Bitterroot Cattle Drive

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
  • 7
  • Riding Time
  • 6
    days riding
  • 6-7
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 1 - 18
    Guests per group
Cattle drive in Wyoming

Bitterroot Cattle Drive

Ride Overview

The Bitterroot cattle spend the summer grazing on the adjacent national forest land the last week of September is spent gathering the herd before the winter arrives. This cattle drive in Wyoming is challenging work since the cows are scattered over a 50 square mile area of aspen & pine forests and small clearings.  Groups of riders with a wrangler set off from the ranch, taking a picnic lunch each day and driving back whatever cattle they encounter.  These are counted out of the forest and by the end of the week we are often following difficult tracks through rough country as we try to find the remaining elusive cows. This is a true adventure and there is a feeling of great satisfaction for a job well done as the cattle are loaded onto the semis that will take them to the lower ranch for the winter.

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Ride & Horse Details

  • Horse Breeds:
    Quarterhorses, Arabians
  • Trip Pace:
    Mostly slow, sometimes challenging
  • Tack:
  • Weight limit:
    The ranch has a limited number of horses for riders over 180 lbs.

Meeting Point

At the ranch. Transportation from the Jackson Hole airport or the Riverton Airport can be easily arranged.

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