Triple J Ranch


  • Montana guest ranch right in the mountains with excellent horses handmade cabins and pack trips
  • Montana pack trips from the Triple J Ranch in Montana

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Triple J Ranch is in the scenic corridor between Yellowstone and Glacier Park, they overlook the Sun River Canyon & Gibson Lake, right next door to the million acre Bob Marshall Wilderness.

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This western guest ranch is perfect for singles, couples or families with kids who want to ride, fish, hike or just simply relax.

Their high Wrangler-to-guest ratio ensures plenty of individual attention with many different options for guests who want a unique riding experience.

Their guests enjoy private, cozy log cabins with unique western decor. Meals are a highlight - fresh & wholesome with plenty of homemade goodies.

A ranch located in a western hideaway near the Bob marshall Wilderness Area.


We have first-hand knowledge from our many ranch visits, so please contact us with any questions or for a ranch holiday to suit you.

If you drive out to JJJ Ranch, you may begin to wonder if you are ever going to get there ! The road ends at the Ranch but you will find a fine western style Lodge used for eating and entertainment.

Every cozy cabin is unique with  down comforters, private bathrooms, coffee maker, small refrigerator, hummingbird feeders and blooming flowers.

These cabins easily accommodate from one to six persons and daily maid service provided. Covered porches with outdoor seating provide additional space to soak up the outdoors.

Back in the Lodge they serve wholesome and hearty home-style meals every day.  Additionally, you can expect traditional cowboy cook-outs, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and home-made breads and goodies. Special diets are easily accommodated with advance notice.

In addition to the extensive riding programme, in true Dude ranch tradition, they offer a  Children and Teens Programme. They help kids discover the wonders of nature in a safe environment. The Children's Programme is available for 6-12 year olds and the Teens, well their activity list is too long but boredom is not going to be an issue !

Morning and afternoon rides, as well as all day adventures take you from flower-strewn meadows to the mountain high country. This unspoiled location can see some dramatic changes in scenery.   The ranch has over sixty head of horses, suited to all riding levels. During your stay they will  teach you western horsemanship,  you may spend  as much time in the arena and on the trails as you like. The riding begins with Safety Instructions and the remainder of the week is then gerared around your riding level and personal interests.

The riding stock is both well-trained and responsive, these horses are a joy to ride for those guests who want more of a challenge. Their mountain location allows endless opportunity to see new country and to put in longer day rides.

The numbers out on the rides are kept smaller in number, six or less guests. The Wranglers offer you the chance to focus on your individual interests. Whenever possible, they  encourage riding abreast but the lower paths up into the hills to the meadows are narrow so in line riding is required here.

Please note the weight limit for the Triple J ranch is 250 lbs or 17.8 stone.


TRIPS #1 and #2  BIGGS CREEK PLATEAU  5 DAYS EACH PRICE: $2000 + $66 tax = $2066
TRIP #1  JUNE 12-16  Arrival June 11, departure June 17 TRIP #2  JUNE 19-23  Arrival June 18, departure June 24

Basing out of the camp on Biggs Creek in the North Fork of the Sun River Valley, these two trips highlight scenic day rides to Beartop Lookout, Elk Hill and Gates Park - and for the more adventurous (aka long day in the saddle), a trip to the Continental Divide with the backdrop of the Chinese Wall. These trips are designed to maximize opportunity for wildlife watching with empasis on scenic interpretive day rides, hiking and fishing. Base camp accommodations feature teepee tents with cots as well as large cook tent for dining.

TRIPS #3 and #4  CHINESE WALL  for intermediate to advanced riders in good physical condition 7 DAYS EACH        PRICE:  $2800 + 86 tax = $2886
TRIP #3  AUGUST 22-29  Arrival August 21, Departure August 30 (full) TRIP #4  SEPTEMBER 17-24  Arrival September 16, Departure September 25 (full)

Traveling into Sun River valley area, these trips climb to the famous Chinese Wall, a majestic and rugged 12 mile section of the Continental Divide. With camps along the banks of the Sun River and at the base of the Divide, we'll explore the splendor of this spectacular rock formation. We'll also explore the meadow strewn country by horseback on layover days. Fishing, hiking and riding opportunities abound.

Guests arrive at the Ranch is in the late afternoon on arrival day, which is the day before the trip departs for the backcounty. We provide dinner and lodging at the Ranch, and then head out on the trail early the next morning. Plan to pack an overnight bag for your ranch nights separate from your trail gear. We'll arrive back to the Ranch mid afternoon on the final trail day so it's also nice to keep fresh clothes for that night, and the shower feels so good! Dinner and lodging are included; departure is after breakfast the following morning.

The ranch reserve the right to change itinerary for reasons beyond their control such as forest fires, weather, rider ability, unforseen circumstances. Due to the nature of horseback riding in the wilderness, participants MUST be in good physical condition. Trips are not recommended if many health, physical issues, special diets. While they carry a satellite phone for emergencies, it is very difficult to bring someone out from a trip to seek medical attention. The emergency helicopter is costly and is for emergencies only.

Enjoy fishing on spring fed trout ponds at the ranch. This is a great place for fly-fishing instruction to whet your appetite for fishing Rainbow, Cutthroat or Brown trout on the Sun River or Gibson Lake. There are also guided trips to the North Fork of the Sun River for those looking for the real deal. You will need you own gear and a license which for two consecutive days fishing is $15.

Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy the miles of scenic trails surrounding the ranch. Due to the ranch's off the beaten path location, you will find endless hiking opportunities. A good pair of boots is an absolute necessity as there are some pretty serious paths around the ranch.

Main lodge house
  • Main lodge house
  • Triple J Ranch American Roundup
  • Triple J Ranch American Roundup
  • Triple J Ranch American Roundup


All prices are per person unless otherwise specified. Please contact us to confirm the rates - 01798 865946.

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We can tailor-make your holiday with flights, car hire, motorhome and city hotels.

The ranch offer a 6 nights stay from Sunday to Saturday with full board accommodation, all riding and ranch activites,  MT Lodging Tax and gratuities.

2018  Ranch Holidays Season - 10 June - 29 Septembert 2018. 

Prices from £1741 per person based on double occupancy.  

Child rates 13-17 years -  £1663 pp & 6-12 years -  £1586.pp

 2 - 29 September 2018  are adult only weeks- . These weeks emphasize long, scenic rides and a quiet relaxing atmosphere in isolated location.

The ranch offer an airport transfer to & from Great Falls for $50 rtn 1 - 4 guests & $75 rtn for 5 - 7 guests.  30% deposit required. 

Check in 4-6pm Sunday  Check out 10.00 am Saturday.

Please let us know your preferred departure dates and number of people travelling and we will send a quotation to you.

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Tell Us What You Think

We stayed here June 2011 It was fantastic I could not fault it or the staff. Brilliant riding in the mountains and lovely food awaits when you get back to the ranch

Colin Firman

My partner and I visited Triple J Ranch in August 2008. The horses are the best I've encountered at a ranch (out of the 6 ranches I've visited) and are really well looked after by Ernie. We stayed in a lovely cosy cabin with a log burner. The scenery is varied and stunning. The highlight of our holiday was seeing a couple of bear cubs and then later on, on the same ride, an adult bear who was reluctant to move off the trail we were on!

Sarah Stanley

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Triple J (September 2017). The ranch was everything we could have hoped for with owners Ernie and Kim being the loveliest hosts. The cabins were cosy and we were very well fed. The trail rides took us through the most spectacular scenery on calm,steady horses ending up with a lounge in the hot tub..what could be better. Put it on your bucket list, we are again! Tina and David Mackie

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