By OLIVIA CRIST
Are you looking for that Colorado Wild West experience? Well, look no further. Colorado has a bounty of wild west type attractions that are just waiting for you to visit and enjoy!
There surely is nothing more wild west than horseback riding. Take a look at these fabulous dude ranches and other horseback riding opportunities!
Elk Mountain Ranch is “located in the heart of the Rockies, adjacent to the Browns Canyon National Monument. Elk Mountain Dude Ranch is secluded within the San Isabel National Forest near Buena Vista, Colorado.” Guests can look forward to horseback riding and a stay in some rustic style lodges.
Located in Colorado Springs, CO, Garden of the Gods is certainly a popular attraction for outdoor enthusiasts. But, did you know you could go horseback riding there? Academy Riding Stables offers an incredibly scenic trail ride for riders of all skill sets.
Perhaps you want to involve a little fly fishing on your getaway. The High Lonesome Ranch offers some exciting fly fishing expeditions in addition to some old west style horseback riding and lodging. You can find the High Lonesome Ranch in De Beque, CO.
Drowsy Water Guest Ranch is located in Granby, CO. Guests have the option of staying in cabins or lodges. This ranch offers horseback riding and a number of other activities ranging from rafting, a zip line course to even some western dancing!
Make sure to check out these attractions and get a taste of what Colorado’s wild west has to offer!