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Paintbrush Adventures


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Paintbrush Adventures Inc. is your trail to the wilderness, great outdoors on horseback. Trail rides, summer pack trips, fishing trips, day hikes and photo trips all located in the Beartooth Mountains of the Custer National Forest. Open year-round.

Our forest service permit allows us to range through the Beartooth Mountains in the Custer Gallatin National Forest. These areas include the highest mountains in Montana, ten alpine plateaus and numerous rivers, streams, and creeks. We specialize in a variety of spring, summer, and fall trips including Guided Trips and Drop Camps. Guided Trips are a full service adventure. You ride in on horseback and we provide the tents, meals (we cook what you want and how you want it) and anything else you need for the adventure of a lifetime. In our Drop Camps, you horseback ride or walk in with us; we will pack in your supplies, drop you and the supplies, and return to pick you up 3 to 5 days later.

For those of you who would prefer a different type of adventure, we also offer day hikes (we will guide you through our mountains, stop for lunch and have you back by late afternoon), or fishing trips with experienced guides from Montana Fly Fishing. You will fish with guides in beautiful lakes and rivers plentiful with a variety of trout, including rainbow, brown, cutthroat and golden.

We also have scenic hourly, two-hour and full-day (including lunch) horseback rides in the Stillwater Valley and in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, if you do not have the time to pack in overnight in our beautiful mountains.
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Street Address
86 N Stillwater Rd
Absarokee, MT 59001 Get directions
Mailing Address
86 N Stillwater Rd
Absarokee, MT 59001
All Year
Payment Methods
Cash, Personal Check (Out Of State), Travelers Checks
Reservations Recommended
AAA Discount, Child Discount, Group Discount
Special direction map

Special Directions

Paintbrush Adventures is located approximately 60 miles from the Billings Logan International Airport on the scenic route toward Yellowstone National Park through Red Lodge and Cooke City. Take Interstate 90 west to Columbus (approximately 45 miles). At Columbus, take Highway 78 south towards Absarokee. We will greet you at the Paintbrush Adventures horseback riding sign located on the Stillwater River approximately one mile north of Absarokee.