A Wyoming Dude Ranch Offering Outstanding Horseback Riding at The Bitterroot Ranch
“The Bitterroot Ranch is "dude ranch extraordinaire" as described by Patricia Schultz the author of "1,000 Places to See before You Die" .
The Bitterroot Ranch offers some of the best and most diverse horseback riding in North America near Dubois, Wyoming. The Shoshone National Forest borders the ranch and Yellowstone National Park is just fifty miles away across unspoiled, mountainous wilderness. Enjoy constantly changing vistas with the Wind River and Absaroka mountains always in sight.
The Bitterroot Ranch has a broad range of horseback riding activities at the ranch includes riding lessons with certified instructors to the intermediate level, a cross country jumping course for experienced riders, team sorting, herding cows on the grazing allotment in the national forest, cattle drives, roundups, and pack trips. Wyoming trail rides include cantering on open plains, winding through pine and aspen forests, clambering up rocky gorges and crossing rushing streams that pour out of the mountains. Antelope, mule deer, elk, coyotes, and the occasional bear can be spotted. The Bitterroot Ranch hosts training clinics with world renowned clinicians Linda Tellington-Jones and Anna Twinney and horseback riding clinics with Donna Snyder-Smith and Sue Falkner-March. Few other dude ranches share our philosophies and passion for horseback riding.
"The Bitterroot has done an outstanding job of creating a unique riding program with great horses in a truly beautiful location." -- David Vogt, Arkansas
A Working Cattle Ranch
The Bitterroot is a working ranch and during your vacation you will have opportunities to help drive cattle, which graze in high mountain meadows during the summer. You can hone your skills during the weekly team sorting competition. Working cattle on horseback can give new meaning to the partnership between horse and rider, adding another dimension to your riding holiday. We are especially proud of our home bred Arabian horses and we also have sheep, llamas, poultry, dogs, cats and an extensive vegetable garden, contributing to a feeling of self-sufficiency.
"The complex life at the Bitterroot wove a rich web for me to hone my riding skills, keeping my interest and challenging me but never threatening me." -- Pam White, Massachusetts
Ranch Accommodations with Ranch Raised Cuisine
Bitterroot Ranch has been run by the Fox Family for over forty years. Guests stay in comfortable, log cabin accommodations located along the river for maximum privacy and spectacular views of the surrounding Wyoming Rocky Mountains. The invigorating air and a day in the saddle will whet your appetite for the delicious food and wine served, including ranch raised beef, lamb and salads. The Foxes join guests at meals in the main lodge and often lead rides which contributes to a convivial family atmosphere at the ranch.
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