Day Trips

Day Trips

There are many beautiful areas that can be included in a day’s excursion from the ranch. The south entrance to Yellowstone Park is an hour’s drive, and from there it is a short distance to Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, and numerous geyser basins. Jackson Hole, adjacent to Yellowstone Park, is the headquarters for both white water and more leisurely float trips on the Snake River.

There are also many scenic side trips in the Dubois Area. Dubois is a classic small western town with an interesting history. It was a meeting place for trappers and fur traders, and around it were the wintering grounds for the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes. We recommend visiting the Dubois Museum which includes artifacts and other materials from the Upper Wind River Valley, including outdoor exhibits.  The National Bighorn Sheep Center is also a fascinating museum about the area’s special mammal, the bighorn sheep that CM Ranch guests see so often in the Badlands and on Whiskey Mountain.

Other scenic drives within an hour:

Tie Hack Memorial

Brooks Lake

Wind River Lake

Sacajawea’s Grave

Sunday

Welcome to the CM Ranch! Check-in between 3:00pm and 6:00pm. You will be welcomed by members of our crew and your hosts will greet you at dinnertime 6:30pm. Introductions and orientation will be made during dinner.


Monday

Breakfast served from 7:30 - 8:30am all week. Horse orientation begins at 9AM. Get acquainted with your horse on the morning and afternoon rides. Join us for the CM crew hosted Cocktail party on dining room deck at 5:30pm. Gather in Riverside for the History of the ranch by Barbara Shoemaker (you don't want to miss her storytelling).


Tuesday

Yummy breakfast and off to the barn for morning and afternoon rides at 9:00am and 2:00pm. Meet us for a square dance lessons in Roundup at 5:00pm. After dinner head into Dubois for square dancing at the Rustic Pine at 8:00 PM. Admission $5.00.


Wednesday

Early morning breakfast rides to the Wind River at 7:00 and 8:00am. Fill up on pancakes, monkey bread, bacon, and eggs from the dutch oven. Family photos will be taken at breakfast site by our photographer, Kristin Foster. Enjoy the afternoon by touring petroglyphs, getting a massage, or shopping in town. After dinner, enjoy entertainment by the Never Sweat Band at 7:30pm.


Thursday

All day rides head to Whiskey Mountain, Badlands, Jakey's Fork, and other locations. Slide show of the week following dinner in Roundup at 7:30pm. After the slide show, we will gather around the fire for s'mores (across from Roundup).


Friday

Head out for morning and afternoon rides, go for a hike, or sign up for a massage by Reenie Roe. Experience the rodeo in Dubois starting at 7:30pm. Admission $10.00. Guest participation is encouraged....no bull riding please!


Saturday

Morning rides (including kid's "Candy ride"...dig out your change). Team penning/cow soccer for adults and children in arena (times to be announced). Evening cookout at Torrey Creek looking over the Badlands. Cocktails (BYOB) 6:00pm and dinner 6:30 PM. Transportation provided by our 1950's fire truck and covered wagon.


Sunday

Last amazing breakfast before checkout by 10:30 AM. Don't forget to reserve your cabin for next year!


Along with private cabins the ranch boasts several amenities to make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible.

  • 20’ x 40’ outdoor heated pool
  • Hot tub
  • Large recreation room with ping-pong tables
  • Basketball hoop
  • Volleyball court
  • Large common area suitable for soccer, softball, frisbee and other lawn games
  • Library
  • Two sitting rooms with fireplaces
  • Wireless internet in main office with two small private rooms available
  • Hat and boot room with most sizes of boots available
  • Playroom for younger children

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