• Cattle Drive at Two Medicine Lake
    Cattle Drive at Two Medicine Lake
  • Cattle Drive at CBR Ranch
    Cattle Drive at CBR Ranch
  • Guests and Cowboys
    Guests and Cowboys
  • Scoping it out
    Scoping it out
  • And sometimes there are bears, best seen at a distance
    And sometimes there are bears, best seen at a distance

Montana Cattle Drives


Cattle Drive On The Blackfeet Reservation

 "My heroes have always been cowboys"

Montana Cattle Drive Dates:

  • Spring I Cattle Drive - June 4  - June 10, 2017
  • Spring II Cattle Drive - June 18 - June 24, 2017
  • Fall Cattle Drive -  October  1, - October  7, 2017

 Cost:  $1995 per person or $3795 per couple

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
Driving Cattle

Montana cattle drive

Montana Cattle Drive - Tailfeather Coulee
Montana Cattle Drive
Tailfeather Coulee

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
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries

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

Check out our photo and video gallery for informational Montana cattle drive videos
by Bear Creek ranch owner Bill Beck!

Montana Cattle Drives
Montana Cattle Drives
June 4-10, June 18-24 & October 1-7 2017
Off the Beaten Path
Off the Beaten Path
July 19-26, 2017
Riding the Four Winds
Riding the Four Winds
August 13-19, 2017
Montana Cabin Rentals/Bed and Breakfast
Cabin Rentals/Bed and Breakfast