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Experience Western Hospitality in Grand Lake

 Grand Lake, Colorado is situated in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and stands as the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. This historic community offers a blend of restaurants and shops lining an authentic western boardwalk, so you can feel like a true cowboy or cowgirl during your visit. One way to truly experience this western mountain vacation…

C Lazy U Guest Ranch: Full Winter Fun

The ranch compound lies about a half-mile below. It would take two minutes to drive, but right now no vehicles are allowed on the roadway. This route to the ranch is reserved for us sledders. I center my Flexible Flyer on its snow-packed crown. A ranch hand’s foot chocks the sled while I drop on top, belly down, face forward,…

Smith Fork Ranch: A Colorado Guest Ranch With Style

Vacationers seek out Colorado dude and guest ranches when they want to rough it Old West style – exploring mountain wilderness, navigating trails on horseback, fishing in Colorado’s roaring rivers and ending the day with campfire stories before retiring to a rustic, comfortable cabin. But most Colorado guest ranches also have a luxurious side, with gourmet dining, outdoor yoga, spa-style…

Mountain High: Colorado Dude Ranches

The last traces of snow have disappeared here in the Rockies, replaced by blooming wildflowers, shimmering aspen and the pure, warm breezes of summer. The temperate days and cool nights provide perfect conditions for hiking along mountain streams and horseback riding across valley pastures. Though thousands of skiers flock to Colorado each winter, summertime is when the Centennial State shows…

Durango: Places to Play in the Snow

If you’re planning a Colorado ski or snowboard trip, Vail and Aspen aren’t the only options to find fresh powder, exciting trails and the canopy of the Rocky Mountain blue skies. In the southwest corner of Colorado, Durango offers intriguing alternatives. Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, 25 miles south of Durango, No. 1 Skier Place, Durango Colo. 81301; 970-247-9000; durangomountainresort.com…