The Best Dude Ranch Vacation awaits at Elk Mountain Ranch

Kids and adults of all ages and abilities will enjoy a week of adventures, fun and relaxation at Elk Mountain Ranch. Check out our week’s worth of adventures below and get ready for the best dude ranch vacation.

SUNDAY
3:00 PMArrive at Elk Mountain Ranch. Unpack and relax.
5:00 PMA guided hike.
6:30 PMSupper in the Lodge and our Colorado Guest Ranch Welcome Program.
MONDAY
8 AMBreakfast
8:45 AM to NoonHorse Orientation and Trail Ride.
12:30 PMLunch at Ranch Picnic Area.
2-4 PMTrail Ride
2:30 PMMarksmanship Tournament
5 PMHospitality Hour
6 PMSteak Cookout
7:30 PMHayride and Campfire. Enjoy s’mores, popcorn & cocoa.
TUESDAY
7-8 AMContinental Breakfast
8 AM-3 PMTrail Ride to Brunch Cookout and softball game… back in time for a hike, fly-fishing clinic, massage or a soak in the jacuzzi.
9:30 AM-1 PMRanch Vehicle Trip to Brunch Cookout.
5 PMHospitality Hour
6 PMSupper
7 PMOur Colorado Guest Ranch Square Dance and Line Dance.
WEDNESDAY
8:30 AMBreakfast
9-10 AMArchery Tournament
10 AM-5:30 PMWhite-water Raft Trip or Trip to Hot Springs Pool & Water Slide.
11 AM-3 PMLuncheon Trail Ride
5:30 PMHospitality Hour
6:30 PMSupper
EveningSit, relax and enjoy our local entertainment.
THURSDAY
8:30 AMBreakfast
10 AM to 3 PMLuncheon Cookout Trail Ride or Van to Lunch. Back in time to hike, bike or relax.
10:30 AM-4 PMVehicle to higher mountain lake for a day of fishing.
5 PMHospitality Hour
6 PMSupper
FRIDAY
8 AMBreakfast
9:30 AMVehicle trip to Aspen, CO across the Continental Divide. Enjoy a day of terrific scenery and shopping in our most famous ski town.
10:30 AMExcursion to Browns Canyon Ropes & Adventure Park.
11 AM-3:00 PMLuncheon Trail Ride
5:30 PM Hospitality Hour
6:30 PMSupper
7:30 PMVolleyball – dress crazy; play hard.
SATURDAY
8 AMBreakfast
9:30-11:30 AMTrail Ride or Trapshooting
12:30 PMLunch
2 PMAfternoon Trailride or Kids’ Rodeo (see below).
2:15 PMKids’ Rodeo: Individual and team competition in riding and arena events. Lots of fun for everyone.
6 PMHospitality Hour
7 PMCountry Candlelight Dinner
EveningPresentation of Awards. Evening is yours to relax.
SUNDAY
7-8 AMBreakfast
10 AMHappy Trails: Checkout from our Colorado Guest Ranch.