Jackson Hole Wildflowers

One of our favorite months at Red Rock Ranch is July, when the native wildflowers are in full bloom, and the valley floor turns into a magnificent blend of stunning red, calming lavender, and brilliant yellow flowers.

Although you can enjoy this colorful display anywhere on the ranch, we suggest exploring one of the many hiking trails at or near the ranch to discover the true colors and variety the area offers. From the Ranch, there are several nearby marked trails for hikers of all abilities. From meandering trails to difficult mountain tops, you can choose from light hikes to challenging excursions taking you to higher elevations rewarded by astonishing mountain views.

Whether you’re on a mountain bike, on horseback, or on foot, be on the lookout for these July bloomers!

Nearby Hikes

Endless hiking can be found in nearby Grand Teton National Park, with towering mountains above and pristine mountain lakes and streams scattered throughout the valley. Because of our remote location, we share a few nearby hikes with our guests if they want to venture off the ranch.

Horsetail Creek &
West Fork Loop

On the road into Red Rock Ranch you’ll pass the trailhead to Horsetail Creek and West Fork Loop. This 12.4-mile loop is considered challenging, taking an average of 6 ½ hours to complete. Great for both hiking and mountain biking, you’ll want to pack a lunch and enjoy the quiet, as you won’t likely see many other hikers on the trail.

Lavender Hills Trail

This 6.5-mile loop is also considered challenging but won’t require a full day to complete. You’ll experience stunning views of slide lake and the Tetons on this quiet trail that takes an average of 4.5 hours to complete.

Grizzly Lake Trail

The area around Red Rock Ranch is home to many high mountain lakes, including Grizzly Lake. Just a few miles south of the ranch, you’ll find the trailhead where you can embark on an 8.1-mile hike. Considered a moderately challenging route, backpackers, birders, and maybe a few anglers frequent this trail.

Grab a trail map or join one of our half- or full-day guided hikes where you can experience the mountain trails and take in unparalleled Teton Mountain views.

Interested in learning more?

Check out this Wildflower Search site identifying all of the nearby flowers and plants.

What Our Guests Are Saying

“Our family of 5 just had the most incredible 3 night stay at Red Rock Ranch. The beautiful and serene ranch alone is worth a visit, but the hospitality and food made our stay one that we will remember forever. Kudos to Scott and staff and a sincere “thank you” for the incredible and safe riding program all of us experienced. I only wish we decided to spend a full week at the ranch. I highly recommend a visit to RRR for anyone hoping to experience something new and different.”

5 Stars – Marc Salafia, July 2022

“What a spectacular ranch to spend seven days with family. The staff was wonderful and became easily considered family by the end of the week. The kids program was perfect for our littles and tears where shed when it was time to leave. We rode horses everyday as much or as little as you wanted, even had a chance to work cattle. The accommodations were perfect with individual cabins for each family. The dining room meals were always delicious. Absolutely recommend for your next trip!”

5 Stars – Mindy Chapman, July 2022

“We came to Red Rock looking for a different type of family vacation. The whole experience was beyond what we could imagine. We all tried new things and had an amazing week as a family while also meeting new friends. It was fun, exciting and relaxing at the same time. My 8 year old even said it was a and better vacation than Disney! We can’t wait to go back.”

5 Stars – Lindsay Weinstein, August 2022

“Our stay at the Red Rock Ranch was the most memorable vacation my husband and I have ever had. It was a surreal experience to be part of this magical place with breath taking views all around us. It was truly a reset on life for us and helps to put everything into perspective. The wranglers were wonderful, so knowledgeable, kind and caring for the horse and the guests! The food was amazing and the chef and staff in the dining lodge were amazing. Carolyn Stimmel is amazing and so very dedicated to the Ranch and her family is wonderful. We so much enjoyed our time with her and meeting her sons and extended family. And a special thank you to Scott the GM he worked with us from the point we booked the trip, answered our many questions before during and after and really made sure our trip was a success. We already rebooked our cabin for next year and can’t wait to come back!!”

5 Stars – Michelle Obert, July 2022

“My family enjoyed our week at Red Rock Ranch. The accommodations and food were excellent. The horseback riding was extremely safe and fun for my entire family, including my 6 grandchildren. I would highly recommend this Dude Ranch to other families, even those with small children.”

5 Stars – John Mares, August 2022