Colorado Dude Ranch
Colorado Dude Ranch: Featured in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide
Pull your hat down snug, slip your foot into the stirrup and swing yourself up onto one of Cherokee Park Ranch’s quality, ranch-raised horses. Come explore the majestic Rockies and find your wilderness. It’s here!
Denver International (DIA)
Riding Style & Ability
Beginner to Advanced
Corporate Groups, Retreats, Meetings Welcome.
Check out early, high and late season summer rates and dates.
This ranch works with Travel Agents.
Why an Equitrekking Top 20 Ranch?
Cherokee Park Ranch has been welcoming guests since 1886 and the ranch has a high return rate, with 86% of guests being return visitors. Multiple generations of families have loved and frequented this summer guest ranch. With activities for all ages to enjoy that are included in ranch rates, Cherokee Park Ranch is cowboy, cowgirl and family heaven.
From the Horse’s Mouth
Cherokee Park Ranch has activities for all ages, making it a great pick for families, including multiple generations traveling together. Horseback riding, fishing, cattle team penning, skeet shooting, art classes, hay rides, square dancing, staff show, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, tubing the river, roping lessons and so much more are all included in your rate. Cherokee Park Guest Ranch is an all inclusive vacation! The only activities that will cost extra are river rafting, our boat trip, and massages.
Nestled amid the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, this dude ranch offers a multitude of striking scenery to enjoy, including green mountains, mossy rocks, colorful wildflowers, twinkling streams, a flashy river, and a bright blue sky!
If you love Quarter horses, you’ll like this dude ranch. The ranch has over 130 horses and over 100 of these are Quarter horses. Trail rides are not nose to tail for better riders and for younger riders aged 2-5, pony rides are also available. Horsemanship is a big part of the offer at this ranch and guests can ride inside a covered arena or outdoors.
Stay in the historic lodge or a cozy cabin with high ceilings and a warm welcoming feeling. Cabins and lodge suites range from 1-3 bedrooms with each one having its own theme. Horses, moose, bears, Indians, fish, eagle, hawk, raven, falcon, and porcupine are all represented in our warm, inviting decor.
Guests eat well at this Colorado dude ranch, where the chef uses locally sourced ingredients. Eat as a family or have some time apart. Adults may enjoy a candlelit wine dinner one evening while the children have their own special cookout with the ranch’s counselors. Options are available for food allergies, gluten-free and vegetarians.
This ranch has a variety of special amenities, including a heated pool, hot tub, fire pit, a Stocked Rainbow Trout pond and the North Fork of the Cache La Poudre running right through the ranch.