Getting there: We flew into Salt Lake City, but Bozeman, Mont., is closer. Connecting service, with a change of planes, is available on Delta and Alaska from LAX to Bozeman. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $318.
The ranch: Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch, P.O. Box 4, McLeod, MT 59052; (406) 932-5791, fax (406) 932-5715, http://www.hawleymountain.com. The ranch is open June to September, and in mid-October for hunting. All-inclusive rates for a seven-day stay range from $2,115 for a double in the lodge room, to $4,390 for a family of four.
For more information: Dude Ranchers Assn., P.O. Box 2307, Cody, WY 82414; (307) 587-2339, http://www.duderanch.org.