Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

It is not necessary to know how to ride before coming to the ranch. It takes but a short time to learn, and excellent instruction is provided as needed. Each person is furnished with a horse matched to his or her ability, and a comfortable western saddle. The CM has an exceptionally fine string of horses, both gentle and spirited, suitable for the beginner or the expert rider. They are well adapted to mountain terrain.

Riding is available twice a day every day except Sunday. The head wrangler does a very good job of dividing riders into small, compatible groups. You will enjoy riding in the company of experienced wranglers who are happy to share their knowledge of the history and geography of the area. Qualified riders may trot and lope with their wrangler in appropriate areas. During your stay you may want to participate in the weekly gymkhana, or join other guests for an early morning breakfast ride.

A variety of day rides with picnic lunches is part of the weekly program. You can climb to different high elevations, enjoy dramatic views and fields of alpine flowers, and have a chance to see several species of big game animals. Whiskey Mountain, adjacent to the ranch, is home to the largest herd of Big Horn sheep on the North American continent. You might take a fishing expedition on horseback up the valley, or cross the Wind River, and spend a fascinating day exploring the colorful sandstone mesas and canyons of the Badlands.

Sunday

Welcome to the CM Ranch! Check-in from 3:00pm to 6:00 pm. 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 - 8:30 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 crew. 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 - Square Dance in Dubois at Rustic Pine 8:00 PM. Admission $3.00.


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, massage, or shopping in town. After dinner, enjoy entertainment by the Never Sweat Band at 7:30 PM.


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 smore's (across from Roundup).


Friday

Head out for morning and afternoon rides, go for a hike or sign up for a massage by Reenie Row. Gymkhana for kids at 2:00 PM. RODEO in Dubois at 8:00 pm. Admission $7.00. 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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800 455 0721
307 455 2331

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