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Bitter Creek Outfitters

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Address: 2400 Coburn Rd, Billings, MT 59101
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+1 406-855-6075
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Bitter Creek Outfitters is a family-operated business providing scenic,...

Bitter Creek Outfitters is a family-operated business providing scenic, guided horseback trail rides on the outskirts of Billings, Montana. We'll treat you to a leisurely trek through the Montana countryside - atop the area's distinctive rimrocks, through ponderosa pines and fields full of wildflowers, mule deer and wild turkeys. We'll show you spectacular views of five different mountain ranges and a unique perspective of the city. AGE, HEIGHT/WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS APPLY. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. We are a full-time ranch, part-time trail riding outfit so advanced reservations are required. We do not keep our horses saddled in the corral & ready to go! If we don't answer the phone, we may be out on a ride or working so please leave a message. Season runs late April thru October, weather permitting. We schedule our starting at either 8 or 9am, 7 days/week, and avoid afternoon rides during peak summer heat but we can be flexible with your travel plans. Let us know what works best & we'll do our best to fit you in!

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Young or old it is a must see and do.. Took my 82 year old father who used to own and ride horses out to Billings for some history. He had not ridden a horse in a decade. Saw... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
Eagle, Wisconsin
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Eagle, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Young or old it is a must see and do.. Took my 82 year old father who used to own and ride horses out to Billings for some history. He had not ridden a horse in a decade. Saw Bitter Creek reviews and took a chance. Theresa was amazing, full of information and a great guide. Horses were well behaved.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

I had never ridden a horse before going. They have calm horses, so it was no problem. The people were very friendly and the scenery was fabulous.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

If you're in Billings, definitely check out this place. Theresa and Debb greeted our party of four as soon as we drove in, as well as her two super friendly dogs! We took part in a mini-tour of a historic building and she then introduced us to all the horses. They made all the nervous riders feel at ease and... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

My wife and I have never been on horseback, but we wanted to do this whilst touring the great plains, and get a feel of what it must have been like in the old days. We took the 2hr trail, and it was the best, most exhilarating experience we've ever had. It was just fabulous. Theresa is fantastic and explains... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This was my first time horseback riding and it was a great experience. Theresa is most friendly and helpful, the horses are well trained and the landscape is just awesome. I had a great time and I absolutely recommend this trip to everyone. You get to meet great people and to discover a beautiful part of Montana.

Thank Stefan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

My two hour trail ride at Bitter Creek Outfitters was a great experience! Everyone I dealt with was off the charts friendly and so understanding. Smokey was/is a gorgeous horse and great ride. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. Hope I can come back again one day!

Thank Erin R
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We had such a great experience at Bitter Creek Outfitters! This was our second time going and both of our trips were GREAT! This most recent time we went with our kiddos (ages 1, 2.5 and 4) and they had an amazing time. It was so fun for them to sit on the horses while they were led around, especially... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

If you want a feel of the great outdoors of Montana, this is the place to go. Theresa was kind and made you feel at home exploring her family's beautiful land. You see rock formations, animals, and other incredible views on the ride. Definitely a great activity to do with friends and family.

Thank Kelly O
Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

First time for me in Billings. Theresa's hospitality was awesome, so pleasant and nice! The horseback ride was interesting and fun, really enjoyed it and would go again. She has a passion for what she does and it beams from her from the time she greets you until the time you leave. You cant help but feel it and it... More 

Thank Michael3440
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We were on a cross country road trip and stopped at Bitter Creek for a special break. What a beautiful Montana ride with great guides and happy horses! This is a great place for horseback riding. Theresa was excellent in getting the horses all set and giving instructions for a wonderful time. She and Deb were friendly, fantastic guides, expert... More 

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