Eagle Ridge Ranch

Eagle Ridge Ranch

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Winter Wonderland!

Have you ever wondered what the Eagle Ridge Ranch looks like in the winter? This will give you a pretty good idea! This is the ice house that sits just below the lake (which you can't see in the picture, but its just up the little gully). In the winter, ice would be cut from the lake and packed into the ice house. Straw would then cover the ice to keep it insulated and cool. This served as refrigration in the warmer summer months.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

4th of July!

 Yes, we are open today for the 4th of July! Join us for a morning or afternoon ride (sorry, evening is not available) and still have time to catch the parade abd fireworks tonight in West Yellowstone. Call 208-559-7077 for reservations.  

And a big thank you to everyone who helps us have the freedoms we enjoy and celebrate what we do on this great day for our nation!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Come for the Horesback Ride, Stay for the Day

The rope swing has been a favorite among everyone this week.  You don't have to be young to try this one out!
Canoes, paddleboats, rowboats and fishing poles are all provided at the ranch.

Guests are welcome to try on chaps and hats at the ranch.  It makes for some fun and exciting pictures to be all jazzed up in Western attire.
This was this guests first time horseback riding!  Though a little nervous initially, I think she really had a great time today.

Riders of all ages are welcome; our horses are amazing!
Try the water trampoline. Jumping into the water is a great way to get cooled down.
If you want to cross water on your ride, just ask your guide.  He or she will be happy to oblige.
Catching frogs and toads.  There are thousands of them.
Tom playing his accordion as guests sing along after a western cowboy cookout.
The wildflowers are in full bloom.
Oops, this young rider forgot to wear pants, but that's ok. 
Our team that pulls wagons, June and Trixie, are also broke to ride.  They are beautiful mares.
Dylan takes his horseback riding guests through deep water.  Most of them had to lift there feet to keep from getting wet.
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Watch out kids, Dylan just might through you overboard!
BIG toad!
Big Smile
Well, that may have been a little bit of a picture overload, but I just wanted to show you all the happening at the ranch these days.  Come join us and be part of all the fun!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Remote Spring in the Mountains

It's no wonder why Porter is one of the favorite guides amongst our guests!  Take a look at this beautiful, pristine mountain spring where he took Kevin and Kendra Merrill horseback riding on their morning mountain half-day trip this past week.  All of our horse rides are fantastic, but the morning half-day trips are truly unique.  
Thank you Porter for taking such great pictures!  Kendra and Kevin look like naturals on their horses! 
It's amazing how the water just trickles on down the mountain.  One of my favorite things to do is find the head of a spring and drink the cool water.  

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The ranch is stunning!

Folks, if you are in the Yellowstone or Island Park, ID area you have GOT TO COME TAKE A RIDE with us!  We had several days of rain, rain, rain, (and a little snow), a couple of weeks back and it has made everything so green and alive! The spring flowers are out in full force, and the horseback riding couldn't be better. Many guests have taken advantage of the warm June sun to ride horses.  I'm going to share some pics that were shared with us on our Facebook page by Mr. Nigel Marchant.  He took several great candid pic throughout his horse ride, and if you look at the album he posted to our Facebook page you will get all his detailed descriptions of the pics as well.  Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/yellowstone.horseback.riding?ref=aymt_homepage_panel.  By the way, if you want to find coupons for horse rentals then visit our website http://www.yellowstoneworld.com.  

This picture of riding the horses through the water is one of my favorites that Nigel took.   I love the color of the water in the creeks at the ranch.  The rich greenish-blue hue come from a dissolved mineral (sorry, I can't specify which one because I don't know) in the water that comes from the mountains.  I especially like how Jarom, the guide, is checking in on his young rider to make sure everything is going ok.  What a terrific shot; it really tells a story!
Can we say, "friendly"? 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

We are open for horseback riding!

What a crazy spring this has been! The weather has been so mild that we actually have been taking out horseback rides for over a week! Normally this does not happen until about May 15th. So if you're in the area looking for something fun to do, check us out! 208-558-7077

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring is coming!

This has been a winter unlike any I can remember!  You can see in this picture taken Saturday, March 28th at the Eagle Ridge Ranch that the snow is almost gone!  It's been an unbelievably warm spring, and the snow has been next to nothing.  We originally planned to start horseback riding May 15th, but it looks like we may be taking our first guests later this week!  The ranch is so massive that there is plenty of lowland areas that we can ride where the snow will have receded.  Stay tuned.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sunset at the Eagle Ridge Ranch

Wow! Is this stunning or what? It's easy to get used to seeing this scene and taking the beauty for granted, but it truly is an amazing sight. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Did he make it? Yes he did- Tanner swung up on to this horse (Red) without putting his feet in the stirrups!  But don't worry, we don't make our guests mount their steeds in this particular matter.  In fact, we'll even let you use a mounting block for a boost up. This is Tanner, and I don't think he has ever brought back a dissatisfied guest from a horse ride.  You'll hear Tanner's laugh often, and it's always apparent that he's having a good time. 



One thing you'll always find Mitchell with is a smile! Mitchell first started guiding with us when he was 18.  He and Jarom are brothers, and they started working at the same time.  For the life of me, I couldn't tell them apart (I actually could only tell the difference when I looked at their hats)!  Now, they look as different as night and day. Mitchell is a great guide, and always so willing to help.  His smile is only one of his many great characteristics.



Porter is back with us again for 2015!  Take a look through Porter's pictures, and you will soon discover that he is the "ranch" clown.  Porter is great with the guests, especially the youngsters. 

Above you will see Tom giving Porter some tips on how to saddle-bronc ride.  Porter spent the summer guiding in the day and performing in the Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo by night.  We will see how he fares this summer!