High Mountain Excursions

Excursions to Fuse and Twin Lakes

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Hidden Gem

Seek adventure in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Adventure awaits on our new hiking and advanced horseback riding adventures to high-mountain lakes in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. This exclusive excursion is available as a full-day activity, complete with The Ranch’s gear, seasoned guides and provisions. Hike to Fuse Lake, an angler’s dream thanks to its aquatic residents, Arctic Grayling – the only fish species to inhabit these waters. Even further afield lies Twin Lakes, home to Rainbow and Cutbow Trout.

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  • Available July and August

  • Excursion cost is:

    • $125/person for full-day hiking excursion to Fuse Lake.
    • $350/person for a full-day horseback riding or hiking excursion to Twin Lakes.
    • $100 additional fee to add fly fishing to either excursion, plus fishing license if applicable.
  • Horseback excursions available for advanced riders over age 18 only

  • Four guests max on horseback

  • Includes lunch, provisions, guiding and gear

  • Ranch outfitters are currently the only permitted outfitter

  • Montana Outfitter #31522

  • These excursions are operated under a special use permit with the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, an equal opportunity provider

Wisdom from the wild

From our Activities Concierge

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“The Instructors at the range were top notch and was a safe environment. The horse back riding was the best yet, great gear and quality of animals was above the normal. ”
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Tripadvisor, November 2021

Sam Dopp Senior Wrangler
“Twin Lakes is a rewarding, technical adventure to the two most beautiful remote lakes in Pintler Wilderness. While it is a long day, the views are spectacular, and well worth the 4-mile trip up to the lakes, and back to the trailhead! ”
Sam Dopp

Senior Wrangler

The best souvenir is a great story.

Twice-daily activities are included in your stay. Our all-inclusive rate structure ensures that visits to The Ranch are memorable for their adventures and amenities, not their logistical challenges.

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