Your dude ranch vacation begins as the ranch still slumbers and the sun hasn’t risen over the eastern bluff. Peaceful quiet is interrupted by the sound of thundering hoofs as horses gallop through the woods. Wranglers whoop and holler as they push the stock down to the day pen. Bays, Paints, Buckskins, Chestnuts, and even an Appy or two make their way through the meadows. The last pony is urged into the corral, the gate is pulled shut and another day at Horseshoe Canyon guest ranch has begun. After a full day of activity, 3 great meals, and quite a few new friends made, you can relax on your porch, hit the hot tub, or snuggle down and sort out the day’s activities.

Enjoy Dude Ranch Vacation Activities

Experience canoeing down the Buffalo National River with high bluffs, tall trees, and a variety of wildlife. Try out rock climbing, scaling large cliffs and peering out at breathtaking terrain that seems endless. Take a dip in the pool, swimming hole or hot tub, or zip over the ranch on one of the top rated zip lines in North America! Of course, there’s nothing like horseback rides, explore the many caves, springs, clear mountain streams and wilderness vistas. “Your” horse will be chosen with your particular needs in mind, so you can comfortably enjoy each scenic ride.