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Unforgettable mountain and plain scenery, miles of wide-open spaces to ride across, and a classic Western warm and friendly atmosphere. That’s what you’ll find at the Wyoming dude ranch resorts we list here. But call it a guest ranch, dude ranch, resort ranch, working cattle ranch, or fly fishing ranch—by any moniker, it means fun.
Want to ride, rope, and herd some doggies? Wyoming’s working cattle ranches offer you a classic setting to play cowboy with real ranch hands. Many guest ranches are eager to let you lend a hand with real work of ranching, from moving herds between pastures to fixing fences. Perhaps that’s why there’s such a sense of Old West history here. In fact, one of the oldest dude ranches in the West is here—Eatons' Ranch in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains—where you can always find a true Western experience.
Then again, maybe relaxing on the porch or in a hot tub while watching the deer and antelope play is more your style. There are elegant and upscale Wyoming resort vacations with gourmet meals and 400-thread-count bed linens to offer that kind of experience. But there are also a host of properties in between, offering plenty of comfort, fun, good food, and good value.
If you wonder what there is to do at the ranch besides horseback riding, the answer is: plenty! At a fly-fishing lodge, cast a line, paddle a canoe, or raft a river; at other specialty guest ranches you might follow a naturalist on a guided hike, zoom down a trail on a mountain bike, or join a wilderness pack trip. Although speedy Internet connections are featured at many of the properties, most guests prefer to unplug from the virtual world and get connected to the real West here—breathing in the scent of the pine trees and listening to the breeze blow through the treetops.
And on your way to your destination, there’s plenty of family fun on scenic side trips. In the northwest part of Wyoming, swing through Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks, Jackson Hole, or the wild Wind River Canyon. In central or southwest Wyoming, head for the striking Flaming Gorge, weird Fossil Butte or the lazy North Platte River.
Fortunately, most of the locations are surprisingly accessible. It’s easy to fly into Jackson Hole Airport, Casper/Natrona County International Airport, or a host of regional airfields. Then rent a car or hop a shuttle (ask ahead about the possibility of getting a lift).
Roam through the list of Wyoming dude ranches on our website to see which one best meets your needs. Whatever time of year you go and no matter what type of ranch vacation you choose, you’re going to find a warm welcome, old-fashioned hospitality, and a classic Western experience.