Find Our Big Sky Dude Ranch

The Covered Wagon Ranch is a  Big Sky Dude Ranch located just 15 minutes from Big Sky, MT and three miles from the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park. We’re on Route 191 (mile marker 34), in the Gallatin National Forest, at the confluence of the Taylor’s Fork and Gallatin Rivers. Nearby cities are West Yellowstone, about thirty five miles south; Big Sky, Montana, about fourteen miles north; and Bozeman, Montana, about fifty miles northeast.

Getting to Our Gallatin Gateway Dude Ranch

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is conveniently located in the heart of the Gallatin Valley. They provide daily non-stop flights by most major airlines from several hubs, smaller partner airlines and excellent private aircraft services are available as well. West Yellowstone has a seasonal airport with commercial and private access. Both airports have national car agencies, and it is strongly suggested to rent a car if you plan to do sightseeing or fishing. It’s about an hour’s drive to the ranch. We do not offer airport transportation.

Visit the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport website for the most current info on arrivals/departures and non-stop destinations.

Non Stop Destinations Map to BZN
(BZN) Non-stop Destinations Map

What our Guests are Saying:

3rd go around Our 3rd go around with the CWR. Kurt and Melissa are like family to us now and little Braxton like one of our grand kids. It’s a great location for you to begin all of your South West Montana and Yellowstone travels, only problem is that once you get there you don’t want to go anywhere else. The Gallatin and Taylor Fork rivers are two good ones to fish and are right there next to the property. Kurt and Patrick Straub(Gallatin River Guides at Big Sky) work together to make sure you will have a once in a life time fishing trip. If you’re fishing the Madison or any water south the guide will even pick you up at the ranch. I’ve fished with GRG twice, they’re the best you’ll find. Don’t worry about the cabins, there’s not a bad one there. Best staff, cabins, food, horses and you’ll feel like part of the CWR family when you leave . Rick beat me at horse shoes again this year, but there’s always next year !