8 dude ranch vacations cowgirl magazine
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Dude and guest ranches offer an all-inclusive vacation experience like no other destination! They are a great way for everyday folks to experience life on a ranch and take in some breathtaking views and adventures. These are 8 hot spots you NEED on your travel list! Adventure awaits!

Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Idaho’s Red Horse Mountain Ranch is known for its all-inclusive dude ranch vacations, including an extensive list of guided adventures, well appointed accommodations, first rate Western hospitality, and a famous Kids Program for ages 3 and up. Located on 560 deeded acres, with over 300,000 acres of outfitter area, the ranch is a perfect location for a Western dude ranch vacation.

Bar W Guest Ranch

The Bar W Guest Ranch is a dude ranch near Glacier National Park, ready to treat you to true Montana hospitality from the moment you arrive until long after the sun sets. Nestled between two pine-covered ridges in an idyllic setting at the base of Spencer Mountain, the Bar W Guest Ranch is located just a stone’s throw from the town of Whitefish, Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort.

CM Ranch

Escape the hustle and bustle and ride into the Wyoming West on horseback. Ride through desert badlands or mountain highlands, see Native American petroglyphs, tuck in to upscale home-cooking family style, and go fly fishing. The possibilities are endless!

Rawah Ranch

Northern Colorado’s historic Rawah Guest Ranch is an authentic Western dude ranch located in one of the most scenic and unspoiled valleys in North America. Experience thrilling Colorado fly fishing in the Big Laramie River; go on a back-country horseback ride; relax on a spectacular hike along 15+ trails through the surrounding Rawah Wilderness Area; or, simply kick back and relax in the rustic Rawah Lodge.

Rancho de Los Caballeros

A short drive from Phoenix, but worlds away from ordinary, Rancho de los Caballeros is deeply connected to our vast natural surroundings. Discover something for everyone to enjoy from our award-winning golf course, to peaceful spa oasis, and of course western activities like horseback rides, nature hikes, trap/skeet shooting, archery, and off-property jeep tours, just to name a few!

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

The Hideout is in beautiful Shell, Wyoming East of Cody, and Yellowstone National Park at the foot of The Big Horn Mountains. With a backyard of 650,000 acres in an area with 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 an exceptionally clean, organized, and well-maintained guest ranch.

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

You’ll find Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch tucked away in southwest New Mexico, in the heart of the 3.3-million-acre Gila National Forest. There, the mountains are boundless, and the open meadows and deep canyons with crystal clear spring-fed creeks are enough to soothe even the busiest of minds.

Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

Located in a secluded wilderness area, this dude ranch in Arizona is 1 hour away from the nearest town. As a result, there are no crowds, no cities, just incredible nature. Only 2 hours south of Las Vegas and 2 hours from the Grand Canyon West Rim, their ranch family is dedicated to providing you with one of the best all inclusive dude ranch vacations you can find.