Zapata Ranch separates itself from other dude ranches by not just providing relaxation and adventure, but by also sustaining the landscape’s biodiversity and supporting the western ranch heritage. The ranch offers an all-inclusive vacation package as a working cattle ranch.
Working cattle ranch in Mosca
Going to the establishment is nearly a four hour drive from the Denver International Airport and nearly three hours from Colorado Springs Airport. A wonderful feature of the 103,000 acre bison and guest ranch is that it consists of desert grasslands, wetlands, alpine forests, creeks, sand dunes and lush meadows, prime to experience on a saddle.
Guests can experience a unique all-inclusive vacation at the Zapata Ranch as they get to have fun with their company, while also learning more about the noble practices of the ranch for the betterment of relationships, themselves and the ecosystem. There is a three night minimum for vacations. They welcome guests starting in March through the end of October.
Room and board at the guest ranch
The main lodge of the ranch was built in the 1800’s. It’s a historic building that has been remodeled to fit in a fireplace, large windows and a beautiful dining area. Choose to stay at the lodge rooms, at the Bunkhouse or the Stewart House. Rooms are immaculate, have private baths, elegant interior designs and are just plain cozy. Guests will love laying out in the comfortable bed after a day of adventure on the ranch.
The food is extravagant at the Zapata Ranch. Their homemade fare is expertly prepared and they also offer customized menus for special events. They even make use of ranch-raised bison meat, along with their other fresh ingredients.
Recreation at the guest ranch
The horseback adventure at the ranch brings guests back to the old world, a beautiful landscape of just pure nature. There are no concrete buildings, towers or anything of the sort. Just stunning mountain views, wildlife and everything in between.
Guests can also join the cowboys and do ranch chores, while learning more about the programs and principles of Zapata Ranch through hands-on experience. Guided hikes are a rewarding means of exploring more of the terrific landscapes.
Moreover, guests can go fly fishing, birding, wildlife watching, rock climbing, and do photography. There are also special events held throughout the season. It’s ideal for both family and corporate retreats.
Address: 5305 CO-150, Mosca
Season: March through October