Hawley Mountain Ranch

Hawley Mountain Ranch website: http://www.hawleymountain.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMyZ--NhGxE Welcome to Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch! Our ranch sits at 6400 feet in southcentral Montana, amidst one million acres of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness.

You’ll find us if you drive 42 miles south of Big Timber, the closest town. You might want to turn your cell phone off as you drive south of town, because reception doesn’t reach back in this remote part of the valley. Driving in you will see the horse herd to your left in the pasture, possibly drinking from our trout pond (we’ll meet there tomorrow for fishing lessons). Many rides will be offered

You’ll find us if you drive 42 miles south of Big Timber, the closest town. You might want to turn your cell phone off as you drive south of town, because reception doesn’t reach back in this remote part of the valley. Driving in you will see the horse herd to your left in the pasture, possibly drinking from our trout pond (we’ll meet there tomorrow for fishing lessons). Many rides will be offered

Operating as usual

An unintended, but exciting moment at Blue Lake yesterday.  A momma grizzly with her two cubs came up unnoticed behind o...
09/18/2021

An unintended, but exciting moment at Blue Lake yesterday. A momma grizzly with her two cubs came up unnoticed behind our guests quietly feeding on pine nuts. Cliff decided it was time to "shuffle away!" What would you do in this situation? www.hawleymountain.com

This quaint little cabin is no longer on this location which we named Bray's Pond due to the lease not being renewed.  H...
09/15/2021

This quaint little cabin is no longer on this location which we named Bray's Pond due to the lease not being renewed. However, it's still a perfect place to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Where is your "quiet" place? www.hawleymountain.com

A ride to Meatrack Creek in the higher elevations is stunning this time of year.  A hint of fall, colors are starting to...
09/11/2021

A ride to Meatrack Creek in the higher elevations is stunning this time of year. A hint of fall, colors are starting to change, and mild temperatures make it a perfect time to make the longer ride. Does this type of activity perk your interest? www.hawleymountain.com

A ride to Meatrack Creek in the higher elevations is stunning this time of year. A hint of fall, colors are starting to change, and mild temperatures make it a perfect time to make the longer ride. Does this type of activity perk your interest? www.hawleymountain.com

A reward for climbing up to the top on the 11,000 feet Monument Peak is that you get cell service.  Would it be worth th...
09/08/2021

A reward for climbing up to the top on the 11,000 feet Monument Peak is that you get cell service. Would it be worth the effort to you if you had unlimited data once there? Not so much is available at the ranch..... www.hawleymountain.com

A reward for climbing up to the top on the 11,000 feet Monument Peak is that you get cell service. Would it be worth the effort to you if you had unlimited data once there? Not so much is available at the ranch..... www.hawleymountain.com

Can you locate the remnants of an old cabin from the mining days in the background?  This young fellow found a way to ch...
09/04/2021

Can you locate the remnants of an old cabin from the mining days in the background? This young fellow found a way to check it out without getting his feet wet. Have you ever tried this type of crossing?

Can you locate the remnants of an old cabin from the mining days in the background? This young fellow found a way to check it out without getting his feet wet. Have you ever tried this type of crossing?

Prime fly fishing time in the Boulder River at Hawley Mountain Ranch.  What a perfect way to relax and enjoy the fresh w...
09/04/2021

Prime fly fishing time in the Boulder River at Hawley Mountain Ranch. What a perfect way to relax and enjoy the fresh waters of Montana! Agree?

Prime fly fishing time in the Boulder River at Hawley Mountain Ranch. What a perfect way to relax and enjoy the fresh waters of Montana! Agree?

09/01/2021
A Little Rest for a Hard Working Herd

Another end of the day for these hard working horses at Hawley Mountain Ranch. Some have to stay in the corral and eat hay while others get to head to the wide open pasture for some grass and rest. Tomorrow roles will be switched, so all have a little freedom. Can you tell that these horses look forward to this time of day?

For a ride of a lifetime guests pile into the ranch Pinzgauer and head up into the high country for a day of adventure. ...
08/28/2021

For a ride of a lifetime guests pile into the ranch Pinzgauer and head up into the high country for a day of adventure. Breathtaking views of the mountainous surroundings leave a lasting impression of the magnitude of God's creation. What is the most memorable experience that you have encountered?
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For a ride of a lifetime guests pile into the ranch Pinzgauer and head up into the high country for a day of adventure. Breathtaking views of the mountainous surroundings leave a lasting impression of the magnitude of God's creation. What is the most memorable experience that you have encountered?
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08/24/2021

The Yellowstone River is now at a much lower level, but look at what fun the guests have riding some waves on their float down about 10 miles of river. The giggles and screams prove our point, don't you think?
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A leisurely ride across the river is enjoyed by guests of all ages.  On the hot days we have had this summer, we think t...
08/21/2021
Montana Dude Guest Ranch Vacations

A leisurely ride across the river is enjoyed by guests of all ages. On the hot days we have had this summer, we think the horses love it too!
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Vacation at our Montana dude ranch and guest ranch. A dude ranch vacation with wilderness activities that include great fly fishing just north of Yellowstone Park. Montana Dude Ranch Association member

Checking out some old mining cabins and ruins up at Blue Lake interests a lot of our guests.  Over 500 miners lived up i...
08/18/2021

Checking out some old mining cabins and ruins up at Blue Lake interests a lot of our guests. Over 500 miners lived up in this high altitude year round in the late 1800's into the 1900s. Life had to be tough for those seeking gold. Don't you wonder what interesting stories this area could tell? www.hawleymountain.com

Checking out some old mining cabins and ruins up at Blue Lake interests a lot of our guests. Over 500 miners lived up in this high altitude year round in the late 1800's into the 1900s. Life had to be tough for those seeking gold. Don't you wonder what interesting stories this area could tell? www.hawleymountain.com

A little competition is going on in the trout pond.  Which is more important, catching a fish OR getting a cool drink af...
08/14/2021

A little competition is going on in the trout pond. Which is more important, catching a fish OR getting a cool drink after a busy day on the trail?
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A little competition is going on in the trout pond. Which is more important, catching a fish OR getting a cool drink after a busy day on the trail?
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Usually the "jeans branding" is done when the campfire is lit.  Unforntunely, until further notice, a fire restriction i...
08/10/2021

Usually the "jeans branding" is done when the campfire is lit. Unforntunely, until further notice, a fire restriction is in place at the ranch. So now the branding irons are heated in a farrier's forge. Irons are heated quickly, and guests have their H-M souvenir brands.
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Getting out into the scenic mountainous wilderness seems like a perfect way to escape to a time of relaxation and solitu...
08/03/2021

Getting out into the scenic mountainous wilderness seems like a perfect way to escape to a time of relaxation and solitude, doesn't it? A walk around a glacier lake seems to soothe the soul.

Getting out into the scenic mountainous wilderness seems like a perfect way to escape to a time of relaxation and solitude, doesn't it? A walk around a glacier lake seems to soothe the soul.

07/31/2021

Floating on the Yellowstone River has been a hit with guests due to the hot weather we have experienced in Montana this summer. A great way to cool off while enjoying the scenery and eagles along the river.

These three riders are enjoying some time spent in our ranch meadow.  Hawley Mountain is pictured in the background behi...
07/28/2021
Montana Dude Guest Ranch Vacations

These three riders are enjoying some time spent in our ranch meadow. Hawley Mountain is pictured in the background behind them. They are surrounded by the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. It doesn't get much better than that!

Vacation at our Montana dude ranch and guest ranch. A dude ranch vacation with wilderness activities that include great fly fishing just north of Yellowstone Park. Montana Dude Ranch Association member

Each week guests travel back in time to visit old gold mining claims.  Remnants are part of the landscape built back in ...
07/24/2021
Montana Dude Guest Ranch Vacations

Each week guests travel back in time to visit old gold mining claims. Remnants are part of the landscape built back in the late 1800's. Doesn't it make you wonder how people's lives back then were different from ours now?

Vacation at our Montana dude ranch and guest ranch. A dude ranch vacation with wilderness activities that include great fly fishing just north of Yellowstone Park. Montana Dude Ranch Association member

Look what our maintenance man, Zan, built for the ranch pond.  Staff pitched in to move the floating dock to the pickup ...
07/18/2021

Look what our maintenance man, Zan, built for the ranch pond. Staff pitched in to move the floating dock to the pickup and haul it to the pond. After all the hot weather we've had the past month, we see this piece of equipment getting a lot of use by the guests as well as the staff. Well done, Zan!

There is nothing like cooling your feet in a cold mountain stream on a hot summer day in Montana.  Shoes are off, toes d...
07/17/2021

There is nothing like cooling your feet in a cold mountain stream on a hot summer day in Montana. Shoes are off, toes dipped in water, and smiles say it all. BEAT THE HEAT!

There is nothing like cooling your feet in a cold mountain stream on a hot summer day in Montana. Shoes are off, toes dipped in water, and smiles say it all. BEAT THE HEAT!

Our three halflingers, Dusty, Doc, and Sunny, pose for a photo during their "off time".  Short, strong, and stocky, thes...
07/10/2021

Our three halflingers, Dusty, Doc, and Sunny, pose for a photo during their "off time". Short, strong, and stocky, these horses have been a welcome addition to our Hawley Mountain herd. Aren't they cute little fellows?

Our three halflingers, Dusty, Doc, and Sunny, pose for a photo during their "off time". Short, strong, and stocky, these horses have been a welcome addition to our Hawley Mountain herd. Aren't they cute little fellows?

Branding items on our cookout nights has been a long time tradition at Hawley Mountain.  Ron brands everything from jean...
07/06/2021

Branding items on our cookout nights has been a long time tradition at Hawley Mountain. Ron brands everything from jeans to hats to wood. Beth has visited the ranch 4 times, so she gets an update on her belt each time she is here. We think she may need to get a larger belt soon!

HELP WANTED: Wrangler to guide horseback rides at a wilderness dude ranch north of Yellowstone Park.Job requirements: Ho...
07/03/2021

HELP WANTED: Wrangler to guide horseback rides at a wilderness dude ranch north of Yellowstone Park.
Job requirements: Horse experience and good people skills along with a work ethic and positive attitude.
For more information call 406-932-5791 or email [email protected]

HELP WANTED: Wrangler to guide horseback rides at a wilderness dude ranch north of Yellowstone Park.
Job requirements: Horse experience and good people skills along with a work ethic and positive attitude.
For more information call 406-932-5791 or email [email protected]

One of our big guys, Domino, is grazing in our hot tub area.  We don't need a lawn mower around, since these guys can ta...
07/02/2021

One of our big guys, Domino, is grazing in our hot tub area. We don't need a lawn mower around, since these guys can take care of grass in short order. Now they have been moved to the Hawley Mountain pasture where they certainly feel like they are back home!

One of our big guys, Domino, is grazing in our hot tub area. We don't need a lawn mower around, since these guys can take care of grass in short order. Now they have been moved to the Hawley Mountain pasture where they certainly feel like they are back home!

Heading back to the ranch after a ride in the meadow below the lodge which is built on a cliff.  Can you see what that b...
06/29/2021

Heading back to the ranch after a ride in the meadow below the lodge which is built on a cliff. Can you see what that building is called the "Eagles Nest Lodge?
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Heading back to the ranch after a ride in the meadow below the lodge which is built on a cliff. Can you see what that building is called the "Eagles Nest Lodge?
"www.hawleymountain.com/hawley-mountain-brochure

As warm as the temperatures have been lately, snow in the higher elevations is rapidly thawing.  However, there is usual...
06/26/2021

As warm as the temperatures have been lately, snow in the higher elevations is rapidly thawing. However, there is usually enough left, so guests can get a taste of winter in July. What's a favorite snow activity you remember?

As warm as the temperatures have been lately, snow in the higher elevations is rapidly thawing. However, there is usually enough left, so guests can get a taste of winter in July. What's a favorite snow activity you remember?

Look what was spotted on the road below the lodge!  After a two year lapse, we were delighted to see this pretty yellow ...
06/21/2021

Look what was spotted on the road below the lodge! After a two year lapse, we were delighted to see this pretty yellow machine. We know the guests will appreciate a little smoother trip up the Boulder....and so do we!
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Look what was spotted on the road below the lodge! After a two year lapse, we were delighted to see this pretty yellow machine. We know the guests will appreciate a little smoother trip up the Boulder....and so do we!
: www.hawleymountain.com/hawley-mountain-brochure

Grooming a horse is just one of the things that guests enjoy about being at the ranch.  Getting attached to their "horse...
06/10/2021

Grooming a horse is just one of the things that guests enjoy about being at the ranch. Getting attached to their "horse for the week" is a sure thing by brushing and communicating with their new friend. Can't you just feel the love between these two?
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Grooming a horse is just one of the things that guests enjoy about being at the ranch. Getting attached to their "horse for the week" is a sure thing by brushing and communicating with their new friend. Can't you just feel the love between these two?
https://www.hawleymountain.com/hawley-mountain-brochure

Opening day of the guest season at Hawley Mountain Ranch!  The staff has been working hard to get ready for our visitors...
06/06/2021

Opening day of the guest season at Hawley Mountain Ranch! The staff has been working hard to get ready for our visitors, and we hope that season 2021 proves to be a safe, exciting, and adventurous experience for everyone. Let the fun begin...
https://www.hawleymountain.com/hawley-mountain-brochure

Opening day of the guest season at Hawley Mountain Ranch! The staff has been working hard to get ready for our visitors, and we hope that season 2021 proves to be a safe, exciting, and adventurous experience for everyone. Let the fun begin...
https://www.hawleymountain.com/hawley-mountain-brochure

This has been a familiar scene at the ranch lately.  Lots of clouds, rain, and, of course, snow.  A typical springtime i...
05/29/2021

This has been a familiar scene at the ranch lately. Lots of clouds, rain, and, of course, snow. A typical springtime in the Rockies! But, in Montana, we don't complain about getting moisture!

This has been a familiar scene at the ranch lately. Lots of clouds, rain, and, of course, snow. A typical springtime in the Rockies! But, in Montana, we don't complain about getting moisture!

What are those tiny spots down in the meadow?  Our horses, living the good life, are enjoying some lush green grass afte...
05/14/2021

What are those tiny spots down in the meadow? Our horses, living the good life, are enjoying some lush green grass after a day of showing their riders some beautiful places in the Montana mountains.
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What are those tiny spots down in the meadow? Our horses, living the good life, are enjoying some lush green grass after a day of showing their riders some beautiful places in the Montana mountains.
www.hawleymountain.com/hawley-mountain-brochure

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4188 Main Boulder Road
McLeod, MT
59052

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(877) 496-7848

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I want to give a shout out to Hawley Mountain Ranch!!! It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. I loved it all the amazing team, facilities, location, ponies, food, and all the smiles! It was a peaceful moment in time that is my new "happy place" THANK YOU!!!
Look what my friend is wearing. 😀❤️😍 Sending love all the way from Massachusetts!
How are the wildfires affecting your area ?
If everything goes well, exactly two months from today we’ll be all checked in and relaxing at the ranch... can’t wait!
In these Covid times it helps to keep us positive remembering our wonderful vacation last summer as we sip our coffee from your mugs at The Jumps our socially distanced pop up cafe! Love to all of you at the ranch. Keep safe
Hiking up to Monument Peak with owner Ron. Fabulous Trip!
Wearing my Hawley Mountain Ranch branded jeans - branded by Ron in 2016 - for a ride with the butteri in Tuscany!
Wow, the river will get blown out again need to restock the pond! 🐟😃
I watched all of the videos, and ended up in tears at the beauty of it all. I would like the sound of the river by my bed so I could sleep better, and the horses look so healthy and I loved the sound of the clopping as they headed to pasture. The moose was beautiful, Ron took his jacket off which told me that it was warmer or he was hot from the stress of keeping the horses in line. This is an amazing video that made me wish I had the ability to come there and DO the things your very lucky guests get to do!!!
I miss everyone and especially the horses already and it's only been two days! Hawley Mountain Ranch will be forever in my heart. Hope to see you next year or the year after that for sure!
What a great adventure
Great horses. They took great care of us. Everyone was wonderful. I highly recommend this wonderful place. Can’t wait to go back.