Dude: Sleep Under Stars or in Luxury
Kyle Wagner, Travel Editor
Sundance Trail Guest Ranch: What Roped Us In: Laid-back and nurturing, this well-situated ranch run by two former nurses in hospice care is 140 acres of fun and casual comfort. Good food, a welcoming atmosphere and a focus on a safe horse program makes the place a hit with family reunions, and the cabins located away from the main lodge and alpine setting give it a secluded feel. The firing range, which kids are allowed to use (supervised and with proper instruction), is popular, especially when Big Bertha, the 50-calibre muzzle loader, gets pulled out. On clear days, the trail rides nab stunning views of the Mummy Range.