1 . Vista Verde Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 944 - 9056

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A star set apart from the "roughing it" ranches of the whimsical Old West, Vista Verde Ranch sets a superior standard.

Adventure-seekers are bound for bliss at this all-inclusive ranch resort just outside the misty mountain tops of Steamboat Springs. A Four Diamond Award weighs on its belt; and it's well worth its brass. The Vista Verde Ranch expertly melds "ranchy and fancy," winning your heart with a hearty taste of the Old West. Discover a tasteful combination of luxury resort and adventure ranch, filled to the gills with all-season activity that will transform you into one contented cowboy!

2 . Colorado Trails Ranch

Durango, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 323 - 3833

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Though the dude ranch name hails to horseback riding, there's more to this all-inclusive dude ranch resort than just its brass tacks!

Reach for the reins and take hold of your own vacation at a Colorado classic: Colorado Trails Ranch. Meander through the mountains on your new four-hoofed friend or find your own fun white water rafting the Animas River, hiking the forests, trap shooting, or try your hand at some old-fashioned archery. Quilted comforts await you within the walls of your cozy guest cabin, while mouth-watering meals will keep you full and having fun!

3 . Smith Fork Ranch

Crawford, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (970) 921 - 3454

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Authentic Western living still survives at the Smith Fork Ranch.

Walk back into Old West ambiance and into the mountain home magic of Smith Fork Ranch in Crawford, Colorado. Unique adventures will fill your trip back in time. Horseback ride, fish, and hike the land that took the hearts of Ute Indians, Teddy Roosevelt, and John Muir. This is frontier country, where miles overlap in an endless web of trails trod by adventurers, natives, and presidents. Learn to barrel race, cattle pen, steer soccer, or just take a leisurely ride off into the sunset.

4 . Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Loveland, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 667 - 3999

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Seek high adventure home at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in the Big Thompson River Valley.

Ranch and cattle are at the center of western lifestyle, but Western hospitality rules the day. Answer the breakfast bell, discover the magic of fluffy pancake perfection, and sink into authentic Western living at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. Outdoor adventure at Sylvan Dale keeps up the classics like overnight pack trips to Cow Camp and Western Horsemanship lessons, but adds in some new-fangled fun like fly fishing adventures, mountain hiking, horseshoes, and hot tubs.

5 . C Lazy U Ranch

Granby, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 856 - 3916

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Try on a new tradition and sample the extraordinary at C Lazy U Ranch, a true relic of the Old American West.

Enter a fresh greenhorn and leave an expert wrangler at the C Lazy U Ranch, a special place steeped in tradition and worn with pride. Leading a legacy of horsemanship and preservation, at C Lazy U Ranch, horses are the heartbeat. Refine your skills together with a horse program and a family-friendly "shodeo," or relax in the ambiance of the Old West at Lazy You Spa on Willow Creek. Boredom is a bygone when rich ranch activities include a whole host of all-season adventures!

6 . Aspen Canyon Ranch

Parshall, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 343 - 1509

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Pack a picnic basket for the trip of your life at Aspen Canyon Ranch, the place where lasting memories are made!

Crackling campfires and fresh smoked s'mores set the scene for family adventure at Aspen Canyon Ranch. Hook a Cutthroat Trout in the well-stocked private ponds, sample some of the best fly-fishing on Williams Fork River, rush along the river by raft, and let Colorado's backcountry take your breath away on a guided horseback ride adventure. Specializing in group gatherings and Western walkabouts, Aspen Canyon Ranch will have your heart hook, line, and sinker for some authentic Western fun!

7 . Circle K Guest Ranch & Outfitter

Dolores, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 477 - 6381

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Ponderosa Pine towers crown the Western beauty of the San Juan Mountains: Circle K Guest Ranch and Hunting Outfitter.

Circle K Guest Ranch is a dude ranch delight with a twist: a tailor-made vacation to suit your style and your budget, and set your sights to "stun"! Creature comforts range from comfortable cabins to bunkhouses to suit any individual adventurer. Pull up those boots for a horseback pack trip, fly fishing venture, and elk, mule deer, or black bear hunt. For those bound to stay right in the ranch, tour the mountain by cable slide, river tube, ropes obstacle course, or of course by horseback!

8 . The Home Ranch

Clark, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (970) 879 - 1780

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Reach storybook romance past Idyllic Hahn's Peak at The Home Ranch.

All season adventure comes in many colors at this all-inclusive luxury dude ranch set amid the timeless beauty of the Elk River Valley. Try Nordic skiing, sample succulent salmon cuisine, or a dip in your rustic cabin hot tub by twinkle light. Trail travelers dream of the million acre Rocky Mountain wilderness at your doorstep in The Home Ranch. Leave your boots or your showshoes at the door of your lincoln-log cabin in The Home Ranch, where refined Western elegance revives the Old West appeal.

9 . Lost Valley Ranch

Sedalia, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (303) 647 - 2311

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Join the Lost Valley legacy and become a Western frontier pioneer at Lost Valley Ranch.

Quality is king in this luxury backcountry Colorado classic. Taste the tradition at American and Continental home cookin' classics. Just like your everything else here, it's custom and cooked-to-order! Pair up with a four-hoofed friend that fits your skill level and your personality. Lost Valley Ranch tries their "darndest" to tailor your trip with all the custom cowboy comforts! With guest ranch cabins fit to accommodate a cattle baron, you'll be one jolly rancher at Lost Valley Ranch!

10 . Lane Guest Ranch

Estes Park, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (303) 747 - 2493

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A postcard-perfect American frontier frames Lane Guest Ranch.

Set into the majesty of the Rocky Mountain range, Lane Guest Ranch is your mountain pass. Where wild rivers, elk, and deer run free you'll find your own brand of freedom. Take a class in horseback riding, whitewater rafting, jewelry making, or fishing and the Lane Guest Ranch chef will cook your catch! Picture yourself here, past the perfectly "painted" edges of Rocky Mountain ridges, at Lane Guest Ranch.

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