Dude Ranches

Colorado’s dude ranches offer vacation experiences that range from upscale, romantic resort-like properties to rustic, working ranches where guests can take part in everyday chores like herding cattle or gathering fresh eggs.

The Home Ranch dude and guest ranch in Clark
Horseback riding at a Colorado dude and guest ranch
Horseback riding at a Colorado dude and guest ranch
The lodge at Elk Mountain Ranch in Buena Vista
Getting ready to ride at a Colorado Dude Ranch
A cowboy leads his horses out of the stables near Steamboat Springs, CO

While Colorado's more than 30 dude ranches are all very different, you can count on them all being incredibly family friendly and having activity-rich schedules for everyone in your party.

There's something special about the down-home hospitality of the staff at dude ranches — by the end of your stay, you'll really feel like family.

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