Bitterroot Ranch – Riverton, Wyoming, U.S.A.

Dude Ranch Extraordinaire

In the embrace of a remote valley surrounded by the Shoshone National Forest and a 52,000-acre game and fish wildlife refuge, Mel and Bayard Fox own and operate this 1,300-acre horse ranch, breeding and training their Arabian beauties exclusively for the use of their twenty-eight guests, who bunk in hand-hewn log cabins scattered along the river that runs through the ranch.

Horse-loving visitors will think they’ve died and gone to heaven. The availability of more than 100 prize specimens means guests can change horses frequently so mounts remain fresh and ready to go throughout the season. Within minutes, guests are totally immersed in a wilderness setting, in the competent hands of guides who know it intimately.

Terrain is extremely varied: Riders pass from sagebrush plains and grassy meadows to rocky gorges that give way to forested mountains and alpine clearings.

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