• Trip Advisor
  • Fodors
  • National Geographic
  • Dude Ranch
  • AAA
  • Gayot
  • Saveur
  • Gene Kilgore’s 2015 World’s Best Ranches
  • Top 50 Ranches
WELCOME TO VISTA VERDE RANCH

Enjoy the splendor of the Rocky Mountains at our Colorado luxury dude ranch located just north of Steamboat Springs.

 

You’ll find a diverse offering of activities, amazing food, and a friendly staff. Oh, and the views aren’t bad either!

 

Let us treat you to the personalized service that comes when you mix AAA Four Diamond amenities with Western hospitality. Relax with the ease of planning an all-inclusive vacation. And discover why so many people keep coming back Vista Verde Ranch for an unforgettable Colorado ranch vacation.

 

However you spend your time at Vista Verde Ranch, we will help you create a lifetime worth of memories.

EXPERIENCE VISTA VERDE
7752
FEET IN ELEVATION
52
GUEST CAPACITY
360
INCHES SNOW A YEAR
112
MILES TO NEAREST MALL
AUTUMN, WINTER OR SUMMER, ANY TIME IS A GOOD TIME

Explore the many adventures to be had on your Vista Verde Ranch vacation. Whether it’s a summer, autumn, or winter vacation, there’s a variety of ways to enjoy your Colorado getaway! Hover over the photos below to learn more.

  • Autumn
    Autumn

    Quaking aspens set the hillsides on fire, and everything is burnished in colors of red, orange and yellow. Autumn is the time for adult-only vacations and lots of adventure!

    Find an Autumn Activity
  • Winter
    Winter

    Imagine sitting by a roaring fire while the snow gently falls outside after a day of skiing, sleigh rides, and tubing. This is the epitome of a Winter Wonderland!

    Find a Winter Activity
  • Summer
    Summer

    The classic dude ranch season with a luxurious spin on the whole concept. S'mores by the campfire, outdoor adventures, and memories that will last a lifetime.

    Find a Summer Activity!
READ WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE RANCH
  • hiking vacation in Colorado
    Dude Ranch Life: How do they all have so much energy?

    Maybe it’s that I’m not 23 anymore, or maybe it’s just because our staff are just that adventurous. But, this morning it hit me that our staff are moonlighting (sometimes quite literally) in some pretty......

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  • dude ranch owners at Vista Verde
    Dude Ranch Life: Special Visitors

    Recently we had some special visitors come up to the ranch. Does the name Tufly ring a bell for any of you? If not, here’s a clue: the Tufly family owned Vista Verde from the......

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  • animals and kids at a family dude ranch vacation
    Dude Ranch Life: Angels among us

    On the very first day of my kids’ summer vacation we discovered that my daughter’s old faithful horse has some really serious health issues. Given that having a horse is an integral part of my......

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