Colorado Working Ranch Vacations
Colorado Cattle Company & Guest Ranch: Featured in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide
Adult only, authentic working cattle ranch with the amenities of a five star resort.
New Raymer, Colorado
Riding Style & Ability
Beginner to Advanced
May through first week of October
All inclusive other than beverages / alcohol (the ranch has a liquor license), gift shop, and gratuities, which are voluntary. Traditional six night stay is $2,299 per person for a bunk house room (couples) and $2,199 per person for a cabin room.
This ranch works with travel agents.
Learn more about current rates and special weeks.
Why an Equitrekking Top 20 Ranch?
This real working ranch fulfills many people’s dreams of playing cowboy, teaching helpful Western skills and letting guests participate in real ranch work. Instructors are professional cowboys. Guests join cattle drives, Cowboy School, Rodeo School, roping lessons, team penning, team sorting, cutting, reining, cow catch, tag, and beyond–– mixing learning with fun.
From the Horse’s Mouth
A dream vacation for many, especially those who’ve seen the iconic movie “City Slickers,” Colorado Cattle Company & Guest Ranch lies amid the rugged canyons and rolling plains of northeast Colorado on a working cattle ranch. With thousands of acres on which to roam and over 80 well trained Quarter horses, guests are matched with horses depending on their skills and personality and enjoy a challenging ranch experience.
Colorado Cattle Company & Guest Ranch’s ‘Cowboy School’ takes greenhorns that have never ever ridden and can get them roping off a horse in one week. Guests learn team sorting, team penning, cutting, reining, cow catch, how to rope, and more from seasoned cowboys. They also brand and vaccinate calves, sort, gather and drive cattle to pastures and water.
Visitors enjoy three home cooked meals each day and snacks are available as desired. Breakfast meal choices range from eggs, bacon and sausage, and cold and hot cereal, fruit and yogurt to biscuits and gravy or breakfast burritos. Ranch style meals include bar-b-ques and there are cook outs on overnight pack trips.
During cowboy adventure weeks, ride the range helping with any cattle work that is happening during your visit. With only up to 26 guests at a time and a wrangler ratio to guest radio of about 1-5, you’ll enjoy lots of time in the saddle and participate in everything you desire from saddling and grooming to sorting cattle.
Guests sleep in either the charming log bunkhouse which was the original homestead on the ranch and dates back to 1897 or in one of the log cabin duplexes. All cabins are air conditioned and heated for comfort in all weather.