Category Archives: Horses

Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole – Visiting the Horses

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

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Wyoming Guest Ranches ~ Winter Update

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

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

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

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Wyoming on Horseback

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

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Jackson Hole Dude Ranch ~ Happy New Years!

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

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Dude Ranch in Jackson Hole Videos Part 1

The Gros Ventre River Ranch is a dude ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming ~ we offer horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and more! This blog post is part one of a series in which we will be sharing videos that our guests have made here at the ranch over the years. Videos are a great way for new guests to get a taste of the ranch, as well as a wonderful way for previous guests to share their experiences! See our first video here: Gros Ventre River Ranch Stay tuned … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole Dude Ranch: Winter Pasture

As many of our guests know, the horses at our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch head to Dubois for the winter, where the temperatures stay balmy and the snow doesn’t stick. The last of the horses left the ranch two weeks ago, and they all arrived healthy and ready for their vacation! Sean and Tori recently took a drive to visit them, and were happy to report that the horses looked better than ever. Their favorite sight was watching horses Ghost and Steel running around with mud all over their faces … Continue reading

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Wyoming Dude Ranches: A Day in the Life of a Wrangler

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of Wyoming Dude Ranches? We gave our wranglers the task of documenting a day in their shoes ~ keep reading for an exclusive look into a day in the life of a Gros Ventre River Ranch wrangler! Our wranglers wake up early to run the horses in (one of their favorite jobs!) This entails riding out into the turnout pasture, and herding the horses up towards the barn. Once the horses are in, wranglers begin catching horses they need for the day, … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Features Paintings from the Gros Ventre River Ranch!

The Gros Ventre River Ranch is staging an appearance at this year’s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival!  Jason Rich, a Utah artist, visited the ranch last year and rode alongside Sean and our wranglers in order to capture authentic Western images that would translate to the canvas. He is this year’s Featured Artist, and two of his paintings from the ranch are to be featured in the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, September 5-15, 2013. The Fall Arts Festival is recognized as a world class cultural event, and takes place … Continue reading

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Wyoming Guest Ranches: Specialized Horseback Rides

Wyoming Guest Ranches offer many different kinds of horseback rides, and the Gros Ventre River Ranch is no exception! In addition to morning and afternoon rides of different levels, we offer a picnic ride, all day ride, breakfast ride, and team sorting and penning! Lucy Hill Lunch Ride – This ride typically takes place on Tuesday.  Guests will have the choice of leaving the barn at 9am for either an advanced ride, intermediate ride or beginning ride or leaving the barn at 10am for a walking ride up to Lucy … Continue reading

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