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Cowgirl leading a gather of horses at A Bar A Ranch
Drone shot of a guest fly fishing at A Bar A Ranch
Cowgirl roping cattle in arena at A Bar A Ranch
Horses playing in a field with fog on mountains at A Bar A Ranch
Riders crossing a river at A Bar A Ranch
Cowgirl riding solo at A Bar A Ranch

A Bar A Ranch

Encampment, Wyoming

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Nearest Regional Airport

Laramie Regional Airport, 83 miles

Nearest International Airport

Denver International Airport, 187 miles


7500 Feet


June - September

Guest Capacity


Banks of the North Platte River

Along the banks of the North Platte River, in the heart of southern Wyoming’s Medicine Bow Mountains, lies the A Bar A Guest Ranch.

Established in 1926

Established in 1926, it is one of the oldest guest ranches in the country. It is also one of the largest: nearly 100,000 acres for guests and staff to explore, in addition to the National Forest and Wilderness Area that surrounds us.

Activities for Diverse Interests

Horseback riding, fly fishing, and hiking are primary draws, but we also have tennis, golf, skeet, trap, sporting clays, a heated swimming pool, excellent meals, and first-class children’s and teen’s programs. A Bar A offers many activities that will match families that may have diverse interests.

Easy Travel

Travel to the A Bar A is easy, fly into our private 5700 foot paved airstrip (on the property), Cheyenne, Wyoming (2.2 hours), or Denver Colorado (3.75 hours).

Return Guests & Reservations

Our return rate is 92% and we recommend that guests submit reservation requests prior to October 1st for the following summer. Our reservation request form can be found at: Of course, it never hurts to call later in the year, as spaces do sometimes become available then. We recommend a phone call to help work out details and so we can work with you to determine if the A Bar A is the best fit for you. We are always glad to help.

Guests explore hundreds of miles of riding trails, from relaxed family rides for beginners, to challenging trails for experts. The A Bar A Ranch offers the rare opportunity for self-guided riding, along with rides guided by experienced wranglers. Beginning anglers and expert fly-fishermen challenge themselves on the North Platte River and its tributaries–just steps from your door. Friendships formed at the ranch endure across the miles and through the years.

Guest fly fishing in a river with fog at A Bar A Ranch


  • Childrens Programs (2-5)
  • Childrens Programs (6-8)
  • Childrens Programs (9-12)
  • Childrens Programs (13-17)
  • Fishing
  • Golf on Premises or Nearby
  • Hiking
  • Natural Water Swimming
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water Sports
  • Yoga
  • Zip Line


  • Beginner Rides
  • Horsemanship Lessons
  • Advanced/Fast rides
  • Trail Riding Ages 6+

A day of fishing and riding in the mountain air promotes a healthy appetite. Dining at the A Bar A is one of the things that guests say is a favorite part of their ranch experience. Our chef’s creative menus are prepared with high-quality ingredients, including organic produce and natural meats. The ranch’s wine cellar holds a large selection of fine wines.

Plate of food at A Bar A Ranch

Food Options

  • Gourmet

The A Bar A’s history is reflected in its buildings. Three guest houses and sixteen cabins are surrounded by the natural beauty of the North Platte River Valley. Groups, from large extended families to couples, can be accommodated in our comfortable cabins with Western decor. The ranch atmosphere focuses on family time and outdoor recreation. TVs and phones are not available in rooms. Wireless Internet access is available in some locations.

Cabin at dusk with stars in the dark blue sky

  • Lodge Rooms
  • Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Saloon
  • Spa Services/Massages
  • Swimming Pool



Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 10:00 am

Length of Stay:

7 nights (June - August)

3 nights (August - September)

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel before March 1st, there is a full refund. After March 1st, we refund only for the portion of your reservation that we are able to re-book. Please note that we do not accept credit cards. Your personal check is fine. No credit will be allowed for absences during the reserved time or for departure before the agreed-upon date. We do recommend buying travel insurance through Travel Guard for your trip.


A Bar A Ranch

Encampment, Wyoming

Nearest Regional Airport

Laramie Regional Airport, 83 miles