Women’s retreats have been rising in popularity over the last few years, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. With so much time and energy going into families, careers and relationships, every now and then women need to take a step back and reinvest time into themselves. For some isolation with a hint of civilization, look no further than Wyoming.
Clear skies that let you see for miles, mountains that seem to rise out of nowhere and abundant wildlife that blend perfectly into stunning backdrops are all business as usual in the Equality State. For laid-back adventure among supportive groups of outdoor-loving women, go on a female-led excursion in the Wild West of Wyoming.
Nothing says western adventure like a pack trip. Explore Wyoming’s breathtaking landscapes via horseback on a multi-day riding excursion. These guides ask the cowboys to step aside for specialized trips that give women the reigns.
Blue Sky Sage
Blue Sky Sage begain offering women-only retreats over 20 years ago, recognizing the need for women to truly get away from the stresses of life to focus on their own well-being. The team at Blue Sky Sage offers a variety of retreats, including a week-long women-only pack trip and a week-long horsewomen camp, which offers riding instructions and hands-on experiences. Located in Big Piney, the nearby Wyoming Mountain Range and Bridger-Teton National Forest make this location ideal for adventure.
Diamond 4 Ranch
Join ranch manager Jessie Allen on a five-day womens wellness pack trip in the stunning Wind River Range. This all-inclusive retreat incorporates yoga into days spent riding for the ultimate break from everyday stress.
Bear Basin Adventures
Located just southwest of Grand Teton National Park in Dubois, Bear Basin Adventures offers a variety of guided trips, including Women in the Wilderness. This women-only pack trip rides through Dunoir Valley in the beautiful Shoshone National Forest, making time to fish and hike along the way.
Experience some of Wyoming’s most untouched terrain by venturing into the backcountry with nothing but sturdy hiking boots and the supplies on your back. Try one of these guided trips for some much-needed time with Mother Nature and adventurous women.
This women’s outdoor collective offers a number of retreats, rendezvous and meetups within the mountain west. Our recommendation? A backpacking trip through the Wind River Range. AndShesDopeToo usually offers a women’s backpacking trip through Cirque of the Towers each summer. This five-day trip near Pinedale covers 25 miles and features some of the most stunning terrain in the Wind River Mountains.
This trekking tour company offers a number of women’s-only trips, including two in beautiful Wyoming. Try the Women’s Yellowstone Basecamp Tour to experience some lesser-known areas in the first national park. For a more off-the-beaten path adventure, travel through the Wyoming Range with pack llamas on the Women’s Wild Wyoming Llama Trek.
Get pulled into the meditative rhythm of fly fishing along Wyoming’s blue ribbon waters. Find women’s-only fishing trips here, or jump to the mixed adventure section for even more female-led fishing excursions.
Head to Green River for a women’s only float trip with Hillary Walrath. Located in Southwest Wyoming, the Green River flows through Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge and features some of the best stretches of fly fishing in Wyoming.
For winter adventure seekers, the thrill of skiing down a Wyoming mountain is one that shouldn’t be missed. Join more women looking to experience a thrilling winter excursion in Wyoming.
Jackson Hole Babe Force
This outdoor women’s group in Jackson strives to provide support for women who seek adventure in the mountains. New meetups, retreats and classes are made available seasonally, most of which are focused on skiing in the Jackson area.
As a large state with a small population, Wyoming has plenty of space for wildlife to habitate. This makes hunting a popular pasttime. Try a women-only hunt for a wild game experience among other women interested in the sport.
Women’s Antelope Hunt
Founded by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation, the country’s first women’s only antelope hunt takes place each October in Laramie. This multi-day hunt focuses on developing skills and comaraderie, with other activities such as meat processing classes, fly fishing and trap skeet available to those who finish the hunt early.
Wyoming Women’s 5 Shot Rabbit Hunt
Grab a friend with a steady hand and great aim to compete in this annual women’s only rabbit hunt. The competition takes place each January in Shoshoni and includes live bands, prizes and auctions.
Can’t decide which women-only adventure sounds like the best fit for you? Many retreats combine the best experiences Wyoming has to offer for one epic trip with outdoorsy women.
Bear Basin Adventures – Base Camp Trip
Another retreat through Bear Basin Adventures, the Yoga and Meditation Ladies Getaway offers a variety of adventures starting from one base camp in the breathtaking Wyoming Mountains. Hiking, horseback riding and fishing are some of the activities you can choose from each day. Yoga and meditation groups are also available to help you unwind in the Wyoming wilderness.
Boyer YL Ranch
Boyer YL Ranch is hosts a Strong-Willed Women retreat each summer, with activities including hiking, fishing, road biking, mountain biking and relaxing under Wyoming’s big blue skies.