O.T.O Dude Ranch Open House

On August 21, 2022

At Gardiner, MT

Posted by Tracey Sutton

Categories: Gardiner, MT Events

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O.T.O. Dude Ranch Open House
August 21 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -O.T.O. Dude Ranch – Timed one-way traffic to ranch to begin at the Cedar Creek Trailhead

Custer Gallatin National Forest and Ranch Preservation invite you to the historic O.T.O. Dude Ranch for an Open House to tour the ranch, learn about its part in the history of dude ranching and current role as wildlife habitat.

From July 24-August 20, the ranch has played host to Ranch Preservation’s Yellowstone Pop-Up Ranch, produced in cooperation with Custer Gallatin National Forest, which offered dude ranch stays to guests for the first time in over 80 years. A portion of every booked reservation will be donated toward preservation and restoration of the historic ranch, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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.


Directions: Heading south on Highway 89 toward Gardiner, turn left onto OTO Ranch Road and park in the trailhead parking lot.

Heading north on Highway 89 toward Livingston, turn left onto OTO Ranch Road and park in the trailhead parking lot.