The High Lonesome Ranch is a working cattle ranch that’s unique because its landscape bridges large ecosystems. The staff are stewards that also work to conserve and restore the landscape, which in turn helps the wildlife spanning from Mexico to Canada to roam and thrive.
They are a conservation organization first and a dude ranch second. This means that guests not only get to have a wonderful western adventure, they also get to learn about maintaining biodiversity and ecological connectivity.
Year round working dude ranch in De Beque
The ranch is nearly a four hour drive from Denver. Secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city, guests get to step foot on land of the Old West. Being a cowboy or a cowgirl is no longer a fantasy but a way of living at the High Lonesome Ranch. Everyday, guests are greeted with the grandeur of nature.
Room and board at the guest ranch
Lodging is luxurious at the ranch providing a rich, rustic comfort. Modern amenities are made available such as wi-fi. Each cabins has its own personalities. They are equipped with large televisions, private baths and fully stocked kitchens.
The ranch practices farm-to-table food preparation and menus depend on the desires of the guests. All meals are thoughtfully planned for everyone to get together, bond and share their days. Dishes are even paired with great wines for an even better dining experience. Beef is ranch raised and even the ranch’s sodas, beers and barrel aged cocktails are made in the ranch.
Recreation at the guest ranch
Guests can design how they want their vacation to be by choosing a package that best fits their liking. The ranch offers a fly-fishing package, spring turkey and fly-fishing package, dude ranch package, cast and blast, wing shooting, and big game hunting. You can also build a custom package for a unique western vacation experience.
For horseback riding, guests are paired with a horse ideal to partner them as they experience the beauty of the land. There are mountain forests, grasslands, alpine mesas, spring creeks and diverse wildlife, which reconnect everyone to nature. Riding a horse is a wonderful activity to bond with the family. Gallop through trails breathing fresh mountain air and looking over majestic mountain vistas. As a working cattle ranch, guests can observe and even take part the staff working the cattle.
Depending on the time of the year, guests can either go fly fishing or on a full fly fishing expedition. The ranch is an Orvis endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge and all their guides and instructors are certified by Orvis.
Wing shooting begins at fall but guests can participate in shooting sports throughout the year. You can go on a turkey hunt, go wild horse viewing, mountain biking, hiking, birding and wildlife gazing. The ranch is a perfect place to create lifelong nature memories and have a blast doing it.
Address: 0275 County Road 222, De Beque
Season: Year round