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Little Bighorn Battlefield:

Learn what really happened from both sides of the Battle of the Greasy Grass  

Battlefield Horseback Rides:

See the Battlefield from where Crazy Horse and Custer saw it June 25th, 1876  

Overview  

You shouldn’t miss this historic opportunity; stare out across this sacred land and truly see the terrain as the warriors and troopers saw it on that legendary June day; Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

 

Over a three hour ride duration, you will follow the Crow scouts and Custer’s 7th to Medicine Tail Coulee, and then re-trace Crazy Horse’s route from the village to Calhoun Hill, stopping at each significant site within the story of the engagement. Follow Crazy Horse and Custer, White Bull and White-Man-Runs-Him, across the hallowed ground between the National Park Service boundaries at the Reno-Benteen Battlefield and Calhoun Hill. Experience Weir Point on the ride from Cedar Coulee into Medicine Tail Coulee, before descending to the Little Bighorn River, which you will cross at the ford. Then ride through the Oglala and Cheyenne village area, and then re-cross the Little Bighorn, tracing Crazy Horse’s movements as he led his men up Deep Coulee towards Calhoun Hill.

Information for a great horseback ride experience:

 

  • Rides are 3 hours long and leave at 8am (avoiding the mid-day heat) for $135 per person. 
     

  • Please wear shoes/boots with heels and remember absolutely no flip-flops, sandals or training shoes … no exceptions for any reason. You should wear sunscreen, sunglasses and hat for your own comfort, and bring water, and of course a camera, but also consider your most comfortable way to carry these items (messing with a backpack on horseback is not often convenient!)
     

  • If anyone in your party is 240 lbs or more, please let us know ahead of time. This is not a hard and fast weight restriction, but we do need to be sure the right horses are available for everyone.
     

  • You don’t need to be an experienced rider to enjoy a horseback experience on the Little Bighorn. Crow wranglers at the Little Bighorn are among the best horsemen in the west - they will look after you and be sure you have a great experience, but please remember the wrangler’s word is law and you must adhere to any and all instructions. Failure to do so could result in IMMEDIATE termination of your ride.
     

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

This is a tribal wrangler-led ride and while your wranglers are expert horseman, they are not historians.

They will show you locations of places and sites, but if you want the full story of what happened at the

Little Bighorn you should consider lengthening your stay in the area and opting for a full day’s guiding in

addition to your ride. Some people choose to ride the evening before, 4-7pm, and others to ride the next morning 8-11am

 

If you only have one day to explore the Little Bighorn and want to ride, and also understand the whole fascinating story, consider our excellent ‘Ride and Guide’ experience.

Where:                         Little Bighorn, Crow Agency, MT       

Meeting Place:           Info and directions sent to you upon booking   

Tribes:                          Lakota,  Cheyenne,  Crow                                         

Activity level:             You must be fit enough to ride for a three hour period   

Duration:                     8am - 11am                                                

Cost:                             $135 per person

NOTES:

Apsaalooke tours are great if you want a quick bus ride around the battlefield for a Battle of Little Bighorn summary. But if you want more from your day at the Custer Battlefield NPS site, call us on 307 699 6015. We have been running the very best Little Bighorn tours for 25 years, and we are happy to offer advice about Little Bighorn Battlefield Lodging; Little Bighorn Battlefield Hours; Little Big Horn National Park Camping; Little Bighorn Battlefield Entrance Fees and even the Little Bighorn National Monument Gift Shop (and other great Little Bighorn souvenir options in the area.

 

 RIDE the Little Bighorn? Let's go!

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