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Pine Butte Guest Ranch

2015 Legacy Journeys

Pine Butte Guest Ranch has been called a classic dude ranch, an educational eco-lodge and a great cause worth supporting. Regardless of how you define it, your eight-day stay at this Rocky Mountain Front getaway will expose you to a stunning Western landscape where mountains, prairie and wetlands converge. Wildlife witnessed by Lewis and Clark, like grizzly bears, still roam free throughout this vast countryside. In between horseback rides, cookouts and relaxing walks, our naturalist looks forward to sharing why this part of Montana represents one of the nation's most biologically rich regions.

Trip Highlights
  • Look for signs of grizzly bears, moose and elk.
  • Take a tour of our Pine Butte Swamp Preserve.
  • Head out for an all-day trail ride. Go hiking in Big Sky Country.
  • Talk with the resident naturalist about botany, birds, fire and sustainability.
  • Hike to a sparkling alpine lake. Take a dip in the solar-powered swimming pool.
  • Cast out into the South Fork of the Teton River running just outside your rustic cabin.
  • Dig into home-cooked meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients.
  • Enjoy s'mores around a campfire.

Trip Details


August 30 - September 6, 2015


$2,025 double occupancy; $2,175 single occupancy  (Price includes Legacy Club discount)

Information + Reservations

Yvonne Geisel | (406) 466-2158 | | View Trip Itinerary | Pine Butte's website

The Conservancy in the Rocky Mountain Front

Not far from the ranch lies the Pine Butte Swamp Preserve, where the Conservancy is working with local agencies and neighboring landowners to protect some of the finest remaining bear habitat in the Lower 48.  Each spring, grizzlies descend from their mountain retreats to the preserve which contains the largest wetland complex along the Rocky Mountain Front to raise their young and replenish their energy reserves. Adjacent to the Bob Marshall Wilderness, the preserve provides a vital connection between the mountains and the plains for wildlife such as lions, mule deer, lynx and moose. The Conservancy remains committed to managing the preserve in a way that benefits the animals, the habitat and the surrounding foothills savanna.

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