Sundance Trail Ranch- Colorado Ranch Vacations


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17931 W CR 74E
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
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Sundance Trail Ranch is a summer guest ranch and fall, winter and spring bed & breakfast offering horseback riding and hiking the Colorado Rocky Mountains, rock climbing, white water rafting, and more. Ride "your" horse for the week – some folks have been riding the same horse for years!

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Join us during the week of August 14 and get FREE rodeo tickets!

The Larimer County Fair & Rodeo is so much more than just a 4-H show and professional rodeo. It’s a chance for you and your family to experience a sport that exhibits the history of the west, to see real cowboys and cowgirls give it their all and show off their finely tuned horses. It’s a night of carnival rides and great fair fare. It’s great music and demolition derbies. Stay with us at Sundance Trail during the week of August 14 and you’ll not only get to take part in all the fabulous ranch activities, you’ll get free tickets to the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo to enjoy with your friends and family!

20% off and a FREE trip to see real wild horses!

Sundance Trail Guest Ranch is located in the heart of the American west, where wild horses still run free. The BLM has partnered with several established ranches throughout the country to act as a refuge for some of their larger herds and we’re lucky enough to be within a short distance of one of the newest, Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary! During the weeks of July 10 or August 14, join us at the ranch with your friends and family to receive 20% off your stay and a FREE trip to the sanctuary!

Reconnect with your family in the Colorado Rockies!

Our lives are hectic and, often, our families are traveling in many different directions at once. Family dinners are becoming a thing of the past. Sundance Trail Guest Ranch is a small, intimate ranch located in the heart of Colorado’s northern rockies. Our atmosphere is the perfect place to reconnect with your family by exploring the mountains on horseback, rafting the wild river, climbing rocky walls and honing your sharpshooter skills. There’s still plenty of summer left to get out and play!

Learn more by visiting Sundance Trail Guest Ranch's website or by calling 970-224-1222 or emailing Sundance Trail Ranch.

What makes Sundance Trail Guest Ranch Stand Out!

Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch:

• You will find it very easy to meet and get to know the other guests here.
• No name tags. No crowds. No lines. Our dining room has only four tables!
• Our ranch is one of the smallest Colorado dude ranches that we know. Because we are such a small ranch we accept no more than seven families or 24 people maximum.
• Our ranch may be small, but our playground is big. You will have a million acres of National Forest to play!


• You may not have ever ridden a Western horse before, or you may own your own and ride every day. Because we are so small, and because we keep riding groups small, we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and in most activities.

Not a nose-to-tail program:

• Our wranglers will never tell you to “get in line.” We don’t believe in lines! (If you enjoy lines, I guess that you’ll have to go to Disney…)


• Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We ring the dinner bell for the most important activities of the day!
• You will find a ranch vacation weekly schedule of activities with lots and lots to do, but you’re not locked into a rigid schedule – every activity is optional, and there is a good balance of “unstructured time.”
• The best vacations are relaxing!

Pet Friendly:

• We are the only pet friendly dude ranch that we know!
• Your dog, if he/she is well mannered around children and other animals, is welcome! Give us a call and we can discuss details. Or visit our Pet Friendly rules page.
• Your horses are also welcome! Call us about hay, vaccinations and coggins.

Close to the airport:

• How much of your vacation do you want to spend “getting there”? Although lost in the mountains, we are less than a two hour drive from Denver International Airport.

Family Orientation:

• We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.
• If you are looking for a “drop-off” children’s program, then Sundance Trail is not the best vacation ranch for you.


Sundance Trail is a small horse ranch, with mountain lodge and cabin suites for up to seven families or twenty-four guests. After a trail ride, the lodge and adjoining decks are an inviting place for a fresh cup of coffee, reading, cards, swapping stories, or just plain enjoying the view. After sundown, the stars come out and set our Colorado sky ablaze.

This guest ranch has two wheelchair friendly guest suites. It is a Wheelchair Friendly Dude Ranch! Learn more by contacting Ellen or Dan.

Our professionally decorated dude ranch suites have private baths, private outdoor entrances and decks and daily maid service. All suites include AM-FM radios, refrigerators and individual coffee service.


Whether it’s cookouts, steak barbecues, lunch on the trail or picnicking under the pines, family vacation meal time is special.

The ranch serves up excellent fare. Meals are Colorado hearty western, served family style, with home made breads and desserts… always delicious. We are very flexible and will be happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions with advance notice.


In addition to a complete dude ranch riding program, we offer a lively list of activities including something for everyone in an unstructured atmosphere.
River Rafting- Experienced guides take dude ranch guests on raft trips ranging from float trips to exceptional white water expeditions on the Cache La Poudre River.
Trap Shooting- For those of you dude ranchers who have mastered the 22 caliber rifles and “Big Bertha” (our 50 caliber black powder muzzleloading civil war replica), we can provide lessons and the challenges of flying clay targets!
Rock Climbing- Join an Introduction to rock climbing class! In this “hands on” class learn knots and proper belay techniques, basic movement techniques, communication, terminology, an introduction to bouldering, and outdoor safety awareness. We provide all special shoes, ropes, helmets and all of the other technical gear.

Lot’s of other great activities!
Fun Fishing in nearby lakes for trout
Serious Fly Fishing on nearby “Wild and Scenic” river
Jack-a-lope Hunting!
World Class Disc Golf
Riflery (with safety instruction)
Black Power Riflery (with safety instruction)
Shotgun Trap (with safety instruction)
Private Riding lessons and Coaching
Tomahawk Throwing
Horse Shoes
Pool Table
Mountain Biking
Adventurous side trips
Professional Massage
and, of course, the hammocks…

Evening Activities include:
Sunday Evening guided hikes
Monday Square Dancing Lessons
Tuesday Evening Kids’ Night Out at the Campfire and Tipi, & Adults’ Quiet Candle Light Supper.
Wednesday Campfires with Cowboy Singers
Friday Campfires with Cowboy Poetry

Area Attractions

Rocky Mountain National Park
Historic Laramie Territorial Prison




At a Glance

Small, flexible, relaxed; strong focus on families playing together; horseback riding (not nose-to-tail), rock climbing, white water rafting, disc golf, hiking, fishing, evening campfires; only 2 hours from Denver; pets welcome! Bring your own horse or ride ours! 


Two hours north of Denver


Denver International

Riding Style/ Ability

Western, all abilities


Year Round



Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Corporate Groups, Retreats, Meetings Welcome

Payment methods

All Payment Methods Accepted
Travel Agents Accepted- This ranch works with travel agents!