In 2013 we are not running a guest season at The Bucking S Ranch. The business will be closed during the remaining year of 2012 and in 2013. The owners Dan & Silke are taking the time to think about repositioning the ranch and deciding on its future paths. Please check back with us in the fall of 2013 for future news about our guest business and the 2014 season.

Meanwhile, the cabins are open for rent to fishermen and hunters. Please call the ranch at 307-325-6280 if you are interested in renting the cabins only.

Our Guest Ranch is located in the Heart of Wyoming the Cowboy State

Area Map

Area Map - The Bucking S Ranch

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The map with driving directions is also available in PDF format (approx. 470KB) to give you a better print layout.

Traveling by Air

The closest airport is in Casper about 65 mi. from the ranch. The Casper airport is serviced from Denver and Salt Lake City. We offer pick up and return to the Natrona County Airport in Casper. The fee per trip is $ 100. It will be equally split among the passengers.


Especially for our international guests who prefer to fly into Denver International Airport, you might consider the option of renting a car and driving to the ranch especially if you plan a roundtrip to Yellowstone National Park or any other destination. It is a four to five hour drive from the Denver airport to the ranch. We can provide you with detailed directions from Denver.

Traveling by Car

The Bucking S Ranch is situated half way between the small towns of Alcova and Hanna in South/Central Wyoming. Please call us if you plan on traveling by car and we will give you detailed directions again and also might meet you either in Alcova if you come from the North or in Hanna, if coming from the South. Either way you have a good amount of gravel road coming into the ranch. Depending on the time of the year the roads are in fairly decent condition but a four wheel drive vehicle is certainly the preferred way of transportation out here.

Coming from North Wyoming

From Riverton/Lander you head East on Hyw. 287 to Muddy Gap and from Muddy Gap continue on 220 to Alcova. From Casper you go West on 220 to Alcova. The ranch is 33 mi. south of Alcova and the last 17 mi. are gravel road. In Alcova you go south on county road 407. On the first Y-section you stay on 407 who makes a left turn and follow the signs towards Miracle Mile, Kortes Dam. County Road 407 becomes automatically 291 which takes you all the way to the ranch. There is one more Y-Section at the turn off to the Miracle Mile and Kortes Dam. You go past that turn off and stay straight on 291. From that last Y-section it is about another 7 mi. to the ranch entrance and you passed your first adventure coming to the ranch. It is a really pretty drive and marked as one of Wyoming’s Scenic Backways. Stop at Sloane’s Mercantile in Alcova for some ice cream!

Coming from Colorado or South Wyoming

From Rock Springs or Rawlins you take I-80 East to the Elk Mountain/Hanna Exit. You take a left on Route 72 to Hanna. From Cheyenne or Laramie you take I-80 West to the Elk Mountain Exit and go right on Route 72 to Hanna.

You go all the way through Hanna to the North/East end of town and take a left on county road 291. You stay on 291 for about 35 mi. and it gets you directly to the ranch entrance. Almost all of it is gravel road. You only encounter one Y-section about half way. You stay left on the main road and cruise on to the ranch.

The Bucking S Ranch
Silke Simon
HC 61 Box 107
Hanna, WY 82327
Toll-free:1-866-YEEEHAA (from the U.S. and Canada only)

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