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  • Established

    late 1800s. Guest ranch since 1946
  • Tel

  • Open

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $585 - $675
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $438 - $502
  • Minimum Stay

    Summer: 1 week
    Winter: 2 days
  • Maximum Guests

  • Works with travel agents?

  • Great For

    Action & adventure, Peace & quiet
  • Memberships

* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Lost Valley Ranch is a one-of-a-kind dude ranch in Colorado inviting you to experience our signature brand of Western hospitality. The recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award for 44 consecutive years, we've been providing unforgettable Colorado guest ranch experiences for adventurers and families alike since 1961. Set against 26,000 acres of Pike National Forest, our location delivers an experience in the majestic Rocky Mountains like never before.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 0 and over

Lost Valley Ranch offers children the incredible opportunity to learn the ways of the cowboy and experience life on an authentic Colorado horse and cattle ranch. We offer a variety of fun activities and outdoor adventures separated by age groups and supervised by our team of hand-selected supervisors, each Red Cross First Aid certified and well versed in the ins and outs of life on the ranch. Your kids will learn how to groom their own horses, get fitted to their own saddle, play in the barns and breath in the fresh mountain air while exploring our beautiful natural surroundings. From swimming and hiking to picnics and crafts, the memories your child will create will stay with them for years to come.

Minimum age children can ride

6 and over


outdoor play area, floating, supervised swimming


scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, soccer, volleyball, ping pong

Baby Sitting

From age 0 to 2. Hourly cost $25.

Baby Sitting Provided By

With one-on-one babysitting services available at a nominal hourly rate, Lost Valley offers the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely morning or afternoon ride or evening adult activities while knowing your little one is in good hands.


  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style, Health oriented
  • Meals served

    buffet style, everyone eats together, children dine separately, scheduled meals
  • Alcohol

  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, dining room (casual attire)
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free

Every stay at our Colorado ranch resort includes three meals a day. Served up fresh and cooked to order from our talented chefs, we focus on healthy, well-balanced meals that are big on taste and cater to a variety of dietary preferences. On a special diet? No worries, we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.


  • Address

    29555 Goose Creek Road
  • Remote Location

  • Elevation

    7500 ft
  • Public Land

    20,000-40,000 acres

Nearest Town - Deckers, CO

Deckers, CO is situated 12 miles miles / 30 mins from the Ranch.

Ranch shuttle


Nearest Airports

Denver International Airport, Denver


70 miles / 2 hours

Ranch shuttle

Yes - $250/person

Colorado Springs Airport, Colorado Springs


60 miles miles / 1 hour 30 mins

Ranch shuttle

Yes - $125/person


  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Families ride together, Children ride together
  • Max riders per ride

  • Wranglers per ride

  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Guest Horses

  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Appaloosas, Draft Cross
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 2 hours
    Afternoon - 2 hours

Our Riding

Guided rides

Our all-inclusive Colorado horse ranch provides guided horseback rides for a variety of skill levels. Rides are offered every morning and afternoon, rain or shine, but when and how often you ride is entirely up to you. Whether this is your first time riding a horse or you are an advanced rider, you will receive personalized attention and instruction from our qualified wranglers. We'll match you with the best horse based on your skill level and personality along with custom-fitting your saddle and mount. 

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed, We consider height and athletic ability as well as a guest's weight

Why our riding stands out

  • Rides offered at all levels of riding experience (beginner to advanced).
  • Rides are taken out into the Pike National Forest. We have a permit to ride in 26,000 acres of the national forest land around our ranch.
  • Our rides are guided by wranglers who genuinely care about your safety and experience on the ride.


  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $585 - $675
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $438 - $502
  • Minimum Stay

    Summer: 1 week
    Winter: 2 days
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Summer: Sun
    Winter: Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Summer: Sun
    Winter: Any day is fine
  • Style of accommodation

    Western rustic chic, Luxury 5-Star
  • Packages available

    1 week
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Lost Valley Ranch can cater for up to 85 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cabin suites

Rates (Per Person)*

$507 - $585
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

2 nights


Our cabins feature separate living rooms with fireplaces (wood is delivered daily), and are made-up everyday by our dedicated staff. Inside your cabin you'll also discover a range of modern conveniences including king- and queen-sized beds, mini-refrigerators, Keurig coffeemakers and plenty of oversized towels. In an effort  to preserve the quiet sanctity of our Colorado cabins, we do not provide internet, TVs or telephones in our cabins. 


Private bathroom


fridge, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, wood fireplace


hot tub

Booking Policy

Advance reservations are required. Reservations may be made by phone (303-647-2311) or E-mail: info@lostvalleyranch.com. We will hold your accommodations without deposit for approximately two weeks.

Included in your stay

meals, lodging, gratuity, Riding, Child and teen programs



Colorado sales tax of 4.5%

Guided Fly Fishing

$160/person for the clinic or $400 for a guided off-property excursion


Trap shooting, Trading Post purchases, Archery


  • You can borrow

    Saddle bags
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi.


Outdoor Activities

wagon rides, Shooting - trap / clays

Water based Activities

outdoor pool, hot tub


relaxation massage, deep tissue massage

Fishing & Wildlife

Lost Valley's streams and lakes are a prime fishing spot for rainbow and brown trout, and our Colorado ranch has everything you need to reel em' in. In addition to Goose Creek, which runs from the south to the north on our ranch, Lost Valley also boasts a two-acre pond, with rods and reels available to guests at no additional charge. Rainbow and brown trout are both tasty catches, and our chefs are more than happy to prepare your fish and serve it up at meal time.

Fishing on offer

fly, stocked pond, lake, stream, instruction available

Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

For groups of 50-75.

If you are looking to plan a meeting or corporate retreat sure to leave a lasting impression on every attendee, you've found the perfect setting in Lost Valley Ranch. We have plenty of fresh mountain air and a beautiful, secluded setting that transforms meetings into unforgettable experiences. Our flexible Colorado meeting venues provide a distraction-free setting to get down to business, including Wi-Fi and onsite A/V support. During our early spring and fall seasons, we offer corporate groups exclusivity along with all-inclusive rates that make it easy to stick to your budget.

Local Attractions

Pike National Forest


  • A fantastic family ranch with superb children and teens’ programs
  • Very uplifting spirit and nicely appointed rooms
  • One of the oldest and longest running dude ranches in Colorado
  • Excellent for large families and groups


  • There is lots to do and the itinerary very scheduled, so it's not for those seeking a loose schedule and quiet pace

Visitor Reviews

Dont just take our word for it, see what visitors like you say...

Our second home - my girls are already counting the days until we return

Not sure what else can be said that I and others haven't already other than to say this is a place like no other. The staff are excellent as is the kid's program. If you are looking to visit a guest ranch, then look no farther - unless - you want a wine list with dinner or a bar to hang out at after a day of riding, or TV, or phones. You won't find that here, thank goodness. One week without electronics and my 11 and 9 year old never once even asked for them. Heaven.

5 stars

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