Tired of the nose-to-tail horseback rides on vacation? At the Rusty Spurr Ranch, our guests and horses have more freedom to explore. There are many things that make our adventures different from the typical trail rides. First of all, we encourage our guests to “Get Outta Line” and ride off-trail with their guide wherever the terrain allows. Everyone has done the mundane single-file trail rides and we wanted to offer something different. Our well-trained horses and professional guides create the perfect experience where guests learn to communicate and navigate their horses while riding through aspen groves, wildflower meadows, and mountaintops. Next, we are centrally located between Winter Park, Breckenridge, and Steamboat Springs resorts and we ride on a private ranch. No disturbing noises from ATV’s, bikes, or barking dogs here- it’s just our guests meandering the peaceful mountain meadows and trails while enjoying incredible views of the Continental Divide and surrounding ranges. Also, each of our wranglers has a strong equestrian background and must pass a lengthy interview and training period to guide rides. We put safety first and then have a whole lotta fun! Lastly, we take great pride in our horses. We own them, not lease them, and they are meticulously cared for from head to hoof. None of our horses work more than 4 hours in a single day and they are turned out every night to be free to graze and play with the herd on 2,000 acres. We also match each horse to their rider according to height, weight, and riding ability so that each guest can have a more customized experience. If you are looking for a unique horseback adventure, consider visiting the Rusty Spurr Ranch where we love what we do!

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Here we are another winter season and there are a host of activities to do. Snowmobiling tops the list from tours with professional guides to renting one on your own. Ride through the trees to open bowls above treeline and up to the continental divide with unbelievable views. Next go on a dog sled ride where you can actually mush the dogs. Popular for families, groups or couples is taking a dinner sleigh ride through forested trails and back for a delicious meal and entertainment. There are adventures such as ziplining, horseback riding through the snow, ice climbing with professional guides for beginners as well as the experienced climber. Try ice fishing for the fisherman in you or relax and take a train tour through the Rocky Mountains or join Joel for a cannabis tour and to bars or  breweries for a fun night with plenty of laughs and see Joel perform magic tricks in front of your eyes. Have a memorable mountain experience!!

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What’s the best way to explore Colorado than with a backpacking trip across the state? Colorado is a paradise for hikers with hidden overnight treks, astonishing trails, and stunning nature and landscapes. Whether you are looking for a day with your partner or friends, or a longer hike on your own, Colorado is covered in scenic hikes, from East to West, North to South. The most common season for hiking is summer, without a doubt, and the most popular trails are usually quite busy during this period. But don’t let the traffic deter you from visiting the fantastic trails. Today, we are featuring a range of amazing trails across the state. Prepare your backpack and start an adventure on your own! Remember, having the right gear for ultralight backpacking is crucial in getting the most out of your hiking or touring trip.

Go snowmobiling either with professional guides or explore on your own with trails up to the continental divide. Take a dog sled ride and mush the dogs, a thrill of a life time. Want a new adventure try ice climbing with a professional guide. Enjoy yourselves on a dinner sleigh ride or take a hot coca ride.

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It has been a year of covid,now we are approaching summer in the Colorado mountains and vaccines are in full distributions. Colorado mountain activities will be full steam ahead. Now is the time to start planning for whitewater rafting trips from easy float trips to experienced class 5 rapids. Summer also means scenic zip lining, horseback riding through the Colorado Rockies or being part of a cattle drive. Go fishing in mountain streams. Colorado activities also include hay rides for the family or enjoy going off road on a atv, jeep or a razor, want more excitement go rock climbing or take a train ride through the mountains with awe inspiring views.

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Yes we are in a pandemic and COVID-19 will be around for a while. and work with a number of activity providers ( outfitters) and they have put in place all the necessary safety measures to ensure you a safe and enjoyable experience. These activities include whitewater rafting from relaxing class one float trips to exciting class five rapids for the experienced. Horseback riding in the backcountry of Colorado allows for social distancing and scenic views that is a photographers dream Take out and atv, jeep or a razor and explore the mountains of Colorado. Ziplining is an experience that should not be missed. Want solitude go fishing or fly fish with experienced guides. There are also unique adventures like rock climbing or paragliding. Play a round of golf or sit back and enjoy a Wild West show. Websites like and will provide you with the best and most professional outfitters in Colorado.

The summer is halfway complete and it is also not to soon to research winter activities like snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice climbing etc. Stay positive, be safe and enjoy the mountains of Colorado.

Yes this October, and the mountains has already seen some snow, Keystone and A-basin is already open with other ski resorts preparing to open in November. Now is the time to plan your activities, winter in the Rockies offer snowmobiling, dog sled rides, sleigh rides that includes western shows and dinner, horseback riding, zip lining, ice climbing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing,etc.

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