Location, Location, Location- Convenient Dude Ranch Vacations

June 18, 2013

Getting out into nature on a dude ranch vacation doesn't have to mean lengthy travel times. There are a variety of American dude ranches that are located near major airports, meaning once you fly into the area, you don't have a long drive. If you're traveling with a group or kids, this drive time can be a factor for where you choose to vacation.

Below are some conveniently located dude ranches. Learn more about dude ranch vacations from the Dude Ranchers Association. Check out more great dude ranches in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide to guest ranches, cattle drives, and horseback riding vacations. Visit Top20Ranches.com for 20 great ranch vacations.

Colorado Dude Ranches Near Denver International Airport
2 hours drive or less

Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch in Parshall
Denver International Airport 2 hours

Cherokee Park Ranch in Livermore
Denver International Airport 1hour and 45mins

C Lazy U Guest Ranch in Granby
Denver International Airport 2 hours

Colorado Cattle Company & Guest Ranch in Raymer
Denver International Airport 2 hours

Drowsy Water Ranch in Granby
Denver International Airport 2 hours

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Kids take a hay ride at Drowsy Water Ranch in Colorado.

Flying Horse Ranch in Jefferson
Denver International Airport 1 hour and 40 minutes

Lane Guest Ranch in Allenspark
Denver International Airport 1 hour

Lost Valley Ranch in Sedalia
Denver International Airport 2 hours

North Fork Ranch in Shawnee
Denver International Airport 1 hour 30 min

Sundance Trail Ranch in Red Feather Lakes
Denver International Airport less than 2 hours

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland
Denver International Airport 1 hour and 20 minutes

Tumbling River Ranch in Grant
Denver International Airport 2 hours

Watch a video on Colorado dude ranches.

Colorado Dude Ranches Near Durango- La Plata (DRO)
1 hour drive or less

Colorado Trails Ranch in Durango
Durango Airport 40 minutes

Majestic Dude Ranch in Mancos
Durango Airport 35 minutes 

Wilderness Trails Ranch in Bayfield
Durango Airport 1 hour

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Cattle games at Wilderness Trails Ranch in Colorado.

Colorado Dude Ranches Near Vail
1 hour drive or less

Black Mountain Ranch in McCoy
Vail/ Eagle Airport 1 hour

Colorado Dude Ranches Near Colorado Springs
2 hours drive or less

Elk Mountain Ranch in Buena Vista
Colorado Springs 2 hours

North Fork Ranch in Shawnee
Colorado Springs 2 hours

Colorado Dude Ranches Near Breckenridge
2 hours drive or less

American Safari Ranch in Fairplay
Breckenridge less than 1 hour

Black Mountain Ranch in McCoy
Breckenridge less than 2 hours

North Fork Ranch in Shawnee
Breckenridge 1 hour 30 min

Tumbling River Ranch in Grant
Breckenridge 1 hour 10 min

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Learning to rope at Black Mountain Ranch in Colorado.

Montana Dude Ranches Near Kalispell
2 hours drive or less

Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish
Glacier International Airport in Kalispell 20 minutes

Bear Creek Ranch in East Glacier
Glacier International Airport in Kalispell 1 hour and 10 minutes

Wyoming Dude Ranches Cody
1 hours drive of less

Bill Cody Ranch in Cody
30 minutes from downtown Cody

Rimrock Ranch in Cody
24 miles west of Cody

Wyoming Dude Ranches Near Jackson Hole
2 hours drive or less

CM Ranch in Dubois
Jackson Hole Airport 2 hours

Gros Ventre River Ranch in Kelly
Jackson Hole Airport 30 minutes

Red Rock Ranch in Kelly
Jackson Hole Airport 30 minutes

Triangle X Ranch in Moose
Jackson Hole Airport 20 minutes

T Cross Ranch in Dubois
Jackson Hole Airport 2 hours

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Fishing at Red Rock Ranch in Wyoming.

More Dude Ranch Resources:

Learn more about dude ranch vacations from the Dude Ranchers Association.

Check out more great dude ranches in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide to guest ranches, cattle drives, and horseback riding vacations.

Visit Top20Ranches.com for 20 great ranch vacations.

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