Your Guide to a Dude Ranch Vacation

SINCE 1995, has been a trusted site for thousands of people looking for the perfect Western Dude or Guest Ranch experience. Our Dude Ranches offer the ultimate outdoor adventure vacation for anyone or any family looking for a Western-Style vacation.

Whether you’re an experienced rider or someone that wants to learn about horsemanship, at Dude you will find it all.

No matter which ranch adventure you choose, this will be a western vacation memory of a lifetime.

We are proud to present the following selection of Dude/Guest Ranches offering the finest in service, western experiences and customer satisfaction. All ranches are selected based on three qualifying criteria: (a) participating member of the Dude Rancher’s association (DRA), (b) participating member of a state or provincial association or (c) sponsored by a member of the Advisory Board. This Advisory Board consist of six of the most prominent Dude Ranch owners and experts in the USA and Canada, including three past DRA presidents.

So ask any of our guests: “Once you visit a Dude or Guest Ranch, you will never want to leave.”  And now you can become part of our ranch family by looking at all the ranches we feature on

To begin your ranch adventure, feel free to reach out to any of our ranches or complete the Availability Request Form to start your “Vacation of a Lifetime.”

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West 1077 Guest ranch - Texas

West 1077 Guest Ranch

West 1077 isn’t the typical dude ranch: no noisy crowds, no schedule to follow! The ranch is on a mission to allow guests to relax, venture and recharge in the most peaceful and refreshing atmosphere. The ranch was established on an old cattle ranch and retains the charm and simple way of life of the Old West in a stunningly beautiful setting in the middle of the Texas Hill Country.

Rancho Cortez - Texas


For an authentic Texas experience, go on a dude ranch vacation at Rancho Cortez! Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, just one hour from San Antonio’s world-famous Riverwalk and the Alamo. Rancho Cortez is a perfect place for family vacations, ranch holidays, family reunions, weddings, or just to get away for a day! The ranch offers horseback riding designed to suit every level, beautiful scenery, luxury accommodations and healthy, home-cooked meals. The ranch also offers cattle roundups, children’s rodeos, hayrides, campfires, overnight trail rides, hiking, mountain biking and much more.

Emerald Valley Ranch - Colorado


Just a short ride up the mountain from The Broadmoor, a distinctively Colorado experience awaits. Surrounded by over 100,000 acres of the Pike National Forest, the Ranch at Emerald Valley is an unmatched, all-inclusive retreat that combines the rustic charm of a wilderness enclave with The Broadmoor’s incomparable luxury and service.

Home Ranch - Colorado


All-Inclusive Vacations at our Colorado Guest Ranch, Deep In The Soul of the West. As you enter the Elk River Valley, just beyond Steamboat Springs, Colorado, you may notice the peaked eaves of the barns, the storybook crest of Hahn’s Peak in the distance, and the feeling that you are going back in time to a more idyllic landscape, one that hasn’t changed much in 100 years. No condos. No streetlights. Just Colorado as you hoped it would be, and as it once was. Big ranches. Blue skies. Real cowboys.

Badger Creek Ranch - Colorado


Badger Creek Cattle and Guest Ranch offers the western adventure vacation of a lifetime! Enjoy horseback riding through beautiful landscape just for fun, or ride out with our cowboy crew to check fence, doctor and sort cattle. Join us for a cattle drive as we move the herd through summer grazing. Even though we are a working cattle ranch, we never forget you are on vacation! There is spectacular fly fishing nearby, as well as hiking and mountain biking if you choose.

Rancho de la Osa - Arizona


Experience one of the most historic properties in the west. Enjoy a scenic horseback ride on trails frequented by US Presidents and legendary figures like Father Kino and Pancho Villa. Relax in the room where “Gone with the Wind” was written and the Marshall Plan was drafted. Enjoy a cool drink in the oldest continually occupied building in Arizona.

Triangle X Ranch - Wyoming


A Wyoming dude ranch vacation at Triangle X, offers unparalleled horseback riding and one of the most complete outdoor recreation packages of any facility in the Mountain West. Located in Jackson Hole, 26 miles north of the town of Jackson, Wyoming, and 32 miles south of Yellowstone National Park, Triangle X sits in the heart of Grand Teton National Park.

Long Hollow Ranch - Oregon


​Easy to access, yet tucked away off the beaten path, Long Hollow Ranch is a rustic oasis waiting to be discovered. If you’re looking for a peaceful place to get away and relax for a few days or a week, you won’t find a more ideal setting than Long Hollow Ranch. The home-cooked meals are wonderful and the rooms are clean and comfortable and each with its own private bath. You’ll feel right at home from the moment you walk in the door.

Rockin' R Ranch - Utah


Live Your Dreams of being a Real Cowboy!

Welcome to the Rockin’ R Ranch, a real old-west working Utah dude ranch where cowboys brand cattle, grow and harvest crops, and know how to have fun when the work is done.

As our guest, you’re invited to experience one of the last remaining strongholds of the American West! Whether you soar back in time with us for a few days or an entire week, the rejuvenating atmosphere at the Rockin’ R Dude Ranch is sure to fill your soul.

Coffee Creek Ranch - California


Coffee Creek Ranch was founded in 1900 surrounded by National Forest and the Trinity Alps wilderness area in Northern California. Its 367 acres lie along Coffee Creek, an excellent Fly Fishing stream for trout! We are located 72 miles Northwest of Redding, 8 miles above Trinity Lake. All Inclusive vacation for the whole family!

If it’s a guest ranch vacation that you are wanting to experience, then our staff here at Coffee Creek Ranch will make your stay one that you will truly enjoy. From our international children’s counselors, “perky” wait staff to our Western wrangler they will take care of your family and you!

Palisade Ranch at
Gateway Canyons - Colorado


Adventure awaits in the land of awe for your Colorado Resort Vacations.

Gateway Canyons, nestled in the Palisades of stunning Western Colorado, where the planet has opened up to tell its story, curiosity is calling. Surrounded by adventure, natural wonderment, and untouched discoveries still lying in wait, Gateway Canyons Resort serves as luxurious quarters in the heart of it all. Built by John Hendricks, Founder of the Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications, the resort offers adventure for every inquiring soul. Let your curiosity play by scaling the red rock peaks, riding horseback on hoof-built trails, and dining under a chandelier of brilliant stars. Whether a romantic Colorado retreat, family fun holiday, or inspiring meeting, Gateway Canyons Resort offers experiences found nowhere else on Earth.

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