A Colorado Dude Ranch, and Your Gateway to Adventure

Our Colorado Dude Ranch is remotely located in the heart of the Rockies, adjacent to the Browns Canyon National Monument. Elk Mountain Ranch is secluded within the San Isabel National Forest near Buena Vista, CO. A pleasant two hour drive from Denver or Colorado Springs brings you to the heart of the Rockies. A 10-mile dirt road leads to your next adventure, Elk Mountain Ranch.

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Enjoy

All Inclusive

Vacation Pricing

Comfortable

Lodging

Your home away from home.

Full-Course

Dining

You won’t go hungry!

Days filled with

Activities

for all ages and activity level.

The Elk Mountain Ranch experience is a one-week adventure encompassing the best dude ranch experience at very reasonable, all-inclusive vacation prices. Days at our ranch are filled with horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking, riflery, fishing, mountain biking and other activities set against a backdrop of unending vistas. It’s the ultimate in traditional western vacations – perfect for families, couples, singles and small groups. Cozy and comfortable cabins provide your home away from home.  The cabins are spotlessly clean and feature high quality bedding and tasteful western décor. Superb, varied, & full-course meals will delight both hearty and discerning appetites, and are sure to be a highlight of your stay with us.

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One of the best things about Elk Mountain Ranch is the number of guests – 30. This intimate atmosphere allows activities to be tailored to meet each guests’ needs, interests and abilities. When you arrive at Elk Mountain, plan to find a most outstanding ranch, a group of competent, personable, talented and friendly staff, a lot of terrific things to do, and flowers and a gift basket in your room. Oh, and lots of fun and relaxation too. The Murphy family’s home and passion since 1985.

Happy Trails, from our family to yours, Sue and Tom Murphy