Pet Friendly Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations

guest ranch vacation dog

Me! Waiting to greet you!

You Dogs and Horses are welcome here! You can be part of your family’s adventure vacation!

Hi! I’m Jack-jack, the official Sundance Trail Guest Ranch Dog. My job is to be so happy I can barely stand it!

Also, I lead some special “dog-only” activities like

  • chasing the cats and the goats (when they want to play too, otherwise they just sit there);
  • sometimes taking naps with the kittens:
  • playing with kids!;
  • sniffing noses with the miniature horses (who are only about 30 inches tall and weigh the same as me!);
  • NOT chasing the big horses (unless you want to get kicked!);
  • checking EVERY tree and, well, you know…!
    KIds and dogs on the dude ranch!

    RJ, Me & Annie

Ranch Vacation Baby-sitter!


I just talked with a couple of dogs who asked about our dog and horse “culture.” Here’s what two people thought: Dude Ranch Delight – Dog Friendly Guest Ranches, Bark Magazine, July/Aug 2009 and Pet Friendly in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, The Pet Gazette, May/June 2006.

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What Makes Us Different?

Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch
No name tags. No crowds. No lines.

Relaxed & Flexible
Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We keep riding groups small so we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and activities.

Adventure Vacation
In addition to horseback riding we offer Rafting, Rock Climbing, Shooting, Hiking, Mountain Biking and much more!

We Love to Teach
We believe that riding should be fun, should be safe, and that learning never ends.

Not a Nose-to-Tail Program
Our wranglers will never tell you to “get in line.” We don’t believe in lines!

Concern for Your Safety
We follow the standards of the American Association of Horsemanship Safety,and our wranglers are Safety Certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

Concern for the Environment
We live the “No Trace” Ethic, which means that we do our best to leave a very small foot-print in our National Forest.

Pet Friendly
We are the only pet friendly dude ranch that we know! Your dog, if he/she is well mannered around children and other animals, is welcome!

Family Orientation
We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.

Come Visit Us
This is our home, we live here and we’re open year-round.
You are very welcome to come visit us just give us a call!

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