Colorado is famous for being the center of the Rocky Mountains. It is also a central destination of Western travelers with the ease of access and number of flights to and from the Denver International Airport and connections to the Aspen, Durango and Colorado Springs airports. While you are making your travel plans you might also consider slipping into any corner of the state on highways and byways. Once you arrive you will soon feel the warm invitation of a vacation oasis. There are things to do year round here that can be found at the most convenient of destinations – a dude ranch. Not only a destination for horse enthusiast, but also for the most specific of recreational fun.
The North Fork River is alive with trout. One cast might produce a fourteen inch brown trout, the next might be a three pound rainbow. This water is known for BIG fish.
What about teenagers? At Tumbling River, teens have the best situation of anyone. Teens at the ranch can participate in all activities, with or without parents.
Wind River Ranch is outfitted with a one-of-a-kind challenging par 3 Frisbee golf course. Designed by the legendary Kyle Ford in 1997, the current course record is 13 under. The ranch also has a wonderful kids program to involve your little ones.
With the ranch open in the winter and summer, you’re not just booking a room at the Majestic Dude Ranch, you’re planning an outdoor adventure.
Try your hand at team penning at the Laramie River Ranch. The object is to separate (or “cut”) one or more steers from the larger group and move them across the corral and in to a holding pen. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
Click on the map below to interact with the Colorado Dude Ranch Map or call the Dude Ranchers’ Association for more information at 307.587.2339.