The best way to see the West is from the back of a horse.
Cantering a horse through an alpine meadow or climbing a steep trail through a pine forest is something you never forget. Being in the saddle of a Colorado dude ranch well-trained horse is the fastest way to connect to a truly western experience. Whether you are a new rider or experienced, it’s also a whole lot of fun. Trail riding, cattle roundups, team penning, overnight pack trips, gymkhanas and family rodeos are a few of the ways you can get to know your mount. Git goin’ »
Sometimes it’s nice to be the cowboy and not just one of the herd.
Colorado’s rich ranching heritage is one of the reasons there are so many great cattle activities available. Many dude ranches started as cattle operations generations ago and many that were conceived as Dude Ranches include the cattle experience. Hard work has never been so much fun. Cowboy up! »
You can finally give your kids that pony.
Every parent hopes to provide the experiences they had growing up for their kids. This is where you’ll find them. There’s no better place to be a kid than on a family dude ranch in the Colorado Rockies. Come to think of it, it’s not a bad place to have a second childhood either. For lil’ pardners »
So Many Activities From Which to Choose!
Every ranch is different. Start by deciding what activities and accommodations you’d like and check the appropriate boxes under Our Ranches. That will narrow down your search. Then click on the links to individual ranches to learn more and have a great vacation.