Patriotic Dude Ranch Photo Journey- Happy 4th of July!

Whether it's fireworks, time away from the office, parades, concerts, family gatherings or barbecues, America celebrates Independence Day.  For many people, the Fourth of July means time to horseback ride and for dude ranch guests, this couldn't be more true. 

Many dude ranches have special festivities on July 4th, like star spangled stampedes, parades, egg toss competitions, pig roasts and group trail rides. 

We've compiled some inspiring patriotic photos from guest ranches across the USA. Enjoy and happy July 4th!

vista verde ranch july fourth

Riding for freedom at Vista Verde Guest Ranch, a luxury ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

vista verde guest ranch july fourth

Guests gather at the corral at Vista Verde Ranch and paint the white horses red and blue.

alisal ranch rodeo

This patriotic ranch pic is from Alisal Ranch's first rodeo of the season. The ranch hosts a Country Fair and Rodeo extravaganza every Wednesday during the summer.

c lazy u ranch donkey

Petey, the mascot at C Lazy U Guest Ranch in Colorado, shows pride on Independence Day.

drowsy water ranch rodeo

Owner and host Randy Sue Fosha riding around for the National Anthem at Drowsy Water Ranch in Granby, Colorado.

Red Rock Ranch American Pride

American pride at The Red Rock Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where riders can take in views of the iconic Teton Mountain range.

lone mountain guest ranch montana flag

A classic photo from Lone Mountain Guest Ranch, an Orvis Endorsed Lodge on the Montana National Register of Historic Places.


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