Close to the ranch are the fascinating Castle Gardens and the lakes, streams, and trails of the 1,115,000 acre Big Horn National Forest, and nearly 200,000 acres of the Cloud Peak Wilderness with peaks to 13,175′.
You can also enjoy a few local museums:
- Ten Sleep Pioneer Museum – Ten Sleep
- Washakie Museum – Worland
- The Buffalo Bill Historical Center – Cody
This site is located just 2 miles west of Ten Sleep and a 15 minute drive from the Red Reflet Ranch. It gets its name from the rock formations which are sandstone, a rock that is easily changed by many years of weathering. The odd shapes are known as hoodoos and there are many of them. Ranch staff will escort you and show you the best of them. They can be accessed by climbing and the shapes range from castles to tables, chairs, surfboards, birds and animals. In fact maybe it is all in the eyes of the beholder which shape is which!! A fun activity for ALL ages.
Washakie Museum, Worland Wyoming
Located 45 minutes from Red Reflet Ranch is the town of Worland, population about 5200. The exhibits at the Museum offer visitors an opportunity to understand how early settlers came to Wyoming and created lives for themselves with little knowledge of what to expect.
There is a major historical photograph collection together with exhibits specifically made for children to ‘touch’ and enjoy. There are ever changing art exhibits and learning programs for a complete grasp of the geology, paleontology and archeology of the region.
Nature Conservancy Ten Sleep Preserve
The Conservancy land lies about 10 miles from Ten Sleep and there is easy access from the Ranch. There is an abundance of wild flowers and animals in the many canyons of the Preserve. Reservations are needed for an escorted tour.
Diplodocus, Allosaurus, Camarasaurus – Dinosaur species that conjure up fascination for all ages!
Located a 25 minute ride from the Red Reflet Ranch. Dependent on dig site activities, weather and scheduling – By special arrangement we can take families to view a dinosaur dig where bones have been found from times dating back 150 million years. More than 11 complete dinosaur remains have been unearthed since 2006 at the Dana Quarry, part of the Morrison Formation near Ten Sleep Wyoming. These numbers suggest that this area may have been a watering hole which dried up during a period of drought providing scientists with a rare opportunity to study these ancient creatures.
The Dana Quarry is excavated by Dinosauria International LLC and Red Reflet Ranch is pleased to enjoy the privilege of our guests being able to visit. Times for visiting are extremely limited due to the extreme heat and dig site activities in the summer months.