Colorado Dude Ranch
Colorado Dude Ranch: Featured in Equitrekking’s Vacation Guide
Located in North Central Colorado near Rocky Mountain National Park and 90 miles west of Denver, this Colorado dude ranch has been welcoming guests for over 85 years.
Northern Colorado Rocky Mountains
Denver International Airport
Riding Style & Ability
Western style riding
Beginner to Advanced
Late May to Mid-September
Rates/ Payment Methods
Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards. Weekly rates for Adults range from $2200 to $2300 with discounts for kids and special discounts during Adult Only weeks.
Why an Equitrekking Top 20 Ranch?
Drowsy Water Ranch is a popular Colorado dude ranch for family vacations with generations of repeat guests. It gets rave reviews from travelers of all ages for its abundant, well planned activities and amazing Colorado mountain location.
From the Horse’s Mouth
Drowsy Water Ranch has 130 horses that have been bred, raised and trained at the ranch. Beginners and experienced riders will be matched with a horse based on their riding skills. Daily instruction is provided both in the arena and on the trails. Guests to this Colorado dude ranch may choose from slow, medium, fast or different length all day rides as well as cattle work.
For the third year in a row, the popular Drowsy Water Ranch has been voted by TripAdvisor users to the top 25 All-Inclusive Vacation Resorts in the World. The hosts and staff at Drowsy Water Ranch help make the experience special.
Dude ranch vacation activities abound: horseback riding, river rafting, swimming, horseshoes, fishing, western dancing, hiking, campfires, hayrides, mountain biking, zip lines, family carnival, steak fryes, trout fishing, western dancing, jeep trips, song fests, campfires, hayrides, carnival, pack trips, gymkhana rodeos, and staff entertainment.
Many meals are served family style in the dining room of this Colorado dude ranch. Others may include breakfast on the mountain top, outdoor barbecues, chuckwagon lunches or sometimes just eating out of your saddlebags overlooking the Rocky Mountains. Meals are all homemade and wholesome.