Brief Descriptions of Each Episode of Today’s Wild West
Following is a list of episodes including short descriptions for each. You can watch each episode by clicking on the Watch on YouTube links below, visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel, or order your favorite episode on DVD.
#101: Cody Wyoming’s Rimrock Ranch; Stoecklein Western Photo Seminar; Peace Pipes of Pipestone National Monument – Watch on YouTube
A visit to Rimrock Dude Ranch in Cody, WY; Learning cowboy photography from the pros at a Stoecklein Western Photo Workshop in Mackay, ID; and making peace pipes, at Pipestone National Monument in Pipestone, MN.
#102: Hollywood’s Western Film Location – The Lone Pine Film Festival – Watch on YouTube
On location at the Lone Pine Film Festival, in Lone Pine, CA, where Hollywood’s been shooting Westerns – and lots of other movies – for nearly a century; plus, a visit with Rifleman star Johnny Crawford and a tour of America’s Best Movie Museum
#103: The Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive; Western singer-songwriter Dave Stamey – Watch on YouTube
Living the dream on a cattle drive, through picturesque Nevada, with the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive; plus – ride the Cattle Drive Wagon Train; And Western singer-songwriter Dave Stamey.
#104: Western Wickenburg, AZ – Watch on YouTube
Ride the Arizona desert with the Desert Caballeros Trail Ride; Custom Cowboy hat maker Jimmy the Hat Man; plus, Wickenburg’s Flying E Dude Ranch.
#105: The Ghost Train of Ely Nevada; Building Stagecoaches for Wells Fargo; The Bank Where Jesse James Met His Match; Rawhide Braider Whit Olson; Historic Virginia City – Watch on YouTube
Take a ride – or take the controls – of the century old Ghost Train in Ely, NV; Meet the builders of authentic stagecoaches at South Dakota’s Hansen Wheel & Wagon; The Minnesota bank where Jesse James met his match; South Dakota Rawhide Braider Whit Olson; and the historic mining town of Mark Twain fame – Virginia City, Nevada.
#106: Chief Joseph Trail Ride – Watch on YouTube
Ride the 1877 trail of the Nez Perce Indians flight to freedom – and meet their descendants – on the Chief Joseph Trail Ride in Montana; plus, Montana’s Mystical Deer Medicine Rocks, of Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Custer.
#107: McGarry Ranches; Custom Bootmaker; Shiloh Sharps Rifles – Watch on YouTube
The real-deal cowboy life at McGarry Ranches in Rexburg, Idaho; Custom boot maker Seth Teichert; and recreating the rifles of the Old West at the Shiloh Sharps Rifle Company in Big Timber, Montana.
#108: White Stallion Ranch; Western Artist Loren Entz – Watch on YouTube
Learning to ride horses – and a lot more – at the White Stallion Dude Ranch in Tucson, AZ; Plus, acclaimed Western painter and sculptor Loren Entz.
#109: Bonanza Creek Ranch; The Bair Family Museum / Montana’s Missouri River Ferries; The Homestead cabins of Virgelle, MT; Plus, s-s Barb Wire Buckles – Watch on YouTube
Fast rides and cattle drives at Montana’s Bonanza Creek Ranch; The West’s “Hearst Castle” –The Bair Family Museum in Martinsdale, MT; Crossing the Missouri on Montana’s River Ferries; The homestead cabin B&B in Virgelle, MT; plus, the Bozeman artist who make buckles from barb wire.
#110: Ride with the Mustangs; Mule Days; Sage-rock Singer-songwriter Brenn Hill; The Western Art of Olaf Weighorst – Watch on YouTube
A wilderness horseback adventure to visit the wild mustangs of California’s Eastern Sierra; Celebrating all things mule at Mule Days in Bishop, CA; The music of Western “sage rocker” Brenn Hill; and The Dean of Western Artists – Olaf Weighorst.
#111: Tombstone Monument Ranch; Old Tucson Movie Studios; And the Rillito Park – the race track that gave birth to American Quarter Horse Racing – Watch on YouTube
Historic Tombstone Arizona; Riding the desert trails of Tombstone Monument Ranch; Geronimo’s hideout at Arizona’s Cochise Stronghold; A tour of John Wayne’s Old Tucson Movie Studios; Plus – rescuing Tucson’s historic Rillito Park Race Track from the wrecking ball.
#112: California’s Rankin Ranch; The Cowboy Lawyers Association; Riding the Pasadena Rose Parade; The Autry Museum’s American Indian Arts Marketplace – Watch on YouTube
Meet the family working cattle and welcoming guests since 1863 at California’s Rankin Ranch; The Cowboy Lawyers Association; Behind the scenes with the horses at the Pasadena Rose Parade; and the Native artists of the American Indian Arts Marketplace in Los Angeles.
#113: Deep Canyon Ranch; Making magic with Montana Sweet Grass; The Monterey Cowboy Music Festival; Renaissance Cowgirl Tammy Pate – Watch on YouTube
A Montana dude ranch with a mission of healing – Deep Canyon Ranch; The art of the custom hat at Law Dog Hats in Billings, Montana; the Native American woman harnessing the power of Montana Sweet Grass; California’s Monterey Cowboy Music Festival; and Montana artist, boot maker, horse trainer, and true Woman of the West – Tammy Pate.
#201 U.S. Cavalry School – Watch on YouTube
Today’s Wild West takes you to Montana for an eight-day horseback immersion into the life of a U.S. Cavalry soldier, at the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
#202 The Great American Horse Drive – Watch on YouTube
We’ll ride one of the greatest adventures in Today’s Wild West, as we drive a herd of 500 horses for two days over sixty grueling miles, outside Craig, Colorado.
#203 Hunewill Ranch; 49er Wagon Train; Ricotti Saddle Co – Watch on YouTube
Ride at the base of the towering Sierras at California’s historic Hunewill Ranch; roll through California’s gold country with the Days of 49 wagon train; and meet the Western artisans of Ricotti Saddle Company.
#204 Nine Quarter Circle Ranch; Red Ants Pants Festival; Custom Buffalo Coats; The Quigley Shoot – Watch on YouTube
On the doorstep of Yellowstone Park, ride the appaloosa horses of the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch; Montana’s Western Woodstock – the Red Ants Pants Music Festival; Making buffalo coats at Merlin’s Hide Out in Wyoming; plus, the Montana target shooting match inspired by a Tom Selleck Western.
#205 Chuckwagon Ride; Rawhide Ranch; Artist Echo Ukrainetz – Watch on YouTube
New Mexico’s Chuckwagon Trail Ride; Horseback lessons of life at California’s Rawhide Ranch summer camp for kids; and the unique “batiks” of Montana artist Echo Ukrainetz.
#206 Rancho de la Osa; Native Artist Birdy Real Bird; Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival – Watch on YouTube
Arizona’s historic Rancho de la Osa; Montana’s award-winning Crow Indian artist Birdy Real Bird; Plus, Cowboy music and much more at California’s Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.
Episode 301: The Western Side of Denver – Watch on YouTube
The Denver Western Stock Show & Rodeo; Restoration of historic Union Station; WESA – where Western retailers go to shop; Buffalo Bill Gravesite and Museum.
Episode 302: The Miles City Bucking Horse Sale; Mojave Desert Wagon Train – Watch on YouTube
A Wild West weekend at the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale; Plus – the Mojave Desert Wagon Train.
Episode 303: A Desert Dude Ranch in Summer; Carver Family Cattle Drive – Watch on YouTube
Tucson’s White Stallion Ranch in summer; Growing up horseback on the Carver family cattle drive.
Episode 304: Western Lander, Wyoming; Montana’s Sweetgrass Ranch – Watch on YouTube
Native American Pow Wow Dancing; Lander’s historic Mill House B & B; South Pass City ghost town; Sculptor Richard Greeves; Montana’s Sweet Grass Ranch.
Episode 305: Death Valley National Park; Autry Western Art Show – Watch on YouTube
Death Valley 20 Mule Team reenactment; Death Valley Wagon Train; Exploring Death Valley National Park; plus – The Autry Masters of the American West Art Show.
Episode 306: Montana’s Dryhead Ranch: Western Artist Charlie Russell; The Colorado Railroad Museum – Watch on YouTube
Dryhead Ranch cattle drive; The home, studio and work of legendary Western Artist Charlie Russell; The Colorado Railroad Museum.
Episode 307 Montana Horse Drive; Cattle Rancher Movie Star Joel McCrea; Preserving ranches with the California Rangeland Trust – Watch on YouTube
Montana’s Hells-a-Roarin’ Horse Drive; Cowboy actor Joel McCrea’s historic California cattle ranch; Saving ranches from development – the California Rangeland Trust.
Episode 401: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad; Rainbow Trout Ranch – Watch on YouTube
All aboard for 1880 – Colorado’s historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad; Plus – Rainbow Trout Ranch – A Colorado Rocky Mountain dude ranch that’s a blend of the Old West, a fishing retreat, and a summer camp, for both kids and adults.
Episode 402: Wylie Gustafson; Riding the Blackfeet Indian Reservation; Windrift Hill; Ron Ukrainetz – Watch on YouTube
Award-winning Western singer-songwriter, Montana rancher and horseman Wylie Gustafson; Riding the Blackfeet Indian Reservation with Tribal Member Chuck DeBoo; Windrift Hill lotions and soaps – harnessing the healing power of Montana goats; Mountain Man artist Ron Ukrainetz.
Episode 403: Lone Pine Film Festival; The Quebe Sisters; Bridgeport Ranch – Watch on YouTube
The Lone Pine Film Festival: On location with John Wayne in California’s Eastern Sierra; Horseback ride where Hollywood’s Western heroes rode in Lone Pine’s Alabama Hills; and a look at the daring and dangerous world of Hollywood stuntmen. Plus – The music of The Quebe Sisters, and a music venue like no other – Bridgeport Ranch at the foot of the High Sierra.
Episode 404: Nate Wald; The Barnsion; Montana-made The Cowboy Cereal – Watch on YouTube
Acclaimed Rawhide Braider, horseman and Montana rancher Nate Wald; A most unique wedding venue in the middle of Montana – The Barnsion; and, Made in Montana – The Cowboy Cereal.
Episode 405: Paradise Ranch; historic Occidental Hotel; Cheyenne’s Nelson Museum of the West – Watch on YouTube
Wyoming’s aptly named Paradise Ranch; Butch and Sundance slept here – The historic Occidental Hotel; plus Cheyenne’s Nelson Museum of the West.
Episode 406: Western Durango, Colorado – Watch on YouTube
Today’s Wild West explores Western Durango, Colorado: We’ll ride spectacular Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad; Check into the Historic Strater Hotel; Visit the Toh-Atin Native American Art Gallery; and meet Western Photographer Christopher Marona.