Horseback Riding in Montana's Yellowstone Country

While it’s no secret that Yellowstone is incredible, you may not know how much there is outside of the park. The charming towns, cultural treasures and endless outdoor recreation are well worth your vacation time. We’ve compiled a list of ten ideas to get you started on your trip planning, but we suspect you’ll need to visit more than once to fit it all in!

1. Horseback Riding

If you live in a city and grew up wishing for a pony, horseback riding in Yellowstone Country is the experience for you! Horses can take you to scenery you may not be able to see on foot, and the experience of riding itself is something to write home about. (Don’t worry, you’ll be given instruction, a helmet and a real cowboy to lead the ride.)

Whitewater Rafting in Yellowstone Country Montana near Yellowstone National Park

2. Whitewater Rafting

The first time you experience whitewater rafting, you’ll understand why it’s so popular. It’s the perfect combination of serene scenery and exhilarating rapids. On a hot summer day, getting splashed with cool river water is just about perfection. Plus, everyone in the boat participates; this definitely isn’t a spectator sport!