Colorado Guest Ranch
Colorado Guest Ranch: Featured in Equitrekking’s Vacation Guide
This historic Northern Colorado guest ranch located in the Roosevelt National Forest offers fly fishing on the legendary Big Laramie River, horseback riding in the protected high-country Colorado wilderness, hiking, archery, massages, children’s program and more.
Northern Colorado/ Chambers Lake
Denver International (DIA) – 3 hour drive. Laramie, Wyoming- 1 Hour Drive
Riding Style & Ability
Riding for All Skill Levels
Summer June 1st– September 30th
Rates/ Payment Methods
Rawah Ranch offers several all-inclusive packages and special event weeks throughout the season for those looking for some added adventure. Check out the latest dates and rates.
Why an Equitrekking Top 20 Ranch?
Rawah Guest Ranch offers an authentic western dude ranch experience in a location that’s truly special. Located in a protected area of the Roosevelt National Forest near the Colorado-Wyoming border, guests have a true Colorado wilderness playground right outside of their cabin door. Excellent fly fishing on a private stretch of the Big Laramie River, thrilling backcountry horseback rides along alpine ridges or through groves of aspen or viewing wildlife during hikes into the wilderness are just some of what’s on offer for adults and kids that visit this longtime dude ranch.
From the Horse’s Mouth
Get the quintessential Colorado ranch adventure at Rawah Guest Ranch. Fish for 5-species of trout on the fly on the ranch’s private river. Ride horses past mountain waterfalls and across rivers, through aspen groves and into peaceful valleys. Take a wilderness hike to view the spectacular Rocky Mountain and Medicine Bow ranges.
This Colorado ranch offers a dynamic children’s program. From panning for gold to campfires to nature walks and horseback riding, kids stay active and engaged. Cowboy craft making is a popular activity where kids create moccasins, dream catchers, try leather branding and make other keepsakes to take back home.
Guests stay in nine comfortable western ranch cabins each with their own amenities and flavor. Rock fireplaces, a wood stove and refrigerator, a porch overlooking the river with rocking chars are just some of what’s on offer. The West Ranch House is ADA handicapped certified cabin for visitors with special needs.
Chef Ford has been creating delectable meals for over 25 years and brings a gourmet flair to food at Rawah Ranch. Homemade meals are complimented by appetizers and a daily cocktail in the common gathering area before dinner. Dinners are family-style and often reveal lively conversations of adventures from the day outdoors.
This Top20Ranch is popular for corporate retreats and destination weddings, as well as family reunions and with groups. Activities in addition to horseback riding and fishing include canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, pond fishing, line dancing, live Western entertainment, hiking, trail running, skeet shooting and archery ranges on site and offsite whitewater river rafting.
Special themed weeks and vacations packages change throughout the year. Past and upcoming weeks have included the Anglers Retreat, Rodeo Days, Family Week, Bourbon Week and more.