The Ranch

Since 1971 your hosts, the Fox family, have been sharing this unique location with guests. Get away from it all in simple well-appointed accommodations and enjoy healthy cuisine using home raised ingredients. Spend a week at the ranch enjoying the vast landscapes with great company and responsive, friendly horses.

What a thrilling experience! Your warm hospitality, cordial and attentive staff, beautiful and well behaved equines, all contained within a spectacular setting are things I’ll remember fondly forever. Jim Hoffman, FL.

Providing interesting, well-paced trail rides is the main focus of riding on the ranch. Trail rides include cantering on open plains, winding through pine and aspen forests, clambering up rocky gorges and crossing rushing streams that pour out of the mountains. Antelope, mule deer, elk, coyotes, and the occasional bear or wolf can be spotted.


The spring cattle drive and fall roundup as well as weekly team sorting enable you to participate in a true Western experience, as do pack trips. Guests can improve their riding through our lesson program with certified instructor Hadley Fox, or take a more in depth approach to horsemanship through signing up for one of the Riding Clinics or Training Clinics with well-known visiting clinicians. Special yoga weeks are also available, with daily classes with renowned instructors, or choose to take part in the yoga offered with Hadley a few times every week.

A Working Cattle Ranch

The Bitterroot is a working ranch and during your vacation you will have opportunities to help drive cattle, which graze in high mountain meadows during the summer. You can hone your skills during the weekly team sorting competition. Working cattle on horseback can give new meaning to the partnership between horse and rider, adding another dimension to your riding holiday. If cattle work is your main interest, you could choose a week with the most opportunities, as drives and roundups take place throughout the season. We are especially proud of our many home bred horses and we also have sheep, llamas, poultry, dogs, cats and an extensive vegetable garden, contributing to a feeling of self-sufficiency.

Private Log Cabin Accommodations with Ranch Raised Cuisine

Bitterroot Ranch has been run by the Fox Family for over forty years. Guests stay in comfortable, log cabin accommodations located along the river for maximum privacy and spectacular views of the surrounding Wyoming Rocky Mountains. The invigorating air and a day in the saddle will whet your appetite for the delicious food and wine served, including ranch raised beef, lamb and salads. The Fox family joins guests at meals in the main lodge and often lead rides which contributes to a convivial family atmosphere at the ranch.