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  • Established

    1920s. Guest ranch since 1973
  • Owner

    Jim and Mary Allen
  • Manager

    Jim and Mary Allen
  • Tel

    (307) 332-2995
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $299 - $350
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

    $249 - $298
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Maximum Guests

    16
  • Works with travel agents?

    No
  • Great For

    Action & adventure, Diverse scenery

Allen's Diamond 4 Ranch is located in the rugged Wind River Mountain Range and is Wyoming's highest wilderness guest ranch offering log cabins, mountain trail riding, fly-fishing, wilderness pack trips and hunting in Shoshone National Forest. We access the Wind Rivers from the Dickinson Park Trailhead, the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie and Worthen Meadows.The Wind River Mountain Range boasts the largest active glaciers in the lower 48 states, hundreds of alpine lakes teeming with wild trout, abundant wildlife and world class fly fishing and mountain climbing. The unique setting of the Diamond 4 Ranch in Dickinson Park gives you access to 100,000 spectacular acres. Saddle up and join us for a real western adventure! There is something for everyone - families, groups and individuals are welcome.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 10 and over

The Diamond 4 Ranch Youth Camp is a seven-day horse camp in the wild country of Wyoming's beautiful Wind River Range. This uniquely western adventure focuses heavily on horsemanship, but our campers also learn numerous skills important to surviving in the mountains. Campers of all levels are welcome.

The experienced staff of Allen's Diamond 4 Ranch provides a fun learning experience for every child, from campers without any experience to seasoned cowboys and cowgirls. We practice low-impact practices, leaving the wilderness as untouched as we found it.

Minimum age children can ride

5 and over

Activities

hiking, cookouts, campouts, Fishing, axemanship and riflery

Environmental & Social Practices

Environment

Dedicated to using the land wisely with minimum impact camping practices. We practice low-impact practices, leaving the wilderness as untouched as we found it.

Ranch History

Jim Allen carries on the family tradition of hosting visitors in the spectacular Wind River Mountain Range like his grandfather did in the 1920s. The Diamond 4 Ranch gets its name from the Allen's horse brand which has a history from the days of the open range.

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Ranch-style
  • Meals served

    family style, everyone eats together
  • Alcohol

    BYOB
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, dining room (casual attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, farm fresh eggs, ranch garden, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free, other

We enjoy fresh, filling, creative meals at the Diamond 4 Ranch. We believe that when you are active in the mountains each day, your body deserves delicious, nourishing sustenance to keep your energy up and your taste buds happy. We like to use locally raised veggies, ranch-raised beef and wild game like elk, deer and antelope. We don't have a regimented menu that is the same each week. Our cook has been with us for five years, and she continues to use her creative talents and passion for cooking to deliver fun, fresh meals that keep everyone excited for the next one! We all eat together and often share conversation around the dinner table (or the campfire) for a while after the meal is done.

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  • Address

    P.O. Box 243
    Lander
    Wyoming
    82520
    USA
  • Remote Location

    Yes
  • Elevation

    11,000 ft
  • Public Land

    more than 50k acres

Nearest Town - Lander, Wyoming

Lander, Wyoming is situated 14 miles / 15 mins from the Ranch.

Nearest Airports

Riverton, WY Airport, Lander

Distance

30 miles / 30 mins

Lowdown

  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Intermediate
  • Rides are grouped by

    Rides tailored to guest requests, Families ride together
  • Max riders per ride

    10
  • Wranglers per ride

    2
  • Pace of ride

    Walk
  • Guest Horses

    90
  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Morgan, Draft, Draft Cross, Paints, Geldings, Mares

Our Riding

Weight limit for riding

225-250 lbs

Riding considerations

We recommend a good level of physical fitness

Hours in the saddle

You will chat with your wrangler every day to determine the location and length of ride each day. Whether you choose to ride all day - riding 4 hours to a lake, spending a few hours fishing, then riding the 4 hours home; or spending the morning hiking to an overlook, relaxing, then riding for two hours in the afternoon - the options are yours and they are abundant. We want to tailor this experience to best suit the goals and abilities of you and your group.


Why our riding stands out

  • As the highest elevation guest ranch in Wyoming, we access more than 100,000 acres of wilderness area on trails between 8,000 to 12,000 feet elevation in spectacular, awe-inspiring landscapes. With your goals & abilities in mind, we will tailor the itinerary to best suit your family or group. We have designed guided pack trips and ranch vacations specifically for painters, photographers, serious fly fishermen, rock climbers, yoga retreats, outdoor enthusiasts and family adventurers.
  • As outdoor educators, we share our knowledge of the local ecosystem, natural horsemanship, backcountry camping, navigation, edible plants and more. On Guided Pack Trips, we furnish all camp equipment, meals and knowledgeable wranglers/guides. Camping alongside the horses each night, you will ride to high-alpine lakes and scenic vistas each day. On a Mountain Ranch Vacation, you will stay in a log cabin at the ranch, eat meals in the lodge and enjoy daily rides in gorgeous scenery.
  • Our herd consists of 100 horses, most of which we have raised on the ranch. Enjoy the spectacular, rugged scenery from the back of an experienced, trusty mountain horse.

Cattle work - pasture gathers

When

Jul, Aug

Frequency

On Request

No. of cow/calf pairs

50

Interaction

Guests participate

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $299 - $350
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

    $249 - $298
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Style of accommodation

    Ranch rustic, Tents
  • Packages available

    1 week

Allen's Diamond 4 Ranch can cater for up to 16 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | Rustic log cabins

Rates (Per Person)

$256 - $350

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

We are proud of the rustic comfort we provide guests in each painstakingly handcrafted log cabin. There are propane lights, and a sink and heater in each cozy cabin, with showerhouse nearby. 

 

For our Pack Trip guests, renting a cabin this allows you a smooth, early start on the first morning of your pack trip. (Not available for large hiking groups since we have only a few cabins.) Please use your sleeping bags. By Reservation Only.

Bathrooms

Shared bathroom, Outhouse


Booking Policy

25% Deposit required to confirm

Lowdown

    Onsite

    Outdoor Activities

    Yoga, campouts, Axemanship, Riflery


    Fishing & Wildlife

    Wyoming's Wind River Mountain Range is famous for its pristine alpine lakes and streams teeming with wild trout, an adventure paradise for fly fishermen. Cutthroat trout are the only native fish in the Wind River Range. However, thanks to the old-timers who horse packed young fingerlings in milk cans to secluded lakes, today you can also enjoy fishing for golden trout, rainbow trout, mackinaw, brook trout and beautifully colored hybrid trout.

    Our part of the Wind Rivers is so vast that most avid fishermen sign up for one of our 5 - 7 day pack trips to reach some of the 30 lakes and many streams available from the Diamond 4 Ranch. Choose a Guided Pack Trip (complete with camp, horses, guide and cook); or hire us to pack your group in on a Spot Pack Trip (you bring your own camp gear and meals; we haul everything in and out for you.) Our Mountain Ranch Vacation option does allow for fun fishing from the cabins, but larger fish will be found deeper into the mountains on a pack trip.

    Fishing on offer

    fly, river, lake, stream, guided inclusive, unguided, instruction available

    Wildlife

    Moose, elk, mule deer, eagles, the occasional black bear (no Grizzlies!), yellow-bellied marmots, pikas, coyotes, many birds and trout - cutthroat, golden, rainbow, mackinaw, brook and beautifully colored hybrids.


    Local Attractions

    Wind River Indian Reservation

    The seventh largest reservation in the United States, it encompasses more than 2.2 million acres and is home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes.

    Within its boundaries are the communities of Arapaho, Crowheart, Ethete and Fort Washakie. It's also home to 240 lakes, hundreds of miles of rivers and streams and some of the state's most special places. Tribes welcome visitors to learn about their cultures and history. 

    Distance

    53 miles / 2 hours

    Rental car

    Required

    Highs

    • The perfect place for your whole family/group to enjoy pack trips, on foot or on the back of a horse!
    • The Diamond 4 Youth Camp is a great experience for kids. This seven-day horse camp adventure focuses heavily on horsemanship, but campers also learn numerous skills important to surviving in the mountains. Campers of all levels are welcome.
    • Head here if you want to learn essential wilderness survival skills such as navigation, map reading and orienteering, riflery and axemanship

    Lows

    • There are only 4 guest cabins so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment

    Visitor Reviews

    Dont just take our word for it, see what visitors like you say...

    A real mountain high

    We can't say enough about how superb our experience was with you. Your wranglers were unfailingly professional, competent, on time, informative, courteous -- and very patient with us city slickers! The ranch itself was a Western treat -- great food (and plenty of it), comfortable cabins, wonderful mountain setting. And we will never forget the sound and sight of the horses coming back in the morning. All in all, an outstanding experience. Thanks, Jim, Mary and Jessie

    5 stars

    You can find more reviews for Allen's Diamond 4 Ranch on TripAdvisor