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Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours

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26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911-6975
+1 406-387-4405
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Disappointing Elk population

My guys had a great time. Guide was good. The one disappointment(with understanding its a free... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Corning, New York
Horrible professionalism

Below is a bullet point of issues i had before the trip began and during. 1) I was quoted 4,950... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Lake Elsinore, California
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Swan Mountain Outfitters offers summer wilderness pack trips, float/fishing trips, llama treks, custom trail/wagon rides and guided hunting trips in and around the Bob Marshall Wilderness. They also hold the horseback concession contract in Glacier National Park and offer trail rides from four locations in the Glacier area: Apgar, Lake McDonald, Many Glacier and West Glacier.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911-6975
+1 406-387-4405
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

My guys had a great time. Guide was good. The one disappointment(with understanding its a free range hunt) but my guys never even saw an elk. Spending $7000+ for just the camp and licenses its a pretty big disappointment to have not even see anything....More

Thank droopy3131
swanmountain, General Manager at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dear droopy3131, I would like to start off by saying that we appreciate any feedback as we are always working to improve our company and customer service. I am glad to hear that your guys had a great time and felt that the guide did...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Below is a bullet point of issues i had before the trip began and during. 1) I was quoted 4,950 per person and after I purchased my tags i was informed after my $ 2,000 non-refundable deposit was taken that the price went up to...More

Thank jandjenteerprises02
SMRswanlake, Owner at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

As a company we fully appreciate the power and effectiveness of reviews and social media in helping potential guests assess the appropriateness of a trip, and we often use the tools ourselves when we travel. But the thing that has become increasingly bothersome is when...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We did an hour ride loop. We very much enjoyed the very well fed horses, and learning how to mount, and guide them. I loved Bingo. Justin was our guide. He was very knowledgeable, and pointed out many animals. Such as grouse, and 3 deer....More

Thank LadyTraveler13
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We had a three hour hike with Jack, our guide, and our three pack llamas, Shortcut, Spud and Foster. Llamas are almost unbelievably unreal both in appearance and mannerisms. They just don't look like they belong on this planet. They could easily star in a...More

Thank wilsonjmichael
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We took a trail ride with our 14 year old son and were appalled at the condition of the horses. They were filthy, exhausted and very poorly taken care of. Conditions at the barn at McDonald Lake inside Glacier National Park were disgusting. Manure and...More

2  Thank Dana1499
Katie L, Staff at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi Dana1499, Sorry to hear that your expectations were not met during your recent trail ride. Our wranglers and managers treat our mountain horses with great care, and we are known for the well-rounded routine treatment and love that they receive. This is evident with...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

My fiance and I did the cowboy cookout and had a wonderful evening! The trail was through gorgeous tree filled forests and meadows, the wranglers were knowledgable and entertaining, and the food surpassed my expectations (steak was well seasoned and not overcooked)! It was a...More

Thank Jaclyn L
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We did a 2 hour ride on the Apgar trail. It was the perfect amount of time in my opinion and fun throughout. We are beginner riders and the staff does a great job at making you feel comfortable. I miss Buster and Comanche already!...More

Thank bcmatthews
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We did a half day tour on horseback from many Glacier Lodge to Sherburne Outlook trail. It was a bit more in the trees than what I had been told but it was a good trail to horseback ride on. Our guide Jon was great....More

1  Thank Mybelle3080
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We did the half day ride out of the West Glacier corral. Anna was our guide and she was extremely friendly , knowledgeable about the area and wonderful with the horses and guests. The horses were great and well cared for. My only complaint was...More

1  Thank Sally P
Katie L, Marketing at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Hi Sally P, Thanks for reviewing your half day ride from the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center. It's great to hear positive feedback about our wranglers and horses! We will make sure our reservations team is providing clear messaging regarding this ride as well....More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

My family did the 2 hour horseback ride from the West Glacier Corral the second week of July 2017. I have two kids, 9 and 13, who have never been on horseback before and they did a great job making them feel comfortable right away....More

Thank Sunshine1775
Katie L, Marketing at Swan Mountain Outfitters Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Hi, Thank you for your feedback regarding the 2 hour trail ride from the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center in West Glacier. It's great to hear that the trip was well received as a family activity; and equally good to hear that our wranglers...More

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Faith S
31 December 2017|
Response from SwanMtnCompanies | Property representative |
Hi Faith, We typically require guests to mount on their own from the ground at the corral to ensure that they can remount a horse out on the trail if they have to get off for any reason. The preferred method is to mount from... More
13 August 2017|
Response from SMRswanlake | Property representative |
Hi 1raven1, Arrangements can be made for a drop-off and pick up at Sperry Chalet; as long as our trail rides are operating during the time of your lodging reservations and we have availability for the time frame you are... More
Mary S
5 July 2017|
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Response from SMRswanlake | Property representative |
Hi Mary, Thanks for the question, it is a good one. Since we operate trail rides from several locations I have favorites from each. The best way to really get out there is with a full-day or multi-day ride, but since you... More