Visit a Dude Ranch

Saddle up and visit a dude ranch!! Dude ranches offer so many activities besides horses. Families will love the beautiful natural surroundings, hiking, fishing and the life on a ranch. Many ranches have kids programs that will create wranglers by the end of your stay. The friendly atmosphere will make you feel like part of the family in just a few days. Ranch accommodations range from a simple room in the main ranch house to elegantly appointed cabins with fireplaces. It helps to decide on what your family will enjoy most before making reservations. We've rounded up the most family-friendly dude ranches Cool Ranch Vacations.

http://www.rhranch.com brings the Wild West to New York. This family-owned ranch has won many awards and they are committed to visiting families. C Lazy U Ranch in Colorado is a luxury ranch that has a great kids program.

For more information on dude ranches check with 100+ Dude Ranches of http://www.duderanch.org or http://www.gorp.com/oldwest. They can help you choose the perfect ranch for your family. Eileen Ogintz offers these tips: A Dude Ranch for Junior Surburban Slickers.

If you want to go horseback riding, cattle driving, square dancing or just relax, there is a ranch that can satisfy you. This is such a great experience for the entire family. Happy trails to you!

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