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The High Lonesome Ranch sits along the spine of the continent on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies. A national park-scale landscape perfectly situated to help connect large ecosystems, we are right on a key habitat corridor and are working to restore, conserve, and steward a large western landscape to contribute to a western wildway for wildlife to roam and thrive that stretches from Mexico to Canada. A private conservation organization founded over 20 years ago, we are addressing the challenges of stewarding this landscape for habitat connection while we still can, and encouraging people to use it. With mountain forests, grasslands, spring creeks, and alpine mesas at an altitude that ranges from 4,000 to 9,000 feet, the ranch is home to diverse wildlife and provides a vast playground for sports and wilderness activities.

We want guests to share our landscape. Our mission to restore this ecosystem and conserve this swath of land while inviting use of it is only one of the things that sets us apart from other ranches. We are a working cattle ranch, use new best practices on the land, raise our own The High Lonesome Ranch Angus grassfed beef, and age it on the Ranch. Outdoor sports, laid-back luxury lodging, world-class local farm-to-table food, good people, and beautiful landscapes are just some of what we have to offer.

The High Lonesome Ranch continues our mission of restoring and conserving this iconic landscape for the land itself, for the wildlife, and so all of us will still have wild places to go and play. Outdoor enthusiasts are conservationists at heart. We invite you to join us.

Experiences, Outdoor Sports, Activities, and Events

The size and scope of the ranch offer so many possibilities. Fly-fishing for 5 species of trout, wing shooting for upland game birds in pristine coverts, dude ranch weeks where families and friends can participate in real cattle drives, glamorous camping in safari-style tents, family reunions, weddings, corporate group retreats, big game hunting, and personal getaways beckon – if you’re listening. All of these come with starry skies around the fire.

Our outdoor adventure, laid-back western luxury lodging, and 5-star hospitality are complemented by our inspired food. From the The High Lonesome Ranch orchard to the herb garden, our The High Lonesome Ranch Angus beef, local pork and lamb, and pairings with excellent local wines, our commitment to world-class local food is just the thing to round out an overall “Exactly as wild as you want” experience.

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We are much more than a Guest Ranch

We are a Guest Ranch because we believe in stewarding this large western landscape and sharing it with others. We have a working model of sustainability that maintains biodiversity and ecological connectivity, enhances the lives of wildlife and fish, and preserves and restores degraded habitat while promoting a mix of uses...

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First Child Free

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.


  • High Time for Horses

    Story from Covey Rise magazine, May 2014 A Dude Ranch Experience at The High Lonesome Ranch in Colorado, as the Ranch says, will bring out your whole family’s inner cowboy. Imagine learning to ride horses and beginning to master equestrian techniques while learning to fly fish and enjoying shooting five stand and sporting clays and…

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  • Lab Rapport

    Story from Covey Rise magazine July 2014 Labrador retrievers are the most popular dog breed in the U.S. Here are reasons why they excel in upland hunting situations. Brett Arnold’s High Country Sporting Dogs in DeBeque, Colorado, breeds a few select litters each year, many based from the Grand River Retriever lines known for their…

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  • Welcome to the Pack

    A new puppy fits in with a little professional help Story from Gray’s Sporting Journal, Expeditions and Guides, 2015 In all of hunting, there is no closer relationship than that of a wingshooter and a dog. Grandfathers may hunt with grandsons, wives with husbands, and childhood friends with each other, but none approach the bond…

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