Celebrate the Fourth of July at these USA Guest Ranches

You can't get much more all-American than by celebrating July 4th at a dude ranch. Get inspired with photos from ranches across the USA that welcome guests to join in their festivities during the Fourth of July. 

While many ranches offer celebratory barbeques, parades and rodeos, horseback rides, hay rides and cattle drives are also on ranch agendas for the 4th.

rankin ranch july 4th

The 4th of July has always been a favorite holiday at Rankin Ranch, located 2.5 hours from Los Angeles, with many families making this an annual tradition.On the 4th of July guests wake up to red, white, and blue galore. The morning is spend on horseback, and after lunch it’s time for the family style Olympic Games with the Red, White, and Blue teams. The day ends with an All-American BBQ and historic pageant starring ranch children. 

C Lazy U 4th of July pride

C Lazy U Ranch in Colorado has a festive 4th of July celebration including a parade, fireworks and a special family flag for you to hang on your cabin.


Vista Verde fourth of july

American pride on horseback at Vista Verde Ranch in Colorado, where there's lots of fanfare for July 4th. Past celebrations have included an old fashioned tug o' war, decorating the ranch and the horses by painting the white horses red and blue, water balloons, a parade down the driveway and a grand firework display to finish the day.

Drowsy Water Ranch July 4th

Drowsy Water Ranch celebrates the 4th of July in style with good, old-fashioned fun. Sack races, three-legged races, egg relays, water balloon toss, horseshoe tournaments, and don't forget the road apple toss!!