Back Country Horsemen of Missoula

P.O. Box 2121 Missoula, MT 59806

Volunteer Organization, 501c3

For all people interested in preserving our access to the back country, see our mission statement on line.

July for the Back Country Horseman of Missoula is a quite month this year, there will be a volunteer opportunity at the National Museum of Forest Service History to build corrals at the facilities near the Missoula International Airport on July 6th at 6 PM and the Poker Ride with the Upper Clark Fork BCH on July 8th and 9th.

 The National Museum of Forest Service History  manages a collection of artifacts, photographs, research reports and other documentation that portray the first century of  the United States Forest Service (USFS). Current facilities on the campus include a Bungalow Ranger Station Cabin housing exhibits for public viewing and a L-4 Fire Lookout  based on plans from around 1930. There will be ceremony for the grand opening of the Visitor’s Center and Forestry Discovery Trail on Thursday July 20 at 10:00 AM for everyone that is interested.

The Poker Ride hosted by the Upper Clark Fork BCH is located in Gold Creek Montana near Drummond on I-90 at exit 66.  The ride starts in the morning with the last rider on the trail by 10:15 AM. The ride is approximately 4 hours long and travels threw a ghost town and past a gold dredge.  There will be a BBQ and drawing for door prizes starting around 2:00 PM. Camping is avalible to stay in and incudes cottonwood trees for shade and a pond for cooling off in. Water tanks are provided for horses and there are two streams on the ride. If you bring your dog please keep him/her on a leash while in camp.     







 Mission Statement

  1. To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s back country and wilderness.
  2. To work to ensure that public lands remain open to recreation and stock use.
  3. To assist the various agencies responsible for the maintenance and management of public lands.
  4. To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise and sustained use of the back country resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.
  5. To foster and encourage the formation of new state Back Country Horsemen organizations.