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52 Hey Dude Several states feature ranches which offer a range of different experiences. Dude ranches, such as the Dixie Dude Ranch in Texas and Montana’s Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, offer Western activities and give guests a taste of ranch life. On working ranches, including Oregon’s Silvies Valley Ranch and Burnt Well Guest Ranch in New Mexico, guests can help cowboys and cowgirls on cattle drives. MAYBE you’re a cowgirl or cowboy at heart and dream of roaming the plains on horseback, drinking bourbon in a saloon, eating beans from a can and riding out with real cowboys? The good news is that that the Old (or Wild) West is still out there: think gunfight renactments and period actor outlaws. Pictured Main image: Learn the ropes and hear about cattle ranching and Western traditions on a dude ranch; Above right: A Texas Longhorn; Opposite page: The O.K. Corral, Tombstone, Arizona YEE HAW! Say Howdy to America's pioneering and frontier spirit / thepalmer THE OLD WEST