Gros Ventre River Ranch’s Special Rides

Not Every Ride is the Same at the GVRR

In addition to our trail rides of varying levels, we offer an all-day ride, lunch picnic ride, a breakfast ride, and team penning/sorting.

Our all-day ride on Wednesday provides guests the special opportunity to travel further into the country on horseback than is possible on a morning or afternoon ride. This ride gives guests the chance to feel like true cowboys and cowgirls exploring the West. The ride leaves at 9 am and returns around 3 pm. At lunchtime, guests will dismount and enjoy a picnic sack lunch.

On Thursdays, GVRR guests ride up to Lucy Hill for a chef-prepared lunch cookout. Lucy Hill is about an hour away on horseback, and it offers stunning views of the Teton Range. Our wonderful ranch photographer, Neal, accompanies us to Lucy Hill to take pictures of our guests.

On Friday, our early bird guests have the option to go on our breakfast ride. For the breakfast ride, everyone meets at the barn at 6:30 am to get the ride started by 7. The final destination is a picnic spot by the Gros Ventre River. There, we heat up delicious breakfast food in cast iron pots over a fire. The menu includes: biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, fruit and more.  The breakfast ride provides our guests a fantastic chance to spot wildlife when it is most active. On previous rides, we have seen elk, moose, and eagles.

Finally, on Friday afternoons we offer team sorting/penning in our arena. Sorting and penning involve playing games (and improving horsemanship!) with our cattle. Penning entails using your horse and working with teammates to herd cattle into a pen. For sorting, the objective is to move cattle across a line in a numbered order. One of the best parts about penning/sorting is that we do not require riders to be experienced in order to participate.

We hope you have enjoyed reading about our special rides, and would love to see you soon!

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