View of parent and child wearing cowboy hats at a family dude ranch

We recently covered the top reasons to plan a family ranch vacation in Wyoming, and today we are digging in further and sharing our favorite activities for families! Enjoy everything from family-friendly horseback rides to art activities and special programs designed with kids in mind. Whether you are looking for a family reunion destination or a place for the kids to unplug, the Wyoming Dude Ranchers’ Association offers the perfect family dude ranch experience!

Find the Right Family Dude Ranch for You

All of our Wyoming ranches offer something different for families. Some ranches specialize in vacations for families with younger children, while others are better for families with older children. There are three types of dude ranches to choose from: traditional, working, and rustic. Traditional Wyoming ranches are usually the best for families, offering the perfect combination of modern amenities and traditional Western activities. 

Regardless of where you go, you can expect an incredible family adventure at our Wyoming dude ranches!

Family-Friendly Activities at Wyoming Dude Ranches

Remember, the exact activities offered can vary from one ranch to another, so it’s a good idea to check with the specific ranch you’re interested in to see what’s available during your stay!

Kids Programs

There are kids’ programs to cater to every family’s interests! Some ranches offer programs where you drop the kids off for the day, while others focus on shared family experiences. 

Kids programs often include supervised adventures like horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and archery so everyone can enjoy the Wild West on vacation. They also often include hands-on educational activities like arts and crafts, leatherwork, scavenger hunts, lawn games, and much more. Ignite your child’s sense of wonder and adventure with our kids’ programs!

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is a mainstay of any family dude ranch vacation! There are a variety of options for families, including scheduled family rides and even pony rides for our youngest guests. Consider everyone’s riding ability and book a ranch with horseback rides suited to their skills. 

More Family Activities

Reconnect with the great outdoors and your family while exploring some of the most beautiful areas in the country with these family-friendly adventures:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Stargazing
  • River Rafting

Book Your Family Dude Ranch Getaway Today

Find the best family dude ranch for your group today! Browse our collection of Wyoming dude ranches, and contact our team to help narrow down your search. Please call us at 888-996-9372 or email us at [email protected] for more information!