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Last Minute Summer Dude Ranch Vacation 2024

There’s still time to Hit the Trails in 2024! 

Parade Rest Ranch – West Yellowstone, Montana

Even though it’s a great time for dude ranches, with numerous places fully booked for the season, there are still some ranches with open spots waiting for you to enjoy the excitement!

All DRA member ranches are all-inclusive, meaning that your lodging, meals, and most activities are included in one cost. Your only worry is getting to the ranch – once you’ve made it to the welcome gate, we’ll take care of the rest.

So come spend some time with us on the ranch! Learn to ride from true cowboys and cowgirls, fly fish in pristine waters, hit the range for some trap shooting or archery, and enjoy catered meals (and most importantly – dessert!)

If you’re just now starting to plan for your summer 2024 vacation – here are some great ranches to start calling! The ranches mentioned below still have openings for the 2024 season, so don’t wait any longer and call to book your dude ranch stay!

Parade Rest Ranch

Parade Rest Ranch – West Yellowstone, Montana

Parade Rest Ranch in West Yellowstone, MT, is a dude ranch that offers a distinctive Montana guest ranch adventure. Situated just a short 15-minute drive from the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, Parade Rest Ranch stands as the nearest Montana guest ranch to the park. Within 30 miles of the world-renowned fly-fishing rivers and streams. Their dedication is to provide an escape that rejuvenates and energizes those seeking a break. The presence of horses, water, cozy cabins, stunning landscapes, and delicious food all contribute to a revitalizing experience. Skilled wranglers and gentle horses ensure that every guest, regardless of riding experience, enjoys their family ranch retreat. The ranch offers corral rides for children, western horseback riding lessons for all, and mountain trail rides lasting from one to four hours.

Tumbling River Ranch

Tumbling River Ranch – Grant, Colorado

Nestled in the stunning Colorado high country in Grant, Colorado, Tumbling River Ranch awaits. Embark on a family dude ranch vacation at Tumbling River Ranch, where you can create lasting memories across generations. The ranch provides a plethora of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether it’s a thrilling white-water rafting trip, exploring shooting sports or going on a guided hike amidst breathtaking scenery, there’s something for everyone. Tumbling River Ranch offers the flexibility for your family to engage in activities together or separately, providing a memorable experience for all.

Majestic Dude Ranch

Majestic Dude Ranch – Mancos, Colorado

Majestic Dude Ranch in Mancos, Colorado offers the ultimate adventure experience for guests. Explore the stunning aspens on horseback, follow streams for gold panning, and visit historic mining towns. Immerse yourself in the fresh alpine air or relax as you watch the sunset over Sleeping Ute Mountain. Connect with nature in Mesa Verde Country’s heart, just a 35-minute ride from Durango. Fish for Colorado trout, go horseback riding with your children and create unforgettable memories. Stay in cozy cabins with Tempur-Pedic beds and enjoy exceptional hospitality this summer season.

Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Red Horse Mountain Ranch – Harrison, Idaho

Idaho’s Red Horse Mountain Ranch is renowned for its array of guided adventures, luxurious accommodations, top-notch western hospitality, and a popular kids’ program suitable for ages 3 and above. Situated on 560 deeded acres, with access to over 150,000 acres of permitted outfitter area, this ranch is an ideal destination for a classic western dude ranch getaway. The ideal family escape for your vacation in 2024!

Covered Wagon Ranch

Covered Wagon Ranch – Gallatin Gateway, Montana

The Covered Wagon Ranch, established in 1925, has a rich history passed down through four generations. Initially, guests traveled by stagecoaches and Model Ts, and today, the descendants of those families continue to visit the ranch. Whether fishing in a clear river or riding horses through flower-filled meadows, each moment spent in this picturesque location offers an opportunity to reconnect with nature. Situated in Gallatin Gateway, Montana, visitors can enjoy scenic fishing spots and horseback riding while surrounded by Montana’s breathtaking landscapes and vast skies.

TA Ranch

TA Ranch – Buffalo, Wyoming

The TA Ranch is situated between the Bighorn Mountains and the Wyoming plains hills, known for its historical connection to the Cattle Ranch wars era. Visitors can immerse themselves in an authentic Western experience, exploring 8,000 acres of trails once traveled by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Engage in horse training demonstrations or embark on a private guided fishing trip. Children can partake in various programs tailored for them, including a petting zoo. This ranch offers a perfect family vacation with a genuine Western vibe.

UXU Ranch

UXU Ranch – Cody, Wyoming

UXU Ranch is located a mere seventeen miles from the East Gates of Yellowstone National Park. Positioned along the Shoshone River, renowned for its blue-ribbon trout fishing, the ranch offers various activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and family-friendly options. While staying at the ranch, you can experience the excitement of the wild west Cody, Wyoming rodeo, go white water rafting, or visit the famous Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum. Additionally, guests can indulge in the culinary creations of celebrity chef Vincent Fiore.

The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch

The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch – Seneca, Oregon

The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch is situated in the Blue Mountains of Central Oregon, offering guests a chance to experience luxurious adventures intertwined with authentic cowboy way of life. Visitors can partake in various activities, such as award-winning links-style golf, horseback riding, cattle wrangling, ATV rides, a destination spa, or even join us at the shooting range! It’s the perfect getaway for guests seeking relaxation off the conventional path and creating lasting memories.

Dude Ranchers’ Association

Not sure where to start? Unsure of what ranch is right for you? That’s why we’re here to help! Contact us today via email or phone to help you narrow down your destination options, so you can book your next vacation at a dude ranch!

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