The CM is one of the oldest dude ranches in the country. It's in an ideal location for exploring the wilderness, fishing in cold mountain lakes, or relaxing with family and friends. Guests of all ages have experienced the tremendous beauty and solitude of the Wind River Mountains, where the stunning terrain has seen very little human impact. On trail rides, you will get to traverse through creek bottoms, forests and meadows. Expect to see deer, elk, moose, antelope, snowshoe hares and picas on your adventure. Whether hanging out at the ranch, journeying out on a pack trip, or having your backpacking gear delivered to a remote site, you'll be met with incredible hospitality.
Located in Dubois, Wyoming, the CM is nestled a secluded valley in the Wind River Mountain Range. The ranch lands neighbor the Shoshone National Forest and Fitzpatrick Wilderness, which are only a short drive away from Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole.
Trail Rides are available twice a day every day except Sunday. The head wrangler divides riders into small, compatible groups to ensure a personalized experience. Depending on your skill level, you may trot and lope with your wrangler through majestic scenery. You can also participate in the weekly gymkhana, or join other guests for an early morning breakfast ride. If you're new to trail riding, introductory instructions can be provided.
Pack Trips can be booked in conjunction with or separately from traditional week-long dude ranch vacations. Base camp is at Union Lake, where Simpson and other glacier-fed lakes are just a short ride away.
Progressive Trips are also available, and enable you to go even further into the interior of the Fitzpatrick Wilderness. You can camp right next to Simpson Lake, or camp next to a different lake each night.
Experienced wranglers will accompany you on your ride and are happy to share with you the history and geography of the area.
Pack trips are led by an experienced guide and a cook who devote themselves to showing you the very finest and detailed areas of Wyoming.
The CM has an exceptional string of horses that are well adapted to mountain terrain. They are gentle and spirited, suitable for the beginner or the expert rider. You will be matched with a horse that suits your ability, and ride in a comfortable western saddle.
During the day you can also fish, hike, swim, picnic, get a massage, participate in activities, or relax with a book. Evenings can be spent at square dances or cookouts, playing softball, horseshoes, volleyball, ping pong, or card games. Each week there is a slide show by a local photographer, and an evening of cowboy poetry and music.
Charming log cabins and log homes are available for rent. The log cabins are spaced along the stream and around large, well-kept lawns. The larger log homes are situated slightly above the ranch.
If you are a hiker or backpacker who wishes to explore the area by foot, the CM will pack in and drop off your gear at locations of your choosing.
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Tucked in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Sleeping Indian Outfitters offers private horseback riding, hunting, and fishing trips through some of the most beautiful scenery Wyoming has to offer. You'll feel right at home with the delicious wholesome meals and generous wisdom of your guides.
Sleeping Indian Ranch is located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest near Bondurant, Wyoming. It's in an isolated mountain valley on the Hoback River about thirty minutes outside of Jackson Hole.
Sleeping Indian outfitters offers exclusive horseback trips off the beaten path. You and your party will get to go on a private ride tailored to suit your needs.
Garden Creek: a 2 hour horseback ride for all riding levels. Includes creek and river crossings, panoramic mountain views, and great potential for wildflowers and wildlife.
Shoal Creek half-day: a 3-4 hour horseback ride for all riding levels. Includes everything that the Garden Creek ride offers and more! Optional sack lunch.
Shoal Creek Ride & Fish: a full day horseback excursion over the river and through the woods to Shoal Creek where you can fish to your hearts content before making the trek home. Includes a yummy sack lunch and fishing gear if needed.
Shoal Falls Pack Trip: from two nights up to a full week, you can stay in the heart of the Gros Ventre mountains, just a few miles from the exquisite Shoal Falls. This ride includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as all the camping gear you will need (except sleeping bags and clothes).
Cliff Creek Falls Full Day: ride up the gorgeous Cliff Creek Canyon to the very remote Cliff Creek Falls. Sleeping Indian Outfitters is the only horseback riding outfit with the permits to offer trips here, so this is a very exclusive trip! Includes lunch at the falls and plenty of time to explore the area before heading back home.
Garden Creek Dinner Ride: an evening horseback ride that includes creek and river crossings and beautiful mountain vistas. Half-way through your ride, you'll pull off the trail for a steak supper in the mountains, surrounded by wildflowers and curious antelope.
Poker Ride: Every summer Sleeping Indian Outfitters hosts two horseback poker rides to get the community together for some fun and to help raise money for Kickin Cancer in Sublette County.
Sleeping Indian Outfitters is a small, family-owned operation. Paul and Sharon Crittenden started it thirty years ago as a lasting hunting outfit. Paul is now in the process of passing the reins to his son, Sam, who was born and raised on the ranch.
Sam guides the pack and hunting trips, sharing his second generation wisdom of the area with guests. Sam's wife, Alix, moved west from North Carolina in 2008. She and her pony Tuff guide most of the day rides. On the trail, the guides will encourage you to spread out and will help you learn how to ride your horse rather than just sit on it.
The family is completed by about 20 horses and mules.
Hunting: the number of hunters on each trip are limited to give you the personal experience you deserve, preserve the quality of the resident herds, and insure excellent hunting in the future. 7 day hunting trips are recommended, but Sleeping Indian Outfitters will accept reservations for any length of time.
Fishing: you can go on float trips on the Green and New Fork Rivers where the opportunity for catching trophy trout abounds. Take in the beautiful views of the Wind River mountains as your experienced guides take you to the best parts of this fishing wonderland.
Lodging is available in the hunting lodge, bunkhouse, or wall tents. You will begin each day with a hearty home cooked breakfast, and hot home cooked meal will be waiting for you when you get home at night. You'll be provided with a sack lunch for your day on the trail.
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