Montana Between the Ears

Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana, between the ears

I recently had the pleasure of going on a horseback riding vacation at Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana. The photos below were taken during the Women’s Rocky Mountain Rendevous, a five day retreat for fun loving cowgirls. On this particular trip I had only ridden with one rider previously, her name was Barbara Barrett, a business woman, cowgirl, diplomat and the co-owner of this amazing Relais & Châteaux property – my favorite Montana hideaway in the the Bitterroot Mountains. If you love horses, gorgeous scenery, gourmet food and good friends, this is the place for you!

Triple Creek Ranch, Women's Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, between the ears
Moving cattle in Montana

During this adventure on horseback I was able to ride on CB Ranch in the Bitterroot Valley, participate in a cattle drive at a neighboring ranch, and ride through Ponderosa pine forests while looking at herds of wild elk, watch magnificent mule deer leap and bound and see eagles soar overhead in Montana’s Big Sky country. Truly, this was nature at its finest.

Triple Creek Ranch, horses
Dakota and Mercury at Triple Creek Ranch
Triple Creek Ranch, Women's Rocky Mountain Rendezvous
Here’s looking at you

Insider Tip: Women’s Rocky Mountain Rendezvous is held annually in May. This is an ideal horseback riding experience for mothers and daughters, girlfriend getaways, beginning riders, advanced equestrians and women in need of recharging their life. I can’t recommend this place enough. The horses and wranglers are fantastic. If you want even more time in the saddle, you’ll want to check out Klicks for Chicks, held annually in October. For additional insider tips follow Northern California Travel Writer @Nancydbrown on Twitter and @TripleCreekRanc.

Triple Creek Ranch, between the ears
Cows between the ears
Triple Creek Ranch, cattle drive
Looking for stray cows
CB Ranch, between the ears, Montana ranch
Looking for wildlife on CB Ranch

If You Go:

Triple Creek Ranch (406) 821-4600
5551 West Fork Road
Darby, Montana 59829

Article and photography by Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Triple Creek Ranch, however all opinions are my own.