A bit about our ranch…

The Ghost Canyon Ranch was established back in the 1878. The original homestead house still exists today.  In 1954 the Engberg famiuly provided a summer program at Ghost Canyon Ranch where children from the cities could come to learn to ride with self-confidence and feel the “glory of being tall in the saddle.”  Mr. Engberg came down with ALS, which forced the sale of the ranch to the Vicker’s in 1970. The Vicker’s ran a girls horse camp from the 1970-1985.   Now, Ghost Canyon Ranch is home to Trevor and Laura Bryan and their family.  They couldn’t pass up the gorgeous, rustic, peaceful feeling the ranch offered. With their love for nature, horse and the Black Hills, Trevor and Laura have ventured out to bring guest the best the Black Hills have to offer. 

Nestled in the heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota and just a few short minutes from South Dakota’s #1 attraction,  Mount Rushmore, guest at Ghost Canyon Ranch are directly across from the Black Hills National Forest which covers over 1,900 square miles. Just a few short minutes away is Custer State Park 71,000 acre paradise!  40 minutes from Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore is just over the hill!

With guest capacity of only 20, we offer our guest friendly, informal atmosphere with a true “Western Experience”.  Guest will enjoy clean rooms, comfortable beds, and modern amenities. Most of all, you and your family will enjoy clear, refreshing country mountain air, relaxing evenings with gorgeous sunsets and moon lit skies filled with bright stars.

Your all-inclusive South Dakota dude ranch vacation includes all your meals for your entire stay. Many activities including hiking, horseback riding, fishing, campfires, mountain biking, evening entertainment and much more!

Relaxation and recreation is what we offer at Ghost Canyon Dude Ranch. Once you are here, you’ll settle into your own pace – fast, slow or just not at all.  It up to you! 

Come stay with our South Dakota family for the week and leave with the memories of a lifetime.

See you on the trail!

Trevor and Laura Bryan  

 My Family