Explore Montana's unique mountain trails from the back ...
Enjoy refreshing days of casting flies to wild trout in...
Explore Montana's unique mountain trails from the back of your horse. Qualified wranglers, a variety of good horses suited to all riding levels, and small riding groups provide the ingredients needed to have a fun riding experience for riders ages six and older. Once matched to a suitable horse, that horse is yours for a week. Montana western artist Charles Russell said "You can see what man made from the seat of an automobile, but the best way to see what God made is from the back of a horse."
Check out the photos below that show some of the rides that our guests enjoy.
HORSEBACK RIDING provides an excellent way to explore the great outdoors in an unspoiled environment. Western-style riding with wranglers, fine horses, and unique scenic mountain trails in the wilderness. Rides go daily, either morning and afternoon rides or an all-day horseback ride up into Meatrack drainage. Beginning instruction provided. Riders should be atleast 6 years old because of the mountain trails on which you ride. A horse is selected to match your riding skills. That horse will be yours for the week!
Enjoy refreshing days of casting flies to wild trout in our remote wilderness setting. Fly fish in solitude from ranch access 24 miles north of Yellowstone Park in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. Catch and release fly fishing is our rule in the river but you can catch fish in the pond to eat.
Welcome to the Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch! Our ranch is rich in today's history of Montana. Many years ago the ranch was inhabited by tribes of prehistoric man. As time passed, other tribes, mainly the Crow Indians, settled some of the same area and left their imprint in the way of pictographs on cave walls and numerously found arrowhead and scraper artifacts. In 1976, Montana State University excavated an old Indian camping site and was able to date it back 11,500 years.
In the late 1880's, Tom Hawley homesteaded 160 acres here on the Boulder river. The ranch and the mountain are named after him. In 1917, the ranch was purchased by the Jarrett family of Big Timber. The current owner's grandmother arrived as a young bride in 1919 and ran a cattle operation with her husband in the summers. Later the ranch was used as a stopover for sheep traveling to high alpine summer grazing. Bill Jarrett and his Japanese born wife, Sadako, built the lodge and trout pond in 1974 and for the next seven years, lived year round on the ranch in only a trailer house.
Bill died in 1990 and his younger brother, Ron, and wife, Phyllis, took over the operation. In 1992, they sold a half interest to fellow Montanan, Bryant Bleweft and his wife, Ellen Marshall.