- Open Jun-Sep
- Set arrivals
- to nights / 6 to 12 days of riding | 4 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Bozeman
- Weight limit: 17st 12lbs (114 kg) (250 pounds)
- Usual maximum: 70
Situated next to Yellowstone National Park, this family run ranch looks and operates just as it did a hundred years ago. The Kelsey family are very proud of the herd they’ve built over the years. All 120 horses at the ranch are Appaloosa a breed specifically chosen for their stamina, temperament and suitability for mountain trekking. Every horse was bred, born, raised and trained at the ranch so one of the highlights at Nine Quarter Circle Ranch are the year’s new crop of horses. Every June and early July new foals are born and run out in the meadows.
The other main activity at the ranch is fly fishing on the creek that runs through the ranch. There are some great fishing opportunities whether you are a beginner or an accomplished fisherman, the various streams and rivers to the private trout pond provide a variety of different challenges. There is an on-site fishing guide at the ranch and fishing licences and flies are available.
The swimming pool provides a perfect addition to a hot summer’s day; the mountain stream fed natural pool is cool and refreshing and has spectacular views. The walking trails on and around the ranch are almost endless and there are wonderful photography opportunities all around.
The riding is flexible for all levels and you can join full or half day trails. Groups are organised by ability so the more confident are able to go on longer, faster rides into more rugged country.
Children aged six and over can have lessons and daily rides and there are staff to babysit the under five's. Experienced riders (aged 13 and over) can join a pack trip, camping overnight in the mountains.
The horses are Appaloosa, bred on the ranch and ridden in Western tack with a loose rein.
The ranch is open from June to September and the standard stay is arriving on Sunday and departing the following Sunday.
Discounts are available for children aged 0 - 14 years.
INCLUDES Seven nights full board; riding and on-ranch activities; accommodation tax; gratuities.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Payable as below.
|16 Jun - 6 Jul
|7 Jul - 10 Aug
|11 Aug - 14 Sep
PAYABLE LOCALLY Off-ranch activities; pack trip.
NEAREST AIRPORT Bozeman. It is also possible to use the small West Yellowstone Airport.
TRANSFERS from Bozeman Airport $175.00 per roundtrip for the first person in the group and $25.00 for each additional passenger.
GETTING HERE The nearest main airport is Bozeman.
We can arrange collections from either Bozeman (c. one and a half hours) or West Yellowstone (c. 45 minutes). Alternatively you may prefer to hire a car and drive to the ranch.
Flights from Europe arrive late evening, normally between 19:00 and 23:00 and most people choose to overnight at a hotel near to the airport.
The ranch is about an hour from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Weather & Climate
June and September have average daytime temperatures of 15°C to 20°C and are usually lovely months to ride. July and August are typically in the high 20°C with cool evenings.