Paintbrush Adventures

Paintbrush Adventures, Absarokee: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Paintbrush Adventures Reviews: 4.5/5

Paintbrush Adventures
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Welcome to our world of beauty and serenity. The Stillwater Valley & Beartooth Mountains in Custer National Forest are filled with breathtaking scenery, a variety of wildlife and rich history. Join us for a riding, packing or ranch experience that you will never forget. We offer hour rides, day rides, day hikes, drop camps, pack trips and guided fishing trips. Trips are tailor-made for you. Paintbrush Adventures and the famous Barron Ranch offer a picture perfect setting, great hosts, and an authentic hands-on cowboy life. It is high energy, fast paced, and very informal year round unlike any dude ranch in Montana. You choose… whether it is staying on the ranch and participating in farm & ranch work like moving cattle, feeding the animals, going on scenic rides, or roughing it in comfort and style on one of our mountain pack trips or any combination of activities and excursions. You pick how you want to spend your Montana vacation experience!
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PattiG0718
Knoxville, TN2 contributions
A great find!
Jul 2021
We had a hard time finding a place that wasn't sold out and made quite a drive to Paintbrush Adventures. It was WELL worth it! Although skilled as a young person, had not ridden in many years but Sharon was excellent at choosing a great horse for both myself and my husband and making us feel comfortable. The ride was beautiful and taking the horses down to the river was so much fun! Her daughter took some great pictures for us and Sharon had such interesting stories and gave us ideas for nearby places to see as well. We would have enjoyed a longer ride but the heat was so excessive, we did the 1 hour. We would gladly do it again!
Written July 29, 2021
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P N
Denver, CO4 contributions
Perfection
Oct 2020 • Family
I booked a last minute trail ride for myself, husband, and 8 & 11 year old kids. The owner went out of her way to accommodate us. Sharon was our guide and made it a WONDERFUL experience for all of us, making sure my 8 year old was comfortable since it was his first time. The scenery was beautiful and peaceful, the horses were sweet, and Sharon let my kids spend extra time petting the horses. We felt safe the entire time. It exceeded my expectations and was better than any trail ride experience I’ve ever had. I didn’t want to leave!
Written October 17, 2020
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Emily V
San Diego, California24 contributions
The Real Cowboy Experience
Sep 2020
My husband and I booked a 3 day/2 night pack trip with Paintbrush Adventures and it was absolutely amazing! We had never done anything like it before and now cannot wait to come back and do it again. Wanda and Tiny know the Absaroka Mountains like the back of their hand. We felt safe and comfortable the entire trip. It was a breathtaking 8 mile ride into camp, which was right along the Stillwater River. We learned how to fly fish, hiked around and walked upstream with lunch/drinks in our backpacks and enjoyed our time in the wilderness. We loved getting involved with helping with the horses and mules. Tiny was not shy on showing us what to do and how to help! Wanda and Tiny have the biggest hearts, are so accommodating and provide you with the real deal! We are looking forward to visiting them again in 2021!
Written September 20, 2020
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Larry C
2 contributions
Vacation Highlight!
Aug 2020 • Friends
My wife and I booked a full day horseback ride in August 2020. We were anxious to add this to our vacation and we were not disappointed! In fact, we were pleasantly impressed by the total day! (And that’s not easily done for two Rancher’s/experienced riders from NM!) We saw awesome scenery, wildlife, and interesting trails; all the while relaxing to nature’s sounds mingled with horseshoe clacks on rocks, the sound of leather squeaks from the saddles. Wanda and Tiny were great guides, and along with few locals with us; even produced a nice lunch and siesta by a beautiful mountain lake! Thank you for providing a fantastic vacation highlight! You’ve not seen the last of us! (Like it or not !🤠)
Larry & Terry Crawford
Written August 31, 2020
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Jennifer G
3 contributions
Wonderful experience!
Jul 2020 • Family
What a wonderful place to visit. We stayed in the cabin right on the river. Wanda was so accommodating along with the individuals that work for her. She has so much history to share about this beautiful area that I could have asked questions and talked to her all day. She truly loves this land, the people that live there (past and present) and her horses. She knows each and everyone of them so well. We felt very safe and comfortable with our kids riding with us on the horses they paired them with. Kids loved it too.

Thank you Paintbrush and Wanda for a wonderful stay in Montana!!!
Written July 9, 2020
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Aldridge Family
Needville, TX19 contributions
An amazing trail ride experience!
Jun 2020 • Family
Of all the horseback riding adventures we’ve taken, none can stack up to this one! The scenery and routes can only be described as “out of a movie,” and the staff is nothing short of exemplary. The horses are very well tempered and good for a variety of skill levels. If you want to see some of the best sites Montana has to offer, book a paddle and saddle and enjoy the trip!
Written June 25, 2020
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Judy
Salt Lake City, UT4 contributions
Awesome Ride!
Jun 2020 • Family
Thank you Sharon for a great horseback riding adventure! You don’t have to be an experienced rider with Sharon by your side. You ride calm horses up and down mountain trails and along the river. The scenery was breathtaking! A majestic ride filled with nature. I am a 58 year old woman and I went with my son 26 and daughter 23. We all enjoyed it so much and can’t wait to come back! If you come to Montana don’t miss out on this Great Ride!
Written June 25, 2020
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Diann
6 contributions
2hr ride - wonderful!
Oct 2019
Was put with a family of three for an outing, Wanda led the family and Zeke was my guide. Many guided activities had already shut down for the season but Paintbrush was still going strong. They were very professional and Zeke was knowledgeable of local wildlife, pointing out various species when we came across them. The view at the mountaintop was simply magnificent. The ride was relaxing and enjoyable. As a solo traveler I felt comfortable with both Wanda and Zeke. I would highly recommend this outfit for any equestrian outing.
Written October 7, 2019
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Michael-Carolina
Chester, SC19 contributions
full day riding
Jun 2019
Last year my 2 daughers enjoyed the 2hr ride and this year wanted to do the full day.
It was a slow start but they loved the ride up in Nye. really Wild out there.
they were well taken care of. Even met someone from my hometown in Germany which was real great. Horses couldn't be better and the folks are so friendly and take great care of their guests. enjoy till next time
Written August 8, 2019
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Michael-Carolina
Chester, SC19 contributions
2hr ride
Jun 2018 • Family
my 2 Girls took a 2hr ride. they loved it. wish they would offer a 4hr/half-day ride.
guess next time we go for the full day.
Written July 8, 2018
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