The folks at the Padlock Ranch have been in the ranching business since 1943 when the Scott family put down roots along the Tongue River near the Montana-Wyoming border. The operation has expanded over the years and currently runs over 11,000 reputation beef cattle. The ranch also supports a fine string of horses that know the ropes, and encompasses 450,000 acres.
The scope and scale of this working cattle ranch will refresh and rejuvenate your senses. The expanse of land and sky not only give you beauty, they give you perspective. With the Big Horn Mountains to the west and the high grassy plains to the east the ranch is divided into units which are spread from Hardin, Montana to Sheridan, Wyoming. There is seemingly no end to the open range with cattle grazing on native grassland.
Most guests come here to ride. The ranch offers a flexible schedule with individual attention. Those who choose rugged days in the saddle are rewarded with authentic experiences including roundups, cattle drives, brandings, and riding herd with the cowboysnot to mention incredible views and comfort at day's end.
Vast and varied riding is the main attraction. All cattle work is done on horseback and there is riding available every day but Saturday and Sunday.
The activities are centered on the daily ranch operations which include gathering and moving cattle, sorting, branding and shipping.
Those who opt for scenic trail riding and wildlife viewing will not be disappointed. Rolling prairie, alpine meadows, Indian reservation, and high mountain forests provide incredible riding diversity.
The Battle of the Little Bighorn Monument is just one of many historical sites and battle fields located in the area.
The beautiful and spacious Wolf Mountain Lodge has been carefully crafted with log architecture and furnished with cowboy plush décor. Guests enjoy the natural surroundings of this remote location from their private deck or the hot tub. Adults only. Capacity 5 - 10.
Seasonal Cow Camp Bunkhouse accommodations are available for smaller groups who prefer a more rustic adventure. Adults only. Capacity 1 - 4.
Special requests are considered on a case by case basis.