The Dude Ranches of
Larimer County, Colorado

America's dude ranches have been providing unforgettable western vacations for generations. The historic dude ranches of Larimer County, Colorado are no exception. Fresh air, clean mountain rivers, and country hospitality are the rule in this part of Colorado.

The dude ranches below share a rich tradition, but each is unique. Read what each has to offer, visit their home pages for lots more photographs and details of their program, or better yet.. give them a call. Experience the best the west has to offer.

The Dude Ranches of Larimer County

Laramie River Dude Ranch

Our home in the mountains

The Laramie River Dude Ranch offers you genuine western hospitality far away from the tensions of city life. Our historic lodge and log cabin accommodations, small size, wonderful meals, freshly baked breads, homemade desserts, and a full cookie jar in each room make you feel at home. Fill your days with horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and family oriented activities with our naturalist. Tube down the river on lazy afternoons. Enjoy boot-stomping evening entertainment, gaze at the stars, or relax on the porch and listen to the coyotes sing and the river flow by.

Laramie River Dude Ranch
25777 North County Road 103
Jelm, WY 82063
(970)435-5716 (email) (web site)

Cherokee Park

An historic establishment, first opened in 1886, abounding in western character and charm. Located on the North Fork of the Cache La Poudre River, remove, yet easily accessible from Denver airport, transportation available. A diversity of riding terrain, novice and advanced rides, and arena instruction. Cozy accommodations in historic lodge or cabins. Splendid home cooked meals. Exciting and educational environment for children, special counseled programs for cowpokes ages 3-12. numerous activities to choose from: fishing, hiking, rafting, shooting, van trips including Rocky Mountain National Park. Stocked pond, heated pool, hot tub. Warm hospitality and caring staff. Come and visit.

Cherokee Park Ranch
Box 97
Livermore, CO 80536
Web Site

Rawah Ranch

Talk about escape! We’re talking horses. Moose. Elk. Deer. Wildflowers. Everywhere. Snowcapped mountains pierce your heart. Waterfalls. Wilderness. Stunning, secluded valley. Imagine the riding. Your way. In small groups. High (snowfields), low (aspen groves, ghost ranches), fast (riverside meadows), slow (breath-taking overlooks, alpine lakes) – your choice. All day any day. Imagine private-water, wild brown trout. Beautiful log lodge and cabins. Private baths. Fireplaces. Porches. Hot tub. "Too good" food. "Just right" evening programs. And you’ll learn. From experts. Riding. Horsemanship. Fly fishing. September—adults only. Since 1950; family owned/operated. To Native Americans, "Rawah" meant "abundance." Still true.

Rawah Ranch
11447 North County Road 103
Jelm, WY 82063
(970)435-5717 (email) (web site)

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