Gros Ventre River Ranch Blog


October 23, 2015

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the history of the Gros Ventre River Ranch? Well you are in luck! Ranch manager Tori McGough has complied a brief history—along with wonderful photographs—to share a bit more about our beloved ranch and how it has become the wonderful place that it is today! The ranch had a brush with disaster in 1925 when a nearby mountain collapsed in a massive landslide. The town of Kelly, downriver from the Ranch, was nearly wiped out and even Jackson, 18 miles distant, had … Continue reading


September 23, 2015

Witnessing stunning Teton sunsets is one of the most memorable experiences our guests have here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch. Whether the clouds have rolled in and scene over the mountains is dramatic, or the sky is clear and beautifully water colored, these sunsets put a smile on our face every night. We are lucky enough to have wonderful guests and staff who share their beautiful photos of the Teton sunsets with us, and now we would like to share some of our favorites with you!   Here is … Continue reading


September 2, 2015

Dude Ranch horses are an integral part of the operation that we run here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch. We pride ourselves in owning a wonderful herd of horses that can suit all types of riders.  Whether your visit out west is your first experience with horses, or you are a professional equestrian looking to ride our varied terrain, we are sure to have horses that will make your experience unforgettable. There are many characteristics that make our horses wonderful. First and foremost, they know their job and they … Continue reading


July 30, 2015

Have you always wondered what the top five reasons to work at the Gros Ventre River Ranch are? You are in luck! Bailey Beltramo–our 2015 Woodsmen–shared his top five reasons with us, and now we are excited to share them with you! Location, Location, Location…. Dude ranches aren’t attracting guests from all corners of the country with dismal views and poor scenery. Be it Wyoming, Colorado or even up in the Dakotas, you are guaranteed a taste of the true beauty nature offers. As a guest you are given this chance … Continue reading

Your Wyoming Summer Vacation

April 22, 2015

The sun is shining, the horses are back, and the grass is green, which means your Wyoming summer vacation is just around the corner! Would you like a sneak peak at the beauty, adventure, and relaxation that we have in store for you? You are in luck! Below is a wonderful video that showcases the Gros Ventre River Ranch. We pride ourselves in providing our guests with memorable hospitality while they experience the wonder of the Wild West. Your week will be filled with delicious cuisine, beautiful scenery, rich history, … Continue reading


April 8, 2015

It is currently snowing outside, which is yet another reason why we are excited for summer in Jackson Hole! We are pretty accustomed to crazy weather, it comes with the territory of living in the Tetons. That being said, the unpredictable spring conditions just increase our excitement for the summer ahead! We know that the extra snow and rain is actually a good thing. It means a beautiful landscape will soon be here, full of lush green grass, new leaves shining in the sun, and endless fields of the most … Continue reading

Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole

March 25, 2015

Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole

Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole is one of the most exciting ways to explore the beautiful landscapes that surround the Gros Ventre River Ranch! Whether you are an experienced equestrian, or you have never been on a horse before, we are certain that you will love riding with us! We have a herd of 80 horses who sure do love their job! They are more than happy to guide you anywhere you would like to go! Maybe you want to climb to the slide lake overlook, lope through the hay … Continue reading


March 11, 2015

Have you ever wondered what life on a Jackson Hole Dude Ranch is like? You are in luck! One of our employees was invited to write a blog for the Dude Ranchers’ Association. She gives you the insider’s scoop on life as an employee at the Gros Ventre River Ranch. Whether you are a guest interested in the other side of ranch life or a potential future employee considering a job out west, this blog will give you a look into life on our ranch. Enjoy the blog here and learn more … Continue reading


February 4, 2015


Dude Ranch vacations are the perfect summer retreat for family, friends, couples, and singles! TheGros Ventre River Ranch is open from June until September, and here are our top 5 reasons to visit in June: Wildlife: The wildlife are out and about in the springtime, enjoying the fact that the snow is finally gone! June proves to be a great time to spot a moose, some elk, a herd of bison, or even a bear! Weather: The weather is June is sunny with cooler temperatures which is perfect for horseback riding! … Continue reading

Grand Teton Wildlife Sightings at the GVRR

October 21, 2014

We have had many Grand Teton wildlife sightings at the Gros Ventre River Ranch in the last few weeks. The moose, deer, bison, and antelope have been out and about trying to enjoy the last bits of warm weather. During the next few weeks we can expect to see elk migrating by the thousands through the valley to the National Elk Refuge where they will spend the cold winter months. Other members of the Grand Teton wildlife family will embrace the snow and continue to visit us often. We even … Continue reading