Dryhead Ranch


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The Dryhead is an authentic Working Ranch running cattle and quarter horses on the northern Wyoming and southern Montana border. Just south of Billings and close to the slopes of the Pryor Mountains.

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The Dryhead Ranch is located on the Crow Indian Reservation and here you will find one of the largest historic buffalo jumps in the USA.

There are ranching activities from April through to November starting with the early horse gathers after the winter. These weeks are for more experienced riders who don't mind long riding days and some cool temperatures.

The cattle drives are in the Spring and Autumn, these mother and calf pairs will spend the summer months on native grassland. In September - October time, the herd is collected up again and moved to winter grazing areas.

During the summer months there are ranch weeks when you will spend more time riding on the herd to check they are in good order or to assist the Wranglers with the various chores around the property.

The horse herd is finally ready for the winter round up by early November.

Like most ranches, the Dryhead offers a weekly programme of riding and ranch activities on a full board basis.

There are two choices for lodging, the first of which are two cabins with private facilities. These western style buildings offer comfort for the weary cowboy guest. On the wall there are ranch pictures from days gone by and the porch is a good place to unwind from a great day's riding and moving cattle.

These cabins are an additional charge of about £245.00 for a couple and there is a single supplement of £164.00 + gratuities

Alternatively you could stay in one of the comfortable bunkhouse rooms and step back into the cowboy days on a real working ranch. They have blended old and new in a western way by leaving the old log look and mixing it with hot water, heat, and electricity. The rooms have double or twin double beds to accommodate familes or groups.

All accommodation is at the ranch, Dryhead do not offer an overnight camping option as part of their programme. The main Lodge building is also the dining area and there are comfy sofa on which you can relax after a busy day. The Lodge also has Wi-Fi.

As the ranch runs over Federal Native Land, no alcohol is permitted on the property please.

Given the terrain over which The Dryhead operates and the cattle and horse activities that they offer, the better the rider you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. You will find you are riding in both Wyoming and Montana depending on the activity and date, the property is spread across both States.

Intermediate to advanced riders tend to choose this ranch as the nature of horse and cattle work means you will have to ride at all speeds and you may find yourself out for up to 8 hours a day, possibly more if the weather has made the operation difficult.


Horse Round-Ups and Drives

April, May & October

Cattle Drives and Weaning Weeks

April, Sep & October

Ranch Weeks

May to August

Autumn Cattle Gathering Weeks 

Aug & September

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2023 - Guide price per person including tax & gratuity and local transfers from Billings - from £2210pp

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Thank you for the holiday of a lifetime, everything was so well organised for us. The whole family at Dryhead were so welcoming. We had no stresses or worries, everything ran smoothly, we only needed to enjoy the experience Thanks again Tracy and Nina

Tracy Hoadley