Frequently Asked Questions

Foothills, valleys, and peaks dominate the landscape of the Blackfeet Reservation and the Badger Two Medicine Forest south of Glacier National Park. The Badger Two Medicine borders the renowned Bob Marshall Wilderness. For the Badger Two Medicine Backcountry Adventures, be prepared to hike, horseback ride, or mountain bike in steep mountainous terrain and through possible river crossings in various unpredictable weather conditions including snow and wind. The land terrain in Montana varies greatly from deep draws, coulees, and rock structures. We are careful not to take hikers, horseback riders, or mountain bike riders into areas that are any more than they can handle in terms of physical skills.

Poor planning and inadequate preparation leads to increased risks and dangers while hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and mountain biking. Being physically prepared is of prime importance. Consider bringing plenty of warm clothing that can be layered. Remember wild game animals live here. Be mindful of extreme changes in temperature and weather conditions. High altitudes and rugged terrain presents its own challenges. Animals including domestic horses and mules, and wild animals can be unpredictable and dangerous to hikers, horseback riders, rafters, or mountain bike riders; all beyond the control of the outfitter.

Please adhere to specific direction from Blackfeet Outfitters. Our outfitter and guides are trained to identify dangerous conditions.

Many of our trips take place in the wilderness backcountry. Our clients should be healthy to partake in physical activity at higher elevations. Clients with specific medical conditions should consult with their physician before booking a trip.

Please inform us of any medical conditions, dietary requests, and/or allergies.

Clients with specific medical conditions should consult with their physician before booking a trip.

Our meals are family style that are easy to prepare and serve. Please inform us of any dietary requests. Blackfeet Outfitters is willing to cater to your needs. Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included for specific trips. See tour details for additional information.

Snacks, water, non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Limited cell phone coverage is available depending on where you will be touring. If you feel that you need cell service, we recommend that you acquire a satellite phone.

Absolutely no alcohol of any form will be used while out on the tours. However, for multi-day backcountry trips you are more than welcome to bring your own alcohol and imbibe. This is for the safety of our clients, guides, and other employees. If you decide that you need or want a drink during the day, that’s fine, but you will be done participating in the tour for the day.

Great Falls International Airport & Kalispell, MT

All of our guides, cooks, and wranglers work hard to assist our clients wherever possible. Gratuities are appreciated. Direct tipping is recommended.

While tipping is not required, it is customary if you feel your guides have worked hard to provide you with a great experience.

Deposits are refundable with 60 days advance written notice. An administrative fee of 15% per person will be charged on all refunds. In the event of cancellation, the client may have the option to apply the deposit balance to a future date. There are no refunds due to weather. Trip insurance is recommended to all of our clients to protect them in the event of cancellations.

  • Stay together. Do not split up and venture off alone.
  • Please be mindful about bringing valuables. We do not have a safe to store your valuables.
  • If you are not prepared to follow our rules for safety, we will ask you not to participate in the activity.
  • In the backcountry, we do not let our clients venture off alone.

Great Falls and Kalispell, MT has many motels and hotels to stay. We are happy to make recommendations if you wish.

  • What is your proficiency at hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking?
  • Am I looking for a wilderness experience or a ranch-type of touring experience?
  • How important is it to stay in a nice camp?
  • Am I prepared to stay in the wilderness without the creature comforts of home?

No. Customers must bring a car seat or booster seat for children who require them.

Be prepared for all kinds of weather. It is important to bring layers of warm clothing, closed toe shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars.

  • For safety reasons, weight restrictions apply. For horseback riders, maximum weight: 250 pounds.
  • Age minimum: 7.
  • No riders with physical limitations that prevent them from operating their own horse.
  • No double riders.
  • Safety helmets are mandatory for riders under the age of 18.

  • Rider height
  • Rider weight
  • You are accountable for any damage to the equipment

For the multi-day trip, you will be staying in wall tents with cots and sleeping bags.

Our basecamp is located at Lonesome Creek for our backcountry tours are in the heartland of the road-less Badger Two Medicine area which borders the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

Backcountry camping facilities in wall tents with cots and sleeping bags. While in the backcountry, you will be far from civilization. Please bring all necessary personal items. There will be no trips to the convenience store or market while we are in the backcountry.

Ideally, the best time to fish is mid-spring to late fall on the Reservation. The hatches on the rivers and lakes promote more fish activity throughout the day.

Because the weather is ever-changing, be prepared for all kinds of weather. It is important to bring rain gear and layers of warm clothing including jackets, warm hats, broad brimmed hat, and gloves. Temperatures can range from the 30’s to 60’s in early spring and late fall, and range from the 60’s to 90’s in the summer.

Bring polarized sunglasses, sun screen, lip balm, waders, and wading boots. In the heat of the summer, shorts are fine. Our best advice is to be prepared for all kinds of weather. Bring a camera to capture those great memories of catching a giant Rainbow or Brown trout!

Blackfeet Outfitters has a variety of fly rods for your use from 4, 5, 6, and 7 weight rods. We also provide the flies and tackle that you will need. You are welcome to bring your own if you wish. If you don’t have waders or wading boots, you can rent them at the local fly shops in the area. We do not provide waders and boots.

  • The state of Montana requires that you purchase a fishing license which can be purchased at any fly shop, sporting goods store, or online. If you plan to fish on the Blackfeet Reservation, you will have to purchase a Tribal conservation license and fishing license in addition to a fishing license.
  • Blackfeet Nation Fish and Wildlife licenses and tags are available through Both Blackfeet Nation Recreation/Conservation Permit and Fishing License Required.
  • Blackfeet (Nation Recreation/Conservation Permit)[]: $20.00
  • Non-member/Non-resident Fishing Permit: $20.00

We take our clients in drift boats that are designed for 2 anglers and one guide. If needed, we can get a 2nd boat for additional guests.
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