Before Montana even officially became a state in 1879, they had already established a historical society. The Treasure State firmly understands the importance of preserving history. At Montana Dude Ranches, you can see that history in action.
Following the Civil War, beef was in short supply in the North. Cowboys from Texas began herding cattle to make its way northward. Cattle ranches began to spring up, and cowboys became a fixture in Montana. The cowboys are still there and thriving, and you can watch them work, and even help out, at any one of Montana’s many dude ranches.
Dude ranches in Montana offer a feel for the Old West with as few or as many frills as a traveler desires. There are “guest ranches" and “working ranches", and boredom is never an option. Horseback riding, overnight pack trips, wagon rides, cattle drives, and rodeos are bound to entertain. Some Montana dude ranches even offer the chance to go bear hunting! If that’s a little too much excitement, perhaps pitching some horseshoes, and relaxing by the heated pool? However you are seeking to spend a vacation, Montana dude ranches can provide it.
Montana is called “Big Sky Country" for a reason. You couldn’t find a more picturesque setting to ride a horse, fish, or camp. In any direction you look, there are sweeping mountain views, wide open spaces, and blue sky that stretches forever. Look around and imagine the land as Lewis and Clark once saw it. Then hop on a horse and see it how Montana’s cowboys still do.
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