Colorado is famous for its high peaks and incredible landscapes, but it’s also home to some of the country’s finest dude ranches, which offer exceptional hospitality and Western horseback riding year-round. These all-inclusive retreats are perfect for families or couples seeking a romantic getaway and many of them have special adult-only weeks during the fall, when the pace slows down a bit.
Situated in a secluded valley south of Guanella Pass, Rawah Ranch is an all-inclusive Colorado dude ranch that offers a wide range of activities, from fly fishing to trapshooting to hiking, rafting and swimming. Guests also have the option to stay at Rawah Lodge, a posh cabin that’s sure to impress.
Elk Mountain Ranch
Secluded beneath some of Colorado’s most scenic peaks, Elk Mountain Ranch combines all-inclusive ranch activities with luxurious lodging and dining. The ranch serves a variety of meals prepared by the chef and has an indoor pool to relax in after a day on the trails or a day of shooting clay pigeons.
Sundance Trail Guest Ranch
Situated just 100 miles from Denver International Airport, Sundance Trail Guest Ranch is a great choice for a Colorado dude ranch getaway with fabulous adventures for all ages. There are plenty of activities for the whole family, including whitewater rafting, disc golf, horseback riding, rock climbing, trap or target shooting, and trout fishing.
Rainbow Trout Ranch
Located in a remote area of southern Colorado near the Mexican border, Rainbow Trout Ranch is a secluded escape for guests wanting to experience the best of the western lifestyle and adventure. It offers fantastic horseback riding, fly fishing, a wide range of outdoor activities, a wonderful children’s program, a teen ranch program and the opportunity to hope aboard a narrow-gauge steam train. The all-inclusive ranch also provides a number of services for the guest’s convenience, such as shuttle service, ice, Wi-Fi, photography, a gym, laundry and more.