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PAWS UP RANCH

Deep in Montana's wilderness, Paws Up has an impressive array of exciting and instructive activities and is primarily geared towards families and children. Spanning 37,000 acres of private land and a 10 mile stretch of Blackfoot Riverbank; it's a vast outdoor playground, in which to experience life as a cowboy, herd cattle, learn to kayak and fish for trout.

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Set on the beautiful Blackfoot River and surrounded by magnificent mountains and forests, this is a large slice of Wild West joy - shared only with a glut of wildlife, including the resident elk and deer - and a handful of fellow guests. Extreme seasons sees dramatic landscape transformations, from a snow-covered winter wonderland during the winter months, to a vast, rugged and wild open-space - under seemingly never-ending blue skies - in the summer.

As a working cattle ranch, riding is very much at the core of Paws Up's daily life. There is something for everyone, from novices to experts: Cattle drives to hone those ‘rope throwing' techniques, private tuition in horsemanship skills, and over 100 miles of riding trails. A plethora of additional land-based, water-based and snow-based activities on offer means you can partake in as much of the action as you like. The majority of activities are not included in the price, enabling you to completely mould your holiday to your liking.

Choose to stay in a log cabin, ranch house or wilderness estate home (sleeping between 4 and 8). All well designed with high ceilings, lots of local wood, stone fireplaces, huge beds and many with hot tubs and huge decks running the length of the house. Or for the more adventurous, book one of the extremely comfortable tents (sleeping 2-4), packed with rustic charm and offering North American safari-style ‘glamping'.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES:

  • Trail riding
  • Cattle herding
  • Riding lessons
  • Fly fishing
  • Archery
  • 4 x 4 ATV tours
  • Geocaching
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Grizzlyman fitness trail (1 mile long assault course)
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • White water rafting
  • Rifle shooting
  • Abseiling
  • River adventures
  • Rope course (tree climbing, bridges and ropes)
  • Wagon driving
  • Wilderness workshops
  • Kids Corps of Discovery

 

WINTER ACTIVITIES:

  • Skiing; downhill and cross-country and snowboarding - at Montana's Snowbowl - 45 minute drive from Paws Up
  • Dog sledding
  • Ice skating
  • Riding trails through the snow
  • Sleigh rides
  • Snow mobiling
  • Snow shoeing
  • Snow tubing

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FEATURES

  • Spa Facilities
  • BBQ/Wood Oven
  • Gym
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Destination Expert Mel Matthews

MELISSA MATTHEWS

North America Specialist

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LOCATION

Approximate location.

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    Restaurant

    American West dining at two on-site restaurants

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    Spa

    Spa Town at Paws Up - under canvas

TRANSPORT

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    Missoula Airport

    40 minutes drive

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