Moore Ranch is a working longhorn cattle ranch located just 45 miles from historic Dodge City, Kansas. It is a family ranch run by the Joe and Nancy Moore and their son Laramie. The family shares its daily experiences with visitors to the ranch. None of the activities of the day are fabricated to mimic the life on the ranch. Guests experience a true day in the life of a working cowboy.
Special events such as cattle drives are limited to 10 guests. All other days there are usually only 1-5 guests. This allows for a genuine experience between guests and the Moore Ranch Family. Guests can participate at any level, from taking photos from the top of a fence to actually saddling horses, gathering cattle or branding calves.
Guests may awake at sunrise to the sound of the roosters crowing and join the family in the morning barnyard chores. After a hearty breakfast, guests can help saddle up the horses. The rest of the day may include riding ranch horses through the Longhorn herd, herding the Longhorns to new pasture, riding over the prairie while monitoring for wildlife, learning to rope a calf, barrel race, sort cattle horseback or even branding the longhorns with a hot branding iron. Evening will bring the supper meal and may include and enjoying the stars, the quiet stillness of the prairie, and lightning bugs from the porch of a cabin.
All ranch work is done the old-fashioned way–– by horseback. There is no head-to-tail riding done as the work is done out on the open range. Guests are free to ride out on the prairie and ride freely–– trot, lope, canter or gallop as necessary.
Cattle Drives are exciting events. Two day cattle drives are available when moving the Longhorns in the summer time. The herd is trailed 12 miles to new pasture across an open expanse of rolling prairie. The next day, ranch horses are ridden back to the ranch. Three day cattle drives are offered in April and October, traveling about 35 miles. On all these drives, camp is set up with a chuckwagon, and cowboy teepees. Sleeping arrangements for the night are in bedrolls either under the stars or in cowboy teepees.
Travel Deals & Specials
April 1-3, 2015 - Spring Longhorn Cattle Drive
Join us as we drive the cattle back from winter pasture, about 35 miles. We will take a chuckwagon along and sleep under the stars or in cowboy teepees. $825
June 26th, 2015 - Branding
Try your hand at gathering the longhorns and join us for a branding. Learn to rope and drag calves to the fire with the other cowboys or help the ground crew with the vaccinations and putting the brands on the calves. It is a very fun time of year with lots of camaraderie. $255
July 2-3, 2015 - Short Cattle Drive
This is a shorter drive for those who are a little concerned about sitting in the saddle for a long period of time. We will drive the longhorns to our east pasture about 11 miles from the ranch. We will camp out that night under the stars or in cowboy teepees. The next day we will ride back to the ranch. $525
July 29 - August 2, 2015 - Ranch Vacation during Dodge City Days Rodeo
Come to the ranch during this time period and take in the Dodge City PRCA Rodeo in the evening. It is an exceptional, professional rodeo. Vacation Cost: $175 per day plus cost of rodeo tickets.
August 13-14, 2015 - Cowgirl Getaway
May be scheduled anytime with a minimum of 3 women. Girls, leave your cowboy at home and head out with another gal to the ranch. This is for the ladies only. We will be enjoying the ranching life by learning skills, riding horseback, moving longhorns, watching for wildlife, cooking with Dutch Ovens and generally having a great time together. Vacation Cost: $350
September 13-19, 2015 - Cattle Drive to Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant
This drive occurs about every five years. We will be driving the longhorn cows about 90 miles over 7 days. We will take a chuckwagon along and sleep under the stars or in cowboy teepees. $1,925.00
Sept 29-October 5, 2015- Fall Cattle Drive from Medicine Lodge
We will be driving the longhorn cows about 90 miles from Medicine Lodge to winter pasture. We will take a chuckwagon along and sleep under the stars or in cowboy teepees. $1,925.00
Ranch Vacations Anytime April - October
Come and live the Moore Rnach lifestyle. On horseback nearly everyday, so get ready for some time in the saddle. Guests may join in on the fun of checking the longhorns from on horseback, doctoring them in the pasture or monitoring wildlife. Three meals and lodging are provided. $175.00 per day. Moore Ranch provides the horses and all the equipment you will need. Lodging and three meals are also included.
Book this ranch trip or learn more! Email Nancy or call 620-826-3649. Learn more on Moore Ranch's website. Mention Equitrekking.
Nicely renovated cabins with a shower, sink and toilet are located in the heart of the ranch, near the barnyard and all the activity.
All food is provided at the ranch. Home-cooked meals are served at family dining room table in main house and may include fresh vegetables from the garden, eggs from the hen house, mouth-watering biscuits, and of course, longhorn beef.
Any activities dictated by the workings of the ranch for the day. Some may include Longhorn cattle drives, riding over the prairie while monitoring for wildlife, team roping, cattle branding, mending fences and barrel racing. This is not a dude ranch. It's an authentic working ranch.
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