MEDICINE LAKE OUTFITTERS is permitted by the Gallatin and Beaverhead National Forests to provide horseback riding in the Madison, Gallatin and Bridger Mountain Ranges.  We also take day rides to destinations on the west side of Yellowstone Park.

RATES:  Full Day Ride:  $300 per person w/ four rider minimum or equivalent ride fare.

MLO specializes in small groups and custom trips.  We trailer horses from our base in the Gallatin Valley to the day’s trailhead of choice.  Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the trailhead.

We rendezvous at the trailhead at nine in the morning and try to finish our ride by three in the afternoon.  We can schedule shorter duration mountain rides, but cost will remain the same.

You will need to bring a jacket, ball cap,  lunch, water bottle, sunglasses, and sun screen. If you bring a wide brimmed cowboy hat make sure it has a stampede string to keep it from blowing off in the wind and frightening horses.
Do not bring a backpack, we will provide saddle bags.  If you have good rain gear bring that as well.  We would prefer you rode in western riding boots, but we have hooded stirrups on our saddles so hiking boots are okay to wear.

Mountain day rides are available on the national forest as soon as winter snows have retreated and trails have dried.  In most areas this means early June.
Yellowstone Park does not open most of their trails to horse use until July 1st. 


Tom is a fifth generation Montanan who has spent his lifetime serving people in the wilderness travel and recreation realm.  He has outfitted and guided pack trips and trail rides in Greater Yellowstone since 1974.
Tom knows the Yellowstone region intimately and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the area’s history, floura~fauna, and place names.

Tom Heintz
Tom Heintz - Montana Outfitter License #257


If you are interested in joining us on an extended pack trip with a fly fishing emphasis, please visit our packtrips site using the link below.