Hunter Peak Ranch is situated on the Clarks Fork River in the Shoshone National Forest, a stone's throw to the Beartooth and Absaroka Wilderness Areas, and most famously, Yellowstone National Park. The Clarks Fork is Wyoming's only Wild and Scenic designated river. The elevation is 6700 feet.The ranch makes a wonderful base of operations for guests wanting to recreate in the area, for groups like family reunions to gather, for college geology classes to study, and for those wanting to catch their breath from a busy lifestyle.
The Cary Family, the third generation to be operating the ranch, welcome you to experience a western vacation on your terms. Louis and Shelley manage the guest ranch very similar to how it was started by Louis' parents, Alvin and Garnett, 65 years ago. Before that Lewis Peterson, Garnett's father, bought and used the ranch for raising hay and wintering cows. Some things change over time; modern amenities installed in accommodations, catering to different eating habits of the public, and certainly bracing the technological age. Some things, thankfully, never change; the beautiful scenery, flora, and fauna for all to appreciate, and the wonderful guests that continue to return and the new comers with whom we share stories of the day and yesterday, new ideas, and warm feelings.
Flexibility is one word to describe the ranch operations. Lodging options include cabins and suites, for, from one to two people, up to twelve. Weekly and daily rates appeal to short and long-term travelers. As accommodations have kitchens, guests can feel free to cook for themselves, eat in the lodge dining room, or do a combination of both. Guests can arrange for horseback riding, or not engage at all. One is free to come and go.