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Guests on horses in a line in front of mountains at Elkhorn Ranch Montana
Guest on a horse roaming through fields at Elkhorn Ranch Montana
Guests on horses in a field of wildflowers at Elkhorn Ranch Montana
Trail ride at Elkhorn Ranch Montana
Two guests looking at the view at Elkhorn Ranch Montana

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Nearest Regional Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, 57 miles

Nearest International Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, 57 miles


6800 Feet


June - September

Guest Capacity


Traditional Dude Ranch

The Elkhorn Ranch is one of the few remaining traditional dude ranches where outdoor activities are the focus each day. We are a family-oriented guest ranch with guests of all ages enjoying time with their friends, new and old, without sacrificing the very special feeling of shared family time.

Family-Oriented Since 1922

Located at the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park in the upper Gallatin Canyon, the Elkhorn has been a family-oriented ranch since 1922. Surrounded by National Forest and Wilderness, horseback riding and the outdoors is our focus. Historic log cabins, meals in the central dining room, and our children’s program make this a vacation for everyone. Blue Ribbon fly-fishing rivers, including the Gallatin and the Madison, are nearby. For more information call and speak with Linda or Kt.

You don’t need prior experience to take advantage of our rides, which vary from short and easy to long and challenging. With relaxed instruction from our capable wranglers, you will soon feel safe and comfortable on horseback and be able to enjoy our high mountain country with its acres of mountains, meadows, and streams. Our foreman, Jim, will choose a horse for you from our herd of over 100 to suit both your interest and ability.

trail ride with horses riding alongside river


  • Bird Watching
  • Childrens Programs (6-8)
  • Childrens Programs (9-12)
  • Childrens Programs (13-17)
  • Dancing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Natural Water Swimming
  • River Rafting
  • Winter Snow Activities
  • Yoga


  • Beginner Rides
  • Advanced/Fast rides
  • Pony Rides
  • Trail Riding Ages 6+

Special Events

  • Adults Only Weeks
  • Weddings

Mealtimes at Elkhorn are always an enjoyable part of the day, filled with lively conversation and laughter. The young eat together at one end of the log dining hall, where the Peanut Butter Mothers keep things running smoothly. Adults usually sit with other adults, both friends, and family, as they wish.

Kids at a dinner table at Elkhorn Ranch Montana

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

Fifteen log cabins set the tone of the Elkhorn Ranch: rustic elegance, comfort, and hospitality. Built mostly in the 30’s, each is set apart from the others with its own view of the ranch meadow. Cabins vary in size, sleeping from one to eight people. All have been modernized. Private baths have electric heat and many have claw foot tubs with showers.

Cabin at Elkhorn Ranch Montana


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Babysitting Services
  • Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Spa Services/Massages



Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 10:00 am

Length of Stay:

6 nights (June - September)

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are transferable but not refundable unless the space can be filled. We do recommend buying travel insurance through Travel Guard for your trip.


Elkhorn Ranch

Gallatin Gateway, Montana

Nearest Regional Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, 57 miles