America's Best Dude Ranches

Ride horses off into the sunset at these great family-friendly dude ranches.

Mayan Dude Ranch, Bandera, TX

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Cowboy bravado is this ranch’s hallmark. Intended soley for beginners, the ranch is ideal for the family that knows it wants to do some horseback riding, yes, but plenty of other things as well, like fishing, swimming, tubing, taking in a hootenanny, and…lots of Lone Star–style eating.

Riding: Two rides are offered daily, and they’re set up for beginners, lasting just 50 minutes apiece, about half that of most other ranches. They’re also single-file only, and you could find yourself on a trail ride with up to 25 other people at a time.

Capacity: 130 guests; 40 horses.

America's Best Dude Ranches

Mayan Dude Ranch, Bandera, TX

Cowboy bravado is this ranch’s hallmark. Intended soley for beginners, the ranch is ideal for the family that knows it wants to do some horseback riding, yes, but plenty of other things as well, like fishing, swimming, tubing, taking in a hootenanny, and…lots of Lone Star–style eating.

Riding: Two rides are offered daily, and they’re set up for beginners, lasting just 50 minutes apiece, about half that of most other ranches. They’re also single-file only, and you could find yourself on a trail ride with up to 25 other people at a time.

Capacity: 130 guests; 40 horses.

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