17 Places to Hang Your Hat in the West

Dude Ranchers’ Association Cody, Wyoming

Whether you’re a staunch horseman who loves being in the saddle, or a rider who prefers a choice of other activities in addition to riding, one of the members of the Dude Ranchers’ Association will fit the bill. All of the member ranches uphold the highest standards in the industry and are committed to preserving the Western way of life. This sampling of ranches is sure to appeal to a variety of travelers:

Working Ranches

Located at the base of Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains, Klondike Ranch can accommodate six to ten guests at a time. Guests are encouraged to work cattle with the ranch hands. Other activities include camping, fishing and hiking.

Traditional Ranches

In addition to the riding program, guests of all ages at C Lazy U Ranch in Colorado can enjoy fly-fishing, trap shooting, a ropes course and an outdoor heated pool and hot tub. At Bar W Guest Ranch in Montana, 30 guests per week can ride on a million acres of varied terrain, as well as practice skeet-shooting, archery and roping. The riding program at Greenhorn Ranch in the High Sierra Mountains of California accommodates all levels of experience and even encourages trotting and loping.

Luxury Ranches

Established in 1868, Tanque Verde Ranch in Arizona is recognized as the last luxurious outpost of the Old West. It provides guests with plush accommodations, unparalleled amenities and an array of things to do including horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing and hiking.

Working and Luxury Ranches

Guests are treated like family at Red Reflet Guest Ranch in Wyoming, exploring the 25,000-acre ranch via horseback, working cattle, riding mountain bikes and enjoying abundant wildlife. Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is a unique combination of an upscale working cattle, riding and fly-fishing ranch. Located near Yellowstone National Park, it’s one of the biggest operational ranches in Wyoming.

For a complete listing of all-inclusive Dude Ranchers’ Association member ranches, visit DudeRanch.org.

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Dude Ranchers’ Association

P.O. Box 2307, Cody, WY 82414 • 866-399-2339 • DudeRanch.org

 



 

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