Horseback Ranch Adventure Activities
The best way to see the West is from the back of a horse. Cantering a horse through an alpine meadow or climbing a steep trail through a pine forest is something you never forget. Being in the saddle of a Colorado dude ranch well-trained horse is the fastest way to connect to a truly western experience. Whether you are a new rider or experienced, it’s also a whole lot of fun. Trail riding, cattle roundups, team penning, overnight pack trips, gymkhanas and family rodeos are a few of the ways you can get to know your mount.
Every parent hopes to provide the experiences they had growing up for their kids. This is where you’ll find them. There’s no better place to be a kid than on a family dude ranch in the Colorado Rockies. Come to think of it, it’s not a bad place to have a second childhood either.
other dude ranch adventures
There are many ways to explore the wilderness and hiking happens to be one of Colorado’s most popular pastimes. Hit the trails sans horse for some hiking. In fact, there are some places you can go with a good pair of hiking boots. Many ranches offer guided historic tours, nature walks and hikes to summit some of the Colorado’s tallest peaks.
Hiking • Fishing/Fly Fishing • Swimming • Campfires and Cookouts • Hayrides and Horseshoes • Overnight Pack Trips • Evening Entertainment • Educational Opportunities • River Rafting • Kayaking • 4-Wheel Drive Trips • Side Trips • Mountain Biking • Tennis • Golf • Rock Climbing • Hot Air Ballooning • Shooting Sports • Saunas, Hot Tubs and More