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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 luxury 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.

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of Colorado's gems; it is a pristine environment split by the Continental Divide, with elevations ranging from 7,500 feet to over 14,200 feet. Great Sand Dunes National Park features high dunes backed by towering craggy mountain peaks. No canyon in the country has the depth, sheer walls and narrow opening found in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park; and Mesa Verde National Park is home to remarkable ancient cliff dwellings inhabited by the Ancestral Pueblo people between A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300.

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.

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Majestic Dude Ranch
Mancos, Colorado Phone: 800-325-9462 The Ultimate Adventure Guest Ranch! Swing up horseback and ride among the shimmering aspens. Follow the gold panning streams to mining towns of yesteryear. Breathe in deeply of the fresh alpine air or settle in and watch the sunset over Sleeping Ute Mountain.
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Vista Verde Ranch
Steamboat Springs, Colorado Phone: +1 800-526-7433 Located just north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Vista Verde Ranch offers a luxurious ranch vacation with a top notch riding program, but also so many other activities that it is much more than just a riding ranch. Adventures await both summer and winter.
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Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
Loveland, Colorado Phone: +1 877-667-3999 Much more than a historic working ranch, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch provides exceptional services for business & private meetings, holiday parties, picnics, reunions, family vacations, bed & breakfast, trophy fishing, horse riding, Heart-J natural beef & a variety of exciting outdoor adventures.
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Sundance Trail Guest Ranch
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado Phone: +1 (800) 357-4930 Family dude ranch vacation in the Colorado Mountains; Smallest smallest of the CO member ranches. Western Horseback Riding; NOT nose-to-tail; we love teaching beginners! A relaxed, stress-free, hassle free, easy going atmosphere that only a very small family dude ranch can enjoy.
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Black Mountain Ranch
McCoy, Colorado Phone: +1 800-967-2401 Unlimited horseback riding, over night pack trips, Longhorn cattle drives EVERY WEEK, white water rafting, fishing, kids' program, rifle and trap shooting, archery and trip to the local rodeo is just the start. Come see why guests say "The most amazing vacation we have ever experienced! "
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Drowsy Water Ranch
Granby, Colorado Phone: +1 800-845-2292 Winner Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards #1 All Inclusive Vacation. For over 90 years Drowsy Water Ranch has been providing folks from around the world with Western vacations. Under the same owner/management for 35 years, we promise nothing less than real down home hospitality and memories.
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Wind River Christian Guest Ranch
Estes Park, Colorado Phone: 800-523-4212 WRR is Colorado's Premier Christian Family Dude Ranch. This is a mountain top experience for the entire family. This is a vacation where we take care of all the details for you. It is also a vacation that caters its program to everyone in the family..the little ones, the teens and the adults.
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Smith Fork Ranch
Crawford, Colorado Phone: +1 855-539-1492 Smith Fork Ranch is a private luxury destination nestled in the Colorado Rocky Mountains amidst thousands of acres of the West Elk Wilderness and the Gunnison National Forest. SFR offers unique western adventures, gracious hospitality, superb farm to table cuisine and an award winning wine list.
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Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
Gunnison, Colorado Phone: +1 970-641-1266 Located at famous hot springs, ranch offers riding from flowered meadows to snow-ridged mountains, fishing, cookouts, square dancing, Western music show, hayride, kids' program. All-you-can-eat meals. Family owned & operated for 50 summers!
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Colorado Cattle Company & Guest Ranch
New Raymer, Colorado Phone: 1-970-437-5345 Colorado Cattle Co. & Guest Ranch is located on 10,000 acres of grassland with cattle, rolling hills, canyons, streams and bluffs in Northeastern CO. We are a real working cattle ranch, adult only, to where the guests actually work cattle as real cowboy would.
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Elk River Guest Ranch
Clark, Colorado Phone: 970-879-1946 Our location and small guest capacity are what set Elk River Guest Ranch apart. Enjoy a personalized vacation while utilizing the ranch as your basecamp to explore the Routt National Forest by horse, bike or foot or to explore the historic ranch lands, ski Mountain and downtown of Steamboat Springs.
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Rainbow Trout Ranch
Antonito, Colorado Phone: +1 800-633-3397 Glorious riding. Superb fishing. Kids' programs. Teen program. Evening activities that rock! Hiking. Historic Lodge. Quaint cabins. True western hospitality. Everyone comes back--come and see why. Come live the west with us!
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C Lazy U Ranch
Granby, Colorado Phone: +1 970-887-3344 Serving guests since 1919, the C Lazy U Ranch is known for providing the highest level of personalized service, professional horsemanship programs, first-class amenities, enriching children's programs, gourmet meals and upscale accommodations.
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Home Ranch
Clark, Colorado Phone: +1 970-879-1780 Featured in the first edition of "1,000 Places To See Before You Die", The Home Ranch, located 18 miles north of Steamboat Springs, CO in the stunning Elk River Valley, is the only Relais & Chateaux dude ranch in Colorado, an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge, and a year round paradise for families.
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Laramie River Ranch
Jelm, Colorado Phone: +1 800-551-5731 LRR offers genuine western hospitality far from the tension of city life. Horseback riding is our specialty but we also have exceptional private fly fishing, unique naturalist-led adventures, and a full children's program. Our small size allows us to give you the personal attention you deserve.
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4UR Ranch
Creede, Colorado Phone: +1 719-658-2202 The top choice of five generations of returning guests, the 4UR Ranch is one of the most outstanding guest ranch experiences in the Rocky Mountain west. With a personalized horsemanship program to fit any riding ability, complete children's program, and superior amenities, this 3000 acre ranch offers something for everyone. For the angler in the family, our 6 miles of private tailwater flowing into the Rio Grande is second to none. If you love hiking or mountain biking we have miles of trails for you to discover. And if it's serenity and peace you're looking for, come soak in our historic natural hot springs and then enjoy our food and wine selections prepared by our Cordon Bleu trained chef.
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Colorado Trails Ranch
Durango, Colorado Phone: +1 800-323-3833 Fun and adventure in the San Juan Mountains near historic Durango include horseback riding, fly-fishing, rafting and shooting sports. Special programs for children, evening and other activities, freindly staff, excellent food, cozy cabins and spectacular location make this a vacation of a lifetime.
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High Lonesome Ranch
DeBeque, Colorado Phone: (970)283-9420 First Child Free if you book before Christmas! The first child comes FREE to the HLR Dude Ranch Experience when reservations are made by December 24, 2015. Available dates are late May through mid August, 2016. The FREE youth package (ages 4-15) is good with a minimum of one adult reservation.
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Tarryall River Ranch
Lake George, Colorado Phone: 1-800-408-8407 Escape to fun and adventure in a safe environment with breath-taking scenery that stretches for miles! Tarryall is family owned/operated and offers a complete experience of the American West in an all-inclusive 6-night package. Winner of a 2012 Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Award. Check us out!
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Cherokee Park Ranch
Livermore, Colorado Phone: +1 970-493-6522 The Cherokee Park Ranch is a family owned dude ranch nestled in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. We cater to families with kids of all ages, horse back riding, river rafting, rodeos, fishing, music, dancing, cow wrangling, swimming, ropes/challenge course, skeet shooting and mountain biking.
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Rawah Ranch
Glendevey, Colorado Phone: 800.820.3152 Northern Colorado's Historic Rawah Ranch is an all-inclusive guest ranch located in one of the most scenic & unspoiled valleys in North America. Experience spectacular fly fishing on private waters, backcountry horseback rides, cookouts under the stars, sing-alongs, square dancing and more.
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Lost Valley Ranch
Sedalia, Colorado Phone: +1 303-647-2311 Lost Valley Ranch invites you to experience our Brand of Western Hospitality. Recipients of AAA's Four Diamond award for 39 consecutive years, we've been providing an unforgettable guest ranch experience for families since 1960, continuing the legacy of excellence established by the Foster family.
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North Fork Ranch & Fishing Lodge
Shawnee, Colorado Phone: +1 800-843-7895 Welcome to life at North Fork Ranch! One hour from Denver, in the majestic Rocky Mountains, you will find horseback riding, whitewater rafting, world class fly fishing (Orvis Endorsed), zip line, evening activities, intimate accommodations, dining with a gourmet flair and activities for all ages!
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Tumbling River Ranch
Grant, Colorado Phone: +1 800-654-8770 Welcome to Tumbling River Ranch!One of the Rocky Mountains outstanding ranches for 60 years. Featured in SUPER FAMILY VACATIONS and GREAT RESORTS FOR PARENTS AND KIDS. Your family will enjoy high Rockies riding, outstanding programs for kids, teen and babies and memories that last a lifetime.
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Zapata Ranch
Mosca, Colorado Phone: +1 888-592-7282 Zapata Ranch is a 103,000-acre ranch owned by The Nature Conservancy of Colorado where guests can ride through and learn about our conservation herd of 2,500 bison, integrate themselves into daily life on the ranch and participate in extensive nature programs.
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Latigo Ranch
Kremmling, Colorado Phone: +1 800-227-9655 Latigo was voted Colorado's Best Dude Ranch by "Colorado's Best: The Essential Guide to Favorite Places". Why? Latigo guests rave about Latigo's caring staff, solid horse program, fun activities, sumptious meals, and majestic scenery. It's a family vacation filled with memories to last a lifetime.
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Elk Mountain Ranch
Buena Vista, Colorado Phone: +1 800-432-8812 Unique for its spectacular location, horseback rides of unmatched beauty, quality horses, variety of activities, superb menu, intimate capacity and off-the-beaten path charm. Families encouraged to ride and raft together. Adults-only in September. Only 2.5 hrs from Denver Airport.
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Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch
Parshall, Colorado Phone: +1 800-396-6279 Opened since 1912, BAR LAZY J is considered the oldest continuously operating guest ranch in Colorado. The ranch is located just southwest of Rocky Mountain National Park and nestled in a peaceful valley along the banks of the Colorado River. Recreation and Relaxation is what we offer at Bar Lazy J.
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