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Sleigh Rides A Horse-Drawn Montana Adventure

A Horse-Drawn Montana Adventure

If dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh sounds like the stuff only dreams are made of, well, Western Montana’s Glacier Country is a winter dreamland of snow and splendor. After a day of skiing, skating, sledding or snowshoeing, take a horse-drawn carriage ride underneath a starry night sky with your favorite people (or special someone) and a warm cocoa or hot toddy.

A Nordic Ski Wonderland from Glaciers to Geysers

Montana’s pristine cross-country and skate ski trails crisscross the enchanting wintry landscapes between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks.

How to Dress

The most basic rule is: it's winter and you'll be outside, so dress to stay warm. If you have ski clothes, wear them. Remember, since you won't be exerting yourself physically, you'll get cold faster. Wear the warmest boots you have, as your feet will be the first to feel the cold. Hats and gloves are a must. When you're zipping through brisk mountain air in a sleigh, the chill can set in quickly—especially on exposed skin.

Where to Catch a Sleigh

For a quick sleigh ride around the countryside, a happy daytime outing with friends and family, or a cozy evening out under the stars, you'll find that Montana's sleigh ride companies can accommodate. At some of our ski resorts, you can arrange sleigh rides near the mountain. Or if you're staying at a guest ranch or lodge, chances are, sleigh rides are available on their list of winter activities.

Many travelers to Montana wisely plan their trips to include both of our national parks: Glacier and Yellowstone. To help make the most of your time, we’ve put together several road-trip itineraries that offer authentic park-to-park experiences, including sleigh rides. For inspiration, visit Glaciers to Geysers.

Featured Listings

Bar W Guest Ranch in Western Montana.

Bar W Guest Ranch

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.863.9099

2875 U.S. Highway 93 W.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Cripple Creek Horse Ranch in Western Montana.

Cripple Creek Horse Ranch

City: Trego
Phone: 406.889.3674

1519 Trego Road
Trego, MT 59934

Rich Ranch in Western Montana.

Rich Ranch

City: Seeley Lake
Phone: 800.532.4350

939 Cottonwood Lakes Road
Seeley Lake, Montana 59868

RiverView Ranch Retreat & Western Adventures in Western Montana.

RiverView Ranch Retreat & Western Adventures

City: Alberton
Phone: 406.382.9020

28800 Southside Road
Alberton, MT 59820

Swan Mountain Ranch in Western Montana.

Swan Mountain Ranch

City: Swan Lake
Phone: 406.387.4405

26356 Soup Creek Rd
Swan Lake, Montana 59911

Weatherwood Homestead in Western Montana.

Weatherwood Homestead

City: Columbia Falls
Phone:


Columbia Falls, MT 59912

Other Listings

Cripple Creek Horse Ranch

  • City: Trego
  • Address: 1519 Trego Road
  • Phone: 406.889.3674
  • Website: cripplecreekhorseranch.com

Double Arrow Lodge

  • City: Seeley Lake
  • Address: 301 Lodge Way
  • Phone: 406.677.2777
  • Website: doublearrowlodge.com

The Resort at Paws Up

  • City: Greenough
  • Address: 40060 Paws Up Rd
  • Phone: 406.244.5210
  • Website: pawsup.com

Glacier Country Tourism is not responsible for the accuracy of the above business listings provided by the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development.

News from Glacier National Park Currently, 16.5 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

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