Whitefish Things to Do

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    Surrounded by Beauty. Flowers Too...
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Best Rated Things to Do in Whitefish

  • Horseback ride at the Bar W Guest Ranch

    by RanchGirl01 Written Jun 17, 2008
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    The Bar W has developed the most advanced and diverse equestrian program in the West. As you may have already guessed the Bar W Guest Ranch is a very horse oriented ranch with a diverse horseback riding program and some of the most experienced training available anywhere.

    The Bar W offers exceptional horseback riding in the mountainous Montana terrain surrounding the ranch, the foothill country of the Rocky Mountain Front range, and the wide open prairie of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, in addition to our indoor and outdoor arenas. The Bar W is a horseman’s dream.

    In addition to the exciting and challenging ranch sorting and team penning in the arena, some cattle work is also available on the ranch.

    Your vacation on horseback will begin with the proper matching up of you and one of our well trained ranch horses, followed by a morning clinic. The clinic is designed to help you begin to get your “seat.” Emphasis is always placed on your safety and the welfare of the horse. That’s the idea. By the end of the first morning you’ll be doing barrel patterns in the arena and ready to begin putting on the miles.

    Your rides during the course of the week can incorporate a variety of horses or if you find the horse you like and want to request it for the week – we’ll be happy to oblige.

    Horseback riding in the mountains is normally more deliberate with attention paid to moving up and down in elevation while keeping an eye open for wildlife and the next spectacular view of the Rockies just ahead. Riding the foothills is generally a more aggressive, faster ride moving through more open country with a trot or a lope thrown in. Many of the foothill rides are all day rides with lunch in a meadow.

    You’ll begin to recognize names, like the Flathead, the Two Medicine, Buffalo Bridge and the Marias Rivers. Finally, when you horseback ride in the wide open prairie of the Blackfeet Reservation you’ll think you’ve arrived at heaven on earth! There may be no other place quite like it on the face of this earth – there really are “purple mountains majesty.” Furthermore, if there are cattle to be moved that week, you’ll be moving back in time to an era when life was difficult but simple. No cell phones, faxes, e-mails, or palm pilots. Just horses, cattle, mountains, grass, your cowboy and cowgirl compadres and you!

    Your horseback riding experience will last you a lifetime.

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    • Family Travel

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    HIKING ON BIG MOUNTAIN

    by bdbrewer Written Feb 25, 2003
    Surrounded by Beauty.  Flowers Too...

    It was warm in the valley. Around 80F. On top of Big Mountain, the wind was a brisk 35mph and the temperature dropped to 45. It was a beautiful day, however, and walking kept you warm. The flowers surrounded you everywhere you looked.

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    ENJOYING THE FIELD OF FLOWERS

    by bdbrewer Written Feb 25, 2003
    Surrounded by Beauty.  Flowers Too...

    It was warm in the valley. Around 80F. On top of Big Mountain, the wind was a brisk 35mph and the temperature dropped to 45. It was a beautiful day, however, and walking kept you warm. The flowers surrounded you everywhere you looked.

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    The Mountain Top Facility

    by bdbrewer Written Sep 3, 2002
    Facility On Top At Ski Resort

    This is the place to come for a hot meal, a park ranger's briefing, a small museum, a beautiful view when in inclement weather, a hot (or cold) drink, and there is a well stocked bar for those so inclined.

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    Snowboard

    by Destiny911 Written Feb 25, 2003

    Big Montain is the King of resort Montains. if you love winter activities or just want an incredible view then you cannot miss this one. During the winter it is humming with snowboarders and skiiers from all over the world and during the summer season there is hiking and huckleberry picking. There is something for everyone and the view is worth a travel across the world!

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    • Spa and Resort

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    The Valley Floor From Big Mountain

    by bdbrewer Written Feb 25, 2003
    Gotta Keep Walking To Stay Warm

    Over on the top far right hand corner, you can see Flathead Lake. This is where we are camped. We used this as a base for travelling to all places of interest.

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