This ranch has some of the best riding in North America and is located in a remote valley in Wyoming’s Absaroka Mountains. The ranch is ideal for people who want to experience this spectacular and wild country from the back of a horse.The ranch both raises cattle and many of its own horses and the ranch endeavors to operate a three horses to one guest ratio, so you are assured a willing and responsive ride. The horses are trained Western style but English tack is available and for advanced riders there is also a cross-country course available for use in the week with over 80 jumps.
The rides are normally for 2-3 hours in the morning and afternoon as well as a scheduled all day picnic ride once a week and most weeks there will be an opportunity to herd cattle. The ranch also provides the option of having video taped lessons on two mornings during the week. Since the Bitterroot is also a working ranch you will have the opportunity to move cattle on our summer grazing lease in the national forest through July, August and September.
For safety reasons the ranch does operate a strict hard hat policy for riding.Fishing, hiking and relaxing are available if you would prefer. There is also a small family farm with sheep, llamas, ducks, geese, chicken, peacocks, dogs and cats… a firm favorite with the children.The cabins have been furnished and decorated throughout the nearly 40 years the Bitterroot has been run as a dude ranch.
They have been modernized over the years; all have electric heat, some have wood burning stoves, all have private facilities.Guests gather in the main lodge for meals and relaxing evenings. A special effort is made with the cuisine. Salads and many of the vegetables come from the garden, ranch_raised beef and lamb is served with homemade bread. Wine is also served with dinner.