Montana Cattle Drives
Cattle Drive On The Blackfeet Reservation
"My heroes have always been cowboys"
Montana Cattle Drive Dates:
- Spring I Cattle Drive - June 3 - June 9, 2018 - FULL
- Spring II Cattle Drive - June 17- June 23, 2018
- Fall Cattle Drive - September 30 - October 6, 2018 - FULL
Cost: $2295 per person or $3995 per couple after January 1st for the above cattle drive dates.
- Our New Special Week: "Indian Summer October The Last Gather" also includes some cattle driving and more! Click here for more information.
Join the Bear Creek Ranch crew for a Montana cattle drive on some of the largest ranches in Glacier County, Montana, and be the cowboy or cowgirl you have always wanted to be! Bear Creek Guest Ranch will be your home away from home for the week as you take part in the yearly cattle drive and gathering of more than 1,000 head of cattle headed for summer or winter pasture.
We've been in the cattle drive business for more than twenty five years and worked with the biggest and the best outfits on the Blackfeet Reservation for that entire time. You'll be treated to a week of an authentic western tradition, moving the cattle onto the powerful and growing green grass on horseback under the shadow of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. This part of the West, most specifically on the land of the Blackfeet Nation, is still primitive and raw, far off the beaten path of the modern world we love to leave behind. You're going to see some of the most spectacular country on the planet and you'll be doing so on horseback.
One of the more underrated elements of a great horseback adventure are the folks you'll be meeting and working with on the job. You're going to be making some lifelong friends with other guests on the cattle drive but also with the gang running the show. You'll be riding and visiting with some of the best horse hands and cowboys anywhere. The Blackfeet Indians are wonderful folks, rich in culture and tradition, wrapped up in the history of this nation, full of joy, humor, and hospitality. Life doesn't get any better than a week right here.
Every day begins with a huge breakfast at Bear Creek Ranch. Lunch is normally on the trail and dinner is back at the ranch later in the evening or even later as the days are long and if the moon is bright. Some days are longer than others! We'll be moving five different bunches of cattle from their winter ranges and on up into the foothills of the mountains. You'll be mounted on a horse that's part your choice and part ours, one that matches your ability and comfort level, a horse that suits you. All of our horses have some cow in them and several are rope savvy. If you care to rope on the trail or during branding day you're welcome to. Have at it!
I'll tell you something in closing. We had one of the best weeks last Spring I've ever been witness to. We had some great folks with us and had a blast. We rode hard and well, laughed often and hard, got along like peas and carrots, and promised each other we'd do it again this year. So who knows, we might already be full. But what I'd do if I were you is give us a call when you have a few minutes and I'll answer any questions you might have and we can figure out if we're a good match for you. My number here is 406-226-4489. Love to talk to you. Bill Beck
Montana Cattle Drive High above the Two Medicine
Montana Cattle Drive
Suggested Clothing and Equipment List
- Three changes of clothing
- One warm coat
- One parka
- Two sweaters/fleece
- Two sets of footwear
- A pair of boots and a pair of camp shoes
- Rain slicker
- Hat and gloves
Weather will be cool in the morning, sunny during the day. In other words, perfection.
"The most astounding scenery on this continent. Absolutely breathtaking." Bobby and Nancy Jackson, Alabama
"More Adventure and Greater Confidence Building than I ever expected!" Henry and Brietta Ihling, NY