Nothing is more Western than exploring the mountains around West Yellowstone from the back of a steady equine. Riding a horse is one of the most popular visitor experiences. Explore a scenic mountain trail in a nearby national forest or ride into Yellowstone Park for the day or an overnight adventure. Rides lasting from one hour to overnight pack trips are available, with options for beginners who have never ridden before up to experienced riders. Local ranches and outfitters offer guided horseback rides for any budget from May until early October (weather dependent), and a few even offer winter rides. For the ultimate Western experience, ride a horse to a mountain cookout or base your Yellowstone vacation from one of our area guest ranches.