Triple J Wilderness Ranch
Triple J Wilderness Ranch
80 Mortimer Road
Augusta, MT 59410
Triple J Wilderness Ranch Description
Families who love horses will especially appreciate the intensive riding programs at the JJJ ranch. Families can ride together if they like, or parents can go for adult-only rides while kids ages 6 to 14 have a blast with rodeo games, scavenger and fossil hunts, fishing, crafts, swimming, camping in real teepees, and building forts. Each kid gets their own horse for the week and learns riding skills with specialized Kid's Wranglers. At the end of the day, go for a hayride or roast marshmallows over a campfire while listening to cowboy poetry.
Babies: Special nanny rates are available for families traveling with babies and young children. Call for details.
Pre-Teens & Teens: Older kids can hang out with the adults if they like, but can also choose from scheduled activities with other teens or young adults on the staff. Horse lovers are always welcome to help the wranglers feed, groom, and saddle the horses.
- Novices welcome. The ranch has a wide variety of horses that are used to all levels of riders, and wranglers to offer instruction.
- Bring riding boots or cowboy boots. Tennis shoes and hiking boots are not acceptable for horseback riding; boots with a hard sole and heel are required. A few loaner pairs are available if you don't have boots, but call ahead to reserve them.
- Seams are important. Bring jeans, preferably without a thick seam on the inside (especially if you plan to go for long rides). Avid riders may want to wear bicycle shorts or pantyhose under their jeans to prevent chafing.
- Bring a hat with a brim. Cowboy hats are fine, but so are baseball hats.
- Bring leather gloves. They'll keep your hands warm while riding in the cool mornings and evenings, and will also protect the backs of your hands from sunburn.
- Bring bug spray. This is the wilderness, after all, and mosquitoes are part of the experience.
- Tips for fishing fans. Bring your own equipment. The ranch has three trout ponds for fly-fishing and spin casting, and more trout can be found in the nearby Sun River or Gibson Lake. You don't need a fishing license if you fish in the ranch ponds, but you will if you plan to go fishing off the ranch. You can purchase a fishing license online from Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.
- Laundry facilities available. Let the kids roll in the dirt as much as they like. Detergent and dryer sheets are provided.
Just the Facts
Hours: June-September. One week minimum (Sunday to Saturday).
Fees: Packages from $1550 per person
Recommended Time: Multi-day