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Wyoming Ranches to Visit in 2023

Known as “The Cowboy State”, and for its wide-open spaces, Wyoming provides the perfect place for your next Dude Ranch Vacation. 

All the ranches below have availability throughout their 2023 season! Contact them today.

Wyoming Ranches with Availability

CM Ranch – Dubois, WyomingCM Ranch

The CM Ranch is a dude ranch with a fine reputation and specializes in family vacations. The CM offers a variety of outdoor adventures, including horseback riding, fishing, hiking, pack trips, weekly rodeo, cookouts, and more. The expansive ranch lands are contiguous with the Shoshone National Forest and Fitzpatrick Wilderness, which allow for almost endless private riding and fishing in a country of great variety and beauty. The CM is a family-friendly environment with a welcoming atmosphere and a unique charm.

Darwin Ranch

Drawing inspiration from safari lodges of East Africa, Darwin Ranch offers unparalleled experiences and unforgettable hospitality at their secluded high-altitude oasis. At the most remote guest ranch in the lower 48 states, 25 miles down a dirt road, you will find a herd of horses dotting a spectacular green river valley amid a collection of 100-year-old cabins. The ranch is surrounded by 2.5 million acres of Bridger Teton National Forest and in a secluded and amazing area. They are an off the grid ranch and are working towards a zero-waste future with a commitment to preserving, protecting, and sharing the land.

Goosewing Ranch – Jackson, WyomingGoosewing Ranch

Goosewing Ranch in Jackson Hole Wyoming is a guest ranch deep in the Gros Ventre valley near Jackson Hole. Goosewing marks the entry point to a protected, pristine wilderness. At 7,400 feet, the valley is host to some of North America’s most spectacular game: deer, elk, moose, antelope, bear, and eagles, plus fantastic scenery.

Medicine Bow Lodge and Adventure Guest Ranch – Saratoga, WyomingMedicine Bow Lodge

In 1917, Medicine Bow Lodge first opened near Saratoga, Wyoming. Views at this ranch boast great mountain views, rushing streams, towering fir trees and a true Old West experience for visitors to this beautiful part of our state. Fishing, hiking, horseback riding and evening campfires are among the memorable activities at the family-owned Lodge.

Lazy L&B Ranch – Dubois, WyomingLazy L&B Ranch

Lazy L&B Ranch is a family-owned and operated ranch that has superb riding through some of the most diverse country imaginable. A place where you’ll create memories that last a lifetime. Western cabins and a historical lodge are nestled in a lush green cottonwood river bottom, surrounded by 80,000 acres of wildlife habitat, high alpine country, desert-painted plateaus, sand wash canyons, and dramatic rugged river gorges.

Moose Head Ranch –  Moose, WyomingMoosehead Ranch

Moose Head is the place for family vacations, meaning families do things together as a family, and not apart from each other. They do not have a children’s program or children’s dining room. When you ride, it is often just your family along with a wrangler, who is knowledgeable about the horses, terrain, wildlife, flowers, and history of the valley.

Paradise Guest Ranch – Buffalo, WyomingParadise Guest Ranch

For over 100 years now, folks have been going to Paradise Guest Ranch for 100 different reasons—for some, it’s horseback riding across sage meadows, fishing for cutthroat trout, or hiking among wildflowers. For others, it’s family time, the fun, and campfire stories beneath a snowstorm of stars. Maybe it’s realizing just how much all that’s worth, that keeps folks coming back to the guest ranch year after year. And maybe it’s time you found your own reasons to come experience Paradise Guest Ranch.

Red Rock Ranch – Kelly, Wyoming

This family-owned operation has been providing authentic Dude Ranch Vacations since 1974. Nestled among the Gros Ventre Mountains near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Red Rock Ranch takes pride in its remote location and being completely surrounded by the Bridger-Teton National Forest. With breathtaking views, you can ride a horse or hike in any direction you choose.

Shoshone Lodge and Guest Ranch – Cody, WyomingShoshone Lodge

Located in a beautiful mountain valley three miles from the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Shoshone Lodge and Guest Ranch has been serving guests for almost 100 years. With abundant wildlife, breathtaking vistas, and access to hundreds of miles of horseback riding and hiking trails in the Shoshone National Forest, Shoshone Lodge and Guest Ranch is the ideal place to reconnect with those closest to you, enjoy new friendships, and experience a truly relaxing western vacation.

Spotted Horse Ranch – Jackson, WyomingSpotted Horse Ranch

Spotted Horse Ranch is a family-owned ranch that has been operating as a dude ranch for over 50 years! Over the course of those 50 years, they believe that they have perfected the balance of providing ample activities as well as plenty of time to simply kick back, relax, and spend time with your family or friends.

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch – Shell, WyomingThe Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is all-inclusive, upscale, and focused on riding, horsemanship and especially caring deeply about your ranch riding experience. Limited to around 23 riders weekly, the ranch is in the tiny hamlet of Shell, Wyoming, east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park at the foot of the little-known Big Horn Mountains and National Forest. With a backyard of 650,000 acres in an area with a tremendous diversity of scenery and altitudes ranging from 4,200 to 13,100 feet, you will seldom see the same trail twice. Since its beginnings, The Hideout has always been a clean, organized, intimate, and well-maintained guest ranch. More an equestrian destination than the traditional guest or dude ranch.

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