There are many things to do at our Colorado guest ranch. While we love to spend hours in the saddle, and hope that you do too, we also enjoy cooling off in the Rio Grande. We think you will, too. So when you need a break from riding and a rest from hiking, we hope you will consider a trip down the Rio Grande. During your Colorado ranch vacation you can explore the mountains and coast through the valleys.

Okay, coast is perhaps not the most accurate term for what happens on the Rio Grande. After all, the Rio Grande in Colorado has Class 2-3 rapids. Mountain Man River Rafting, our guides of choice, will do their best to tailor a trip that meets your needs and desires, whether you want to paddle your way through the rapids or let them guide you through calmer water. No matter how exciting your trip, it is guaranteed to take you through some of the most pristine high country scenery in the country.

Those of you planning to stay at our Colorado dude ranch in early summer will find the most white water action on the river. Nonetheless, even late summer guests will find the river exciting and rewarding. Mountain Man Tours holds permits for the entire length of the Rio Grande in the state of Colorado, and uses the water levels to decide which stretch of river to travel at any given time. We have complete confidence in the knowledge and skill of Mountain Man guides.

As you plan your Rocky Mountain vacation, consider spending some time on the water.