Limitations: Age & Weight
As horses are physically limited in how much weight they can safely carry we have a guest weight limit of 240 pounds.
Due to the rugged character of the country and the inherent dangers associated with travel by horseback, we generally limit the age of our backcountry participants to no less than twelve.
We do not recommend these expeditions to anyone with respiratory disorders, heart trouble, or any condition that may be aggravated by altitude.
For wildfire liability reasons and in consideration of our non-smoking guests we are strictly non-smoking.
Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible so that we can meet your specific needs. Initial questions are often easiest asked and answered by email.
We believe a visit by telephone is important, however. It allows us to learn from you first hand your expectations for the trip and general abilities in the outdoors. A phone call gives you an opportunity to establish personal contact.
Deposit & Balance of Payment:
A deposit of 50% of trip fare per person will reserve any date of your choice that has available space. Payment may be made with E-Check, Visa or MasterCard using the Secure Payment Gateway on the footer of this page. The final balance of payment must be received a minimum of sixty days prior to your expeditions departure date.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
After you have made your reservation we will likely turn away other clients for the same dates. For this reason the deposit is nonrefundable. Any payments made toward final balance of trip fare (beyond deposit) will be fully refundable should you be unable to make the trip. No refunds will be given on any expedition in progress.
Should you wish to fly the Bozeman Airport is serviced by Delta, Frontier, United, US Air and Alaska Air year-round. Flights into Bozeman are often booked full well in advance.
We recommend you make your airline reservations as early as possible.
If feasible plan on arrival in Bozeman no later than 2pm on the day prior to your trip departure date. This allows you time to pick up any last minute necessities as well as a little time to rest up from your journey to Montana.
If you are traveling by auto, let us know if you need information and directions on the best routes.
Pre & Post-Trip Accommodations:
Our clients generally make arrangements for pre-trip and post-trip accommodations in town. We give our highest recommendation to the Best Western GranTree Inn. The Gran Tree has complementary shuttles to and from the airport. While you are on your trip the Inn will allow you to store luggage, travel clothes, etc., at no extra charge.
A word of advice… make your reservations (800) 624-5865 as early as possible. The GranTree is a popular place to stay and is often booked well in advance. Be sure to tell them you are vacationing with us as they will discount the room rate significantly.
We strongly encourage our guests to purchase travel, health and cancellation insurance. Each participant will be required to sign a waiver releasing Medicine Lake Outfitters from all liability.