Cowgirls Invited to Be Big Sky Pioneers from October 28-November 1, 2010

Saddle up, girls. The luxurious, Montana-based, Triple Creek Ranch has announced its first annual Klicks for Chicks, a one-of-a-kind, women-only 100-Km horseback riding adventure, created and led by Triple Creek Ranch owner Barbara Barrett. Klicks for Chicks is an all-female upgrade of the all-male 100-mile Los Caballeros and Bohemian Grove endurance horse rides. With a decidedly Triple Creek Ranch twist, the ride is for women only, and cowgirls will ride rugged all day but return to the luxury of the Rocky Mountain resort at night. Riders will venture into deep canyons, over mountain passes, past crystal-clear lakes and through open meadows to discover the ‘last frontier’ and wilds of the Rocky Mountain West. Gourmet evening meals followed by crackling fires in Triple Creek’s luxurious cabins and a relaxing outdoor hot tub will be the reward for a long day in the saddle.

The “100 Klicks for Chicks” program is priced starting at $650 per night, per couple and features three-and-a-half days of riding, concluding with a fireside roast and awards presentation.  All meals, beverages, and activities are included.  Participants will also receive a personalized fleece vest.  Traveling companions not participating in the ride are welcome to enjoy the luxurious accommodations and varied activities that Triple Creek Ranch has to offer while the cowgirls ride off into the sunrise. Husbands and compadres are invited to join the cowgirls for dinner each evening during the program. 


Known for its spectacular setting in the Montana Rockies, its luxurious accommodations and superb, personalized service, Triple Creek Ranch, an award-winning member of Relais & Châteaux, offers outdoor adventures and luxury under the Montana Big Sky.


“Klicks for Chicks” October 28-November 1 Event Schedule


Thursday, October 28th

  • Cowgirl-up, at the Riders’ Roost, 1pm
  • Meet and greet horses and fellow cowgirls 
  • Warm-up ride, 10 klicks (6 miles) among the Bitterroot Mountains
  • Cocktails at the Rooftop Lounge featuring local hat maker, Jimmy Harrison, from Double H Hats 
  • Dinner with fellow riders and spouses


Friday, October 29

  • Breakfast in the dining room
  • Cowgirl-up, at the Riders’ Roost
  • Trailer horses to the trailhead
  • Ride 34 klicks, (21 miles), lunch provided
  • Trailer home to Triple Creek Ranch for cocktails in the Rooftop Lounge
  • Dinner with fellow riders and spouses


Saturday, October 30

  • Breakfast in the dining room
  • Cowgirl-up, at the Riders’ Roost 
  • Trailer mounts to new trail
  • Ride 33 klicks, (20 miles), lunch provided
  • Trailer home to Triple Creek Ranch for cocktails in the Rooftop Lounge
  • Dinner with fellow riders and spouses


Sunday, October 31

  • Breakfast in the dining room
  • Cowgirl-up, at the Riders’ Roost 
  • Haul horses to ride starting point.
  • Ride 23 klicks, (15 miles), lunch provided
  • Fireside roast and awards ceremony at Elk Meadow
  • Partner-up with spouses and friends for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
  • Adios dinner for all


Monday, November 1

  • ‘Happy trails’ to friends and trusted steeds
  • Breakfast   
  • Lunch


About Triple Creek Ranch

Rated the #1 US inn and #2 worldwide hotel  in Travel + Leisure’s 2010 World’s Best Awards and the #1 US hotel and #5 hotel worldwide in Travel + Leisure’s 2009 “T+L 500,” Triple Creek Ranch is a Relais & Châteaux member property and an Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing lodge and resort.  Set against a backdrop of the Montana Rockies, Triple Creek Ranch is a favored all-inclusive luxury getaway for couples who appreciate a balance of rest, romance and outdoor recreation with exquisite service, an extensive wine cellar and innovative cuisine.  Accommodations are in 23 Western-style luxury log cabins with fireplace (most with private hot tub), all newly renovated.  All-inclusive rates include trail rides, hikes, tennis, fly-casting lessons, snowshoeing, 3 meals daily, snacks, house wines and house cocktails, and in-room bar set-ups.  Children 16 and over are welcome.  Activities include fly fishing, cattle drives, guided nature tours, snowmobiling, ATV tours, and downhill and cross-country skiing.  Exceptional Western art is found throughout the property.  The resort offers artists’ and photography workshop weekends; cowboy roundups; horseback riding, back-country fly-fishing and vintners’ programs.  Triple Creek Ranch is a repeat winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and the Wine Enthusiast Award of Distinction., 406-821-4600, 800-654-2943.  



Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".