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Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours

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Address: 26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911-6975
Phone Number: +1 406-387-4405
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Swan Mountain Outfitters offers summer wilderness pack trips, float/fishing...

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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Great Trail Ride!

Bri was our guide for the Cracker Flats trail ride in Many Glacier. She was great! Two hours on a horse is plenty of time for me and it was a very scenic trip. She gave a bit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
Laura P
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Bri was our guide for the Cracker Flats trail ride in Many Glacier. She was great! Two hours on a horse is plenty of time for me and it was a very scenic trip. She gave a bit of history regarding Cracker Flats, which was very interesting. We wanted to go see East Glacier and this was a great activity... More 

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Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Laura P, Thank you for your feedback regarding your Cracker Flats ride in Many Glacier. It sounds like you had a great time, and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the ride and the history lesson from our guide! The horseback trail rides based out of the East side of Glacier National Park are graced by the striking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We did the half day ride and was very pleased. I appreciated that this was a calm, walking trail ride. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and was a very nice and patient. The horses were well behaved and you can tell they knew the trail and were confident. I only needed to guide the... More 

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Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Traecey L, Thanks for the great feedback and review! We are happy to accommodate with trail rides in the beautiful and wide open spaces of Northwest Montana. It is truly a gift to be able to spread our wings here while taking in the breathtaking views in the Crown of the Continent region. Additionally, we are lucky to share... More 

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129 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We did the half-day trail ride up to Apgar Lookout from the Apgar corral. I had only done one ride before. The ride up Apgar Mountain was awesome and a bit terrifying. The horses prefer the outer edge of the trail, rather than middle or inner edge. So, while the ride was not technically difficult, it was not for the... More 

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Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi DukeOKC, Thanks for your feedback regarding the Apgar Lookout half day ride. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed it! We agree, it is a beautiful ride with great views of the surrounding valley and mountains that we love. We apologize that your safety talk was combined with another groups, making your trip a little later. We will... More 

Carrollton, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We scheduled a 12:30 ride for four adults and received the confirmation email to arrive no later than 12:30. We arrived at 12 to fill out the paperwork before heading to the lodge to wait for our time. We arrived back at 12:20 to wait. Unfortunately a party of 7 on our trip didn't feel the need to show up... More 

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Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review Peyton B! It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the ride, the beautiful scenery, and our great guides! The feedback from our customers is important to us as it helps us to communicate details clearly about our horseback trail rides. Thank you for mentioning your ride time and departure, you are right that we... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Took afternoon ride with our family of 5 on 8/13. Claire was our lead wrangler and was amazing! Chatted our girls up the entire ride and was a great role model for young girls. Shared her knowledge of park with all of us, which we enjoyed. Beautiful views, good length for inexperienced riders like us.

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Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi T204raveler, It sounds like you had an amazing trip, and thanks for sharing your experience. We are always impressed with our wranglers enthusiasm, skill and regional knowledge, and thrilled to hear that our customers are too! We will let Claire know that she was appreciated. Please visit again! Happy Trails, Swan Mountain Outfitters More 

Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This horseback trail ride was through the Great Bear Wilderness right outside of West Glacier. Laura, our guide for the Glacier Gateway trail ride,was very friendly and patient with two inexperienced riders ages 14 and 12. She was a delight to ride with. She was an excellent wrangler and she was very educated about the surrounding area. To see things... More 

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Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Mikel M, Thanks for the nice review, we are so grateful to have such great guides, gorgeous mountain scenery, nice horses and wonderful clients to ride with! We do hope to see you again for a ride in the future. Also, check out Swan Mountain Outfitters other services for a variety of real Montana experiences. Additional to offering trail... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Needed a trip to totally unplug and get away. The team at SMO couldnt have put together a better trip. 9 days in total. 2 at the ranch, which Pat and Megan make you feel like part of the family and 7 on a pack trip in the Bob. The fly fishing couldnt be better, the scenery beautiful and the... More 

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Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi mbower123, Thank you for your review! Swan Mountain Outfitters was thrilled to have you, and we look forward to seeing you again for a future trip. As you know, our guides are wonderful and embody a deep knowledge of the land, where the animals roam and all of the wild spaces in between. If you are considering a hunting... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We set out on a two-3 hour ride with two amazing female wranglers in charge. We got good horse advice in the coral and hit the trail. We wound through woods and concluded the ride with grass fed steaks cooked over an open fire. The two women in charge-Sierra and Darci? We're so confident and knowledgeable! Food was great--even had... More 

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Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi plmla, Thank you for the helpful review. The cowboy cookout ride is very popular and loved by all, and we are thrilled that you had the opportunity to ride with our fun wranglers! An overnight ride is a must, the longer rides afford greater views and provide a priceless Montana experience. We hope to see you again soon! Happy... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took the ride to Sperry Chalet and had a great experience. Good horse too but it was a bit chilly and a long ride.

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Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi MilwaukeeMaurauder, Thanks for your feedback regarding the Sperry Chalet ride. You make a great point about the mountain weather, it can be cold as you gain elevation, which is typical of our longer trail rides such as to Sperry Chalet- especially this time of year! This is why our reservations trip reminders informs our clients to dress appropriately for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Can't say what kind of trail ride they offer. We had booked reservations three weeks in advance for our vacation with our adult son and his girlfriend traveling from out of state. Three days before our scheduled ride they called to tell us "something came up." They offered to book us at a later date, however we already had planned... More 

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Katie L, Marketing Coordinator at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Shellb39, Thank you for your helpful review. We offer our deepest apologies for cancelling your group trail ride reservation. As you can see from our many 5 star client reviews, the circumstance involving your groups cancellation is not a normal mode of operation for Swan Mountain Outfitters. Your 3 week advance notice was adequate for reserving the ride that... More 

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