Red Lodge Horseback Rides


May thru September in Red Lodge


Our most popular ride is two hours for $110/person, we also offer a one and a half hour ride for $90/person and a half day for $175.


6 Years – Our insurance requires each person ride separately – no double riding.


250 lbs. Please let us know if anyone in your group is over 210 lbs.

Items to bring:
· Boots (or enclosed shoes)
· Hat or Cap (as needed)
· Raincoat (as needed)
· Sunglasses (as needed)
· Jeans or long pants are recommended

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Our Red Lodge rides starts along scenic Rock Creek where you will  gradually rise to a vista from which you can see seven different mountain ranges.  These rides start just minutes from downtown Red Lodge and will give you a real flavor of western adventure.  Hourly and half day rides are available. Many people tell us that riding with Elk River is the best thing you will do on your vacation.

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Pryor Mountain Adventures

For longer adventures we offer custom packages in the Pryor Mountains which includes staying overnight in a cabin or tent, horseback riding, campfires, stargazing, hiking to a waterfall and going by UTV to see the Pryor Mountain Wild Horses.  You’ll want to stay a minimum of two nights for this adventure.  Call us to discuss your custom package 406-860-3699.


About Us

Our Story

Elk River Outfitters is a fifth generation Montana family owned business.  It started as a conversation between then teenager Brad Edward and his grandfather Bill Hayes, as they rode together working cattle on the plains of Eastern Montana during the summer. They talked of owning a pack string in the cooler mountainous areas of Montana.

After Brad graduated from college, he began working towards the realization of that dream, gathering equipment, horses and experiences.  He also gathered a family, marrying his wife Cyndi and raising their four sons, Brad Jr., Chase, Zach, and Tanner, as they continued to work toward their goal.  Finally in 1994 they began offering trail rides around Billings.  Then they moved the bulk of their operation to Red Lodge in 2003.  They have continued to grow their business and have operations in Red Lodge, Billings, the Pryor Mountains and beginning 2018 in East Glacier.

They continue to also work with the Crow Indians on their hunting operations. The name Elk River pays tribute to the Crows, as it was their name for the Yellowstone River.  The Edward family invites you to experience the best of Montana adventure in this region, with them.

Brad Edward - Owner

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Directions for Red Lodge Ride:

Our address is 10 Highway 308, Red Lodge, MT. Go through Red Lodge on Hwy 212 heading south. Turn left onto Hwy 308 and take the first right. This is a single lane dirt road.  Pull through the trees and you’ll see the horses on the right.  We are just a few minutes from downtown.