Colorado Cattle Company

Colorado

working Ranch

A  Working ranch located on the rolling grasslands of north east Colorado. A full 4 night adult only programme is offered between mid May and mid October.

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To book  call: American Round-Up 01798 865946 or email. A genuine working ranch which covers thousands of acres of prime ranch land where they run 800 head of cattle. The programme runs from Wednesday toSunday around the seasonal activities associated with a cattle ranch.  There are a number of wind turbines in the vicinity of the ranch part of their Green Credentials programme.

 


We have first-hand knowledge from our many ranch visits, so please contact us with any questions or for a ranch holiday to suit you.

The ranch is set in the north east corner of Colorado on the rolling grassland which we would call Prairies. The history of the ranch goes back to the end of the 1800s when small acreages were farmed by immigrants from back east. It took a while for them to realise that ranching was a better option.

The North American prairies are part of the temperate grasslands known by ecologists as biomes. These regions receive moderate rainfall and are a composition of grasses, herbs and shrubs, rather than trees, as the dominant vegetation type. This area is part of what we would call The Great Plains. It is a rolling landscape with no huge changes in altitude until you reach the Rocky Mountain to the west.

The ranch now has a herd of 800 cows and calves plus assorted bulls. It's operated as a Working Ranch and activities happen around the seasons.

Accommodation is either in newly constructed log cabin rooms which are designed for singles and friends traveling together and have two comfortably sized individual beds. The bunkhouse has been refitted and modernized with five private bedrooms designed for couples. Each bunkhouse room has a private bathroom, one queen size bed and a private entrance.

Both the bunkhouse and cabin rooms share excellent views of the meadow where the sunrise greets guests every morning.

Make sure to bring your appetite because three home cooked meals are served each day and snacks are available as desired to keep you full and energized. You can sit down and dig in to a real ranch meal three times a day.

There is a bar offering beer, wine and spirts for sale so no need to take your own.

The ranch also owns about 70-75 well-bred and highly trained quarter type horses, most are registered with the AQHA.

Each horse is selected for it quality breeding, great training and sensible attitude. They are trained for guests to rope on, work cattle and carry you through the daily ranch routine.

For beginners there are quieter mounts while others are more highly strung for experienced guests. The riding stock is trained to be responsive to neck reining and are used to working cattle.

Fulfil your cowboy fantasy and experience ranch life much like you will have seen in the western movies, at this ranch, they live the genuine cowboy life. During these Cowboy Adventure weeks you can ride the range all day then grab a cold one, relax and swap Wild West stories with the other cowboys.

Horses are available for you to ride over varying terrain at all speeds doing real cowboy work. 

For 2018 the four night stay will offer riding on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

So   So that the grazing stays sweet, you will be moving cattle, gathering bulls, checking water, putting out salt licks and checking fences, looking for strays and fence jumpers then driving them back where they belong. Remember, as a working ranch, cattle drives occur each week, all season long.  

The activities of this ranch are based around the seasons, they are open May to October and this is what you would expect to be doing

Springtime is May and June:
You would be branding as well as gathering, sorting and moving the cow and calf pairs to their  summer pastures. Additionally fences must be checked for broken or damaged areas. They will have short single day cattle drives each week until all the cattle are settled for the summer. Spring activities can be hard to schedule; weather, sickness, calving and feeding all play a part in the daily work.

Summertime is July to early September : 

Autumn is September and October:
Gathering and sorting, vaccinating and weaning the calves.

They have a liquor license and a stocked bar so no need to take your own.  There is also a heated indoor swimming pool and a hot tub.

Pricing

All prices are per person unless otherwise specified. Please contact us to confirm the rates - 01798 865946.

Get a Quote

We can tailor-make your holiday with flights, car hire, motorhome and city hotels.

2018 rates  - For the coming season there will only be a shorter stay offered from Wednesday to Sunday.

Stays will include full board, tax and gratuities. The riding will be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday all day. One season only will apply from May to October 2018

The cost is £1499 per person for a four night stay.

A ranch shuttle from Denver Airport area hotels to the ranch and back is offered. The charge for 2018 is $175pp return and their transport runs once a day - payable locally. The journey takes 2 hours.

Please let us know your preferred departure dates and number of people travelling and we will send a quotation to you.

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Have a question about this ranch? We have been to them all. Give us a call on 01798 865 946

Reviews

Tell Us What You Think

I spent just over a week at the CCC in May 2017 and it did not disappoint. It was my first ranch holiday and it certainly won't be my last. I hope to return to this wonderful place as the big skies, lots of access to beautiful horses and the hospitality was second to none. Horse activities took every ability into consideration and the Wranglers professionalism, good humour and patience was endless. The horse they matched me with suited me well, he was a real sweetie and he really felt like mine for the week.

I wanted to do something special for a big birthday and my time at the CCC will certainly gave me something to remember it by. From the moment I arrived I could hardly believe I was 'living the cowboy dream and now, back home, I look back at my photographs and think wow! Did I really do all that?

Tom, Darcy, Jackie and all the staff were superb hosts, nothing was too much trouble and I felt truly valued as a guest. If you want to feel like a real cowboy for your holiday and to get into the saddle for up to six hours a day then I cannot recommend the CCC enough. Book it..... You will not be disappointed !!!

Jane Blackhall

This ranch has excellent facilities including an indoor arena, a swimming pool and a hot tub for easing aching muscles at the end of the day. Tom and Darcy are wonderful hosts and it is very apparent that they have a great love for all their animals. There is no nose-to-tail riding at this ranch and it is great to be able to ride where you want and not have to follow the horse in front! I highly recommend this ranch and can't wait to return!

Sarah Stanley

A stunning location for an amazing trip! Everything worked seamlessly from start to finish. We had six days of new experiences both on and off horseback. From looking after your ‘own’ horse for the stay to roping steer, team penning, cutting, trail riding, checking cattle – You name it, we did it! I can’t praise the expertise of the Wranglers enough. They ensured that everyone rode at the level at which they felt comfortable but that no one missed out on anything they wanted to do. We were cared for in magnificent style by a wonderful group of ever-smiling family & staff and treated to plentiful, fresh and wholesome meals at very frequent intervals. We stayed in one of the rooms in the original Bunkhouse, full of rustic charm but providing every modern convenience and an enviable view of the beautiful sunrises. The pool was in a separate building and comfortably furnished for lounging. Sauna & Hot tub another distraction! I was truly sorry to leave and would go back without any hesitation. This is a very special place run by dedicated, caring people, providing a holiday to talk about for years to come.

Fiona Johnson