For a true taste of the American West, stay at a dude ranch and immerse yourself in a world of cowboys and cattle drives; scorched red deserts and wide open prairies; starry nights, blue skies and spectacular orange sunsets.
There are those that welcome complete beginners, with riding done at the gentlest of clops, some that are more resort than ranch with all the home comforts, and a few that are genuine working farms where you can live the cowboy (or cowgirl!) dream and wrangle for real.
From the grassy foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the boundless prairie of the Great Plains, the Big Sky Country of Montana is prime dude ranch territory. When you’re not honing your rifle shooting skills or fly fishing in sparkling mountain streams, you can saddle up and explore hundreds of miles of trails leading through wildflower meadows and fragrant pine forests.
Home to Monument Valley, Saguaro National Park the Grand Canyon, Arizona’s landscapes form the ultimate Wild West backdrop – complete with gold mines and authentic western towns like Tombstone where you can walk in the footsteps of some of the most notorious outlaws from American history. These landscapes are best traversed on horseback, but you can also swim, paddle, hike, bike and pan for gold.
Alternatively, you could find yourself in ‘The Cowboy State’ of Wyoming where rodeos, round-ups and roping lessons are the order of the day, as well as excursions into Yellowstone National Park. Down in Texas, you can spend your days roaming the wide open Texas Hill Country and your nights toasting s’mores and sharing stories around a crackling campfire.
Whatever your dream ranch holiday looks like, we will tailor your itinerary just for you.