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 horseback riding — whether you take a guided trail ride at a traditional dude ranch, make your way through the epic landscapes of Yellowstone National Park or ride through the wildflower-filled Bighorn Mountains — you’ll discover the Cowboy State’s most breathtaking destinations. Many of Wyoming’s outfitters, guest ranches and concessioners offer a variety of horseback riding options, including one-hour, two-hour, half-day and full-day rides, as well overnight and multi-day pack trips. Whether you are a beginner or experienced rider, all guided trips are with well-mannered, trained horses and often offer lessons. In Wyoming, you’ll truly experience the wild West spirit on your next horseback riding adventure.
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Ranch Work Pays Off
Wyoming local Jessie Allen has been working on her family’s dude ranch since she was 13. She shows that it’s possible to be crowned Miss America and manage a ranch with the right work ethic. Explore this video and plan your own getaway to Wyoming’s wild west.