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Ellen and Dan Morin
Sundance Trail Ranch
17931 W County Rd 74e
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
Traditional Dude Ranch

Today's traditional dude ranch invokes the spirit of the American West for all to experience and gives everyone a special touch of western hospitality. These horseback-centered ranches offer multi-night stays with affordable rates, delicious chef prepared meals, rustic but elegant cabins and many special amenities unique to ranching, and a host of mountain adventures.

8000 ft
Denver - 2 hours - Pickup Available
Colorado Springs - 3 hours - No Pickup
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Sundance Trail Guest Ranch is situated on 145 acres and surrounded by national forest. Located 100 miles NW of Denver International Airport, this breathtaking ranch is the perfect getaway for your family vacation, traveling individual, reunion or destination wedding.

Summer Dude Ranch & Winter Bed and Breakfast Country Inn

Bring the family together and make memories of shared adventures: Horseback riding, hiking, seasonal white-water rafting, yoga, rock climbing & belaying instruction, 21 round disc golf, trout fishing, trap or target shooting & archery. Relax in the Jacuzzi and enjoying gathering on the deck at the lodge. The recreation hall with pool table & lounge is a great place for socializing. Evenings are spent square dancing and enjoying western music by the campfire. Sundance Trail is a small and flexible ranch, maximum of seven families or twenty-four guests, with lodge and cabin suites to retire in at the end of each exciting day.

Pet Friendly – guest horses and dogs welcome.

In addition to our dude ranch, we have a new wedding destination venue. If you are looking for a small rustic style setting then our Aspen Grove at Sundance Trail Ranch is the place to book your outdoor ceremony. Aspen Grove as well offers with our new facility the “Carriage House” a place for wedding receptions or business meetings, whether it’s for retreats or day activity.

Guest Capacity:
Meeting Capacity:
Dates Open:
spring: Mar. 01,2020 - Jun. 03,2020
summer: May. 24,2020 - Sep. 12,2020
fall: Sep. 08,2020 - Nov. 30,2020
winter: Dec. 01,2020 - Mar. 01,2020
Minimum Age For Independent Riding:
5 but may vary based on size and temperament.
Minimum Age Accepted at Ranch:
Nearest Airport:
Denver - 2 hours - Pickup Available
Lodging Overview
Seven suites of rooms, varying in size from one to three bedrooms. Some suites in the lodge, some in cabins nearby.

All were done by the same decorator, so you will find same colors and fabrics throughout, although each suites has unique shape and size and art. One suite is W/C friendly.
Recreation Overview
Families play together and make memories of shared adventures.

Riding: Great variety of terrain, loping and open riding available. Half day and full day rides, lunch rides, small groups (no more than 6 riders).

Fishing: Trout fishing in the Cache la Poudre River and nearby lakes. Equipment available at the ranch

Shooting: Target and trap shooting with instruction, .22's, shotguns, Civil War replica musket

Swimming: Outdoor hot tub, or swim with your horse in the pond, or swimming pool (humans only!) nearby

Hiking: Miles of mountain trails in the surrounding National Forest

Rafting: Whitewater fun on the Cache la Poudre River, must be at least 7 years old

Rock Climbing: Learn the basics from professional instructors - knots, belay techniques, proper movement, communication, and safety. All equipment provided.

Gymkhana: Riding games held weekly in the arena

Ranch Animals: Friendly horses, ponies, donkeys, chickens, cats, kittens and dogs, and who knows what else this year!!!

Games: Foosball, pool tables, horse shoes, board games

Evening programs: Campfires, cowboy entertainers, country dancing and more.

Special Features (additional cost):
Professional rodeos,
Hot air ballooning,
Massage and
Excursions to Rocky Mountain National Park, Red Feather Lakes, local microbreweries, and Old Town Ft. Collins.
Dining Overview
Whether it's breakfast cookouts, steak barbecues, lunch on the trail or picnicking under the pines, meal times are special.

Hearty western meals are served family style in the lodge dining room with homemade breads and desserts.

Drinks, fruit and sweets are always available.

Special dietary needs gladly handled with advance notice, under the supervision of our Registered Nurses.
Adult Rate:
Early Season (June 3 -16, 2018): $1955/wk. Peak Season (June 17 – August 18, 2018): $2300/wk. Late Season (August 19 – Sept 1, 2018): $1955/wk.
Child Rate:
Early Season (June 3 -16, 2018): $977.50-$1200/wk. Peak Season (June 17 – August 18, 2018): $1150-$1600/wk. Late Season (August 19 – Sept 1, 2018): $977.50-$1200/wk.
Service Charge/Tip Rate:
We include a service charge of 15%.
Tax Rate:
Accepted Payment Methods:
We are happy to accept your personal check, as well as cash, travelers checks, M/C, VISA
Travel Agents Accepted:
Lodging Accomodations:
Cabin Accomodations:
Dedicated Arrival Day
Minimum Night Stay
Summer (Peak Season)
Sunday, Wednesday
3 Nights
Fall (Off Peak Season)
3 Nights
Winter (Off Peak Season)
3 Nights
Spring (Off Peak Season)
3 Nights
Children's Program:
Children's Program Start/End Age:
5 - 15
Baby Sitting:
With the horses in our pond, or (humans only) in our large jaccuzzi or nearby pool.
Cattle Gathering:
Team Penning:
Cattle Drives:
Additional Cattle Activities:
Lake fishing (trout) for everyone, or "Wild & Scenic" river fly fishing for the serious "catch & releasers."
River Rafting:
Yes-No Charge
Guided Hiking:
Yes-No Charge
Mountain Biking:
We keep mountain bikes in the back yard for guests to use any time at no charge.
Shooting Sports:
Yes-No Charge
Hay/Wagon Ride:
Adult Only Weeks:
Other Amenities
Full Bar
Whirlpool Spa:
Wheelchair Accessible:
Massage Available on Ranch:
Laundry Facilities:
Yes-No Charge
Information Technology Facilities:
WIFI & Computer available for emails.
Special Events
Conventions, Meetings & Retreats
Our newly constructed Carriage House at Aspen Grove Events Center is perfect for conventions, meetings, or retreats. We can accommodate up to 65 people comfortably and offer a variety of packages from venue rental to all-inclusive food and beverage.
24 overnight guests, 65 day guests for meetings/etc.
Please Call Ranch
Minimum Nights:
No minimum
Our wedding venue, Aspen Grove at Sundance Trail Ranch, offers a variety of packages that are sure to meet the needs of any future bride or groom looking for a smaller, casual wedding. We can host up to 65 people in our Carriage House facility. You can simply rent out the venue or let us do all the catering as well!
Wedding Planning:
Our Events Manager is happy to answer any specific questions you have at (970) 692-9177.
Wedding Officiant:
We have an officiant on-site or you are welcome to bring in your own.
Family Reunions
Flexible in meeting the needs of family groups - please call ranch to discuss your ideas. More details on our Family Reunions page.
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