Enjoy the ultimate Wyoming Family Vacation
A Wyoming family vacation unlike any other awaits you at Red Rock Ranch near Jackson Hole. We pride ourselves at The Red Rock Ranch for providing an excellent, safe and interactive Kid’s Program. This is the cornerstone of our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch. Children are an important part of the Red Rock Ranch experience. It wouldn’t be the same Wyoming Dude Ranch without them. At the ranch kids love the freedom of just being a kid in the wide open spaces of Wyoming. There is no TV or video games, but they will be busy with horseback riding, volleyball, pickle-ball, horseshoes, ranch bikes are available for all kids. You may find your child in their very own recreation room. There is something special about swimming in our heated pool surrounded by the beautiful red cliffs, playing tag with new friends or simply enjoying a game of foosball or ping pong.
Kid’s Riding Program at Red Rock Ranch
Our Kid’s Riding Program includes supervised trail rides for children six years and older. All children ride at the discretion of our Head Wrangler whose first priority is their safety. Competent Kid’s Wranglers lead the young dudes up various trails through mountain meadows and stream crossings to look for wildlife and search for fossils. Teens may choose to ride with the adults or form their own riding group to head out with and explore the wonder of Wyoming out on the trails. Full-day and half-day trail rides are available daily with the Kid Wranglers.
A supervised and scheduled Lead line horseback rides are offered for the smaller buckaroos around the barn area. The Kid’s Program is a completely supervised program during the day and certain evenings. Hands-on kids riding program includes daily care of personal horse, brushing, saddling, bridling and turn-out.
Wednesday afternoon we have a Gymkhana for the kids at Red Rock Ranch. Egg and spoon, barrel racing, donut eating contest have all been known to be offered. Gymkhana is a must for all kids.
We offer vaulting, “gymnastic” skills on horseback – participants will give a demonstration for parents and family on Friday. Other equestrian activities include a Scavenger Hunt on horseback, sorting and moving the cattle back out to pasture. In the Kid’s Fly Fishing Clinic, participants will learn the basics of casting a fly from a professional fishing guide at one of our stocked trout ponds. Other activities include a cook out, a kids-only dinner next to Crystal Creek, hiking, games and crafts, and vaulting practice.
Families who bring young children should consider bringing their own nanny/ babysitter (we offer an attractive weekly rate for your own babysitter) so that you can participate in all the dude ranch activities. For an additional charge there are babysitting services available from the Jackson Hole area.