Your Montana "Bucket List" starts here! Come share the passion for Montana's Great Outdoors with the Rich family and crew. Whether its a traditional guest ranch vacation, adventure pack trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness or exploring our Winter Wonderland, a lifelong memory is waiting.
The Rich Ranch is located in western Montana, adjacent to the spectacular Bob Marshall Wilderness and just two hours from Glacier National Park. The ranch operates as a traditional Dude Ranch, creating a full ranch vacation experience. The Rich family welcomes all who appreciate wide-open spaces, good horses, and home cooking. With lodge and cabins nestled in the trees you will relax and soak in the view of the Swan Mountain Range with all the comforts of home. Enjoy the many activities including miles of adventure horseback riding (for all ages), fly fishing, mountain biking, horse drawn wagon ride, ghost town tour, roping practice, lake swimming, campfire entertainment and more. Pack trip and rafting options are also available. We have specialty weeks available for guests interested in adult only vacations, women’s retreats, artists retreats, packer’s corral, and photography weeks.
Types of Experiences and Trips Provided
Overnight Shelter Arrangements (if an overnight experience): Cabins
Sizes of Groups: The Ranch takes up to 24 guests; up to 10 guests on pack-trips; Hunts vary from 4 to 8 guests.
Rates: Call 1-800-532-4350 or 1-406-677-2317 for more information or visit www.richranch.com.
Local Knowledge & Certifications/Training
You will enjoy the history of land and family as we celebrate over 50 years of outfitting in the Blackfoot Clearwater Valley.
Favorite Trip Story
For Jack, who has a profound reverence for what and who came before him, it always comes back to stories. He believes that especially in our fast-paced, on-the-grid society, Rich Ranch offers something special, something that’s getting harder and harder to find. A chance to sit around the table, on a mountainside, or around a campfire -
“And brag and lie and share your story. It's important for us to have a forum where we can tell our story. Likewise where our guests can tell their story. And the storytelling is the cornerstone of what our
After more than thirty years in the guiding business - he’s certainly got a lot of stories. But he also has a soft spot for poetry, especially the cowboy variety. If you ask nicely, and hang around long enough, there’s a good chance he’ll take off his big hat, hold it over his heart, close his eyes, and recite a poem for you. Probably one his father wrote. One that might even end like this:
“You know I've thought it over and it's pretty plain to see. That all the things a cowboy's got are good enough for me.”