Deer valley Ranch Colorado

For sixty years, Deer Valley Ranch has been the perfect Colorado ranch location for family vacations and vacation packages in the majestic Colorado Mountains. Our guest ranch provides all the western activities, including horseback riding, which you have in mind when thinking of a week “out west”. We are surrounded by Mt. Antero at 14,269 feet, Mt. Princeton at 14,197 feet and the beautiful backdrop of the famous Chalk Cliffs.

The Deer Valley Ranch staff and owners are committed to serving you with our hearts as well as our hands. As guests on our family dude ranch, you are more than clients; you are a part of our home. For three generations our family has welcomed families, singles, couples, and single parents to a place where all are welcome.  It is the Colorado Dude Ranch experience at the finest.

Deer Valley Ranch has always been a leader in Colorado resorts in offering a variety of activities for everyone at our family ranch: adults, teens, and children. Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, river rafting and our hot springs pools are part of our vacation packages during our peak summer months.  During the fall and winter seasons, guests can hike and fish and enjoy other activities on their own in our area.  In addition, various groups - church, AA, youth groups and corporate - take advantage of our discounted retreat rates from the end of August to the end of May.  Enjoy our beautiful Colorado ranch all year.

Horseback Riding

On your horseback ride, anticipate simple pleasures…just you and your horse, the smell of leather, the scent of pine, wading through a stream, topping a rise to gaze at a wildflower-filled meadow…it doesn’t get much better than this.  Enjoying mountain scenery on horseback at a Colorado Dude Ranch is as good as it gets.


Here at our beautiful Colorado ranch, we are surrounded by beautiful mountain country…God’s country…and we’re glad to walk you through it in our Colorado hiking program.  From an easy, downhill hike with majestic views up the valley to a challenging climb up a 14,000’ mountain with the rest of the peaks spread out beneath you, you’ll return amazed and so glad you “did it”.

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From watching your child catch his or her first ever fish at our serene stocked fishing lake to serious “angling” i.e. fly-fishing on a winding bend of Chalk Creek or the Arkansas River, your Colorado fishing experience in our mountain streams, rivers and lakes will be well-taught (by us) and exceptionally enjoyed (by you).

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Other outdoor adventures while at our Colorado dude ranch include whitewater rafting – an exhilarating half day trip on the Arkansas River, a breathtaking stretch of white water, perfect for families, tennis – borrow our high altitude balls, golf – two well-groomed courses with exceptional mountain views, and special outdoor meals – don’t miss our Wrangler’s Breakfast, complete with music as well as eggs, bacon and grits and coffee out of a tin mug.

Sure, you can relax on the massive lodge deck or down at our hot springs pools or enjoy a massage, but get ready for a lot of action. Our fifty member staff is here to care for your lodge or cabin accommodations, prepare your meals whether dining inside or out, take you on rides and hikes, spend time with your kids and teens, and make you feel cared for in the Colorado dude ranch tradition.

As a Colorado family guest ranch, the emphasis is truly on a Colorado family vacation package, whether your family consists of a couple, a single parent and children, a couple with children or a large family reunion including Grandma and Grandpa and four generations. Singles also enjoy a Colorado vacation with us, as they soon find themselves embraced and “adopted” by the Deer Valley Ranch staff, family and guests. Owned by family, operated by family and welcoming all families, we truly are one of the finest family dude and guest ranches in Colorado.

What our guests are saying
"If a vacation with a friendly, hard-working staff is important... If beauty beyond desire is needed... If quiet is desired... If fun is required... If a Christian foundation is valued... If horses, water, fishing, hiking and a 'Wild at Heart' experience is sorely needed... Then...Deer Valley Ranch must be for YOU!!!"

The Longstreet Family from Grant, Michigan
"How truly wonderful 'The Ranch' experience was for us ... again. Our children fell deeply in love with the place, the horses, the wranglers, the deer, and the pools. Thank you for all the efforts you all make .. to fix this firmly among our most treasured memories."

The Grieger Family from Waukesha, Wisconsin