Triple J (JJJ) Wilderness Ranch sits just inside Montana's Rocky Mountain Front between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. The Montana ranch overlooks the beautiful Sun River Canyon and Gibson Lake and backs onto the famous Bob Marshall Wilderness. Owned and run by the Barker family, the ranch welcomes singles, couples and families and is suited to both beginners, teaching western horsemanship, and also more experienced riders.
All levels of rider are accommodated here (the weight limit is 250lbs) and riding activities are geared towards the individual riding level and the personal interests of all guests thanks to the intimate number of guests. At the JJJ, home-style food is served in the main log lodge and you are welcome to bring your own alcohol. A hot tub and guest laundry facilities which you can use are also available.
Please note the ranch does not provide helmets, it is necessary to bring your own.
When is the ranch open and what day does riding begin?
Triple J is open from 7 June until 26 September 2020 with a 6 day program runs Sunday to Saturday. A 4 and 5 day stay are available on request but not from mid-July to mid-August.
What are the types of rides on offer and how often will I ride?
Morning and afternoon rides are offered as well as full day rides which provide ample opportunity for the more advanced rider to lope where the terrain allows. Rides are mostly nose to tail and numbers are limited to 6 guests or less for a better experience. It is also possible to practice your horsemanship skills in the arena with a wrangler. In the summer, there is a spectacular cook out ride to a vista point.
About the horses:
Triple J has 60 quarter horses and mules.
What else can I do at the ranch?
Other activities include self-guided or guided hiking and evening activities may include hayrides and camp fires. Within the ranch, you can go fishing in trout ponds (you will need to bring your own equipment).
Is the ranch suited to children?
Children's programs run from 9 June - 22 August and are available for ages six to 12. Kids have their own horse for a week and are looked after by dedicated kids wranglers. Teenagers aged 13-17 in particular enjoy helping with the daily feeding, grooming and saddling of their horse. Other activities include an Indian Adventure Day. Families can ride together depending on the ability of the child. Babysitting and nanny rates are available on request.
What other attractions are there in the area?
Other attractions that you may wish to enjoy include a visit to Sun River Canyon, the Charlie Russell Museum displaying western and Indian cultural art and history, The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Centre, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. In Choteau, 50 miles away, there is an active dinosaur dig.
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Adult Only Weeks
The ranch is for the exclusive use of adults-only between 14 - 26 September 2020. These weeks offer long, scenic rides in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere.
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3/6 - Horse riding at Triple J Wilderness Ranch
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