The Cookout combines the favorite Montana pastimes of horseback riding and having a steak, but adds a little more adventure! You’ll check in at the West Glacier Corral at 3:30pm (this time is subject to change for late season trips). Your cookout adventure begins with a 2 to 2.5 hour horseback ride providing fantastic views of Strawberry Mountain and into Glacier National Park. You will ride for a little over an hour through lodgepole/aspen forest while slowing gaining elevation until you reach the highest point on the trail at Glacier Lookout. There, you’ll dismount the horses and have a chance to quickly stretch your legs as you gaze at the snowcapped peaks of the Glacier Park skyline. Then, you’ll remount your horses and ride for another hour and fifteen minutes to our Cookout Camp. Once you arrive at the camp, you’ll dismount your horses and enjoy a light appetizer as your guide prepares a traditional cowboy dinner of steaks over open flame, corn on the cob, green salad, a roll and s’mores for dessert. Alcoholic beverages are not included, but please ask us if you’d like to add a unique Montana made wine, beer or spirit to your meal. You’ll be within walking distance of the Discovery Center after dinner and enjoy a quiet stroll back to your car with a full belly and a smile on your face just as the sun sets over a perfect Montana evening.
*Please note that because of all the behind-the-scenes help that go into these trips (staff that prepare the food and pack the coolers, staff that cook and serve the food, wranglers that groom and tack up your horses, wranglers that guide you on your trail ride, still other wranglers that untack and turn out the horses and finally staff that clean up after the cookout is complete), an 18% gratuity will be added to the cost of your Cowboy Cookout and distributed among all staff.