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Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours

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26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911-6975
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True Quality Western Hunt

I recently completed my third elk hunt with Swan Mountain Outfitters this past October. I had... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
bcsbears20
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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
Snowmobile Trip for Two

My husband and I had the time of our lives on this trip. The weather was perfect for snowmobiling... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
KRanee
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Helena, Montana
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911-6975
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

I recently completed my third elk hunt with Swan Mountain Outfitters this past October. I had previously researched dozens of outfitters in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho before choosing SMO. If you are looking for a true western hunt, SMO is definitely for you! With SMO...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

My husband and I had the time of our lives on this trip. The weather was perfect for snowmobiling. Our guide, Brian, took great care of us and let us loose in the one foot fresh powder to play. The scenery was breathtaking as the...More

Thank KRanee
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Excellent Hunt just like something out of a Jim Shokey film. Got up opening morning road up the hill 2 and a half hours walked about the same. The guide blew his bugle and we got an answer right away. We set up facing the...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I have been fishing and traveling out west for 20 years. I have taken many pack trips with several outfitters in both Wyoming and Montana. My friend Scott and I booked a week long trip with Patrick Tabor through his Salmon Forks business to fish...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

My guys had a great time. Guide was good. The one disappointment(with understanding its a free range hunt) but my guys never even saw an elk. Spending $7000+ for just the camp and licenses its a pretty big disappointment to have not even see anything....More

Thank droopy3131
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swanmountain, General Manager at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dear droopy3131, I would like to start off by saying that we appreciate any feedback as we are always working to improve our company and customer service. I am glad to hear that your guys had a great time and felt that the guide did...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We did an hour ride loop. We very much enjoyed the very well fed horses, and learning how to mount, and guide them. I loved Bingo. Justin was our guide. He was very knowledgeable, and pointed out many animals. Such as grouse, and 3 deer....More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We had a three hour hike with Jack, our guide, and our three pack llamas, Shortcut, Spud and Foster. Llamas are almost unbelievably unreal both in appearance and mannerisms. They just don't look like they belong on this planet. They could easily star in a...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 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

2  Thank Dana1499
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Katie L, Staff at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

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

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Faith S
31 December 2017|
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Response from SwanMtnCompanies | Property representative |
Hi Faith, We typically require guests to mount on their own from the ground at the corral to ensure that they can remount a horse out on the trail if they have to get off for any reason. The preferred method is to mount from... More
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1raven1
13 August 2017|
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Response from SMRswanlake | 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 SMRswanlake | 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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