by Kristin Franks
The Triangle C Dude Ranch offers families a taste of the outdoors with beautiful rustic cabins and a variety of family-friendly activities including hiking, fishing, canoeing, rafting, golf and nightly entertainment. A children’s program is available for ages 2 to 12, offering youngsters outdoor activities, crafts, pony rides, campfires and a junior wrangler program. The resort also offers a teen’s program for ages 13 to 19, with a variety of activities including horseback rides, rafting trips, hiking, campfires, rodeos and mountain biking. On Wednesdays scheduled trips offer families the opportunity to venture out to Yellowstone and Teton National Park.
Our Editor Loves
- Lots of outdoor activities for everyone
- Children and teen programs
- Scheduled trips to Yellowstone and Teton National Park
I stayed at the ranch with friends, they took Chris Cox’s horsemanship class, I did not. Food was good, cook is personable and accommodating, wait staff pleasant, particularly Brynn. Riding was ok, it was nice how most of the wranglers did their best to take care of you. The older ones were better than the college age kids, who all acted like they would rather be anywhere but helping me. Cabin was comfortable...if pretty basic, not as clean as it should have been. Chris Cox May be a legendary horseman but he is a terrible host (unless, I suppose, you are a friend. He seemed to be plenty amiable to his friends that were there). His wife made an appearance the first night, never to be seen again. The worst part of the stay, the thing that ruined the trip for me? During the “friendly” softball game, which was umpired by Chris Cox, his dog bit me. He knew the dog would bite because during his opening monolog he warned everyone not to touch the dog, WHICH I ADHERED TO. After I was bitten Chris Cox then shocked the dog with a collar the dog wore all the time and beat him (dog) with a rope. THAT was the absolute worst part for me. I feel that “correction” was cruel, inappropriate and unnecessary. I work with dogs for a living and would NOT have treated one in my care that way. To add insult to injury, I did not get any sort of apology, as a matter of fact Chris avoided me the rest of my stay there. His office manager took pictures of the bite and said it was not a bite but a scrape. Bullish—! I know a bite when I get one. They would not provide me with a copy of the dog’s rabies immunization record and when I asked for compensation for the medical care I had to receive they referred me to their attorney. So......I would find it difficult to stay again at an establishment that has so little regard for his patrons, owned by someone with as little honor as Chris Cox has.
This trip was very disappointing.We were thereAugust 2018.I had very high expectations for this vacation.I have been on several camping trips and have had horrible horses so planning this trip to Chris Cox Ranch I had thought our horses would would somewhat better they were the worse I have ever ridden.Horses were old and very tired so why did we have to fill out in formation forms on level of riding skills.They were suppose to give us pepper spray for the Bears and hang all of our personal items up from the Bears none of that was done.Walked in on Chris complaining to some other customers about us asking questions.We didn’t get to trail ride because our horses were in pitiful shape and guides were suppose to take us trout fishing and help with fly fishing that also was not done.