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Jackson Hole Wildlife at the GVRR

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

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

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

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Jackson Hole Children’s Activities~ Dude Ranch Fun!

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

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

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

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Dude Ranch Cuisine ~ Gros Ventre River Ranch Brownies

Our chefs are constantly serving up fresh and innovative dude ranch cuisine here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch. Here is a recipe for one of our guest favorites, homemade deep dish campfire brownies! GVRR Campfire Brownies 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ¾ teaspoon baking powder ¾ teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, melted 2 cups white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 eggs 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips (can substitute peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease … Continue reading

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The Summer So Far at a Jackson Hole Dude Ranch

We have had the most incredible summer so far at our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch! We have gotten to see old friends, met new guests from all over the world, and added some new activities at the ranch that have provided hours of fun for people of all ages! Check out what we’ve been doing so far this summer :         It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway done with the summer, but it’s a great feeling knowing that we have another two months to … 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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Horse Riding in Jackson Hole: Advanced Rides

Are you an experienced rider looking for advanced horse riding in Jackson Hole? Or a more inexperienced rider looking to learn more about horse riding? Look no further than the Gros Ventre River Ranch, where we safely guide our guests into the wilds of the Gros Ventre region, providing them with challenging terrain and loping rides! Our advanced rides bring together the elements that you learn on our beginner and intermediate rides.  Those elements will be applied on advanced rides with the addition of loping (back east it is called … Continue reading

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