic place to fish blue ribbon rainbow, brown brook trout, and native west slope cutthroat trout. The fly fishing guides will provide anglers of all levels with the skills and gear they need to begin or advance their sport.

For some, there is no more relaxing experience than casting a fly rod, for others there is no greater thrill. We will refer you to our local partners where they can custom tailor your experience to your interests, skill level and desire to explore.

 

Included in these packages:

Fly Fishing Experience

 

Backcountry Nordic Skiing

December – March

With 85 kilometers of carefully maintained woodland trails over phenomenal mountain terrain, it’s no wonder Lone Mountain Ranch has been voted Cross Country Skier magazine’s #1 Nordic ski destination in North America. Our knowledgeable guides, dependable snow and wide range of trails offers something for beginners, experts, leisurely explorers and hardcore athletes.
Operated under a special permit with Custer Gallatin National Forest.

Included in these packages:

Winter Discovery
Holiday Discovery
Montana Honeymoon

Downhill Skiing

December – March

11,166 feet up, 5,700 skiable acres, 4,350 feet of vertical drop, 22 chairs, 300 runs, 4 mountains, and an average of 400+ inches of annual snowfall – Lone Mountain Ranch is located just 10 minutes from our neighbor, Big Sky Resort. On demand transportation to and from the slopes is always included, and some packages offer ski passes or full gear concierge. When you get to the bottom, the Ranch is the perfect place to unwind.

Included in these packages:

Winter Discovery
Holiday Discovery
Montana Honeymoon

Snowshoeing

December – March

Explore the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem on foot, without harming the delicate biodiversity all around. The 30 km of snowshoe trails meander through the ranch, outside of the Nordic trail system. Start at your cabin door and trek alone, with friends or family, with a guide, or even lit by the moon – full moon snowshoe tours are a favorite of guests and locals.

Snowshoes are available for rent in the Ranch’s Outdoor Shop, and a trail map will get you started on your journey. Call 406.995.4734 with any questions.

Included in these packages:

Winter Discovery
Holiday Discovery
Montana Honeymoon

Dogsledding

December – March

The ranch can arrange a special excursion with our partners at Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures and Spirit of the North. This is a truly unique way to experience the wintry landscape. Around every bend, there’s more to see: majestic peaks, unobstructed views of Fan Mountain, untouched landscapes.

Sit back and glide quietly along, try driving with hands-on instruction from experienced guides. Handling a sled team is exhilarating and unlike any other form of travel.

Yellowstone National Park Tours

Mid-December – Mid March

Lone Mountain Ranch is deeply interconnected with Yellowstone Park. For over a century, we have shared land, air, resources and guides with a national treasure, and there is nothing more special than the quiet of the Park in winter.

Lone Mountain Ranch guides are trained and certified Yellowstone Park guides, ready to take you to parts of the park inaccessible to other visitors. Cross country ski or snowshoe into the backcountry, or take a snowcoach to explore the most iconic scenery. Bison, elk, wolves, eagles and brightly colored steaming geysers are in view this time of year.

 

Winter Fly Fishing

December – March

Lone Mountain Ranch is the best way to access the year-round abundance of both the Gallatin and Madison Rivers. Our guides can help first-timers and long-timers discover the perfect spots to cast for rainbow, brown and brook trout. The winter offers a special kind of serenity, with zero crowds and large, healthy trout. Access remote blue ribbon streams by snowshoe, or pair a half-day wade with a few hours of skiing.

 

Backcountry Skiing

December – March

Lone Mountain Ranch is situated among thousands of miles of luxurious, rugged wilderness just beyond our doorstep. After a short shuttle ride with a naturalist guide to the Northwest corner of Yellowstone or to the Gallatin National Forest, you will have access to tours of varying difficulty, ranging from easy rolling trails to more advanced glides ideal for practicing your telemark turns. Tours are rated easy, moderate or difficult, depending on length, the amount of climbing, and the difficulty of the skiing.

Other Activities Available

Yoga & Massage

Canoeing & Paddle boarding

Whitewater Rafting

Amenities Included with Your Stay

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In-Room Record Player

Coffee Service

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