Photo of two skiers enjoying Wyoming winter recreation activities at a dude ranch

Even though most of our Wyoming dude ranches have closed their doors for the season, select ranches remain open through winter! These ranches offer an exclusive opportunity to explore the quiet solitude of our National Parks and experience Wyoming winter recreation. Reserve your stay at our ranches near Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and experience a magical getaway full of snowshoeing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. Visit our member ranches during the off-season and fall in love with our winter recreation when you plan your getaway with Wyoming Dude Rancher’s Association.

Winter Recreation in Grand Teton and Yellowstone

Most of our member ranches that operate during the winter months are located within Grand Teton or just outside of Yellowstone. So, not only will you have fantastic access to winter recreation, you will have access to the most beautiful sights in the West!

Cross-Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular winter activities at our winter ranches. Quiet solitude waits outside your cabin walls, encouraging you to get out and explore the majestic mountain terrain. The varied landscape will keep everyone, from beginners to experts, satisfied!

Backcountry Snowmobiling

Wyoming offers some of the best backcountry snowmobiling in the world, with more than 2,500 miles of groomed and ungroomed trails! Snowmobiling opportunities are abundant and easily accessible when you stay with WDRA.

Wildlife Viewing

Winter offers the very best of Wyoming wildlife viewing! Many of our species roam our plains and valleys during the winter. Observe species such as moose, elk, bison, deer, coyotes, mountain sheep, hawks, and bald eagles. 

Winter Horseback Riding

Wyoming Dude Rancher’s Association offers an exclusive opportunity for winter horseback riding in the mountains. Our ranches at lower elevations can continue to ride into winter, offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity to marvel at the season’s beauty without the strain of skiing.


The backdrop of Wyoming’s winter landscapes offers fantastic photography opportunities. Snap memorable vacation photos together, or see if you can capture a shot of elusive wildlife. Some of our ranches even offer winter photography workshops!

Wyoming Winter Getaway with Dude Rancher’s Association

Book your Wyoming winter vacation at one of our member ranches with the Wyoming Dude Rancher’s Association! Wake up in a rustic cabin, enjoy daily meals in the lodge, set out for winter adventures, and warm up next to the cozy fireplace in your cabin. Browse our Wyoming ranches and discover the best option for your winter getaway today!