Close-up of a cowboy on a horse during a wild west vacation with WDRA

The allure of the American West has long attracted vacationers looking to experience a taste of the cowboy lifestyle. Today, there’s no better way to experience cowboy culture than with the Wyoming Dude Ranchers’ Association, an institution formed to preserve this special way of life. Join us for an authentic Wild West vacation and become a cowboy for a week with activities like horseback riding, cattle drives, rodeos, and campfire cookouts under the stars. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Wild West at one of our Wyoming dude ranches!

Experience Real Cowboy Life at a Working Ranch

Experience the real cowboy life at a Wyoming working ranch and create lasting memories of your Wild West adventure. Working ranches allow you to experience life at a real working cattle ranch and help with day-to-day activities. Activities differ from ranch to ranch, but here is a sampling of Western adventures available to make your cowboy dreams come true:

  • Horseback Riding: A mainstay of our Wyoming dude ranches, saddle up and become a cowboy for the week! Many of our ranches also offer horse clinics to help you strengthen your riding skills. 
  • Cattle Drives: Help working ranches wrangle, move, and drive cattle between pastures.
  • Rodeo Events: Many of our ranches offer off-site rodeo trips where you can witness traditional rodeo events like bull riding and barrel racing. 
  • Stockmanship: Learn the traditional methods of handling cattle with a stockmanship workshop!
  • Western Cookouts: Enjoy authentic cowboy cuisine over a campfire! 
  • Nightly Entertainment: Many ranches continue the fun after the sunsets with activities like square dancing, cookouts, line dancing, and storytelling. 

Make Your Wild West Vacation Dreams a Reality

Wyoming Dude Ranchers’ Association is the perfect place to make your Wild West vacation dreams a reality! All of our ranches operate as all-inclusive destinations, so you can rest assured that you are getting a vacation at a great value. Whether you are looking to book a family vacation, romantic getaway, or corporate adventure, our Wyoming ranches offer the perfect place to slow down and embrace the spirit of the Wild West. 

Browse our collection of Wyoming dude ranches, and please contact us at 888-996-9372 with any questions!