Visit a Dude Ranch
Sponsored by the Dude Ranchers’ Association and shared from Explore Big Sky
Is there really any better way to experience the West than on horseback? We’ll wait…but in our opinion, the answer is simple: no there isn’t! Get your boots on and saddle up cowboys and cowgirls, because no matter where you are in Montana or the western United States, there’s a dude ranch nearby, ready to provide you with an authentic Western vacation experience, complete with a cowboy hat.
Since 1926 the Dude Ranchers’ Association has been assisting adventure seekers looking for the ride of their lives. Their website is a database of all registered member dude ranches in the U.S., helping pair you with a ranch that fits your ideal experience. While on their website or speaking with them on the phone, they can even provide you with safety procedures and updates from the ranch of your choosing.
The DRA’s goal is to preserve the Western “cowboy” lifestyle that many of us have emulated at some point in our childhood. Why wait? Now is your chance to slow down and indulge, while taking a ride through the Rocky Mountain West and experiencing the cowboy way firsthand!
Giddy up and get yourself on down to check out a dude ranch near you! And don’t forget if you have any questions, the DRA is there for you.
Visit duderanch.org for more information and to schedule your trip today!