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  • Established

    1948
  • Owner

    Ron & Lucia Hatfield
  • Manager

    Tim & Meg Dyer
  • Tel

    800-510-7071
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $465 - $580
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

    $305 - $360
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Maximum Guests

    27
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery
  • Memberships

    Dude Ranchers Association, Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association

Experience Colorado’s finest at Rawah Guest Ranch—an authentic, All-American Western guest ranch and fly fishing lodge nestled in Northern Colorado’s spectacular Rawah Wilderness Area. Rawah offers a peaceful escape from the busyness of life and a venue to disconnect in order to reconnect with loved ones, family, and friends in the pristine quiet and beauty of the Roosevelt National Forest.

We strive to offer the best and friendliest hospitality in the industry through a vacation that's tailor-made to each one of our ranch visitors.

Join us for an unforgettable vacation, where we hope you’ll arrive as guests and leave as family. We can’t wait to welcome you home.

Good time to go

We're open June 1st through October 1st annually.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 0 and over

We welcome children of all ages at Rawah Ranch, our youngest guest having been only 10 months old! Each morning, we offer a Childrens Program available to all kids interested in ranch-sponsored games, crafts and animal care at the Tiny Hiney farm. Programming is ideal for, but not limited to, children ages 6 to 10.

With advanced notice, we can offer babysitting for infants and toddlers.

Minimum age children can ride

6 and over

Arts & Crafts

coloring, sketching, Making moccasins, leather branding, dream catchers, bead-making

Activities

outdoor play area, cookouts, petting zoo, floating, Counselor-led yard games, panning for gold, pond fishing, outdoor play area at the teepee island

Games

board games, horseshoes, soccer, ping pong, pool table

Environmental & Social Practices

Conservation

Rawah Guest Ranch is a proud partner in the Care for Colorado Leave No Trace initiative. Learn more below.

CARE FOR COLORADO VIDEO LINK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcY73nUhaQs&feature=youtu.be

Ranch History

To the mountain tribe of Ute Indians, Rawah was the word for “abundance.” Resting at 8,400 feet just south of the Colorado-Wyoming border, Rawah Ranch occupies a beautiful spot in the still practically undiscovered Laramie River Valley.

The railroad companies set our ranch legacy in motion when President Theodore Roosevelt signed the deed of trust for the land Rawah Ranch occupies as part of a land acquisition. Soon after, our valley was added to what would eventually become the Roosevelt National Forest. With the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964, our Rawah Wilderness Area was preserved indefinitely. Earlier – in 1948 – a man by the name of Ralph Jordan had the great foresight to establish Rawah Ranch, not as a cattle ranch, but as a place for guests to simply visit – to stay in comfortable accommodations, enjoy hearty meals, and take in the beauty of the surrounding wilderness. Today, Rawah Ranch seeks to capture the same original vision by welcoming guests from across the country and around the world to our historic mountain escape.

We believe the ranch’s legacy continues with each new visitor that makes this place their own – we can’t wait to welcome you home to Rawah.

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style, Health oriented
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Alcohol

    BYOB, wine provided with dinner, available for purchase
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, ranch-raised pork, ranch-raised chicken, farm fresh eggs, ranch garden, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free, other

At Rawah Ranch, one of the things we do best is food—and former guests will tell you it’s certainly a highlight. Enjoy our Chef's internationally inspired comfort gourmet cuisine that will have you satisfied from breakfast through dessert.

Guest Favourites

  • Maple Bourbon Bacon & Biscuits at the Cowboy Breakfast Cookout
  • Oven Roasted Salmon & Risotto
  • Backyard Personalized Pizza

Your Chef, Ford Martin

With more than 25 years of experience and an undying passion for food, Chef Ford brings his expertise and personal flair to the kitchen. Chef Ford and his expert staff prepare all our gourmet cuisine in house, from scratch, every day.

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  • Address

    11447 N County Rd 103
    Glendevey
    Colorado
    82063
    USA
  • Remote Location

    Yes
  • Elevation

    8400 ft
  • Private Land

    250-1000 acres
  • Public Land

    more than 50k acres

Nearest Town - Laramie, WY

Laramie, WY is situated 35 miles / 1 hour from the Ranch.

Facilities in Laramie, WY include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping Laramie, WY offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear.

Ranch shuttle

$150/vehicle from Laramie, WY

Rental car

Required

Nearest Airports

Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

Distance

135 miles / 3 hours

Airlines

Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines

Ranch shuttle

No

Rental car

Required


Laramie Regional Airport, Laramie, WY

Distance

35 miles / 1 hour

Ranch shuttle

$150/vehicle required


Cheyenne Regional Airport, Cheyenne, WY

Distance

90 miles / 2 hours

Ranch shuttle

No

Rental car

Required

Lowdown

  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Beginner
  • Rides are grouped by

    Ability, Pace of Ride, Rides tailored to guest requests, Families ride together
  • Max riders per ride

    12
  • Wranglers per ride

    2
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Guest Horses

    50
  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Draft, Paints, Geldings, Mares
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 2 hours
    Afternoon - 2 hours

The Setting

Private Land (250-1000 acres)

Public Land (more than 50k acres)

Roosevelt National Forest


Our Riding

Scheduled rides

Daily rides depart at 9am and 2pm. Full-day rides are offered throughout the week. Overnight pack trips are available to weeklong guests, as scheduled. 

Guided rides

All rides are wrangler guided, and tailored to guests requests and riding experience.

Good to know

Every rider must complete one walking ride and a wrangler-approved lope check prior to participating in advanced rides, regardless of riding experience. 

Weight limit for riding

225-250 lbs

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed, We recommend a good level of physical fitness, We consider height and athletic ability as well as a guest's weight


Why our riding stands out

  • We offer a dynamic set of riding options, ranging all skill-levels and terrains: from alpine ridges, forest trails, plains and valley. We also offer the only private waterfall ride in the state!
  • Our wranglers work with guests to provide them with a skill-level based riding experience during their stay.
  • 70,000 acres of combined private and public land in the Colorado wilderness available for riding.

Riding Lessons

Details

lessons are additional, basic riding lessons

Given by

wrangler

Location

in the arena

Wildlife Safaris

When

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Frequency

On Request

Arena Work

Type

outdoor arena

Activities

barrels, pole bending

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $465 - $580
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

    $305 - $360
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Thurs, Sun
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Any day is fine
  • Style of accommodation

    Western rustic chic
  • Packages available

    3 night, 6 night

Rawah Guest Ranch can cater for up to 27 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | Cowboys

Rates (Per Person)

$465 - $580

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

King Suite

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

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

Cabin | Indians

Rates (Per Person)

$465 - $580

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

King Suite Cabin

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

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

Cabin | Mackward

Rates (Per Person)

$465 - $580

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Two-Bedroom Family Cabin

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

mini-bar, fridge, microwave, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, wood fireplace

Cabin | Shanty

Rates (Per Person)

$465 - $580

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

King Suite Cabin

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, hair dryer, plush bathrobes, wood fireplace

Cabin | Ol' Bunk House

Rates (Per Person)

$465 - $580

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

King Suite Cabin with Loft (child)

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

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

Cabin | Flying Horse East

Rates (Per Person)

$465 - $580

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Two-Bedroom Family Cabin

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

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

Cabin | Flying Horse West

Rates (Per Person)

$465 - $580

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Two-Bedroom Family Cabin

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

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

Cabin | Ranch House East

Rates (Per Person)

$465 - $580

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

King Suite Cabin

Rooms

1

Amenities

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

Cabin | Ranch House West

Rates (Per Person)

$465 - $580

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Two-Bedroom Family Cabin

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

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


Booking Policy

All reservations require a 50% deposit in order to confirm. All reservations are subject to a 60-day cancellation policy. In order to confirm your reservation we require a 50% deposit of total booking cost. The remaining balance will be processed approximately 14 business days prior to your arrival using the credit card on file. Please notify us in advance if you would like to use a different method of payment.If you must cancel your reservation more than 60 days before your scheduled arrival, your deposit is refundable, less a 10% processing fee. Deposits are non-refundable for cancellations made less than 60 days prior to your arrival. No rate adjustments will be made for cancellation of a portion of the reserved stay, reduction in size of party, or shortening the length of stay if made less than 60 days prior to your arrival. Though your deposit is non-refundable within 60 days of your scheduled arrival, you may use the deposit toward a future stay in the pre-booked or following season, subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

Included in your stay

meals, activities, lodging, Riding

Extras

Tax

3.8%

Gratuity

Optional

Massage

Request prices

Guided Fly Fishing

After one half-day of guided fly fishing, private guides can be booked for an additional daily cost. Request prices

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  • You can borrow

    Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Saddle bags, Rain coats
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi, telephone.

Onsite

Shopping

Come visit us at the gift shop for Rawah apparrel, gifts, extra sundries, and more!

Outdoor Activities

mountain biking, Yoga, sporting clays, campouts, Shooting - trap / clays, Archery Range, Fly Fishing, Wildlife Truck Safari, Guided Hiking, 9-Hole Frisbee Golf Course, Bocce Ball, Badminton, Horseshoes, Croquet

Water based Activities

hot tub, lake water sports, SUP Boarding, Paddle Boating, Flat Bottom Boating, Pond Fishing

Spa

relaxation massage


Fishing & Wildlife

Every vacation package includes one half-day of guided fly fishing. Additional days of fly fishing are available with advanced booking of your private guide. 

Fishing on offer

fly, stocked pond

Wildlife

Moose, elk, bald eagle, fox, racoon, hawk, hummingbird, and others.


Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

For groups of up to 30.

We offer buyouts and group rate pricing for active corporate or extracurricular retreats, and family reunions. Please contact us for additional details. 

Weddings

We can cater for groups of 100 & over.

We can accommodate overnight guests up to capacity (30 guests), with day-of ceremony & reception capacity for up to 150 people. Please contact us for additional details. 


Local Attractions

Roosevelt National Forest

Rawah sits in the heart of the Roosevelt National Forest, one of Colorado's most spectacular and unspoiled wilderness areas. Surrounding the ranch on all sides, you can enjoy this nationally renowed outdoors wonderland within seconds of opening your eyes, or for hours on end while on rides or hikes in the area.

Distance

0 miles / 15 mins

Highs

  • Located in a beautiful riverside setting on the Colorado/Wyoming border
  • Perfect for those who love fly-fishing and horseback riding - there's plenty of both!
  • It's an excellent option for families and couples who savor a wholesome family atmosphere filled with adventure
  • Stylish, cozy, authentic cabin accommodation

Lows

  • Located just off the county road

Visitor Reviews

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

Amazing Vacation

We spent a week at Rawah Ranch and had a fantastic time. The crew under Tim and Meg could not have been nicer, they welcomed us and made us feel comfortable all around. Great setting, lots of cool activities. The horses were perfectly matched for every level of rider. I cannot recommend this place more highly.

5 stars

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