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8 DRA Ranches To Keep On Your Radar

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December 09, 2019
Every cowgirl and boy loves a dude ranch vacation. The Dude Ranchers’ Association has a ranch for every lifestyle, from hardcore cowgirl to city slicker.
Whether you like relaxing or exciting trips, there are DRA ranches perfect for you and your family. Ride, fish, rope, and grab some delicious grub at each of these DRA ranches, and you’ll be more than glad.
Here are some DRA ranches to check out next time you have some vacation time:

Colorado Trails Ranch

Photo courtesy Colorado Trails Ranch.

Durango’s Colorado Trails Ranch is an all-inclusive dude ranch experience. At an elevation of 7,500 feet, guests can ride, fish, white-water-raft, swim, and share memorable adventures with your family and fellow guests. Relax in your cabin or explore your wild side out in the wilderness.
Colorado Trails Ranch
Phone: +1 970-247-5055

Greenhorn Ranch

Photo courtesy Greenhorn Ranch.

Head to the western-most state in the continental U.S. to experience Greenhorn Ranch. Sitting in Quincy, California, this all-inclusive ranch boasts both cabin and lodge accommodations, as well as a chuckhouse, saloon, corral, playground, lake, and pool.

Ride, fish, bike, golf, and wine-taste  and then explore your inner child with bullfrog races and s’mores by the campfire.

Greenhorn Ranch
Phone: +1 530-283-0930

Bar W Guest Ranch

Photo courtesy Bar W Guest Ranch.

Located among Montana’s majestic mountains, Bar W Guest Ranch has vacations fit for everyone. For families, they offer babysitting and plenty of children’s activities. Special plans can be made for corporate groups, weddings, and family reunions.

Photo courtesy Bar W Guest Ranch. Photo by Danny Nestor.

Bar W even hosts specialty weeks for certain events and groups, like Photography, Cowgirl Up!, Adults Only, and Western Cattle Drive.

Bar W Guest Ranch
Phone:  +1 406-863-9099

Rocking Z Ranch

Photo courtesy Rocking Z Ranch.

Ride through Montana at Rocking Z Ranch. When you’re not in the saddle, roping, team driving, hiking, and archery/shooting are all popular activities on the ranch. Step into the saloon for some cards or pool, or take a dip in the hot tub after a long day.

Photo courtesy Rocking Z Ranch.

Rocking Z focuses on natural horsemanship. If you’re looking to learn how to build a connection with a horse, this is the place to go.

Rocking Z Ranch
Phone: +1 406-458-3890

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Photo courtesy Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch.

Loveland, Colorado’s Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch offers plenty of activities for any group on any occasion. The ranch hosts specialized events for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and Thanksgiving. What a great way to spice up your holiday celebration!

Photo courtesy Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch.

Along with their holiday celebrations, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch hosts specialized getaways, including Cowgirl Roundup, Dude Ranch Vacations, Great Grownup Getaway, “Bunk” and Breakfast, and More Than Pumpkin Pie.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
Phone: +1 970-667-3915

Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

Stagecoach Trails Ranch, located in Yucca, Arizona, has won the tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for its stellar ranch experience. Riding at Stagecoach Trails comes with a great variety throughout your stay, starting off with some slower rides and gradually increasing in difficulty and length as your riding skills improve.

If you want to venture off-site, Stagecoach Trails is less than three hours from the Grand Canyon, less than one hour to Lake Havasu City, just 2o minutes from a botanical garden, and just off historic Route 66.
Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch
Phone: +1 928-727-8270

Elkhorn Ranch

Photo courtesy Elkhorn Ranch.

Just 50 miles west of Tucson, Elkhorn Ranch provides separation from the modern world deep in Sabino Canyon. Ride and hike through the Arizonan desert, and cool off in the glittering pool. Visit during a creative workshop and explore your artistic side through painting, photography, or music.

Elkhorn Ranch – AZ
Phone: +1 520-822-1040

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

Head north to the Gem State to Western Pleasure Guest Ranch to get the most of every season. Hosting sleigh rides in the winter and plenty of summer adventures, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is the place to be all year long.

The ranch was named #1 Western Vacation Ranch in America by World Property Journal, who says, “If you’re looking for a true Western experience, in a family-owned – for five generations – Pacific Northwest mountain hideaway, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is it.”

Adult-only weeks, educational photography workshops, and gorgeous trail rides make this ranch stand out.

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch
Phone: +1 208-263-9066
DRA ranches make for amazing getaways for you, you and your spouse, or the whole family. Find the dude ranch that’s right for your trip at duderanch.org.

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