Dude Ranch weeks are made for families. 1st Child OR Grandparents come FREE with family. Call for details. 970.283.9420

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 also in season working with sporting dogs or hunting five species of game birds–in your very own national-park-sized parcel.

Okay, technically, you’ll have to share this western wonderland with your own family and other guests. But it’s just like having your very own national park for as long as you stay at The High Lonesome Ranch, outside DeBeque, Colorado. The working cattle ranch is situated on more than 400 square miles of deeded and permitted land–framed by alpine mesas, the North Dry Fork Valley, the Kimball Creek Valley, and Cow Mountain with elevations climbing from 4,000 to more than 9,000 feet. The Ranch offers endless recreational opportunities and for guests, families included, the focus is on making each stay as personally rewarding as possible.

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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:  Your first child comes FREE when booked by January 1st, OR Grandparents come totally FREE 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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