Colorado is known for its natural beauty. Much of Western Colorado is covered by the Rocky Mountains, where more than 50 mountain peaks reach over 14,000 feet. The eastern third of the state is the start of the high plains. Evergreen and aspen forests, deep canyons, and sand dunes – all are found in the state of Colorado.
Guests of Colorado dude ranches enjoy traveling the 25 scenic and historic byways that traverse the state of Colorado. These roads lead through mountain passes and verdant valleys, and past ancient ruins and ghost towns. They are a spectacular way to travel to the state’s four National Parks, each one of which is quite distinct from the next.
Colorado dude ranch vacations are as varied as the ranches. Some focus on horseback riding, with trail riding and rodeo taking center stage. Some are all about luxury – the food, the lodging, the spa. Most offer a variety of activities for all ages: hiking, rafting, biking, skiing, riding, and fishing. All Colorado Dude Ranches specialize in creating unforgettable vacations full of fresh air, activity, and friends.
Ranches in Colorado