Dude Ranch weeks are made for generations. Grandparents come free with family. Call for details. 970.283.9420

About Us

The High Lonesome Ranch is 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 – primarily ranching, recreation, and research. We want to expose as many people as possible to the ways we do this.

Large, resilient ecosystems and committed land stewards are among the best tools we have to conserve biodiversity against a backdrop of rising resource consumption, population growth, urbanization, and climate change.

The High Lonesome Ranch portfolio includes much more than land. HLR has collaborative conservation strategies; an independent Institute engaged in applied science and research; a forum for international dialogue; a leadership role in the Western Landowners’ Alliance (representing over 20 million acres of private land being managed for conservation outcomes) and numerous active partnerships with universities, non-profit organizations, business leaders, policy makers, legislators, and others.

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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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Dude Ranching for Generations

Dude Ranch weeks are made for families: This year we’re putting a special focus on generational visits. Grandmother and Grandfather will enjoy a totally free Dude Ranch trip when they come with 5 other family members. The experience offers you 6 nights and 5 days of equestrian heaven. Different activities each day keep it lively and lots of variety keeps everyone happy.

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  • Conservation's new frontier

    Private Land: Conservation's new frontier in America. The High Lonesome Ranch represents a new model for private land conservation in North America. Since more than half the land in the U.S. is privately owned, it can't be left to governments and nonprofits. We are working hard to do our part. Our owner along with the…

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  • "Best vacation of my life"

    Trip Advisor has been seeing such great guest reviews lately we thought we'd share:   "Best vacation of my life" - 5 Stars This was more than just a vacation it was a wonderful experience. It took us totally out of our everyday lives. The food, accommodations, activities are awesome! The staff becomes family immediately.…

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  • 7 Chefs to Watch

    Bill of Fare Magazine names our Executive Chef, Matthew Chasseur as one of their 7 Chefs to Watch. Come visit us and see why. “There’s something magical about the way food brings people together. The same way that art and music pull together like-minded individuals into a space of harmony. Enter Stephen Torres, whose work is…

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