Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Adventures

Horses are a great way to get in the backcountry and into the mountains. You can choose from luxurious dude ranch vacations to something a little more rustic. A day trip is a great way to take a break from driving and get outdoors. Check our listings for outfitters and dude and guest ranches and our page about cowboy life to started.

Wind River Experience

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"Just picture it: you’re gently swaying to your horse’s rhythmic walk..."

Just picture it: you’re gently swaying to your horse’s rhythmic walk as it picks its way up the trail, past a shimmering stream, under the flashing light of quivering aspens, and across a flower-filled meadow. Or perhaps your dream includes participating in a cattle drive—just change the scenery and you’re there.

Wind River Country’s horse vacations are suitable for all riding abilities and most ages. Your hosts have mastered the art of matching horses to riders so that you’ll be challenged in a way that is fun, rather than scary. And horses can cover a lot of territory in one day, allowing you to explore a lot more country than you could do on foot.

If you are only passing through and don’t have time for a dude or guest ranch stay, some outfitters offer day rides to give you a taste of the Western experience. It’s a great way to see the country and to participate in an enduring part of the area’s culture.

If you don’t think you’re up for riding yourself, but are intrigued by Wind River Country’s cowboy history, make sure you go to one of the many rodeos when you’re passing through town. You’ll get to watch calf roping, bronc and bull riding, barrel racing, and if you’re lucky wild horse races—all of which provide plenty of excitement and entertainment for most armchair cowboys. There’s a rodeo in almost every town sometime during the summer. And every Friday night, Dubois hosts a summer weekly rodeo that’s jam-packed with action.

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Businesses & Packages

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  • Custom jet boat, drift boat and walk/wade fishing trips to anglers of all abilities.
  • Located in Dubois. Pack trips and a luxurious base camp in the Shoshone National Forest specializing in riding, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Drop trips, hunting and custom trips available.
    • Bear Basin Adventuresmap
      Valid From 07/10/2017 to 07/14/2017
      Make the most of your short break this summer by filling it with many activities- all from the one vacation spot. The Dunoir Valley in the Shoshone National Forest, Dubois is a beautiful glaciated volcanic valley offering challenging hikes, meandering strolls, varied riding, fishing, and photography. The surrounding lakes and streams are good for cutthroat and brook trout fishing. Our pack trips offer all this plus gourmet meals, comfortable camping supplies, skilled guides, safe horses/tack and a fun unforgettable experience. All for a great price and all in one package! Photo:  Ellen Vanuga
      $1,550 per person. 5 days/4 nights. Book before March 15th and receive $100 off per couple.
    • Bear Basin Adventuresmap
      Valid From 07/01/2017 to 08/31/2017
      Join Heath for some fantastic fishing in the beautiful Simpson Lake area on this great pack trip. The northern Wind River Range is fabulous country and the fly fishing in the lakes is a treat. There will be the opportunity to fish the lake itself and other surrounding fisheries. The fishing is world renowned- fly-fishing or spin-casting. Brookies, Rainbows, Cutthroat Trout and Grayling all inhabit these healthy, pristine waters. We will take day rides or hikes to nearby lakes like Lost Lake, Sandra Lake, Pinto Lake and Rim Lake. The fishing will keep you busy and the scenery awestruck. Come enjoy these wonderful wild lands and water with us. Trip cost includes all meals, tent accommodations, riding, taxes and gratuities. Bookings of more than two people receive $100 off per person. “Rim Lake”  photo: Steven Brutger
      4 night/5 day minimum
    • Bear Basin Adventuresmap
      Valid From 07/24/2017 to 07/28/2017
      Join us for a special trip into the beautiful Shoshone National Forest in Dubois Wyoming, staying at our comfortable base camp. We will gather as a small group of women to explore the serenity of the land, the quiet wisdom of horses, and daily movement and meditation practices tailored to create ease in body and mind. All levels of experience in yoga/meditation and horse riding are welcome. $1,600 per person includes all meals, riding, yoga, meditation and tent accommodations. Book as a group of four and receive $50 off per person. Photo by Diana Hedlund
      Ladies trip only
  • Hunting, fishing and pack trips in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness.  Drop trips for climbers and backpackers into Gannett Peak.
  • Hunting camp in Wind River Range.  Fishing, drop pack trips.
  • Dogsledding tours.
  • Guided service includes wade and alpine fishing from a motor or drift boat. Fly fishing instruction for all levels of experience.
  • Float or wade along the Big Horn, Snake and Wind River. Professional fly fishing guide service. Catch and release fishing.
  • Operates in the Wind River Range, Absaroka Range, and the Red Desert. Fly-fishing, low impact camping, family fun. Wilderness camping, and hunting for guided and unguided trips. Permitted by the USFS. Llama rentals.
  • The only permitted base camp on the glacier trail located in the Fitzspatrick Wilderness. Weekly guided horsepacking trips July-Oct. This area is famous for Gannett Peak, the highest peak in Wyoming.
  • Specializing in fly fishing trips. Horseback riding and ATV's can also be arranged.
  • Licensed and insured Wyoming outfitting service offering experienced professional fishing and hunting guides, as well as certified mountain guides, for the back country traveler looking for sport or adventure.   Drop trips. Rentals- horses, complete camps, wall tents, stoves, cooking gear.
    • Outfitters of the Wyoming Wildernessmap
      Valid From 07/01/2017 to 09/01/2017
      Come on a horseback adventure into the only permitted base camp on the Glacier trail at the base of Gannett Peak (highest point in Wyoming). Enjoy six days of horseback adventures in the pristine Wind River Range, fishing, sightseeing, and so much more!  All inclusive trip including one motel room the night before and at the end of the trip.  No Hassle, just show up and leave the rest to us!
      8 years or older, Minimum 2 people
    • Outfitters of the Wyoming Wildernessmap
      Valid From 10/01/2017 to 10/31/2017
      Join us for a horseback elk hunt into our remote wilderness base camp located on the Glacier Trail near Gannett Peak. Enjoy the comforts of wall tents with sleeping cots, home cooked meals, and the ruggedness of a wilderness hunt in a pristine environment. All inclusive trip including hunting in the wilderness and an onsite taxidermist. Book early for special savings on a combination of your hunt and taxidermy to preserve your memories!
      Must have a general elk license
  • Guided fly fishing in the Wind River Range. Day trips or 3-10 day trips available. Golden Trout specialty.
  • Day or overnight pack trips into the Absarokas and Wind River Mountains.  Remote Golden Trout trips.
    • Teton Fishing Co. LLCmap
      Valid From 07/01/2017 to 09/30/2017
      We’ve got just what you need…a much deserved Getaway. You’re so busy refueling everyone else’s tank, take a few days to refresh and energize YOU!  Come learn to fly fish with a top rated Orvis endorsed professional guide.  Be pampered on the river with stream-side coffee, fresh homemade coffee cake, mouth-watering lunches, breath taking scenery, and some incredible fishing. It’s a fact nearly 60% of new anglers are women! I’d be honored to introduce you to this most amazing outdoor adventure activity. Check out my reviews from other first time ladies at  I think you’ll be as impressed as I was to hear their wonderful stories. These package trips fill fast, so gather up a few close friends now and book your special ladies trip. Create some fantastic summer memories in Dubois this summer with your BFFs!  Take a look at my photo gallery to get a taste of what awaits you at What:    Ladies only, 2-day guided fly fishing trip of a lifetime When:     July 1- September 30, 2017 Where: The Stunning Wind River Watershed, Dubois Lodging: Just call us! We can suggest some awesome places to stay in the Dubois area from economy to luxury to suits your needs. Discount: 20% off guide service for 3 or more ladies Contact: [email protected],, 307.699.4602,
      20% off guide service for 3 or more ladies
    • Teton Fishing Co. LLCmap
      Valid From 07/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
      Learn the secrets to landing the big one from a Pro. All ages and families are welcome to come spend the trip of a lifetime in the great outdoors in Dubois. Pet friendly. Book a 2-day trip for 2 people ($900), and get an additional 1/2 day ($350 savings) for free!  
  • Wind River Backcountry Outfittersmap
    Horsepacking into the Absaroka mountains, fishing and fall hunting. Drop trips. Day horseback rides.
  • Whitewater rafting and guided fishing trips.
  • Private and customizable instructional climbing courses at the base of the Wind River Range.
  • Cover the same ground as the pioneers in a wagon, on a horse, or both. Access to historical landmarks. Rent horses by the week for re-enactments, movies, outfitters, ranches, hunters, rodeos, etc.