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Palisade Dude Ranch Vacations in Colorado

Learn more about our Dude Ranch packages and deals

For the ultimate experience in horseback riding, set amid the secluded Unaweep Canyon of Western Colorado, Palisade Dude Ranch Vacations in Colorado at Gateway Canyon Resort offers equestrian packages and vacation deals for the discerning adventurer; packages which will immerse you in the working world of the American Cowboy.

Colorado Dude Ranch Packages

Our Colorado Dude Ranch packages are designed for the curious at heart and for those wishing to awaken in them the thrill and excitement of outdoor life as captured in the epic Western Films of the 20th century.

The inspirational and spectacular beauty of Colorado is captured in the 500+ acres of land and over 1500 feet of elevation which the Palisade Ranch spans, taking in the Uncompahgre Plateau, Pinon Mesa and La Sal Mountains.

Regardless of your horse-riding experience, we’ll have a Dude Ranch package that caters for you and your party’s needs, accommodating beginners and experts alike. These all-inclusive packages (including breakfast and lunch and one evening meal free for every three days) include daily guided rides at the base of Uncompahgre Plateau; Cattle drives; Ranching education; Roping lessons and a beautiful fireside cookout amongst many other unique activities which rival all competitors.

Get the Lessons You Need

With an emphasis on horsemanship, the stable instructors will educate you in handling, harnessing and hooking up to draft horses and drive wagons. Scenic trail rides, cowboy lessons, cattle drive or customized options for the more avid rider are our speciality, and one in which we take great pride.

Why Choose our Ranch Vacations?

This award-winning destination has a reputation for hosting a range of celebratory events, including birthday parties for children over the age of eight. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Dude Ranch also provides other activities including 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 – perfect for those wanting to shake off the red dust of the canyon after a hard day’s ride.

Open all year round, our Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations are located south of Grand Junction on scenic by-way 141, just a short distance from Gateway Canyons. Contact us for the ultimate experience in horseback riding.