If you are looking for a way to introduce your family to the western way of life, look no further than a dude ranch. Whether your family is looking to participate in a cattle drive or learn how to fish these dude ranches have it all for the perfect Wyoming family vacation.
Located in the Sunlight Basin near Yellowstone National Park and Cody, Wyoming the 7D Ranch offers a great family getaway. The main focus of this dude ranch is horseback riding. Riders as young as six can ride on the trails, and younger children are safely taught in the arena. 7D Ranch also has specific children’s programs like archery, dancing, fishing, hiking and pack trips to make your family vacation one to remember.
Spotted Horse Ranch
For over 50 years, Spotted Horse Ranch has helped families embrace the ranching lifestyle. The ranch’s primary activities are horseback riding and fly fishing, but they also offer children programs from 3-17 years of age. These programs include dancing, hiking, natural water swimming and river rafting.
R Lazy S Ranch
The R Lazy S Ranch has 14 individual cabins bordered by Grand Teton National Park and the Snake River, guaranteeing an amazing view. Get ready for a fun family vacation that includes bird watching, children’s programs, fishing, mountain biking, river rafting, yoga and much more on this 325-acre dude ranch.
Red Rock Ranch
Nestled against the Gros Ventre Mountains near Jackson Hole, Red Rock Ranch is completely engrossed in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. At the ranch you can indulge in guided hikes, kids’ program, fly fishing, pool, pickle ball, yoga and an amazing horse program with trail rides and team penning.
Lazy L&B Ranch
With a perfect location of Dubois, Wyoming, the Lazy L&B Ranch is close to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. However, this ranch has more to offer than amazing views. You can find fun for all ages, including fishing, hiking, archery, kid’s programs, golf, natural swimming and a petting zoo.
Located just west of Sheridan, this family-operated ranch of almost 150 years prides itself on giving you a truly western experience. If you are looking for a more advanced level of dude ranch, Eatons’ Ranch offers to let you take off on one of their 220 horses to explore on your own. They also have guided trail rides, hiking, fishing and much more. Learn more about Eatons’ Ranch.
Paradise Guest Ranch
For over 100 years, Paradise Guest Ranch in Buffalo has been serving families. Whether you are looking to ride, hike, fish or relax, their flexible adventure program tailors your experience for your perfect dude ranch family vacation.
Vee Bar Guest Ranch
Vee Bar Guest Ranch in Laramie offers one of a kind family vacations. Not only does this ranch offer a variety of family-friendly activities, but they also have musical entertainment several nights a week. In addition, you can try cattle work and sleeping out on the range.
Medicine Bow Lodge and Adventure Guest Ranch
Since they opened over 100 years ago, the family-owned Medicine Bow Lodge and Adventure Guest Ranch provides their guests with attention to detail and person touches. Located near Saratoga, they want their ranch to provide your family with the perfect place to unwind and reconnect. From horseback riding to panning for gold, the activities seem endless.
A Bar A Ranch
With over nearly 100,000 acres near Encampment, A Bar A Ranch provides experiences from expert to beginners. Their location along the North Platte River provides a unique opportunity for fly fishing. They also have yoga, tennis, kid’s programs, hiking and more.
This is just a small sample of the family-friendly dude ranches in Wyoming. Across the state, you can find a ranch that fits your family’s dream vacation whether that is going trail riding or just spending time together.