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Horseback Riding in Wyoming
Horses grazing in front of Teton Mountain Range, Wyoming
Taking a break between rides, these horses graze in front of the Teton Mountain Range in Wyoming. (Richard Nowitz/National Geographic/Getty)

5. Horseback Riding in Wyoming
The backdrop for hundreds of Western movies, Wyoming's landscape of mountains and plains practically defines awesomeness. Its ranches draw an international clientele, with wranglers and horses you can trust.

If the words "rustic," "snowcapped," and "off the grid" are music to your ears, look into the Allen family's Diamond 4 Ranch in the Wind River Range near Lander (bordering the impressive Bridger-Teton National Forest). The state's most remote dude ranch, it offers pack trips as well as all-inclusive stays. A four-night package in one of four log cabins costs $1,100 per person. That covers meals, guided horseback riding, hiking, and a view of pristine forest wilderness from your porch.

Closer to Jackson is Goosewing Ranch, a quiet retreat whose wranglers pride themselves on matching visitors with horses according to their ability and physical requirements and the horse's temperament. Summer and fall rates start at $735 per adult, double occupancy for four nights.'s Horseback Riding Guide has more destination ideas for four-legged adventures.

Published: 7 Apr 2009 | Last Updated: 15 Apr 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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