Embark on an adventure of a lifetime

Experience an amazing adventure when you spend your vacation at an Arkansas dude ranch.  These real ranches give you the opportunity to enjoy a taste of the country lifestyle and the beautiful natural landscape of Arkansas. Just imagine exploring the rolling hills and peaceful rivers of the Ozarks on horseback, and then coming home to your own cozy cabin. Whether you’re an experienced rider or it’s your first time on a horse, dude ranches provide the perfect combination of excitement and serenity for your Arkansas getaway.

While most Arkansas dude ranches offer horseback riding and trail rides, many also feature other fun activities, including swimming, fishing, hiking, cookouts and more—making them an excellent option for a family-friendly trip. Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper is located near the Buffalo National River, where your trail rides will take you through gorgeous meadows and forests and past towering rock formations and bluffs. You can also canoe on the river, go rock climbing or even zoom high above the treetops on a zip line if you’re up for a real thrill. At the Bar-J Ranch in El Dorado, you can get the truly authentic experience of herding cattle, feeding and gathering eggs from the chickens and relaxing by the campfire in the evening. You’ll love the opportunity a dude ranch provides to try something new and spend time with family and friends. 

Find the best dude ranch for your Arkansas escape by browsing the listings below. 

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