Montana Ranches

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Montana Dude Ranches

The sky is BIG, the mountains tall, and the trout plentiful. They drive cattle across ranches the size of whole counties. In one day a fella might see a grizzly bear, a bald eagle, an elk . . . maybe even a bighorn sheep.

That was Montana a century ago, and that's Montana today. Whether you're looking to live a bit of Old West history, or to cast a fly line across some legendary trout streams, you've come to the right address in the Rockies. The West doesn't get any more cowboy than Montana, and a trout-filled river or two does run through it. Maybe you've come to take a look at some of the wildest wildlife you're ever likely to see. That's here as well. You'll also find some of the finest and friendliest dude ranches in the world, many of which are tucked high up in the state's mountainous northwest corner. And there's no better way to experience Big Sky country than from the front porch of a classic Montana dude ranch.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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