The Laramie River Ranch rests at north-central Colorado just a few miles from Wyoming, sharing a horizon of the Rawah Wilderness and the majestic Rawah peaks. There’s also a very easy access to the Laramie River where guests can go fishing.
Summer dude ranch in Jelm
The Laramie River Ranch and its neighboring area appear untouched for over a hundred years and some of the structures of the establishment even date back to the 1890s. It’s a great vacation destination if you want to experience and learn about Colorado’s rich western past while also having a lot of great times throughout your stay.
No matter the age, everyone can have fun at the dude ranch. Families will spend their vacation creating unforgettable memories during their stay and exploring the beautiful sceneries of the Laramie River Ranch.
Room and board at the guest ranch
Guests can choose to stay at a lodge that was built in the late 1880’s. It has a large living room, a gorgeous fireplace and a dining room that lets you have a grand view of the Rawah peaks. Although still possessing its original olden charms, the lodge has been renovated to provide guests with contempoary comforts, such as private bathrooms and other modern amenities.
Guests can also choose one of the cabins, which also have stunning western interior designs with amenities similar to that of the lodge.
The ranch provides generous portions of meals to keep the guests up and going throughout the fun-filled day. Vegetarian guests won’t have a problem as the ranch also provides vegetarian options and the ranch can also accommodate any guest’s request for their dietary needs.
Recreation at the guest ranch
Regardless of experience, guests can go horseback riding and have an adventure through tens of thousands of acres in the Rocky Mountains. One can go through groves of aspen, see a lot of wildflowers across the hills, see wildlife and simply experience the beauty that the mountains have to offer.
Guests can also go fishing on two private miles of the Laramie River or more than a mile of exclusive access on LaGarde Creek. Equipment will be provided for the guests and the hosts can teach them how to fly fish. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with cattle as the small herd in the ranch need to be gathered twice per week. There’s also the chance of helping the neighbors work their larger herds of cattle.
Be entertained at the Cheyenne and Laramie rodeos, both nearby. It’s a perfect immersion to even better feel the western vibe of the region. There’s also has a children’s program so kids can have their own fun but safe adventure around the ranch. They can feed the ranch animals, ride on ponies or go tubing at the river.
Address: 25777 Co Rd 103, Jelm
Season: mid June to early September