Colorado Dude Ranch Adventure Vacation All-Inclusive Pet-Friendly

About Sundance Trail

Imagine your family vacation horseback riding here in Colorado, breathing the cool crisp air, under a blue sky surrounded by Rocky Mountain views.

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Summer Guest Ranch

Our Summer Guest Ranch season runs from late May until mid-September. Our summer family ranch vacations are weeks full of activity balanced with moments of quiet:

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Fall, Winter and Spring Bed & Breakfast

Our Fall, Winter and Spring season or Bed & Breakfast season runs from late September until mid-May. These pet friendly “Mountain Lodge” visits can be a ranch vacation of one night or as long as you like.

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What Makes Us Different?

People sometimes ask: “What makes the Sundance Trail Guest Ranch different from other Dude Ranches?” or “What is a Dude Ranch vacation?” These are very good questions!

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At Sundance Trail Guest Ranch we encourage families to play together and to make memories together. Of course kids are welcome!

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For either a dude ranch family vacation or a Colorado Mountain Inn bed and breakfast get-away, you will find a comfortable place to put your feet up. Our accommodations are cozy and relaxing.

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Pet Friendly

Many families come here because we provide a summer dude ranch family vacation or Bed and Breakfast Country Inn experience that also welcomes your horses and dogs. We are pet friendly!

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Weddings & Elopement

Elegant wedding? Ornate wedding? A huge theatrical spectacle wedding? Not on your life. Genuine western dude ranch hospitality? Now we’re talking the same language! Your Elopement Wedding, Life Commitment and Renewal of Vows can happen here!

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Horse Back Riding

Trail ride the meadows of the forest…a highlight for beginners and advanced riders alike! Our guest ranch Riding Program is based on three beliefs: Horse back riding should be fun, horse back riding should be safe, horse back riding is a never ending learning process. Horse back riding - it's what we do.

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This Could be the Colorado Family Dude Ranch Vacation of Your Dreams! We are now booking summer reservations. Call or Text to Check Availability and Reserve Your Spot! (970)224-1222

A Colorado Family Dude Ranch

Imagine your Colorado family dude ranch vacation spending your days horseback riding as a family, taking in the scenery of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and above all, creating lifelong memories together as a family.

After that, just relax – Picking the right Colorado dude ranching vacation can be easy!
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The Four Seasons At Sundance Trail Guest Ranch – A Family Vacation Colorado Dude Ranch


Our Summer Guest Ranch season runs from late May until mid-September. Our Colorado dude ranching vacations are weeks full of activity, subsequently balanced with moments of quiet:

  • Western Colorado horseback riding in the Rocky Mountains on a horse matched to your skill level
  • Your horse is paired with you for the week – some folks have been riding the same horse for years!
  • Rock climbing and belaying lessons
  • White water rafting
  • Sunset hikes, fishing, and fly-fishing.
  • Throwing tomahawks
  • Shooting rifles and shotguns
  • Evening campfires with cowboy singing, yodeling and cowboy poetry
  • Foosball, horse shoe tournaments, pool table, and all kinds of family games
  • A Children’s Program that encourages families to play together
  • Comfortable, clean, modern lodge and cabin suites; hearty western meals, a soak in the jacuzzi, a massage, a good book on the porch, or snooze in a hammock
  • Relaxed, stress-free, hassle free, easy-going atmosphere that only a very small family guest ranch can enjoy.We are one of the smallest of the Colorado dude ranches.

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Fall, Winter and Spring

On the other hand, our Fall, Winter & Spring Bed and Breakfast season runs from late September until mid-May. These pet-friendly “Mountain Lodge” or “Country Inn” visits can be a ranch vacation of one night, however we’re thrilled to have you for as long as you like!

  • Colorado Horseback riding and hiking the Rocky Mountains
  • Nearby fishing and golf in season
  • Ranch vacation romance and quiet
  • Murder Mystery weekends
  • Massage
  • A visit to the nearby village of Red Feather Lakes
  • A great place for family reunions, or small group retreats or elopement weddings
  • Comfortable clean modern ranch accommodations
  • Hearty western meals
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts welcome
  • A soak in the jacuzzi
  • Foosball, pool table, horse shoe tournaments, and all kinds of other family games
  • A relaxed, stress-free, hassle-free, easy-going atmosphere that only a very small guest ranch can enjoy
  •  We teach the Wrangler Safety Program of the Dude Ranchers Association

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