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YELLOWSTONE POP-UP RANCH TO BENEFIT THE HISTORIC O.T.O. DUDE RANCH – July 24-August 20, 2022
Just over 10 miles from the north gates of Yellowstone National Park in a mountain valley along the Cedar Creek lies the O.T.O. Ranch, Montana’s very first dude ranch. Now you can return to this historic ranch for an exclusive pop-up dude ranch experience that will raise funds to help shape its future. The Pop-Up runs from July 24 to August 20, 2022 and offers six night, Sunday to Saturday stays.
Lodging will be in the historic O.T.O. log cabins with cozy bedding, Navajo rugs, and beautiful appointments. We’ll provide modern glamping- style bathrooms for each ranch cabin.
Classic dude ranch adventures await, including horseback riding in the Montana wilderness, sport shooting, archery and hiking; plus special events and evening entertainment.
Meals during this pop-up dude ranch experience will range from Cowboy Cookouts on the front lawn, cocktails and dinners enjoyed in the expansive, historic lodge; or sack lunches out on the trail.
After the final guests have left on August 21, you can tour the main lodge and cabins with dude ranch stylings, meet the horses and learn all about the O.T.O.
Food and beverages will be available for sale (cash only) with proceeds benefitting the Yellowstone Community Fund, as well as a raffle for a True Ranch Collection dude ranch vacation with ticket sales donated to the Yellowstone Community Fund. Merchandise sale proceeds will benefit the ranch’s future restoration.
Due to the nature of the one-lane road up to the ranch, traffic will be organized to allow for ease of travel. From Cedar Creek Trailhead on every hour, for 15 minutes, traffic can drive up the hill to the ranch; and half past every hour of the event traffic can return down from the ranch with the last trip at 3:30 PM.
THIS IS A CASH ONLY EVENT.
- Heading south on Highway 89 toward Gardiner, turn left onto OTO Ranch Road, for Cedar Creek TH, and park in the trailhead parking lot.
- Heading north on Highway 89 toward Livingston, turn left onto OTO Ranch Road, for Cedar Creek TH, and park in the trailhead parking lot.
This is a Pop-Up Ranch production by Ranch Preservation in cooperation with the Custer Gallatin National Forest. 100% of the proceeds of this special pop-up event will be donated toward the efforts to preserve and restore the historic O.T.O. Ranch, which operated as a dude ranch from the 1910s to 1930s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.