Bitterroot Ranch

Headed back home after a day off the ranch.
The ranch is located on the border of the Shoshone National Forest
Saddling horses for a ride.
Some of the wranglers after the days work is done.
The cabin crew ready for the day.
The main lodge after a thundershower.

Spend Your Summer Working on Wyoming's Bitterroot Ranch!

The Bitterroot is the last ranch in a remote valley bordering the Shoshone National Forest in Northwest Wyoming. We are close to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the ranch is surrounded by protected wild-lands.

Located in remote mountains near the town of Dubois, Wyoming in the northwestern part of the state.

About Bitterroot Ranch

The ranch has more the character of a family farm with many hundred-year-old buildings and varied livestock than a commercial guest ranch. It has been owned and operated since 1971 by Bayard and Mel Fox. Bayard worked overseas for many years while Mel grew up on a farm in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro in East Africa. Their son, Richard, and his wife, Hadley, are also involved in the day-to-day running of the ranch.

Although the Fox family works hard to make the ranch experience great for our guests we rely on our team of employees to make the ranch the special place that it is! 

Our season runs from mid-May to early October.

The Employee Experience

Each summer there is a wonderful international mix of people who come here to work from many places and many walks of life, but they share a common love of this wild, beautiful country, the horses and the lifestyle of ranch jobs. Since we are 26 miles from the nearest small town, all the staff live in log cabins on the ranch and eat the same excellent meals as our guests.

"Expectations and workloads are clearly defined and well thought out. The pay is excellent. Guests are from all over the world and quite often fun to talk to. The ranch itself is both peaceful and exciting."
– Melinda Wu (Former Team Member)

Ideal Candidate

An open-minded and adventurous individual interested in a remote work location, a beautiful and untouched natural environment, a team-oriented work experience, long and tiring workdays and the ability to keep laughing by the end of the season.

Room and Board

Since we are 26 miles from the nearest small town, all the staff live in log cabins on the ranch and eat the same excellent meals as our guests.

Employee Perks

Tips payable as a bonus when the contract is completed.

Getting Here and Getting Around

We will pick up employees when they arrive in Jackson or Riverton.

For Fun

Hiking, riding, fishing around the ranch and visits to Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks if you have or can share a vehicle.

How to Apply

Please Note: Apply only if you are available for the whole season (from the end of May until early October).

Please email a resume, references and indicate the dates you will be available.

*If you are applying for a wrangler position a riding video is also very helpful.

Contact Bitterroot Ranch