Browsing by Tag: nature

We just had a cancelation for the August solar eclipse! If interested get in touch right away because this opportunity won’t last long. August 21st, 2017 is solar eclipse day and the ranch is in an ideal spot to view the full eclipse for as long as possible. Contact the ranch to make a reservation now…

The Wind River watershed rises just on the east side of the Continental Divide and is a hidden gem for trout fisherman. There are some excellent opportunities for fly fishing on our own private stream and in neighboring lakes and rivers.  The Dubois area gets much less fishing pressure than places like nearby Jackson Hole…

There is a wide variety of wildflowers around Bitterroot Ranch which blossom in glorious profusion in late spring and summer. Many of these plants were used by Native Americans for food or herbal remedies. Some of the roots and leaves were an important source of protein and vitamins. Medical science is discovering today that some…

In the summer of 2014 a German TV crew visited the Bitterroot Ranch with TV star Ingo Zamperoni for our annual cattle drive into the Wyoming mountains. Warning, the show is in German but even if you don’t speak the language the footage is still entertaining. Watch all three clips below to view the full…

How a wild horse was tamed and became part of our herd. That year we opened our dude ranch and began our trail rides in late May. There is a magnificent piece of land called Mountain Meadows where we often take our guests riding directly to the east of us. It borders the 2 million…

How the seasons change around the ranch Summer guests at our dude ranch have little understanding of the other seasons in this part of the world. Summer is the most important time, but I think it is interesting to know the rest of the story. It makes what one sees in the summer and the…

Our ranch is located in the foothills of the Absaroka Mountains and looks across the Wind River Valley toward the snowcapped peaks of the Wind River Mountains. The 60 square mile grazing lease for our cattle during the summer is located at the southern end of the vast expanse of the Absarokas. Many of our…

A memorable aspect of a vacation at the Bitterroot is the wildlife which can often be observed on the ranch and nearby.  The sparse human population and large, inaccessible areas have helped preserve good habitat.  Our ranch is surrounded on all sides by either national forest or a 60,000 acre Wyoming Game and Fish habitat…

The last two cows and their calves finally came home a month after we first started gathering. The weather continued fairly warm through most of October and missing cows trickled out of the forest. We also tried long horse and 4 wheeler rides outside our permit area and found a few. The end count was…

The combination of cold weather and slow recovery from surgery has got me reminiscing about active moments in warmer weather. One of my favorite such memories involves climbing the legendary Castle Rock this past summer of 2010. Castle Rock is a beautiful landmark near the ranch, an outcropping that earns the name “Castle” even from…