Horseback riding in Colorado

Palisade Dude Ranch

Colorado dude ranch adventures await in the red rocks around us on your Colorado resort vacation.

Palisade Dude Ranch is nestled in the Palisades of stunning Western Colorado, surrounded by adventure, natural beauty and untouched discoveries.

Horseback riding in Colorado

Palisade Dude Ranch at Gateway Canyons

If you're looking for the ultimate Colorado dude ranch experience, come to Palisade Dude Ranch at Gateway Canyons Resort. If you want to find out what others think of us, read our reviews on and on

The Palisade Ranch property is located south of Grand Junction on scenic by-way 141, just a short distance from Gateway Canyons, a full service resort. We are a unique family-style dude ranch near Utah.

Dude ranch packages are all-inclusive (breakfast & lunch included – one dinner offered per 3-night stay). Each package offers:

  • Daily guided rides at the base of Uncompahgre Plateau
  • Cattle drives
  • Ranching education
  • Roping lessons
  • Some fun competition
  • Daily meals
  • Activity credits
  • A beautiful fireside cookout swapping tall tales under the stars

Other activities include UTV tours, hiking, fly fishing and helicopter tours. There is also a full service spa available, as well as a whole host of resort amenities.

Authentic western dude ranch in Colorado

Gateway Canyons Resort Facts

There are many reasons to visit Colorado’s Gateway Canyons Resort and dude ranch, an award-winning destination located in the secluded Unaweep Canyon of Western Colorado. Surrounded by the vast lands of the Uncompahgre Plateau, Piñon Mesa and La Sal Mountains, our full-service resort features exceptional lodging, dining, outfitting, educational programs and the world-class Gateway Colorado Auto Museum.

Altitude: 4,500 ft

Capacity: 200+ Guests

Open: Year Round

Acres: 500+

Location: 43200 Colorado 141, Gateway, CO

Nearby Airport: Grand Junction, Colorado

Featured Activities:

  • Horseback riding
  • Cattle drives
  • Roping lessons
  • UTV tours
  • Fly fishing
  • Helicopter tours

Also Available:

  • Spa treatments
  • Full service gym
  • Auto mseum
  • Hiking
  • Experience walks