The Gift of Adventure

A dude ranch is the best option for your next family vacation! The best part? Dude ranches are a great vacation destination any time of year! With programs centered around horseback riding and Western lifestyle activities, you’ll have more fun with your family than you ever thought possible! Parents are free from planning entertaining activities for the kids, the only decision making you’ll have to do will be whether to lounge by the pool, go for a horseback ride or hike up to a scenic vista for the afternoon. At a dude ranch, all of the planning is done for you; activities, meals, maybe even decorating, and more. Give the gift of lifelong memories this year! With ranches offering family-centered activities and special holiday programs during the most magical times of the year, you’ll be able to find the ranch that is tailored to fit exactly what you are looking for.

So what are you waiting for? Choose from the below ranches for the perfect Western vacation or holiday vacation for your family!

Bar W Guest Ranch

Whitefish, Montana

The Bar W Guest Ranch is a year-round dude ranch near Glacier National Park, ready to treat you to true Western hospitality from the moment you arrive until long after the sunsets. Beautiful vistas and rolling ridges adorn the Montana countryside of this cozy dude ranch. Located three miles west of Whitefish, Montana, on Spencer Lake between two pine-covered ridges, the Bar W offers families, adults, singles, and groups alike a truly memorable adventure vacation. At the Bar W, guests have 3,000 acres of serene wilderness to explore, and 3.5 miles down the road the vibrant resort town of Whitefish offers up the finest in shopping, dining, theater, and nightlife. All that, plus friendly staff, scrumptious food, great riding, and wonderful accommodations await you at the Bar W.

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Majestic Dude Ranch

Mancos, Colorado

Nestled high in the pristine wilderness of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, the Majestic Dude Ranch is the ideal location for outdoor adventures. Surrounded by federal land on all sides, we provide ease of access for trail riding, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and more! Our guides will show you some of the best-hidden spots in the southwest. While staying here is certainly relaxing, you will be kept busy participating in our broad assortment of activities that extend well into the evening. You will spend your days exploring true wilderness as your ride through the aspens, summit enormous peaks, and race through some of the best bike trails in the nation. The combination of world-class facilities coupled with our dedication to customer service sets us apart from the rest. Regardless of your group size, we have great accommodations to match your wants and needs - whether you would like to stay in a luxury suite for two, a luxury cabin for ten, or anything in between. If you are looking for something more than just a vacation, the Majestic Dude Ranch is the place for you. We will make sure you leave as family!

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Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

Shell, Wyoming

Upscale Riding, Horsemanship & Working Cattle Guest Ranch in Shell, WY - East of Yellowstone Park and Cody. 650,000 acres to ride, exceptional diversity of scenery, 110+ horses, and limited to approx. 25 riders weekly. We are all about a fun and safe riding vacation! Clean, well-organized, and personal.

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Gros Ventre River Ranch

Moose, Wyoming

Call us crazy, but our guests agree, summer vacation can become your home away from home. With our on-site horseback riding and pristine fly fishing, you’ll get to experience the breathtaking views and exciting adventures with new lifelong friends! At our an all-inclusive traditional dude ranch, you will have the expertise of our fishing guides and wranglers during your stay as they take you on rides through thousands of acres of public land and fish our private two-mile stretch of river. Once you’re done for the day, catch a nap in the hammock, watch for wildlife, or simply enjoy the view! Our location can’t be beat, as we are located at 7,000 feet just 18 miles from the cowboy town of Jackson, and we are also in close proximity to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We serve delicious traditional ranch cuisine along with complimentary house wine and beer, and our accommodations are cozy and comfortable for a good night’s rest after a day in the saddle. Guests return year after year to spend time with family and friends around the campfire, relax and adventure in a place that embodies Western tradition and hospitality.

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Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

Yucca, Arizona

Come experience the Wild West, only 2 hours from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Live a western adventure by horseback riding through unspoiled wilderness surrounded by cactus and majestic mountains. Our all-inclusive packages include outstanding horseback riding, meals, rooms, and unsurpassed Western Hospitality. Enjoy campfires at night, gorgeous hikes into the desert mountains, family fun for all ages like mountain bikes, heated swimming pool, hot tub, archery, cowboy action shooting, ATV's, petting zoo and even an authentic Stagecoach ride. One of a kind life long memories for the entire family. Bring out the cowboy in you, visit 928-727-8270.

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Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Loveland, Colorado

On the edge of the wild, surrounded by protected lands, our historic ranch offers 3,000 acres of riding country, comfy cabins, delicious meals, and activities for the whole family!

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Klondike Ranch

Buffalo, Wyoming

Klondike Ranch is located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains in north-central Wyoming. We are a guest ranch/cattle ranch, with accommodations for 6 to 10 guests, age 14 and older. We offer trail rides, cattle drives, fishing, hiking, sightseeing, historic tours, and a hot tub. The ranch is just 14 miles south of Buffalo, where there is an excellent golf course, weekly rodeos, gift shops, and one of the most interesting historic museums in the country.

We are often asked about our riding requirements and weight restrictions; you must be able to get on and off your horse, using a mounting block is ok. Our guests need to be in fairly good physical condition as we often ride and camp at elevations of around 9,000 feet. Klondike should not be the last item on your bucket list.

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Marble Mountain Ranch

Somes Bar, California

Our signature all-inclusive “saddle and paddle” or “raft and ride” vacation joins our superb dining experience and our youth buckaroo program to create the best and most complete family dude ranch vacation. Marble Mountain dude ranch vacations meet the diverse interests and needs of your entire family or group. Our horseback trail riding and equestrian programs are spectacular, but our defining feature is our ability to keep whole families engaged with our variety of outdoor Western adventures. No other ranch can duplicate our all-inclusive experience with breathtaking mountain trail riding, white water rafting, shooting sports, ATV trails, and Fall season steelhead fly fishing! Come join the adventure! 

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Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

Sandpoint, Idaho

At Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, experience the spirit of the West on an All-Inclusive Guest Ranch Vacation with new adventures around every corner. The warm, western hospitality, country gourmet dining, and the beauty of Idaho will make your guest ranch stay not just a vacation, but an authentic western experience with memories that last a lifetime. Western Pleasure Guest Ranch’s quality ranch raised horses are perfect for the beginner or the experienced rider. For the non-rider, our many other activities will fill your day with relaxation, education, or adventure. 

We specialize in personalizing your dude ranch stay to fit you. Relaxing or riveting… it’s all up to you.

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Latigo Ranch

Kremmling, Colorado

Latigo Ranch is a place out of time - a scenic getaway full of good food, good people, and good horses. We'll take you in, give you the chance to feel like family, and recharge you to go back into the world and stand tall, feeling like a cowboy. Because you’ve been one for a week. Here you’ll see the country that’s rarely ridden, and only barely fenced. You’ll have the time of your life! There's something about the mountains that can calm a troubled mind, inspire the soul, and heal the heart.

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Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

Winston, New Mexico

Escape and unwind on a horseback riding vacation in one of the most beautiful places in the world – the 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forest in southwest New Mexico! Ride through unparalleled scenery and explore towering canyons with crystal-clear streams, Ponderosa forests, open meadows, and mountain overlooks. Enjoy well-trained, responsive, well cared for horses, and comfortable tack.

Take a step back in time and experience 1,000-year-old Mimbres cliff dwellings, pueblo villages, and pit houses. View pottery shards and pictographs still remaining from these ancient people! Discover the birthplace of the famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, and the homeland of the Chiricahua Apaches.

Soak in the days’ experiences around a campfire with fantastic stargazing! Enjoy warm hospitality, delicious meals, and extraordinary peacefulness. Our ranch is unique because of our small size, personal attention, and flexible schedule. Come as guests and leave as family - you’ll make memories that’ll last a lifetime!

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Elkhorn Ranch - AZ

Tucson, Arizona

Outdoor adventure vacation in sunny Arizona! Individually tailored horseback riding and guided hiking for all levels of experience in beautiful mountain and desert country. Since 1945, Elkhorn Ranch has welcomed families, couples, and solo travelers for a traditional guest ranch experience. Elkhorn becomes a home away from home where everyone enjoys the outdoors, riding, friendship, and the ease of a relaxing vacation where ordering breakfast is the big decision of the day. School holiday weeks attract families and many weeks of the November through April season attract primarily adults. The ranch offers special workshop weeks featuring old-time music, photography, art, and yoga!

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CM Ranch

Dubois, Wyoming

The CM Ranch is a fine dude ranch with a history of providing quality western vacations for over 100 years. The CM offers a variety of outdoor adventures, including horseback riding, fishing, hiking, pack trips, weekly rodeo, cookouts, and more. All ages welcome. Ideal for family reunions.

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Hubbard's Six Quarter Circle Ranch

Emigrant, Montana

Come stay at Hubbard’s Six Quarter Circle Ranch and live the life of a wrangler. Experience it all with daily cattle work, riding along the magnificent mountain ranges looking over into Yellowstone Park, and packing salt then delivering it to high mountain pastures. After all that… meet your fellow “wranglers” in the bar and enjoy a drink while reminiscing about the day’s adventure, dine on beef wellington and tableside bananas foster, and then dive into your 600 thread count sheets to dream it all over again. Every day will be a story that you will remember forever and want to experience every summer. Email us today –

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Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Harrison, Idaho

Looking for the perfect gift for someone who has everything? An adventure of a Dude Ranch vacation at Red Horse Mountain Ranch is the gift that’s good at any time of year! This scenic and secluded valley ranch has endless options to explore the Great Outdoors, bond with the herd, and experience the excitement of clay shooting, archery, kayaking, and miles of mountain biking trails. Our friendly staff will show you true Western hospitality from your cabin details to serving up deliciously generous meals and beverages. RHMR has something for anyone, no matter what age! Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, reunion, or a wellness retreat, Our All-Inclusive rates take the guesswork out of what to choose so everyone can kick back and create a lifetime of memories. RHMR is the gift that can’t be beaten!

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Paradise Guest Ranch

Buffalo, Wyoming

Tucked away in the scenic Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, Paradise Ranch offers the perfect setting for a family reunion! Luxury log cabins with fireplaces, outdoor decks & spacious living rooms, heated pool & spa, old western saloon & dining room featuring hearty meals with gourmet flair will bring any family together. Get matched to your own horse for a week, participate in team penning, ride with or without the children & yes, we lope! Excellent fly fishing program with instruction, trout ponds & guided trips are available at the ranch. Paradise Ranch has a perfect slate of activities for families to choose from and an atmosphere that will bring everyone together for a vacation that will be talked about for years!

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