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What Not to Wear on a Dude Ranch Vacation

April 24, 2015
You’ve successfully booked your stay at a Colorado Dude Ranch. So now you might be asking, what should I wear? or what do I pack? by Paula Gonzalez This cowgirl is here to help. One of the things I love most about the western lifestyle is how simple dressing can… Read more »

5 Great Ranches for Riding Among Spring & Summer Wildflowers

April 12, 2015
Add lots of color to your life with these horseback rides among wildflowers at five top ranches across the American West. by Darley Newman From Montana and Wyoming to Idaho and Colorado, spring and summer takes full bloom at these great dude ranches where you can trail ride in the… Read more »

Ranch Vacation Videos to Help You Decide Where to Travel

April 6, 2015
Deciding where to travel this summer? Check out these ranch vacation videos to really see what these Western dude ranches have to offer. It used to be that you had to scour the Internet to see photos of destinations and you couldn't always tell what was totally staged (or doctored)… Read more »

Dude Ranch Vacations: 5 Great Reasons to Visit in June

April 1, 2015
Dude Ranch vacations are the perfect summer retreat for family, friends, couples, and singles! The Gros Ventre River Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is open from June until September, and shares their top 5 reasons to visit in June. by Tori McGough Thinking of a ranch vacation in June? Check out… Read more »

Aerial Tour of Vista Verde Guest Ranch & Special Horse Riding Video

April 1, 2015
Travel through the ears and through the air with these special videos from Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Colorado. We love traveling to ranches across the USA! Enjoy these interactive videos from Vista Verde Guest Ranch, a luxury guest ranch located just north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In the winter,… Read more »

4 Great Working Ranch Vacations

March 28, 2015
Want a ranch vacation at an authentic working ranch? Check out these diverse picks where you can join cattle drives, enjoy team penning, round-ups and more across the USA. by Darley Newman If you've always wanted to experience life as a cowboy or cowgirl, saddle up at one of these working… Read more »

2015 Adult Only Ranch Weeks- Dude Ranches without the Kids

March 10, 2015
Ranches offering 2015 Adult Only Weeks, where you can vacation without your kids or anyone else's children! Many dude ranches offer special weeks focused on adult guests, who want to enjoy the great outdoors and perhaps not be around kids. Ranches may also offer special adult activities during this time,… Read more »

Riding in the Washakie Wilderness with T Cross Ranch

March 8, 2015
See the West that looks much the way it did in the early 1800’s by horseback riding into the Washakie Wilderness Area in the Shoshone National Forest with T Cross Ranch. by Cindy Coe When you visit the T Cross, chances are that one of the adventurous rides will take… Read more »

Marble Mountain Ranch to Host ACTHA Competitive Trail Course

February 24, 2015
Special chance to bring your own horse to ride the trails at this Northern California Ranch and compete in an American Competitive Trail Horse Association event. Competitive trail obstacles and challenges are characteristic of the mountain trail riding experience and Marble Mountain Guest Ranch in Somes Bar, California has the… Read more »

These Photos of Ranch Dogs Will Melt Your Heart

January 17, 2015
Talk about a great place for dogs! Ranch dogs have it made. These melt your heart photos of ranch dogs definitely make us want to travel. by Darley Newman Running alongside horseback riders on the trails, swimming in creeks and streams, getting leftovers dropped at ranch BBQ's and more. Ranch… Read more »