Palisade Ranch family vacations

Ranch & Horseback Riding Experience in Colorado

Discover the land that ranching families of the 1800’s worked to support the region’s mining communities.

Experiences designed for the curious at heart. Daily guided scenic trail rides, cowboy lessons, cattle drive or customized options for the more avid rider.

For safety reasons guests enjoying any of the full riding programs at Palisade Ranch must be 8 years of age or older.

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Palisade Ranch

Spanning more than 500 acres with a generous network of well-marked Colorado horseback riding trails that climb over 1,500 feet in elevation, the facility provides spectacular access to the area’s riches. Our experienced guides will take you on an exploration of the base of the Uncompahgre Plateau, the surrounding picturesque desert and red rock canyons. Both beginners and advanced riders are sure to enjoy the ride.

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.

Palisade Ranch
28555 Highway 141, Whitewater, CO, 81527

For information and prices:
CALL: 970-931-2442

Horseback riding tours at a Colorado dude ranch

Dude Ranch

If you're looking for the ultimate Colorado dude ranch experience, come to Palisade Dude Ranch at Gateway Canyons Resort.

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

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

Book your Dude Ranch vacation today at Palisade Ranch!