Summer Dude Ranch – Affordable Rates

Summer Affordable Guest Ranch Rates  – BOOK ONLINE

Note: If you are looking for fall/winter/spring Country Inn and B&B rates, click here. 

7 Day/6 Night Dude Ranch Stays

  • Seven days, six nights including lodging, meals and all adventures listed below
  • Your own horse for the week, trail rides, and private instruction (if desired)
  • Check-In on Sunday at 2:00 pm,
  • Check-Out on Saturday at 12:30, or after lunch.

[2019 5/19-5/25]

Summer 2019 Dude 7 Day/6 night Package – per person cost (Adults Only Week)

May 19th – May 25th Opening week! Help train the new staff or enjoy a work-cation (call us for details!). This week offers a deep discount – it does not include white-water rafting. Still a bit cool in the mountains!
Adult (18 and up this week) $2065

[5/26 -6/15]

May 26th -June 15th/2019 Early Season
Adult (15 and up) $2340
Children 8-14 $1475
Children 5-7 $1105


Peak season June 16 – August 24/2019
Adults (15 and up) $2750
Children ages 8-14 $1840
Children age 5-7  $1380

[8/25- 9/7]

August 25 – Sept 7/2019 Late Season (Adult Only Weeks)
Adult (15 and up) $1955
or call us for pricing if you require a shorter stay

[9/8 – 9/14]

September 8 – 14/2018 (Adults Only Week)
This is a 5 night, arrive Sunday afternoon, depart Friday afternoon experience.
Adults $1,830
or  call us for pricing if you require a shorter stay


These rates include all activities, meals and lodging.  Fishing is not an activity at the ranch, however, there are four State lakes within 4 miles of the ranch.  A fishing license may be purchased at any of several different locations in town.  Sundance Trail does not offer guided fishing trips, but we are happy to help with directions to available fishing locations.

Additional Charge for State sales tax is 3.45% 

Shorter Dude Ranch Stays:

  • Usually four days, three nights lodging, meals and adventure
    • Usually Sunday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon or
    •  Wednesday afternoon through Saturday noon.
  • We can be very flexible  with scheduling other lengths of stay. Give us a call at 970-224-1222 or email webpage@sundancetrail.
  • Your western horse for your stay, all trail rides and instruction, all other activities on the Summer Weekly Schedule, except white water rafting (rafting can be arranged, please call).

Summer 2019 Dude Shorter Stay Packages – per person cost

May 19 – May 25/2019 Opening Week – (Adults Only) see description above!

Adult (15 and up) $350/night (Three night minimum)

May 26 – June 15/2019 Early Season
Adult (15 and up) $400/night (Three night minimum)
Children 8-14 $255/night (Three night minimum)
Children 5-7 $194 1night (Three night minimum)

Peak season June 16 – August 24/2019
Adults (15 and up) $490/night (Three night minimum)
Children ages 8-14 $338/night (Three night minimum)
Children age 5-7  $262/night (Three night minimum)

August 25 – Sept 7 Late Season/2019 (Adults Only)
Adult (15 and up) $400/night (Three night minimum)

September 8 – 14/2018 (Adults Only Week)
This is a 5 night, arrive Sunday afternoon, depart Friday afternoon experience.
Adults $1,830
Nightly @ $320/night (3 night minimum)

Additional Charge includes 3.45% State sales tax.

NOTE:  Some activities may not be available during shorter stays based on event scheduling, group size, etc.

Also available (for an extra charge) are:

We may also have some Current  Affordable Dude Ranch Vacation Special Offers & Opportunities!

Non-rider discount:
We offer a 15% discount to dude ranch cowboys and cowgirls who enjoy the ranch but do not ride. Please ask for our non-rider discount when you book your family vacation reservations.

Active Military and immediate family – Year Round:
We want to thank you for your service with a 15% discount from regular pricing for all Active Military and your immediate families.  (If you have been injured in the line of service, you may call us privately about a personalized pricing.)

The Small Print:
Rates listed here are per person. Additional charge for State sales tax is 3.45%.  We are often asked by guests how gratuities should be handled.

If you feel you received exceptional service, and want to show your appreciation by giving an additional tip for our staff they will appreciate it, but do not expect it.

Gift shop, liquor store purchases and massages may be added to final bill.

We prefer personal checks or travelers checks, & accept most credit cards. Oh! Cash is just fine too!

We require a deposit of 20% for dude ranch reservations, and 50% for family reunions or other larger groups of 10 or more persons.

Cancellations:  Cancellations 60 days prior to your arrival will be refunded minus 10% handling fee.   We will gladly attempt to reschedule your reservation and transfer the entire deposit to that new reservation.

No Show:
In the event that you do not show. You will be billed the full rate for your reservation.

Travel Cancellation Insurance
You might want to consider trip cancellation insurance to protect your family dude ranch vacation deposit. Both the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association and the Dude Ranchers Association are associated with Travel Guard insurance.

Little Riders:
To ride outside the arena, children must be mature and large enough to safely control their horse on the trail — we look at the child’s size, coordination, and attitude on horseback. Typically children are ready to ride at about age eight. Children who are not yet ready to trail ride will ride with a wrangler in the arena. Please feel free to call us to discuss any questions you might have about your child’s readiness to ride. Safety is our first concern.  We do provide helmets for our young riders.

Riding “double” is extremely dangerous, and is not practiced here.

We occasionally run specials & discounts. Please check out our specials page for more information!

Our  dude ranch summer rates are more affordable than some ranches; no pool, no tennis courts, no water skiing. KISSF: keep it small, simple and flexible!

All family dude ranch activities are included in the rates listed (unless stated otherwise):

  • Rock Climbing and Belaying Lessons
  • Frisbee Golf – Very Cool!
  • Tomahawk Throwing
  • Guided Hikes and Climbs
  • Target shooting – 22 & black powder rifles
  • Trap shooting (both 12 and 20 gauge shotguns)
  • Archery
  • Kids’ scavenger hunts, cookouts, etc.
  • Children’s Western riding program
  • White water rafting trips (full week package)
  • Evening campfires and entertainment
  • Horse shoes
  • Kittens, goats and sometimes pigs
  • Donkeys, Chickens, lots of dogs!
  • “Hanging” with the wranglers
  • Pool table and Foosball table
  • The Jaccuzzi
  • And, of course, hammocks!

*White Water Rafting is “water dependent”.  Our local rafting company makes the call on whether or not the water level is sufficient for rafting.

A portion of our sales is shared with the Red Feather Mountain Community Churches Assistance Program to help pay for groceries, prescriptions and heating fuel for our local neighbors in need, and to to help empower individuals and families who face homelessness to survive, move forward and thrive.

We are an equal family dude ranch vacation opportunity employer and provider, authorized by special use permit on the Roosevelt National Forest.