Bear Creek Guest Ranch


Montana Cattle Drives


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.


Spring Cattle Drive:

June 4–June 10, 2023

Spring Cattle Drive II:

June 18–June 24, 2023

The Fall Drive:

September 24, 2023 – September 30, 2023

Indian Summer: The Last Gather

October 22–October 30, 2023


$3895 per person

$7295 per couple

Give us a call for any additional pricing information.


Join the Bear Creek Ranch crew for a Montana cattle drive.

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.

Each day with us during the week you’re here at Bear Creek Ranch will be one to remember. This includes pushing cows and calves to summer pasture with the potential of branding calves, sorting heifers and steers, and sometimes if you’re brave enough you can jump in and try your hand at castrating. You’ll get the chance to get your hands dirty but first be sure that you will be horseback everyday!

Every day begins with a huge breakfast at Bear Creek Ranch. Lunch is normally on the trail and we head back to the ranch for a delicious dinner. We are certainly known for not letting any of our guests go hungry so be sure to arrive with an appetite!

Arrive Sunday and depart the following Saturday after breakfast.

*Transportation to and from the airport is provided

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15750 US-2, Essex,  MT 59916 United States | (406) 226-4489 |

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