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Horse Concession Operation Sold

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Date: May 3, 2007
Contact: Jan Knox, 406 888-7908
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406 888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – National Park Service (NPS) officials announce the sale of the horseback riding and animal packing concession operation in Glacier National Park by Mule Shoe Outfitters to Swan Mountain Outfitters – Glacier Division, LLC. With this sale, Swan Mountain Outfitters will take over operation of the concession contract for horse services in Glacier, which was awarded to Mule Shoe Outfitters in the fall of 2006. This 10-year concession contract will expire December 31, 2016. The terms of the contract and the services offered, including the reopening of the Apgar Horse Barn, are unaffected by the sale.

Swan Mountain Outfitters is owned by Pat Tabor of Swan Lake, Montana. They currently operate a guest ranch, packing and horse operation in the Swan Lake area.  For more information on Swan Mountain Outfitter Services, contact Swan Mountain Outfitters at (406) 886-3900.

Mule Shoe Outfitters (owned and operated by Paul and Ginny DeToni of Wickenberg, AZ) had provided horseback riding and animal packing services in Glacier National Park since 1994.


Did You Know?

Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.