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Celebrate the Fourth of July at these USA Guest Ranches

July 1, 2017
You can't get much more all-American than by celebrating July 4th at a dude ranch. Get inspired with photos from ranches across the USA that welcome guests to join in their festivities during the Fourth of July.  While many ranches offer celebratory barbeques, parades and rodeos, horseback rides, hay rides… Read more »

Ten Ranch Vacations for Cowgirls

March 16, 2017
Gather up your female friends and family for these ladies-only ranch getaways. By Karen Braschayko Whether lifelong best friends, sisters or recently bonded coworkers, sharing a love of horses and a desire to retreat in nature is fertile ground for a great cowgirl getaway. These vacations are a chance to… Read more »

Six Guest Ranches with Photography Workshops in 2017

February 13, 2017
Enlarge your photography skills with beautiful horses, diverse natural settings and expert coaches by combining a dude ranch stay with a unique photography retreat. By Karen Braschayko When it comes to vacations, personal wishes fall on a spectrum. Where some want a pool chaise with a beautiful view, others seek… Read more »

Romantic Ranch Vacations- 3 Dude Ranches for Romance

February 10, 2017
Three great ranches for romance. Step away from the modern world find love on horseback! Whether it's for a honeymoon, anniversary, wedding or other special occassion, getting into nature, riding horses and eating well can help sparks fly and keep the romance in your relationship alive. What could be more… Read more »

Horseback Ride and Ski at Home Ranch in Colorado

November 5, 2016
From horseback riding in the snow to taking a morning sleigh ride to feed the horses, winter fun in Colorado at The Home Ranch. Horseback riding in the snow is a dream for many travelers and with the nearly 300 inches of snow The Home Ranch receives each winter, you… Read more »

Driving Longhorn Cattle at a Kansas Ranch

September 24, 2016
Ken Kitchen visits Moore Ranch for a third time to drive longhorns and experience life on an authentic working ranch near Dodge City. by Ken Kitchen Unlike a dude ranch, a working ranch is an actual cattle and horse operation. Guests can join in the regular work and experience modern… Read more »

4 Great Dude Ranch Videos

September 17, 2016
There's nothing like the power of video to truly take you to a destination. We've been filming ranches for the past decade for Equitrekking and love riding and filming at USA ranches. We scoured the web to find some of the top ranch videos to take you to places you… Read more »

5 Great Autumn Adult-Only Ranch Vacations

August 3, 2016
Fall is a beautiful time to travel and ride at USA ranches. Many open their doors for special adult-only weeks, complete with wine tastings, spa treatments, dinner cruises and lots of great trail riding. Check out these ranches offering special adult-only weeks this fall (many of which are discounted!) and… Read more »

10 Authentic American Ranch Experiences in Colorado

April 4, 2016
Seeking a truly American ranch experience? From the quirky to the cool, check out these ten experiences travelers can enjoy at Colorado ranches, including cattle drives and brandings, Native American culture, national parks, cowboy poets, barn dancing and more. by Darley Newman Whether you're traveling from the UK, Germany, China… Read more »

Convenient Colorado Dude Ranches

March 22, 2016
Getting to a remote dude ranch can seem daunting, but there are many ranches in Colorado, which definitely take you away from it all, but not at the expense of time. These ranches are close to airports, making them convenient to fly and then drive or get a ranch shuttle… Read more »