After-Dinner Dude Ranch Activities

At Red Horse Mountain Ranch, the thrill of adventure is usually during the day. However, if you find yourself here during the summer, there’s a good chance you won’t be ready to turn in immediately after dinner. And while most people do a pretty good job of finding something to do, there are a few unique dude ranch activities you may not have thought of when planning your getaway. Most guests will have at least a few hours to spare before bedtime. Some will go out for a stroll while others may hangout and play a few card games in the 

Top 10 After-Dinner Dude Ranch Activities at RHMR

After the hustle and bustle of the day winds down, there are several opportunities to relax, meet new people, and have a few laughs. To pique your interest, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 dude ranch activities to enjoy after your last meal of the day. 

  1. Go fishing — The on-site pond is teeming with small and largemouth bass, crappie, brook trout, and perch. Just be sure to bring a camera because we only allow catch-and-release angling.
  2. Take a kayak or row boat —The pond we use for on-site fishing is also nice for taking out kayaks or row boats. It’s not the most thrilling adventure, but it sure is peaceful!
  3. Have a bonfire — No dude ranch vacation would be complete without at least a night or two of roasting marshmallows and making s’mores.
  4. Head on over to the Old West Saloon — You’ll find plenty of conversation and libations.
  5. Play some games —The saloon has a variety of tavern games, such as darts and pool, while the library has an assortment of board games. There’s never anything wrong with a little friendly competition!
  6. Cozy up with a book — Whether you brought some from your collection or wish to borrow some of ours, you can find a nice place to relax for some post-dinner reading before bedtime.
  7. Go bird-watching— Just before dusk is the perfect time to go birding as most species are very active as the sun fades into nightfall. Even if you can’t see them, their songs are almost tranquilizing. 
  8. Look for constellations — Thanks to our rural location and high elevation, the stargazing at Red Horse Mountain Ranch is out of this world.
  9. Use the free Wi-Fi — Although we embrace the great outdoors, we understand that many guests wish to check on their email, social media, and favorite sports teams. The speed isn’t as fast as in town, but it will get you by. Just promise you’ll tag us in your horseback riding posts!
  10. Plan for the next exciting day — Time flies when you’re having fun, so why not list all the dude ranch activities you want to do the next day? It will come in especially handy if you’ve got youngsters with you!

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The interior view of a guest ranch cabin.Things slow down quite a bit at night, but with a few ideas up your sleeve, you’ll never run out of fun after-dinner activities at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. After all, the beauty of staying with us is that you can choose your adventure; no matter how you slice it, you’re guaranteed to make fond, lasting memories. Start planning your dude ranch vacation by visiting us online or calling 888-689-9680. You can also check us out on the Dude Rancher’s Association website for more information.