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Dude ranches and guest ranches offer a family vacation experience like no other destination! Enjoy the perfect wild West experience, including horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and more while socially distancing. The options are endless!

Bryce Albright, Executive Director of the Dude Ranchers’ Association shares how the DRA is creating a socially distant environment at all of their destination locations and safety measures the ranches are taking during this time:

For a socially distant vacation, the DRA ranches offer more than just a day full of activities, the essence of a ranch vacation truly nourishes the heart and soul. It is unlike any vacation you have ever taken – one that you will return to time and again.

Check out these 9 DRA Ranches to start planning your socially distant vacation now:

Hubbard’s Six Quarter Circle Ranch: Emigrant, Montana

A working cattle ranch with upscale accommodations and food. Featuring a very personalized riding program that includes daily cattle drives, scenic trail rides, and the chance to canter through the alpine meadows.

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch: Shell, Wyoming

An upscale riding, horsemanship and working cattle guest ranch. Professionalism, quality, safety, fun and diversity with a passion to excel. During most weeks, guests can experience a hands-on working cattle adventure. Fly fishing, trapshooting, and more.

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort: Solvang, California

A getaway that offers two 18-hole golf courses and the natural wonders of a historic 10,000-acre working cattle ranch. Guests also enjoy horseback rides, spa, fishing, fine dining and tennis.

Bar W Guest Ranch: Whitefish, Montana

Tailored riding and activities for all interests and skill levels. Horseback riding is the main activity with a variety of terrain, from prairies and wide-open spaces to mountain trails. In addition to trail rides, you can test your horsemanship skills with barrel racing and working cows during team penning and sorting. Fly fishing, rowboat, canoe, and fishing equipment rental. Rodeos, wagon rides, farm animals, and wildlife.

Elkhorn Ranch Arizona: Tucson, Arizona

Adventure, relaxation, friendship. Riding is the main interest with gentle or loping rides through the desert and more vigorous trips along the many mountain trails. Enjoy the sunshine, wintering birds, tennis and swimming.

Colorado Trails Ranch: Durango, Colorado

Horseback riding, fly-fishing, rafting and shooting sports. Special programs for children, evening and other activities, friendly staff, excellent food, cozy cabins and spectacular location make this a vacation of a lifetime.

CM Ranch: Dubois, Wyoming

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.

Sylvan Sale Guest Ranch: Loveland, Colorado

Much more than a historic working ranch, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch provides exceptional services for business & private meetings, holiday parties, picnics, reunions, family vacations, bed & breakfast, trophy fishing, horse riding, & a variety of exciting outdoor adventures.

Greenhorn Ranch: Quincy, California

A western all-inclusive ranch resort, Greenhorn Ranch offers horseback riding, fishing in the fully stocked trout ponds, archery, mountain biking, skeet shooting, swimming, hiking, golf and much more in a rustic ranch setting.

Start planning your dude ranch vacation so you can be ready to hop in the saddle when it is time to head out on your next grand adventure! Visit duderanch.org today.