Gros Ventre River Ranch Blog

Exploring the Gros Ventre on Your Wyoming Dude Ranch Vacation

May 21, 2014

There are many exciting parts of the state to visit when on a Wyoming dude ranch vacation, and many of them are located in Jackson Hole. Just 18 miles from the town of Jackson lies the Gros Ventre, an area known for its beautiful rock formations, abundant wildlife, gorgeous views of the Tetons, mountain lakes and more! The Gros Ventre River Ranch is located in the Gros Ventre, and there are many sites to explore in our part of the valley. Listed below are just some of the treasures within … Continue reading

Jackson Hole Wildlife at the GVRR

May 12, 2014

We get to see many different animals come and go out of the valley, as Jackson Hole wildlife migrate in and out of the Gros Ventre and Antelope Flats regions. During the spring, the annual elk migration takes place, at which time the elk migrate out of the valley into the colder mountains, where they remain until the fall. Pronghorn Antelope and Bison return to the valley in the spring time, and we get to see herds of bison grazing in Antelope Flats and Mormon Row. Our year round wildlife, including … Continue reading

Things to Do in Jackson Hole: 5 Must See Sights at the GVRR

April 27, 2014

Looking for things to do in Jackson Hole? Look no further than the Gros Ventre River Ranch! The Gros Ventre River Ranch offers unparalleled scenic horseback rides, world class fly fishing on the Gros Ventre River, beginner to advanced hiking, gourmet cuisine, and more! Here are 5 must-sees we think all of our guests should see while at the Gros Ventre River Ranch ~ 1. The view of famed Slide Lake 2. Our wranglers working cattle in GVRR pasture 3.The view of the ranch from Weenie Hill 4. Sunset over … Continue reading

Jackson Hole Children’s Activities~ Dude Ranch Fun!

April 8, 2014

Children's Activities in Jackson Hole

The Gros Ventre River Ranch boasts a number of Jackson Hole children’s activities, ranging from horseback riding, to fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and swimming. Our riding, fishing, and hiking activities are by sign up participation daily. The Gros Ventre River Ranch horseback riding program is geared towards riders of all abilities. While we do not have a “children’s program” and are not set up to engage children without parental supervision, children over the age of seven can participate in group trail rides of all levels, as well as the ever … Continue reading

Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole – Visiting the Horses

March 18, 2014

Horseback Riding in Wyoming

Horseback riding in Jackson Hole is a unique way to see the valley and to experience the wild open spaces, varied terrain and natural beauty that the West has to offer. We have 80 horses here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch, who lead our guests on varied rides through some of the most beautiful landscapes found in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Gros Ventre River Ranch horses spend their spring, summer and fall in Jackson, and head to warmer pastures for the winter. We recently visited the horses for the … Continue reading

Dude Ranch Vacations: Our Top 5 Reasons to Visit in Early Season

March 4, 2014

Most people take dude ranch vacations between June and October, and it can be hard to decide which month to visit in. Here are our Top 5 reasons to visit the Gros Ventre River Ranch in June: Weather: June means sunny days, cooler temperatures (which are great for horseback riding), and occasional afternoon rainstorms. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing thunderheads roll in over the Tetons when you’re relaxing in your cabin after a long day of horseback riding! Beautiful Landscapes: Our pastures and trails are lush and green in … Continue reading

Wyoming Guest Ranches ~ Winter Update

February 18, 2014

Wyoming guest ranches experience sometimes harsh (but always fun!) winters, and we want to share some of our favorite winter moments so far with you! Winter here at the ranch is quiet ~ our last guests depart at the end of September, and our season doesn’t start again until the end of May. As the snow piles up, those of us who are lucky enough to live here year round see a dramatic shift in the activities we get to do.   Instead of horseback riding into the hills overlooking the … Continue reading

Dude Ranch Vacations ~ 5 Reasons Why We Can’t Wait for Summer!

February 3, 2014

Dude ranch vacations at the Gros Ventre River Ranch provide guests an authentic dude ranch experience, complete with fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, biking and more in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As the snow piles up around us, we can’t help but look forward to warm summer days, late sunsets and mornings and afternoons spent on horseback or fishing in the Gros Ventre River. Check out these five reasons why we can’t wait for June! The innovative, delicious cuisine our talented chefs cook up for us ~  Late afternoon thunderstorms … Continue reading

Wyoming on Horseback

January 22, 2014

Are you interested in experiencing the great state of Wyoming on horseback? Look no further than the Gros Ventre River Ranch! We provide a variety of horseback rides here at the ranch. Rides range from beginner to advanced, and cover varied terrain in one of the most beautiful areas of Wyoming. Wade through the Gros Ventre River Ranch or Turpin Creek, lope through golden meadows of hay, climb the Gros Ventre foothills for incredible views of the Tetons, or practice your team sorting skills in our large arena ~ the possibilities are … Continue reading

Jackson Hole Dude Ranch ~ Happy New Years!

January 10, 2014

Happy New Year from our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch! As Sean and I enter our 14th year managing the ranch, we are continually thankful for Karl and Tina’s vision for the Gros Ventre River Ranch.  For those of you who do not know how this place came to be, I will give you a quick recap. After years of sharing ownership in a guest ranch in Jackson Hole, Karl and Tina sold their interest to their partner and started looking for a ranch of their own. Separately, they each came … Continue reading