While the term “dude ranch” usually brings to mind images of cowboys and cattle drives, a dude ranch

is actually all this and much more – especially when it comes to wellness experiences. In keeping with the belief that wellness starts from within, many DRA-accredited ranches offer a variety of rejuvenating activities and services in a lush oasis environment to give you “whole body” relief from the stress of modern life. Imagine a spa escape or a yoga class in some of the most spectacular areas in the country, from valleys complete with untouched Rocky Mountain backdrops to desert sunsets across the Southwest.

Circle Z Ranch rides on thousands of acres of the most scenic horseback riding in Southern Arizona, while riding at Elkhorn Ranch you will enjoy the curious Sonoran desert vegetation and birding. If you are looking for a blend of western adventure, solitude and luxury amenities Tanque Verde Ranch is the place for you.

C Lazy U Ranch is Colorado’s premier guest ranch, featuring luxury accommodations, fine dining and great trail riding. Rawah Ranch is a world class fly fishing ranch nestled in Colorado’s big Laramie River Valley.

Red Horse Mountain Ranch and Western Pleasure Ranch are two of Idaho’s most treasured gems, they are all about western hospitality and adventure.

If you are looking for an upscale ranch for working cattle, riding and adventure check out the Hideout Ranch and Lodge in Wyoming, or the Bar W Ranch in Montana. Greenhorn Creek Ranch is your California dude ranch resort since 1962, offering great riding, food and accommodations.

With over 100 ranches in the Dude Ranchers’ Association rest assured there is a ranch to match your dreams. Check us out at www.duderanch.org or give us a call at 866-399-2339 and we will help you plan your next western adventure vacation.