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Blacktail Ranch Trail ride
Little girl on a horse in red and black flannel with cowboy dad
Trail ride at sunset at Blacktail Ranch
Trail ride at Blacktail Ranch
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Blacktail Ranch and Lodge

Wolf Creek, Montana

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Nearest Regional Airport

Great Falls International Airport, 67 miles

Nearest International Airport

Great Falls International Airport, 67 miles


4500 Feet


June - November

Guest Capacity


A historic guest ranch, Blacktail Ranch and Lodge is located in Montana’s Rocky Mountains and has been welcoming guests for more than 50 years. With 8,000 acres of terrain, stays here are all-inclusive and include lodging accommodations, three meals a day, on-ranch activities and round-trip transportation to and from Great Falls International Airport in Great Falls, Montana.

A Historic Montana Ranch
Blacktail Ranch and Lodge is a historic 8,000-acre gem located where the rolling hills meet the Rocky Mountains near Wolf Creek, Montana. The history of the ranch dates back to the late 1800s, while we have been operating as a guest ranch since the 1950s.

Beautiful Mountains and Horseback Trail Rides
Here at the ranch, we’re surrounded by stunning mountain terrain and while here, our guests enjoy horseback trail rides, comfortable accommodations, ranch exploration, hiking, fishing and three meals a day.

Guests can set out on horseback trail rides every day, and there is really no better way to explore Blacktail Ranch and Lodge and potentially see wildlife than on the back of a horse. Our herd of horses can accommodate a wide variety of riding experience levels, from beginners needing basic instruction to advanced riders in search of longer day rides into the mountains. Ride with our local cowboys to get a taste of the West.

For additional riding opportunities, guests can opt to add on our Divide Ride for an additional fee. A two-night, three-day ride, this includes riding to the top of the Continental Divide and taking in 360-degree views of the Rocky Mountains. Accommodations include a comfy bed inside our Hide Out Cabin, a tent or sleeping under the star-filled skies of Montana.

Outdoor Recreation
Whether you prefer to fish a mountain stream or cast your line across a wide river, both are easily accessible in and around the ranch. The South Fork of the Dearborn River flows through the heart of the ranch, while off-site guided and unguided fishing trips on the nearby Blackfoot or Missouri rivers can be arranged.

Blacktail Ranch and Lodge also has amazing archeological sites, including an extensive cave system that dates back to the last ice age. Additional highlights include a Sun Wheel, Medicine Wheel and tipi rings from American Indians who traveled in, around and through the region. We also have an on-site museum that’s home to hundreds of artifacts from throughout the property, as well as antiques from the homestead era of the ranch.

Here at the ranch, we want you to enjoy every minute of your vacation, whether that means planning a full day of adventure and excitement or simply relaxing on your cabin deck with a good book. If you’re looking for additional relaxation, we can also help arrange an on-site massage or private yoga session.

When You’re Here, You’re Family
More than anything, we want you to feel at home at Blacktail Ranch and Lodge. One of our biggest priorities is making sure that you experience the magic of this place. Our home is your home and we’ll do our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Specializing in horseback trail rides, fishing, cave exploration, museum tours, hiking, wildlife watching and birding, you’ll find a slew of activities here at Blacktail Ranch and Lodge. During the evenings, enjoy campfires, line dancing, roping instructions and more.

Guest fishing at Blacktail Ranch


  • Bird Watching
  • Dancing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Natural Water Swimming
  • Pack Trip
  • River Rafting


  • Beginner Rides
  • Advanced/Fast rides
  • Private Lessons
  • Trail Riding Ages 7+

Special Events

  • Girlfriend Getaways
  • Multi-day Cattle Drives
  • Weddings

We serve three made-from-scratch meals each day in the dining room of the lodge. Our experienced chef will have you tasting the best of Montana with hearty and creative meals, complete with mouth-watering desserts.

Staff serving guests dinner at Blacktail Ranch

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

Here at Blacktail Ranch and Lodge, we have two types of accommodations available: lodge rooms and cabins. With a wide variety of accommodations, there is something to fit your needs and budget. Our cabin options include four private one-bedroom log cabins (each with Jacuzzi tubs), one large family cabin. We also have a cozy and spacious River Cabin that sits on the bank of the creek, as well as seven lodge rooms, each decorated with touches of the West with your comfort in mind.

Lodge cabins at Blacktail Ranch

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Saloon
  • Spa Services/Massages



Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am

Length of Stay:

6 nights (July - August)

3 nights (June - June)

3 nights (September - November)

Cancellation Policy

All deposits are non-refundable. We do recommend buying travel insurance through Travel Guard for your trip.

The ranch is also available for destination weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, team-building activities, and more.


Blacktail Ranch and Lodge

Wolf Creek, Montana

Nearest Regional Airport

Great Falls International Airport, 67 miles