Wyoming summer vacation ideas: visit a dude ranch!

Summer is right around the corner, and now is the opportune time to book a getaway with Wyoming Dude Rancher’s Association. Join us for a traditional Wyoming summer vacation and embrace the cowboy lifestyle with authentic Western adventures at our dude ranches. We invite you to spend your summer with us horseback riding through rugged mountains, fishing on scenic rivers, and hiking through majestic natural landscapes. 

Whether you are looking for a family adventure vacation or a unique romantic getaway, we offer the ultimate summer escape!

Wyoming Summer Dude Ranch Season

Wyoming dude ranches’ summer seasons typically run from mid-May through October. The peak season occurs from June through August, and many ranches require a minimum of seven-night stays during this time. Weather during the summer is typically warm and wet, with daily average temperatures in the mid-70s to mid-80s. Temperatures drop during the night, so pack a variety of clothes to layer for your summer stay!

Keep in mind our ranches have short seasons due to the winter weather that makes many of our destinations inaccessible. The sooner you book, the more options are available for lodging, dates, and locations!

What to Do During Your Summer Vacation

Summer is beautiful in Wyoming when national parks reopen, wildlife roams the valley, the weather is warm, and all of our amenities are open! There are summer dude ranch vacations for everyone, whether you are looking for a rustic working vacation or a luxury retreat. Here are a few of the summer activities you can expect at our member ranches:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • National Park Trips
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Fishing
  • Rodeos
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Cookouts
  • Square Dancing

Summer Family Vacations in Wyoming

The Wyoming summer season is the best time to plan a family ranch vacation with WDRA. Most ranches cater to kids during the summer with additional activities, and some even offer specific children’s programs. Wyoming ranch vacations provide the perfect place for families to spend quality time together and unplug from the hustle and bustle of daily life!

Plan Your Summer Ranch Getaway Today

A quintessential Wyoming summer vacation awaits with Wyoming Dude Rancher’s Association. Learn more about our member ranches and discover the best western destination for your group! If you need help narrowing down your search, please contact our office at 888-996-9372.