At Drowsy Water Ranch we have a very special relationship with each of our 100+ horses. We’ve bred, raised, and trained each one to provide our dude ranch guests with the best riding opportunities that Colorado has to offer.

At Drowsy Water Dude Ranch you can have all you could possibly ever care to eat in a week – and nothing but the most home-cooked meal since you lived with mom!

group action shot rafting the Colorado River near Drowsy Water Ranch

When you picture vacationing at an authentic Colorado dude ranch, rafting may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But once your cruising down the white water rapids of the Colorado river you will wonder why you hadn’t booked this vacation sooner!

Our RangeRider program, for kids 6 through 13, is built around an instruction based horseback riding program where they practice skills in our arena before setting out to the backcountry on their morning and afternoon trail rides.

Click to watch the Zipline video

Yep, You read that right. We have a zip line course at Drowsy Water Ranch! Get your adrenaline pumping and quite a unique view of the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

In seven days at Drowsy Water Ranch, we have the most fun filled schedule, that’s versatile—catered to what you and the kids want to do, while at our home! Check out what a typical week looks like on the ranch.

We are located near Rocky Mountain National Park, 4 golf courses, several ski areas, innumerable bike trails, you name it!

Alright, are you convinced that once you book a trip to DWR, you will have the vacation of a lifetime? Well, what are you waiting for? Book now!

-Golf fees, guided fly fishing, massages, and zip line course are extra.
-NOTE: Persons weighing over 225 pounds may be limited to walking rides.
-Certain activities may be substituted or curtailed during different times of the season. Part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and National Forest Service.

Camp cooking

Featured Activities

Breakfast Ride

Every Thursday at Drowsy Water Ranch, we saddle up for the Breakfast Ride, high up on the ridge, to enjoy great vistas and a great meal. Get sneak peek and watch the video!

Country Dance

Every week, we throw our guests a dance party in the Lodge. It’s the best time to let loose a little, learn a few steps, and have fun getting to know your fellow Ranch guests.

Evening line dance group activity in the dance hall
days of family time

Family Vacation

We host family reunions! A getaway for the entire family with no distractions.
If that doesn’t sound like heaven, I don’t know what does.