- Dude ranches K-Diamond-K and Bull Hill Guest Ranch are located about 70 miles apart, with Kettle Falls between them. To the west, Eden Valley Guest Ranch offers rides and lodging in the Okanogan.
- Riders can take a pack trip in the Methow Valley with Early Winters Outfitting, in the Pasayten and Sawtooth Wilderness with Cascade Wilderness Outfitters or in the Cascades with Icicle Outfitters. Those wanting an Olympic Peninsula rain forest tour can go with Rain Forest Horse Rides.
- Some rodeos are so nice they happen twice: the Methow Valley Rodeo takes place in Winthrop on both Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend.
- Lassos are in the air in southern Washington at the Vancouver Rodeo in early July.
- A powwow with traditional Native American food, stick games and arts is just part of the Toppenish Pow Wow and Rodeo, which takes place the first weekend in July.
- The world-famous Suicide Race—in which Native American riders and their horses race down a 62-degree slope—is just one of the events in the roundup during the Omak Stampede in August.
- Steer wrestling is just one of seven events at the Washington State Fair Rodeo in Puyallup.
- The Ellensburg Rodeo hosts the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s World Finale of Xtreme Bulls Tour on Labor Day weekend.
Experience Rodeos and Ranches in Washington
From dude ranches to barrel racers, here’s where to get a Western fix.