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A Week on a Western Dude Ranch

Trujillo Paumier The author's twins casting for big mouth bass.

Photo: Trujillo Paumier

Who wouldn't leap at the chance to wear a cowboy hat and boots, swagger across a dusty corral, and tell an 800-pound horse where to go? There are hundreds of ranches around the country—some are working cattle operations, others bona fide resorts (golf, anyone?), but the majority are family camps, with cabin accommodations, kids' programs, barbecues, and square dancing. Read the article

Destinations: Tucson · Big Sky · Bozeman · Whitefish · Dubois · Lyons · Greer

Inspired by: How Do You Do, Dude Ranch? | T+L Family — by Caitlin Flanagan, Published Nov. 2006

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    320 Guest Ranch

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    Bar W Guest Ranch

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    Peaceful Valley Ranch

    Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Peaceful Valley is one of the oldest and largest ranches in Colorado, surrounded by open

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    Hidden Meadow Ranch

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    Tanque Verde Ranch

    An upscale, 60,000-acre resort near Tucson, Tanque Verde is best visited in spring or fall, when temperatures are cooler and the desert more lush.

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    CM Ranch

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    Off the Beaten Path

    The Bozeman, Montana-based company specializes in itineraries to destinations throughout North and South America (as well as New Zealand, where it

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