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Itinerary for Lonesome Spur Ranch


Sample Itinerary - subject to changes
We usually have cattle work happening May, June, September, and October Only. This happens when the cattle need to be worked (ie. gathered, sorted, branded, and cattle drives to new grazing, etc.) and guests are encouraged to get involved. For the safety of both the guests and the horses, this activity is very much weather dependent and is totally at the discretion of the ranch.

Rides usually starts around 9 AM and return to the ranch at about 3 PM.

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival
After arriving at ranch between 1:00pm and 3:00pm, we have the ranch orientation meeting and sign riding liability forms. We have a horse safety talk and saddles will be fitted for each of our guests. Tonight we visit one of our local western bars. A set supper menu is provided by the ranch (around 6pm) and guests can enjoy buying local beer and other alcoholic drinks at the bar. This is also our night where our wranglers challenge our guests to a game of pool and play western music. 

Day 2 (Monday): First Full Day Ride
After breakfast we will select a suitable mount for our guests and have a day ride, enjoying a packed lunch with the horses and scenery. Roping lessons take place before supper at the ranch. Please ask if you would like to try this activity.

Day 3 (Tuesday): Ride in Pryor Mountains
After breakfast, we saddle our horses and trailer them to the Pryor Mountains for an all-day ride to our overnight camp. Our guests have a bathroom with hot shower to use if they would like to after the days ride. We sleep in shared tented accommodations or out under the stars if you prefer. We supply guests with sleeping bags and sleeping pads. Supper is served round the campfire and our wranglers love to cook up s’mores and tell campfire stories after supper!

Day 4 (Wednesday): Cattle Work
We wake up to the wonderful views of the Pryor mountains and the smell of cowboy coffee! Another fantastic day of riding in the Pryor’s whether it’s moving, checking cattle, or watching out for the local wildlife! We will arrival back at the ranch in late afternoon. On our way home we may stop at Chief Plenty Coops Museum.

Day 5 (Thursday): Ride to Indian Pictographs and Weatherman draw
After breakfast we head out on another day ride in a different area, this time to cottonwood to see the Indian Pictographs and the famous Weatherman draw. After an early supper we head off to Bear Creek, home to the Bear Creek Saloon Pig Races. These unique races feature pigs racing the track starting at 7:00pm. Our guests have the opportunity to visit this unique entertainment once weekly on Thursday night—it’s a whole lot of fun!

Day 6 (Friday ): Riding Games & Sightseeing
After Breakfast we have fun and games in the arena: the weekly challenge of barrel racing, pole bending, and who can pen the steers the fastest! After a quick lunch at the ranch, we set off for shopping and sightseeing in Cody.*
In the summer months we also visit the famous Cody Nite Rodeo from the 1st of June through 31st of August. We usually depart from the ranch mid-afternoon and return after the rodeo around 11:30pm. Located at Stampede Park in Cody, this is fun entertainment for the whole family. Offering the full range of rodeo events, bareback, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and of course the fan favorite of bull riding. For the kids, there is also the calf scramble, which is one of the highlights of the night. Doors open at 7:00pm with the rodeo starting at 8:00pm. Rodeo tickets are $20.00 per person.
Another option on our Cody excursion is to visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Museum, which has 5 museums under one roof. The Buffalo Bill Museum celebrates the life and legend of Buffalo Bill himself. The Whitney Gallery of Western Art displays art from the western lifestyle. The Native American culture, art, and heritage are all celebrated in the Plains Indian Museum. The last two areas of the museum are the Cody Firearms Museum and the Draper Museum of Natural History, which displays the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and their interactions with humans and nature.
We can also make dinner reservations at the World Famous Historic Buffalo Bill Cody’s Irma Hotel at our guest’s request. Irma’s Buffalo Bill Cody Restaurant and Saloon is home to cowboys and cowgirls wanting a great meal with great atmosphere. Offering their famous roast beef or a full buffet dinner, the Irma is a stop well worth it. If you’re not interested in eating, slide into the Silver Saddle Saloon and have a drink while enjoying the ambience. If it’s action you want, enjoy the gunfight that takes place outside the front of the Irma at 6:00pm. This is a stop you won’t regret!
*Please note that May, September, and October we take our guests to the Historic Custer Battlefield and Museum instead of Cody.

Day 7 (Saturday): Departure
Depart after breakfast.

Off-Ranch Activities

While vacationing with us, guests have opportunity for off-ranch activities. The availability of these activities depends on the season. No meals are provided by the ranch whilst on these off-ranch activities. We usually visit a selection of these activities once weekly, group transportation (minimum of 4 guests) is provided by the ranch in our own ranch vehicles. If our guests require any private guided off-ranch tour, these are available with ranch vehicles. Guests may also arrange their own taxi with a local company.

- Viewing the Wild Horse Range in the Pryor Mountains.
- Visiting the town of Cody touring the Buffalo Bill Museum and visiting the Old Trail Town.
- Rodeos: either watch a local rodeo or whilst visiting Cody, see the Cody nite rodeo.
- Experiencing the breathtaking Beartooth Highway driving thru Red Lodge up to Cooke City.
- White water rafting: Cody, Wyoming.
- Golfing: an excellent 18-hole course is only 23 miles from the Lonesome Spur, right in the shadow of Beartooth mountains.
- Guided Tours of Yellowstone park are available at additional cost and must be pre-booked with the ranch.  The tour leaves the ranch after breakfast and returns in the evening.  Prices can vary depending on which time of year you choose to see the park. Minimum party to do this tour is 4 persons.
- 4th July Home of Champions Rodeo: The festivities start on 2nd July thru 4th July. At the ranch owners’ discretion, guests can ride with us at the Red Lodge Parade on horseback and join us as we watch the 4th July Home of Champions rodeo. Evening entertainment is a campfire party and fireworks!


May - June
Riding on the Open range, check the cattle on the pastures and help doing some branding and gathering of cattle but this activity is dependent on weather permitting – we cannot brand or gather in wet weather please be aware of this.

June - August
Cody Nite rodeo starts June 1st through the end of August. Our guests get the opportunity to go once a week to see the rodeo or explore the historic town of Cody- founded by the famous Buffalo Bill!
We also have 100,000 acres of various landscapes to ride in both mountain and high desert trial rides. The home ranch is approximately 400 acres so we will be trailering guests and horses to some of our riding areas. In addition to everyday ranching activities, we also offer our guests the opportunity of participating in weekly horseback activities such as team penning, sorting, barrel racing, and poles. Our wranglers will also be happy to teach you how to rope our roping dummies. Every week in the summer month’s our guests will help gather in the roping steers from the pastures, sort, and check them. Later in the day the wranglers will team rope the steers.

June - September
We also have a weekly mountain one night overnight camp trip – weather permitting.
The timing of all rides may vary depending on weather conditions and temperatures and may depart either with an early morning start or later in the evening when temperatures are more suitable for the safety of our guests and horses. We also need to make our guests aware that it is the ranch owner’s decision when to make changes to a ride and if ground conditions are dangerous for the guests and horses, ride may be cancelled and other ranch activities will be offered instead if possible.

Is usually a great month to see more wildlife during our beautiful fall rides and can be cooler than our summer months. We will also start to gather cattle from the mountain pastures from Mid-September.

We will be gathering cattle in mountain terrain, as well as doing some daily rides in the high desert. The Nile Stock Show, pro rodeo, and horse sale is in October. We will be attending the evening Ranch rodeo and will also go to the rodeo later in the week. We will leave mid-morning to attend the horse sale and other Nile events and horse clinics. The VIP dinner before the Rodeo in the early evening is optional for guests. This takes place in the early evening and is followed by the by the rodeo itself.

The timing of all rides may vary depending on weather conditions and temperatures and may depart either with an early morning start or later in the evening when the temperatures are more suitable for the safety of our guests and horses. We also need to make aware that it is the ranch owner’s decision when to make changes to a ride. If ground conditions are dangerous for the guests and horses, rides may be canceled. 
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Lonesome Spur Ranch
Tour Code: WRMT06
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,800.00
Dates : May to Oct

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Tack: Western
Horses: Quarter horses
Pace: Depend on activities to be done Walk T...
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Airport: Billings Logan International Airport (BIL)
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