Category: Hunting & Pack Trips

6 Horseback Pack Trips You Don't Want to Miss

 
Do you want to explore the back country mountains, lakes, streams and wildlife but do not necessarily want to do it all by hiking? Do you want to enjoy some peace and quiet, a break from all the noises of the world and day to day life? How about create memories with a great group of people and horses alike? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a horseback pack trip might be exactly what type of vacation you are looking for! The Dude Ranchers’ Association has several member ranches throughout the Western United States and Canada that offer horseback pack trips for any level rider or adventure enthusiast. Soak in the serenity and tranquility of the mountains in some of the most beautiful locations only accessible by foot or horse. You will experience a sense of peace that is not easily found in everyday life, and... Read More

Bob Marshall Wilderness Adventures

 
The Bob Marshall Wilderness, named after Bob Marshall himself, is located in western Montana as the fifth-largest wilderness in the lower 48 states. It extends for 60 miles along the Continental Divide and consists of over 1 million acres and remains road-less, with the only permanent structures being some old ranger stations and horse bridges. You might see some of these structures while riding out with the JJJ Wilderness Ranch or the Rich's Montana Guest Ranch. Sounds like a great location for your next horseback riding vacation, right? Wait, there's more. You'll have a chance to ride to a long escarpment famously known as the Chinese Wall, averaging 1,000 feet high from its base and extends for 22 miles.  Take a look at these two unique pack trip experience to immerse yourself in Bob Marshall Wilderness Adventures. JJJ Wilderness Ranch in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Each pack trip is unique ranging from... Read More

7 Ranches for your 2016 Hunting Trip

 
It is time to start planning for your 2016 hunting trip. The Dude Ranchers' Association is here to help you find the personalized hunting trip for you and your family this fall. Below we have gathered some of the most exciting places available. Don't forget to book early, as ranches only have a limited number of trips available. For more information on planning your trips please contact the Dude Ranchers' Association office at 307.587.2339. Hunting Trips JJJ WIlderness Hunting & PackTrip Bob Marshall Wilderness, MT JJJ Wilderness Ranch Join us for the hunt of a lifetime in Montana's 1.5 million acre Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Home to North America's foremost big game animals, this unspoiled wilderness provides unsurpassed beauty and trophy opportunities. To hunt the "Bob" is to experience one of America's national treasures. Seven Devils Mountain Range, ID Seven Devils Lodge Guest Ranch and Guide Service Seven Devil's hunts are guided on 18,000 acres of... Read More

Adventures in Living ~ Idaho Dude Ranches

 
Idaho is more than just potatoes. It is also home to your next mountain adventure. Whether this state is your next vacation destination or you are just passing through, it is worth an extra moment to enjoy. For a top quality ranch experience, stay at one of these Idaho sweet spots. A destination wedding, some 'ranch-y' cattle work or a guided hunt into the wilderness is just the beginning. Find more Idaho family or horsemanship locations here. Happily Ever After Say your vows in the chapel built by hand, to create some of your most incredible memories at the Diamond D Ranch.  This special chapel was the vision of Linda Demorest and it took 11 summers to complete, built rock by rock. Linda is a minister and performs many weddings in this small, beautiful chapel built along Loon Creek. Dates Open June 1 - October 15 4th Generation Cattle Ranch Theorn McGarry, a lifelong cowboy,... Read More

Experience the Outdoors on a Pack Trip!

 
Have you ever dreamt of horseback riding for miles in wide open spaces? Then a pack trip might be the perfect adventure for you!  Pack trips allow you to experience amazing landscapes, wildlife and pristine fishing waters that you can only get to from the back of a horse.  Most dude ranch pack trips can be customized and tend to include guides and staff that take care of all of the details for you including camp set up and cooking.  The trips tend to range from 3 days to 10 or more and can be designed around novice riders as well as those with more experience.  Please check out The Dude Ranchers’ Association ranches below for more information  or call us here at the office at 866-399-2339.    7D Ranch Cody, Wyoming Phone: +1 888-587-9885         Absaroka Ranch Dubois, Wyoming Phone: +1 307-455-2275     Broken Arrow Lodge and Outfitters Alder, Montana Phone:... Read More

Bob Marshall Wilderness Pack Trips and Hunts

 
Bob Marshall Wilderness Pack Trips and Hunts Where Adventure is Beyond Each Bend of the Trail...   There’s still a place where time slows down and the only signpost is a hoof print. The Bob Marshall Wilderness is considered the “crown jewel” of America’s wilderness system. Our fully-guided horse pack-trips are designed to accommodate all levels of riders through this magnificent, unspoiled country where the only travel is by foot or horse. Each pack trip is unique ranging from base camp oriented to trips that traverse the wilderness over the Continental Divide. We’ll travel across wilderness trails on sure-footed saddle horses that are mountain savvy and a joy to ride. Our trusty string of pack-mules carries all the gear so you can rough it in comfort. The Triple J crew, wrangler, packer, guide and camp cook, will provide a comfortable, complete camp. These limited trips average 8 guests to ensure a high... Read More
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