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Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours

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26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911-6975
+1 406-387-4405
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Badly run

We took a trail ride with our 14 year old son and were appalled at the condition of the horses... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dana1499
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Reston, Virginia
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Cowboy Cookout - great time!

My fiance and I did the cowboy cookout and had a wonderful evening! The trail was through gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jaclyn L
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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 National Park and offer trail rides from four locations in the Glacier area: Apgar, Lake McDonald, Many Glacier and West Glacier.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911-6975
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+1 406-387-4405
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a trail ride with our 14 year old son and were appalled at the condition of the horses. They were filthy, exhausted and very poorly taken care of. Conditions at the barn at McDonald Lake inside Glacier National Park were disgusting. Manure and...More

Thank Dana1499
Katie L, Staff at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Dana1499, Sorry to hear that your expectations were not met during your recent trail ride. Our wranglers and managers treat our mountain horses with great care, and we are known for the well-rounded routine treatment and love that they receive. This is evident with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I did the cowboy cookout and had a wonderful evening! The trail was through gorgeous tree filled forests and meadows, the wranglers were knowledgable and entertaining, and the food surpassed my expectations (steak was well seasoned and not overcooked)! It was a...More

Thank Jaclyn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a 2 hour ride on the Apgar trail. It was the perfect amount of time in my opinion and fun throughout. We are beginner riders and the staff does a great job at making you feel comfortable. I miss Buster and Comanche already!...More

Thank bcmatthews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a half day tour on horseback from many Glacier Lodge to Sherburne Outlook trail. It was a bit more in the trees than what I had been told but it was a good trail to horseback ride on. Our guide Jon was great....More

1  Thank Mybelle3080
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the half day ride out of the West Glacier corral. Anna was our guide and she was extremely friendly , knowledgeable about the area and wonderful with the horses and guests. The horses were great and well cared for. My only complaint was...More

Thank Sally P
Katie L, Marketing at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sally P, Thanks for reviewing your half day ride from the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center. It's great to hear positive feedback about our wranglers and horses! We will make sure our reservations team is providing clear messaging regarding this ride as well....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family did the 2 hour horseback ride from the West Glacier Corral the second week of July 2017. I have two kids, 9 and 13, who have never been on horseback before and they did a great job making them feel comfortable right away....More

Thank Sunshine1775
Katie L, Marketing at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your feedback regarding the 2 hour trail ride from the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center in West Glacier. It's great to hear that the trip was well received as a family activity; and equally good to hear that our wranglers...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful ride, amazing view and great wrangler's to guide us. Would have liked to have spent more time at the lake but this was about a horseback ride, not a visit to the Lake. There is a foot trail that can be hiked for that...More

Thank Sheryl N
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The all day horseback ride from the Swan Mountain location was absolutely beautiful. The ride ended up being private (just my partner, myself, and our guide, Brian). It was peaceful, scenic, and exactly what we were looking for. We rode about 7-8 miles into the...More

Thank Alyssa N
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This ride was FANTASTIC! My son and I took the all day ride starting at the Glacier Outdoor Center. From the beginning it was fun and interesting. Our guide, Brendan, made the ride. His incredible knowledge of horses, Native American folklore, local history, geology, flora...More

Thank JudgeDredd2017
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful way to fill a hot summer day. We took the 10 am two hour ride with our grandson, who is 10. He was a bit nervous, but Luke and Jeff were great with him and he loved the ride. Scenery was breathtaking...More

Thank RainyInVegas
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1raven1
13 August 2017|
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Response from Katie L | Property representative |
Hi 1raven1, 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
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Mary S
5 July 2017|
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Response from Katie L | Property representative |
Hi Mary, 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
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Mary D
26 May 2017|
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Response from Katie L | Property representative |
Hi Mary D, Thanks for the inquiry. The overnight ride and fishing trip is a great trip, it allows you to get out there for a taste of the real Montana near the Swan Mountains. This trip gives you time to see Montana from... More
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