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Horseback Riding

 We have been doing horseback rides in Montana since 2002.  Many people tell us our horseback rides are the best they have ever been on and that it was the highlight of their vacation.  And of course the location is amazing. 

Other Adventures

Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Adv

Join us for a visit to the Pryor Mountain wild horse range, an overnight stay in the mountains, or a chuckwagon meal. 

Hunting

Buffalo hunt

If you have ever wanted to experience a real buffalo hunt, then Elk River Outfitters has the hunt for you.  Our hunts take place right in the middle of where the buffalo hunting took place in the 19thcentury and earlier, the vast back country of eastern Montana.

Red Lodge Horseback Rides

SEASON

May thru September in Red Lodge 

PRICING

$45/person for 1 hour,  $55 for 1 1/2 hour, and $65 for 2 hours.  Half day, full day and pack trips are also available.

MINIMUM AGE

6 Years – Our insurance requires each person has their own horse.

MAXIMUM WEIGHT

260 lbs. Please let us know if anyone in your group is over 225 lbs.

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

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, half day and full day rides are available. 

 

Billings Horseback Rides

Our Billings rides start 15 minutes from downtown Billings on scenic and historic Pryor Creek.  Ride from the gentle rolling hills along Pryor Creek to a pine tree covered plateau from which you can see several different mountain ranges as well as a beautiful view of the city. 

SEASON

March thru September in Billings.

PRICING

 $50/person for 1 hour, $60/person for 1 1/2 hour and $70/person for 2 hours.

MINIMUM AGE

6 Years – Our insurance requires each person has their own horse.

MAXIMUM WEIGHT

260 lbs. Please let us know if anyone in your group is over 225 lbs.

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Just want to go see the Wild Horses by UTV?  Meet us in Bridger, MT and we’ll go by UTV for a full day adventure to see the wild horses. Two person minimum.  Call us to schedule.

Pryor Mountain Ride

Chuck Wagon Dinners

Experience a real Montana cowboy adventure with a western meal at our  chuckwagon.  

Enjoy Indian Tacos, beef brisket, or a steak dinner with cowboy beans, fry bread, salad and dutch oven cobbler for dessert.  After dinner sit around the campfire, listen to a cowboy story or two and enjoy making smores. 

This is a great activity for family reunions and corporate retreats. 

Contact us to discuss reservations.

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

contact us

406-860-3699

info@elkriveradventures.com

Directions for Red Lodge Ride:

We are across the street from 3 Hwy 308, Red Lodge, MT. Go through Red Lodge on Hwy 212 heading south. Turn left onto Hwy 308 and take the first right. Pull through the trees and you’ll see the horses on the right.  We are just a few minutes from downtown. 

Directions for Billings Ride:

We are just past Somewhere in Time and Chancey’s Event Center located at 266 Hogan Rd, Huntley, MT 59037. After Chancey’s turn right at an orange red semi trailer (don’t go up the steep hill) and follow this road until you see the horses on the left. It’s a 15 minute drive from downtown Billings.