Jackson Hole Dude Ranch
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole Dude Ranch: Featured in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide
Authentic Jackson Hole dude ranch with daily horseback riding, fly fishing and more!
18 miles from Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)
Riding Style & Ability
Beginner to Advanced
Mid-June to Late September
Approximately 40 guest/week
Rates/ Payment Methods
Cash, check, travelers checks and money orders.
The adults only portion of Gros Ventre’s season runs from the last week of August through the last week of September. During this time, the ranch quiets, crowds diminish in the valley, fall colors appear, and the weather cools. The fall is a great time for couples, singles, and friends to visit this Jackson Hole Dude Ranch!
Why an Equitrekking Top 20 Ranch?
For decades, ranch owners Tina Weber, and her daughter and son-in-law Tori and Sean McGough (managers) have treated guests to a celebrated horseback riding program, fine dining, world-class fly fishing waters and relaxation at its best. Guests return to this authentic Jackson Hole dude ranch year after year proving that the Gros Ventre River Ranch experience is truly something special.
From the Horse’s Mouth
The ranch is nestled in a valley in the Gros Ventre Wilderness and mountains. Gros Ventre River Ranch sits at just under 7000 ft. with trails crossing altitudes up to around 11,000 ft.
Gros Ventre River Ranch is popular with riders and fishermen of all ages. Two miles of the Gros Ventre River flow directly through the ranch property, granting exclusive access to a classic fishery. The ranch also offers two horseback rides a day ranging from beginning to advanced levels. An all-day picnic ride, scenic breakfast ride where guests rise early to spot moose and bison, and team penning and sorting are also offered throughout the week. Other activities include mountain biking, a guided hike, evening entertainment and visits to nearby national parks.
Have a big family? This Wyoming dude ranch loves to host multi-generational groups and is kid-friendly. There is something to do for everyone. Children as young as 7 can horseback ride, as do guests into their 90’s. Horseback riding truly is a lifelong sport, and the varied rides at the Gros Ventre River Ranch make it accessible for every guest. For younger kids, there is always the option for a “lead around” ride, a fly fishing lesson, a play on the ranch’s swing set, or a swim in the private ponds. The ranch is a place where kids can experience more freedom than they perhaps may have at home. For those looking for more peace and relaxation, many guests enjoy simply reading a book on the porch in one of the rocking chairs, or taking a walk via one of the many trails surrounding the ranch.
Guests stay in historic cabins brought over from the valley’s second oldest dude ranch, the BarBC. These special cabins have been restored to include modern amenities and western luxury
This Wyoming guest ranch is known for its exceptional cuisine. Meals include fresh fruits, homemade breads, grilled game meat and vegetables. Wine and beer are included with each evening meal.
Guests who want to combine a Wyoming dude ranch vacation with a national park experience pick Gros Ventre Ranch. The ranch is only 18 miles from the visitor’s entrance of Grand Teton National Park and 60 miles from the southern entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Guests also enjoy a short drive to downtown Jackson Hole with its plethora of restaurants, art galleries, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, shops and Western flair. Popular spots to grab a drink include the Dornan’s in Moose or The Cowboy Bar in Jackson.