Cattle Drives

  • $250/Person*, ages 12 and older (helmets required for 12 year old riders and provided free of charge upon check-in at the ranch)
  • Offered between early June and mid-September
  • No meals are included
  • Check-In at 8:30 a.m. Departs 9:00 a.m.
  • Learn More → Cattle Drives

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Trail Rides

The minumum age for riding is 8 years old.

Due to our concern with the risk to your child's safety, we do not offer any double riding. We also do not currently offer any pony rides. Helmets are required for riders 8-12 years old and are provided upon check-in at no additional cost.

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Trail Rides - 1 Hour

  • $90/Person*, ages 8 and older
  • Check-In 2:30 p.m. 
  • Departs 3:00 p.m.  

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Trail Rides - 2 Hour

  • $130/Person*, ages 8 and older
  • 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ride times offered

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Trail Rides - 3 Hour

  • $200/Person*, ages 8 and older
  • Check-in 9:00 a.m 
  • Departing 9:30 a.m

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Saddle & Paddle

We are no longer offering this package. You can independently book your rafting trips by searching online for Upper Colorado river rafting companies.

Private Rides

Private Rides - 2 Hour

  • $600 for up to 2 riders then $180/person* each additional rider, ages 8 and older
  • Morning and afternoon ride times offered
  • Learn More → Private Rides

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Private Rides - 3 Hour

  • $900 for up to 2 riders then $300/person* each additional rider, ages 8 and older
  • Check-in 9:00 a.m.
  • Departing 9:30 a.m.
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Please note that we do not guarantee anything faster than a walk on any of our rides, including the Private Rides.

Group Activities and Team Building Cattle Drives

Team Building, Family Reunions and Groups
Unique Colorado Horseback Activities for Businesses or Larger Groups

PRICE: Handled on a per request basis. Contact us at 970-724-1123 or e-mail

Learn More- Team Building and Group Activities


Policies- See FAQ page for more detailed information

  • Weight limit varies as we go by a Body Mass Index of 34 or less. The maximum they can carry is 240 pounds if you are a tall guest (at least 5'11"). We weigh riders privately at check-in and if you exceed the limits, you cannot ride and no refunds are given. It is your responsibility to know your current weight/BMI before arriving at the ranch to avoid any disappointments.
  • Age minimums are 12 years old for Cattle Drives and 8 years old for Trail Rides.
  • Please leave your dogs at home! We love dogs and do not wish to see them left in a hot car. Non-ranch dogs pose a safety risk around horses.
  • We ride in all weather including rain and snow.
  • Weather cancellations shall be at the sole discretion of the Rusty Spurr Ranch.
  • Please remember that the weather patterns in this area are highly localized and more often than not it is sunny here when it is raining in the ski area towns. Check out our 5 day local weather forecast on the Home Page.
  • All rides require advanced reservations to ensure availability.
  • Reservations are subject to a 48-hour cancellation policy except large groups over 8 riders. Groups of 9 or more have a NON-REFUNDABLE 50% cancellation charge anytime after booking as large groups reserve many of our resources and are harder to fill last-minute. NO REFUNDS for large groups will be given within 2 weeks of the activity date.
  • Private rides require a two-person minimum, or the single guest pays for 2 riders.
  • We add a 10% gratuity for parties of 7 or more. For unaccompanied children, we add a 15% gratuity.

Rusty Spurr recommendations for the best ride possible:

  • Long pants and jackets or layers
  • Bug Spray, sunblock and a water bottle
  • Cameras are a MUST!
  • Sneakers or cowboy boots strongly recommended
  • NO sandals, clogs or high heels. NO heavily treaded hiking boots as they won’t fit in the stirrups
  • Backpacks not recommended; we provide saddle bags on each horse


All rides require advanced reservations to ensure availability. 

All rides meet 30 min before the departure time.  These are not your normal, nose to tail rides.  There will be places where the guests are required to ride this way due to the nature of the trails, but we encourage riders to ride next to one another, the guide or out and about whenever terrain permits.

*Prices subject to change at any time

All or part of this operation is conducted on public land under special permit

from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.


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