Lone Mountain Ranch: Summer Lovin’ at Lone Mountain

Located in Big Sky, Montana, United States

Warm temperatures in Big Sky mean big adventure at Lone Mountain—from backwoods kids activities to world-class fly-fishing and horseback-riding.

Steps from their private log cabin, guests enjoy easy access to the banks of the North Fork Creek.

A young traveler soaks up the thrill of white water on a rafting trip down the scenic Gallatin River.

Whether galloping on the ranch or venturing into the backcountry, horse lovers get their fill of saddle time at Lone Mountain.

Each July the rodeo comes to town. Last year the Big Sky event convened 40 bull riders, 76 bucking bulls, and 11,000 spectators.

The Gallatin River welcomes anglers of all skill levels to wade into its Blue Ribbon waters and cast a line. This classic Montana trout stream appeared in Robert Redford’s famous fly-fishing movie, A River Runs Through It.

Lone Mountain’s Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing guides help guests practice for the water.

Young travelers navigate a ropes course built into the surrounding forest canopy. Lone Mountain’s Outdoor Youth Adventures program harnesses the spirit of summer camp.

Honing their archery skills in the woods hits the mark for young guests.

Lodge wranglers expertly assess skill levels and physicality to match riders with horses for group trail rides.

Kids get a feel for rodeo life on a “bucking” barrel, one of the ranch activities that makes up the Outdoor Youth Adventures program.

Expert wranglers offer private instruction in the lodge’s riding arena.

Guided trail rides take in Big Sky’s sweeping alpine landscapes, including Yellowstone National Park, the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area, and Gallatin National Forest.

Opened in 1915 as a working cattle ranch, Lone Mountain stays true to its rustic roots.

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