Packing List for a Dude Ranch Vacation

What you'll need to bring to have an amazing time in and out of the saddle on your dude ranch vacation.


A dude ranch vacation is all about the western lifestyle, so don’t be afraid to embrace the “cowboy way.” Even if you’re a total city slicker, you’ll fit right in with classic westernwear, but you have to know what to pack for a dud ranch vacation.

Jeans and boots are a ranchwear mainstay. If you’re buying these new for the trip, break them in beforehand to make sure you’ll be comfortable all day in them. Think about dressing in layers for changeable weather conditions, and selecting versatile items to enjoy hours in the saddle plus all the outdoor activities a ranch vacation has to offer.

Horse Illustrated partnered with the experts at the Dude Ranchers’ Association to help you pack the right gear for an unforgettable adventure at a dude ranch vacation. Visit for over 100 of the best dude and guest ranches, plus more tips to plan your perfect western vacation.

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Dude Ranch Vacation Packing List


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