Explore Wyoming on Horseback

There are certain destinations that seem to be made for horseback riding. One such place: Wyoming. Setting out on horseback among the state’s millions of acres of public lands is an ideal way to feel the authentic western spirit that lives on in Wyoming. With a variety of options for riding—whether you bring your own horse or take a guided trail ride at one of our workingtraditional or dude resort ranches—Wyoming options are as endless as our big blue sky. 

Horseback Riding
Eatons’ Ranch, Wolf, Wyoming

Cowboy Up on a Trail Ride, at a Guest Ranch or on a Pack Trip 

If you’re looking to experience the cowboy way of life as part of a larger trip, there are numerous ways to explore this slice of Wyoming life in the heart of the Cowboy State. Home to a variety of diverse destinations that include the wild Wind River Range, the stunning geological features of Yellowstone National Park, the wildflower-filled Bighorn Mountains and the high plains of eastern Wyoming, you’re sure to find a variety of horseback riding options, ranging from beginning trails to mountain riding in some of the state’s most epic landscapes.

Many of Wyoming’s outfitters, guest ranches and concessioners offer a variety of riding options, including one-hour, two-hour, half-day and full-day rides, as well overnight and multi-day pack trips. Plus, there are special packages that help combine the best an area has to offer, such as river rafting in the morning combined with an afternoon trail ride, a fall hunting trip or a scenic photography ride on horseback. If you’re looking to soak up the cowboy culture in the “Cowboy State,” plan to book a stay at one of our guest ranches where you’ll be able to participate in authentic western activities, like roping, team penning, saddling a horse and even setting out on a cattle drive. 

For a full list of outfitters and guides in Wyoming, visit the Wyoming Outfitter & Guides Association. To learn more about guest ranches in Wyoming, visit the Wyoming Dude Ranchers’ Association. (You can also see full listings at the bottom of this page.)