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Colorado Guest Ranches - Colorado Dude Ranches. All of the vacation packages are served in our beautiful, spacious lodge with all of your meals provided. Once on the dude or guest ranch, guests are invited to participate in any of the activities at their own leisure. East of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains are the Colorado Eastern Plains, the section of the Great Plains within Colorado at elevations ranging from 3,500 to 7,000 feet (1,000 to 2,000 m). This allows for the perfect setting for any dude ranch!

Cherokee Park Ranch

Dickey & Christine Prince
436 Cherokee Hills Drive
Livermore, Colorado 80536 (USA)
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An historic establishment first opened in 1886, abounding in Western character & charm. The Northfork of the Cache La Poudre river winds through our ranch. Remote; yet easily accessible from Denver. Riding for all ability levels! Over 128 horses with just the right personality for you. Come find your wilderness! You won't want to leave. Our guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends.

Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch

Jerry Helmicki
Cheri Helmicki
447 County Road 3 Box N
Parshall, Colorado 80468 (USA)
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Opened in 1912, Bar Lazy J is considered the oldest continuously operating guest ranch in Colorado. We believe our ranch to be ideally located just southwest of Rocky Mountain National Park and nestled in a peaceful valley on the Colorado River. With a guest capacity of 42 we offer our guests a friendly, informal atmosphere and a true "western experience".

Black Mountain Ranch

Nowell May
PO Box 219
McCoy, Colorado 80463 (USA)
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We are a full service working guest and cattle ranch. Rather than a rigid schedule we offer activities in the most flexible way possible. We want you to choose what you want to do, when you want to do it and whom you want to do it with. Rafting, cattle drives every week, unlimited riding, pack rips, shooting, fishing and more. Fully licensed saloon. Call for a free DVD that tells the story!

4UR Ranch

Aaron Christensen
Robin Christensen
P. O. Box 340
Creede, Colorado 81130 (USA)
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The 4UR Ranch is an exclusive family fly fishing ranch in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and has been welcoming guests since the late 1880's. It offers over 6 miles of private tail water for the fisherman and a natural horsemanship program for riders of all levels.

Colorado Trails Ranch

Jeanne Ross
12161 County Road 240
Durango, Colorado 81301 (USA)
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Family fun abounds at Colorado Trails Ranch located in the beautiful San Juan Mountains just outside of Durango, Colorado. With its comprehensive Western riding and children's programs plus some of the best fly-fishing, the ranch offers an array of activities for the entire family. You'll find that we tailor riding our program to accommodate all ability levels. If you're a new rider, we'll teach you the basics; if you're an experienced rider, you will appreciate the quality of our horses and the opportunity to do more than just "nose-to-tail" trail rides. In addition to riding and fishing, we offer shooting sports, rafting, hiking, swimming, evening programs, cozy cabins, delightful food and the best staff around!

Music Meadows Ranch

Elin Ganschow
6076 CR 119
Westcliffe, Colorado 81252 (USA)
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Music Meadows is a 4,000 acre cattle ranch in Southern Colorado's majestic Wet Mountain Valley. Your "Home on the Range" is family size, updated but dating from the early 1900's. Not a lot of amenities... but good horses, beautiful country, patient instruction, and peace and quiet will mark your stay here. Here you are taught to ride "out of line... not down a trail"!

Home Ranch

Johnny Fisher
Selina Heintz
PO BOX 822
Clark, Colorado 80428 (USA)
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The Home Ranch is a fabulous Colorado ranch vacation no matter which season you choose to come. Do not miss the rope tow this year. The children will have lots of downhill skiing and tubing fun right here on the ranch, not far from the fireplace and hot cocoa!

Coulter Lake Guest Ranch

Jack Allard
80 Country Road 273
Rifle, Colorado 81650 (USA)
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Coulter Lake Guest Ranch is nestled in a small mountain valley, elevation approximately 8100 feet above sea level, twenty miles North of Rifle, Colorado. Horseback riding is the backbone of our program and a favorite activity for almost everyone at our ranch (although we do have non-riders too). We have an excellent string of superb mountain trail horses to give you a great mountain trail ride.

Wind River Christian Guest Ranch

Don McIntyre, General Manager
P.O. Box 3410
Estes Park, Colorado 80517 (USA)
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A Christian Family Guest Ranch is an investment in your family. Horseback riding, riding lessons, kid's rodeo, daily program for kids and teens, climbing wall and zipline, optional one-hour bible study with featured speaker, transportation to and from white water rafting and golf, hikes, a spot to nap in our hammocks and much, much more. We look forward to serving y'all.

Rawah Ranch

Meg Dyer
Tim Dyer
11447 North County Road 103
Glendevey, Colorado 82063 (USA)
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Northern Colorado's Historic Rawah Ranch is a Colorado guest ranch located in one of the most scenic and unspoiled valleys in North America. Rawah Ranch's all-inclusive vacations cover Best-of-the-West activities and amenities, gourmet cuisine, luxurious cabin lodging and memories that last a lifetime.

Elk Mountain Ranch

Tom and Sue Murphy
P.O. Box 910
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211 (USA)
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Colorado's highest guest ranch at 9600 feet. Unique for spectacular location, adjacent to Browns Canyon National Monument, excellent riding program, variety of activities, value, superb menu and intimate capacity. Thrilling full-day whitewater raft trip, trapshooting, marksmanship, archery, fishing, van trip to Aspen, mountain biking, hayride, square-dancing, evening entertainment, Jacuzzi and Browns Canyon Adventure Park ropes course. Massage is available for an additional charge. Families encouraged to spend time together. Adults-only in September. The Murphy family's home and passion since 1985.

Latigo Ranch

Randy George
Lisa Goerge
Box 237
Kremmling, Colorado 80459 (USA)
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The moment you arrive you will want to linger forever on the front porch soaking in the breathtaking view. Skilled wranglers instruct beginner through advanced riders - family rids, sunset rides, breakfast rides, loping rides, cattle roundups, team penning, overnight pack trips. Two hundred miles of mountain trails wander through lush aspen groves and expanses of wildflowers to remote beaver ponds or high vistas. Flyfish, raft, dance, hike, or just relax.

Vista Verde Ranch

Stephanie Wilson
P. O. Box 770465
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477 (USA)
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Vista Verde Ranch (VVR) is a truly unique ranch experience for all seasons. Enjoy gourmet meals and relax in a luxurious log cabin or lodge room. Activities include horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, fly fishing, rafting, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, downhill skiing, wine tasting and more.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Karen Burbank
Susan Jessup
2939 N. County Rd 31D
Loveland, Colorado 80538 (USA)
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An authentic horse and cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountain foothills, Sylvan Dale Ranch has been family owned and operated since 1946. 6-night all-inclusive vacations on our secluded 3,200 acres offer plenty of outdoor adventures including cattle drives, overnight pack trips, fly fishing, rafting, and more. 1-hr from Denver and 45-min from Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park/ Estes Park. Business retreats Nov-May

Drowsy Water Ranch

Ken Fosha
Randy Sue Fosha
PO Box 147
Granby, Colorado 80446 (USA)
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Two hours from Denver in a secluded mountain valley, the 600 acre Drowsy Water Ranch offers an outstanding horse program for all abilities of riders with half-day, instruction, all day, loping or walking rides, cattle penning, counseled kids programs, along with hiking, mountain biking, rafting, country dancing, hayrides, delicious family-style meals, daily maid service and evening entertainment.

Deer Valley Ranch

Bev Jackson
Dave Johnson
16825 CR 162
Nathrop , Colorado 81236 (USA)
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Deer Valley Ranch is a place specifically designed for families. Our goal is to reignite the family around adventure and time together. Whether it is taking one of our specialized horseback riding trips, fishing the Arkansas River with your father, or spending time with your loved ones around our dining room table, our goal is simple: to make family time exceptional.

Palisade Ranch @ Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa

Michael Macleod
43200 Highway 141
Gateway, Colorado 81522 (USA)
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Full service resort experience with stand alone Ranch property located south of Grand Junction on scenic by-way 141. Ranch packages are all inclusive. Other activities include UTV tours, hiking, fly fishing, helicopter tours. Full service spa and resort amenities also available.

C Lazy U Ranch

Brady Johnson
Dale Heckerson
P. O. Box 379
Granby, Colorado 80446 (USA)
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One of the country's foremost guest ranches, the C Lazy U Ranch falls somewhere between a world-class resort and secluded high country retreat where scenery and guest services exceed your wildest expectations. The Ranch is Miles Above Ordinary and has preserved the traditions of the Great American West for over 90 years. We welcome you to come visit our family.

Waunita Hot Springs Ranch

The Pringle Family
8007 CR 887
Gunnison, Colorado 81230 (USA)
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Three generations of Pringles, sharing our 43rd year with families, couples, singles seeking a safe and wholesome Western vacation atmosphere. Ranch secluded amidst beautiful scenery, colorful history, near Continental Divide. Rides grouped by age/ability or families may ride together, from flowered meadows to snow-ridged mountain tops. Soak after riding in our giant hot springs pool. Fishing, rafting, cookouts, overnight campout, hayride, Western music show, square dancing, scenic trips, petting zoo. Program designed for family participation, with special supervised children's activities. Comfortable accommodations, yummy meals. 86% return/referred guests in '03. Adults only in September. Early and late season discounts

Sundance Trail Ranch

Ellan & Dan Morin
17931 Red Feather Lakes Road
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado 80545 (USA)
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Summer Family Dude Ranch; Fall, Winter & Spring Country Lodge with Horseback Riding, only 100 miles NW of Denver, yet lost in the quiet beauty of the mountains - we love living here, and we love guests! Families play together and make memories of shared adventures. Summer horseback riding, mountain hiking, seasonal white-water rafting, jeep trips, trout fishing, bicycles, a game of pool, ping pong table, horseshoes, or enjoying a book on a sunny porch.

Tumbling River Ranch

Megan Dugan
Scott Dugan
P. O. Box 30
Grant, Colorado 80448 (USA)
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Welcome to Tumbling River Ranch, one of the finest guest ranches in the Colorado Rockies. We have a long-established tradition of giving guests what they expect. A superb location, nestled in a secluded valley high in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by cascading streams, abundant big game, wildflowers and trees... exciting activities, including trout fishing, swimming, invigorating hiking, horseback riding along extraordinarily secluded and scenic trails, trapshooting, river rafting, plus terrific programs for kids of all ages.

Harmel's Ranch Resort & Spa

Amie McKown
Steve Roberts
P.O. Box 399
Almont, Colorado 81210 (USA)
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Located at 8,412' in the Colorado Rockies. The Taylor River runs through the ranch. Three plans to choose from. 150 guest capacity, 37 cabins, 19 with kitchens. Great horse program, unbelievable fly fishing, exciting whitewater rafting, fantastic rock climbing. Western gourmet food, nightly entertainment. Three night minimum, start your vacation any day of the week. Western hospitality at its finest.

Broadmoor Wilderness Experience

Andre Gutierrez
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906 (USA)
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Offering refined luxury with the rustic charm and inspiration of a wilderness enclave. Surrounded by over 100,000 acres of National Forest, indulge in a private escape in beautifully appointed cabins featuring rich furnishings and modern amenities. Fly fish in pristine mountain lakes, hike and bike scenic trails or explore mountains on horseback. The ultimate all-inclusive experience.

Smith Fork Ranch

Tim Johnson
Courtney Rodwell
45362 Needle Rock Road
Crawford, Colorado 81415 (USA)
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Smith Fork Ranch is known for superb cuisine, wines and magnificent accommodations in an exclusive small, family-owned ranch; extensive small, fly fishing in private 3 mile stretch of the Smith Fork River & eight ponds; backcountry fishing & packtrips; horseback riding and team penning; mountain scenery and wildlife; and spectacular nature hikes in surrounding National Forest and Wilderness.

Rainbow Trout Ranch

Jane Van Berkum
Linda Van Berkum
1484 FDR 250
Antonito, Colorado 81120 (USA)
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With a unique location 9000 ft up in the southern Colorado Rockies, but within easy reach of glorious New Mexico, Rainbow Trout provides the best of the old west and the southwest. Excellent riding, fishing, kids programs, activities, historic lodge, quaint cabins, and spectacular scenery combine to provide the ultimate family vacation. Join us for a week and take home a lifetime of memories.

M Lazy C Guest Ranch

Ann Heck
Ron Heck
801 CR 453 PO Box 475
Lake George, Colorado 80827 (USA)
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Come stay in our 1900's restored historic cozy cabins, fully furnished. All inclusive, riding, meals, fishing, shooting range and more. Riding in the National forest that surrounds the ranch. Family owned and operator so come and become part of the family. Fishing in the infamous "Dream Stream" only 15 mins away. Close to Colorado Springs for easy airport access. 719-748-3398 Guest ranch or cabins

The High Lonesome Ranch

Christopher Pipes
Mark Weaver
P. O. Box 88
DeBeque, Colorado 81630 (USA)
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A National Park sized ranch located only 40 minutes from Grand Junction, CO Walker Field Airport. The Ranch offers two very distinct Dude Ranch programs suitable for the whole family. Science and conservation talks are blended into the programming along with Western contemporary farm to table cuisine and comfortable lodgings all designed to delivery an unforgettable vacation.

Colorado Cattle Company

Tom Carr
Mats
70008 WCR 132
New Raymer, Colorado 80742 (USA)
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Working cattle ranch-guests actively participate in all cattle work! Cattle Drives every July, August & September. Work cattle, brand, team pen, rope, improve your riding and learn to work cattle out on the range. Log cabin lodging, saloon, price is all inclusive. ALL ADULTS ALL THE TIME!