Horse Corrals

Bring your pack animals on vacation

Bring your horses and head into the Madison or Gravelly Mountains near Ennis, Montana. Whether you visit to ride into Wilderness Areas or hunt large game in the Madison Mountains near Yellowstone National Park, the Rainbow Valley Lodge provides quality lodging for you and your horses.

Freshwater for your horses(s)is provided daily. We have three corrals. We suggest you call ahead to reserve space for your horse(s).

$5.00 per animal per night 

Cabin with Horse Pasture

Our Trapper Cabin boasts a 3-acre, fenced horse pasture with a year-round creek flowing through. Stay in a cozy cabin while your horses graze in the meadow by the cabin.

Places to Ride Horses Near Ennis

Bear Creek Loop Trail

Bear Creek Loop is a long hike, horse trip, or backpacking trip into a wilderness area. Bear Creek Loop Trail (325, 326) winds between the saddle of the Helmet and the Sphinx, two of the most famous and fantastic mountains in the Madison Range. The peaks jut out of the surrounding forest and are unlike any other mountains in the wilderness. They both present easy, non-technical scrambles for aspiring climbers.

The views from on top of the peaks stretch out across the Madison Valley to the Gravelly Ranger and the Pioneer Mountains in the west. To the east, you can see The Gallatin Valley and Absarokee Mountains. To the south, you can see the Tetons on a very clear day. The Helmet towers above the saddle and the views from here encompass vast tracts of wilderness. The trail leads up the Trail Forks and down the Middle Fork of Bear Creek, winding through open fields of glacier lilies and lupines, the habitat of elk and grizzly bear.

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Length: 12 miles round trip.