Discover the best South Dakota Dude Ranches in a state with a famous national monument and great wildlife.
South Dakota is known for Mount Rushmore, buffalo herds, and some great scenery with rugged terrain.
While there are many resorts in South Dakota that offer western style horseback riding and activities, our top choices only list the resorts that have western style dude ranches as their centerpiece of programs.
Prairie Sky Guest And Game Ranch
Located in northeastern South Dakota near Sisseton, they are less than a four hour drive from Minneapolis. The ranch is situated on 2,000 acres of scenic rolling hills and wooded areas with trails winding through the High Coteau des Prairies. You can horseback over trail rides on the ranch, experience the 500 buffalo herd on the ranch, and horseback over to nearby Sica Hollow State Park. From the ranch you can see two other states. There are also trips to nearby uninhabited lakes. They also offer summer girls horse camps and outdoor sportsman hunting packages for pheasant & waterfowl, buffalo, and turkey, fishing, and winter sports programs.
Triple R Ranch
Located in mile high elevation in the 27,000 acre Norbeck Wildlife Preserve in the Black Hills National Forest. Here you can enjoy a variety of horseback riding trails with picnics and breakfast on the trail, hiking, wagon rides, photography, delicious family-style meals, and camaraderie around a campfire as you wind down the evening. Trips are also provided offsite to see buffalo herds, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and more. The trips can include a cowboy supper and show, a night time trip to the lighting of Mount Rushmore, and a trip to a Ghost Town.
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