Even though most people associate Colorado dude ranches with family summer vacations, many ranches actually host guests all year long.
To give you a sense of all that we have going on – and everything there is to do throughout the year – here are a few highlights that come with the four seasons of fun on a Colorado vacation ranch…
The summer months are our busiest. That’s partly because it’s the most convenient time for families to come and see us, but also because our ranches are in full swing when the weather is warm. All of our ranches are open June through September, and we offer just about every western adventure under the sun (literally and figuratively).
During the summer you can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and even lounging by the pool. You can work on your lasso skills, or hike a 14’er. You’re guaranteed to have access to every activity and offering the ranch offers (that doesn’t involve snow that is), meet lots of new people, and return home with a saddle bag full of memories.
When days start to get shorter, our Colorado dude ranches become just as colorful as the aspen trees and surrounding hills. People are still arriving to see golden trees in every direction, and there is still plenty of sun to keep things warm and bright.
In addition to our normal activities, fall begins our adults only weeks at most ranches, along with special events like cowgirl roundups, art workshops, horsemanship clinics, cattle drives, and more. That makes fall a great time to leave the kids with grandma for the week and rustle up some fun for the ‘big kids’ in the family.
While some vacation destinations close down for the cooler months, it’s prime time for winter sports in Colorado. Not only are peaks and trails covered with beautiful snow, but we have backcountry activities that guests of all ages can enjoy. We have a handful of ranches open year round and/or open during holidays and for spring break.
Whether you’re looking for an unforgettable Christmas or a chance for cross-country skiing, tubing, or snowmobiling over unspoiled peaks and valleys, we’ve got everything. You can even enjoy a day of dog sledding before taking in some hot cocoa in the lodge!
There isn’t anything quite like watching mother nature return on a Colorado dude ranch. Just when the days start getting a little longer and warmer, you’ll notice green coming through the mountain valleys. You can enjoy a foot of snow one day and bright sunshine the next. When you’re this close the mountains, the unpredictability is part of the fun.
What really makes spring special, though, is getting to meet, feed, and care for the various baby animals that are springing up around our ranches. If you haven’t ever seen baby cows, horses, and deer with your own eyes, you don’t know what you’re missing.
There’s never a dull moment at a Colorado dude ranch. Whether you’re looking for the standard fun that comes with each of the four seasons, are trying to plan the perfect wedding, or just need a unique getaway for your business group, we have the fun, convenient, and affordable destination you’ve been looking for. Call us at 1-866-942-3472 to start planning your perfect getaway!