TV Show Episode List
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.
Episode 101: Cody Wyoming’s Rimrock Ranch; Stoecklein Western Photo Seminar; Peace Pipes of Pipestone National Monument
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.
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Episode 102: Hollywood’s Western Film Location – The Lone Pine Film Festival
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
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Episode 103: The Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive; Western singer-songwriter Dave Stamey
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.
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Episode 104: Western Wickenburg, AZ
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.
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Episode 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
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.
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Episode 106: Chief Joseph Trail Ride
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.
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Episode 107: McGarry Ranches; Custom Bootmaker; Shiloh Sharps Rifles
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.
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Episode 108: White Stallion Ranch; Western Artist Loren Entz
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.
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Episode 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
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.
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Episode 110: Ride with the Mustangs; Mule Days; Sage-rock Singer-songwriter Brenn Hill; The Western Art of Olaf Weighorst
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.
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Episode 111: Tombstone Monument Ranch; Old Tucson Movie Studios; And the Rillito Park – the race track that gave birth to American Quarter Horse Racing>
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.
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Episode 112: California’s Rankin Ranch; The Cowboy Lawyers Association; Riding the Pasadena Rose Parade; The Autry Museum’s American Indian Arts Marketplace
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.
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Episode 113: Deep Canyon Ranch; Making magic with Montana Sweet Grass; The Monterey Cowboy Music Festival; Renaissance Cowgirl Tammy Pate
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.
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Episode 201: U.S. Cavalry School
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.
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Episode 202: The Great American Horse Drive
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.
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Episode 203: Hunewill Ranch; 49er Wagon Train; Ricotti Saddle Co
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.
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Episode 204: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch; Red Ants Pants Festival; Custom Buffalo Coats; The Quigley Shoot
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.
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Episode 205: Chuckwagon Ride; Rawhide Ranch; Artist Echo Ukrainetz
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.
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Episode 206: Rancho de la Osa; Native Artist Birdy Real Bird; Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
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.
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Episode 301: The Western Side of Denver
The Denver Western Stock Show & Rodeo; Restoration of historic Union Station; WESA – where Western retailers go to shop; Buffalo Bill Gravesite and Museum.
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Episode 302: The Miles City Bucking Horse Sale; Mojave Desert Wagon Train
A Wild West weekend at the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale; Plus – the Mojave Desert Wagon Train.
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Episode 303: A Desert Dude Ranch in Summer; Carver Family Cattle Drive
Tucson’s White Stallion Ranch in summer; Growing up horseback on the Carver family cattle drive.
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Episode 304: Western Lander, Wyoming; Montana’s Sweetgrass Ranch
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.
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Episode 305: Death Valley National Park; Autry Western Art Show
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.
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Episode 306: Montana’s Dryhead Ranch: Western Artist Charlie Russell; The Colorado Railroad Museum
Dryhead Ranch cattle drive; The home, studio and work of legendary Western Artist Charlie Russell; The Colorado Railroad Museum.
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Episode 307: Montana Horse Drive; Cattle Rancher Movie Star Joel McCrea; Preserving ranches with the California Rangeland Trust
Montana’s Hells-a-Roarin’ Horse Drive; Cowboy actor Joel McCrea’s historic California cattle ranch; Saving ranches from development – the California Rangeland Trust.
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Episode 401: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad; Rainbow Trout Ranch
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.
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Episode 402: Wylie Gustafson; Riding the Blackfeet Indian Reservation; Windrift Hill; Ron Ukrainetz
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.
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Episode 403: Lone Pine Film Festival; The Quebe Sisters; Bridgeport Ranch
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.
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Episode 404: Nate Wald; The Barnsion; Montana-made The Cowboy Cereal
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.
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Episode 405: Paradise Ranch; historic Occidental Hotel; Cheyenne’s Nelson Museum of the West
Wyoming’s aptly named Paradise Ranch; Butch and Sundance slept here – The historic Occidental Hotel; plus Cheyenne’s Nelson Museum of the West.
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Episode 406: Western Durango, Colorado
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.
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Episode 501: The Rock Creek Spring Horse Drive; John Wayne’s costume man; LA Buffalo
Ride the California desert and the High Sierra on the Rock Creek Pack Station Spring Horse Drive; Luster Bayless, costumer for John Wayne, Lonesome Dove, and other classic Westerns; The Los Angeles area buffalo herd on the former estate of Hollywood’s first cowboy movie star.
Episode 502: Circle Bar Ranch; Charlie Russell Art; $10K Cowboy Boots
Where legendary cowboy artist Charlie Russel once rode – Montana’s historic Circle Bar Ranch; The Mackay Gallery of Charlie Russell Art at the Montana Historical Society; The $10,000 handmade cowboy boots of Lisa Sorrell.
Episode 503: Triple J Ranch; Artist Tucker Smith; The Single Action Shooting Society
Ride the Rocky Mountain Front at Montana’s Triple J Ranch; Western Wildlife Artist Tucker Smith; California cowboy fun with The Single Action Shooting Society.
Episode 504: An Oklahoma Episode – The Last Stockyard; Shorty’s Hattery; Cowboy sculptor Harold Holden; The National Cowboy Museum
Today’s Wild West travels to Oklahoma: The nation’s last stockyard – the Oklahoma National Stockyards; A visit to Stockyard City, and custom cowboy hat maker Shorty’s Caboy Hattery; The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City; Acclaimed Oklahoma Western sculptor Harold Holden.
Episode 505; A covered wagon ride on the Oregon Trail; Historic Ft. Caspar; Nine Floors of Western Wear; Moccasin art of John Murie
A covered wagon ride on Wyoming’s Oregon Trail with Historic Trails West; The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center; The Old West lives again at historic Fort Caspar; Nine floors of Western wear – Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters in Casper, Wyoming; The beautiful beaded moccasins of Montana Chippewa-Cree artist John Murie.
Episode 506: Western Wickenburg – Team Roping Capital; Kay El Bar Ranch; Stoney Saddlery custom saddles; Buffalo Horn Art
Western Wickenburg, Arizona – the Team Roping Capital of the World: Saddle up at historic Kay El Bar Guest Ranch; Team roping at Rancho Rio; The custom saddles of Stoney Saddlery; Plus Lakota Buffalo Horn artist Kevin Pourier.
Episode 601: New adventures on the Custer Battlefield at U.S. Cavalry School
Today’s Wild West returns to U.S. Cavalry School for brand new horseback adventures, as we live the life of a U.S. Cavalry solder, and learn the history, of Montana’s historic Little Bighorn Battlefield.
Episode 602:The real deal at Rowse’s 1+1 Ranch; Custom leather at County Line Saddlery; Following John Wayne’s footsteps at the Lone Pine Film Festival
The real-deal cowboy life at Rowse’s 1+1 Ranch in the Sand Hills of Nebraska; The craftsmanship of Nebraska’s County Line Saddle Shop; Meet John Wayne’s son, walk where classic Westerns were shot, and much more, at the Lone Pine Film Festival.
Episode 603: Spring branding in Montana; Restoring historic wagons; Indian art at Custer Battlefield Trading Post; The Quigley shoot
****Spring roundup and branding at Montana’s Wald Ranch; Brining historic wagons back to life at Montana’s Engel’s Coach Shop; the 30th annual Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Shoot.
Episode 604: The Grand Tetons at Red Rock Ranch; Fine art spurs; Gentling mustangs
See the Grand Tetons horseback – and much more – at Wyoming’s Red Rock Ranch; Turning bits and spurs into fine art – cowboy craftsman Ernie Marsh; gentling mustangs with Wyoming horse trainer Steve Mantle.
Episode 605: Medicine Bow Lodge; Artist Morgan Weistling; The living legacy of Will Rogers
Escape to Wyoming’s Medicine Bow Ranch; Western Artist Morgan Weistling; The historic home, polo field, and treasured California State Park left by the legendary Will Rogers.
Episode 606: Arizona advengture at theSprucedale Ranch Spring Horse Drive
****Saddle up for adventure, as we drive 85 horses 60 miles over three days through spectacular eastern Arizona – at the Sprucedale Ranch Spring Horse Drive.
Episode 607: The historic OTO Ranch; Mad Hatter Custom Cowboy Hats; Cowboys, Indians & 100 years of California’s Ramona Outdoor Play
Closed for nearly a century, the historic OTO outside Yellowstone – Montana’s first dude ranch – rides again; The fine custom cowboy hats of Montana Mad Hatters; Cowboys, Indians, romance and tragedy, as Ramona – California’s official outdoor play, celebrates 100 years.