Horseback Riding
In Montana

Our riding program is focused around you—the guest. What this means it that you can ride as much or as little as you’d like during your time here at Flathead Lake Lodge. We offer a variety of riding options daily, for all ability levels, and various lengths and ages so that you can have the choice of what riding experience you’d like from day to day. Our experienced team of wranglers lead our guests trail rides across the ranch’s 2,000 private acres to spectacular lake views, through our private elk reserve and in and around forested terrain as we explore some of Montana’s most beautiful landscapes.

Barn Staff

Carson Averill - Barn Manager at Flathead Lake Lodge

Carson Averill

Barn Manager
4 Years


Private Lessons

Our wranglers offer guests private riding lessons so that everyone feels comfortable out on the trails. For the experienced equestrians, our wranglers will take out smaller groups, ride faster and cover some serious distance while venturing into some of the most untouched wilderness in the country.

Specialty Rides

Every day brings a new experience and fun for the whole family! In addition to our daily trail rides, our guests enjoy early morning breakfast rides on horseback to our wooded breakfast camp. Hungry riders can smell the bacon cooking long before they arrive and enjoy a fresh-cooked hot breakfast around a roaring campfire. In addition, guests enjoy riding through the lodge’s private 500-acre Rocky Mountain elk preserve, kid’s rodeo on Saturday afternoon, the steak fry mountain cookout on horseback and our very own team penning competition.


Children of all ages bring a level of energy and excitement to the barn and are encouraged to spend as much time with the horses as they’d like. The Junior Wrangler Program is a great opportunity for children to work alongside their favorite wranglers learning the basics of horse care and handling. On daily trial rides children learn the essentials of horsemanship and basic rodeo techniques with their wranglers. At the end of the week, the Kids Rodeo is their chance to participate in a fun family rodeo with their friends, family and favorite horses from the week.