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NEW Wyoming Luxury Guest Ranch Experience is Perfect for A Honeymoon Adventure!

Ranchlands in Hyattville, Wyoming is opening the 80,000-acre Paintrock Canyon Ranch in the Bighorn Mountains of the Cowboy State. In this all-inclusive experience, couples and guests can immerse themselves in ranch life, explore the surrounding areas oh horseback, fly fish, hike and experience the natural world with the unique landscape.

“The goal is for guests at the Paintrock Canyon Ranch to leave with a deep understanding of the rich history of the area and the important role that ranching plays in restoring our natural resources, while exploring nooks and crannies that only a few people have ever seen,” said Duke Phillips III, Founder of Ranchlands.

The Paintrock Canyon Ranch headquarters is located at the western base of the Bighorn Mountains. The ranch’s range extends toward Cloud Peak, the highest mountain in the Bighorns, and is characterized by creeks, springs, meadows, and canyon walls reaching thousands of feet above. The terrain changes from deep orange and burgundy sandstone hills to monolithic rock formations to high mountain meadows, pine forests and lakes.

“It is a stark contrast to the Chico Basin and Zapata Ranches, and is teeming with rich populations of elk, deer, turkey and bobcat,” said Phillips III. “Paintrock Creek, the largest aquifer coming from the Bighorns, is home to some of the best trout fly fishing in northern Wyoming.”

Paintrock Canyon Ranch offers two experiences: the Ranch Vacation and the Pack Trip. Ranch Vacations give guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the ranch and explore the surrounding areas on horseback. Pack Trips allow adventure-seekers to ride deep into the Bighorn Mountains toward Cloud Peak with a packstring and camp alongside their horses.

Accommodations at the Ranch are designed to immerse guests in to nature, without foregoing the comforts of home. Ranch Vacationers will spend five nights in creekside safari style tents furnished with full-sized beds, bedside tables, dressers and chairs. Pack Trip guests spend the first two nights of their trip and well as their final evening in these accommodations, but spend the majority of their mountain trek in backpacking style single person tents.

Ranch Vacations include 5 nights on the ranch and 4 days of riding through Lumen Canyon or Courthouse Rock. Learn about the 2,000 year-old Native American petroglyphs at the nearby Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site or fly fish in one of the many fishing holes. Meals are prepared by a private chef and incorporate Ranchlands beef and local produce and dairy whenever possible. Vacations begin at 3pm on Sunday and checkout in 10am on Friday. 2024 dates begin mid-May and extend through Branding Week the last week of June.

Pack Trips are 7 night adventures that begin at the Paintrock Canyon Ranch before heading into the Bighorn National Forest on horseback. The first two nights are spent in the creekside safari tents, while nights three through six are spend in simple, but comfortable single person tents. Hot showers and meals prepared by a private chef are available at camp. Days are spent visiting the surrounding lakes, hiking, trail riding, and spending time at the Ranchlands cow camp. 2024 packages begin mid-July and run through the first week of September.

For more information visit The Paintrock Canyon Ranch website or email questions to

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The author: Natalie

Natalie is a Vinton, VA native currently pursuing a journalism degree at Virginia Tech. She loves planning, and has a specific interest in all things to do with weddings. In her free time she enjoys reading, journalism, and traveling. Her post-grad plans are to pursue a career in magazine writing and design.