by Kristin Franks
For the perfect Colorado Dude Ranch vacation, families head to the Drowsy Water Ranch offering spacious accommodations, family fun activities and onsite dining. A children’s horseback riding program is available for kids ages 6 to 13, where they learn and practice riding skills before setting out on morning or afternoon trail rides. The Buckaroo children’s program is available for children ages 5 and under offering a variety of fun activities including arts and crafts, picnic hikes and horseback rides.
Our Editor Loves
- Children's program for all ages
- Authentic Western ranch vacation
- Fun activities for the entire family, including campfires and hayrides
- Horse Back Riding
- Children Programs
- Onsite Dining
What an amazing experience at Drowsy Water Ranch. We booked this for our group of 10: ranging in age between 7-80, and everyone had an amazing time.
For the adults, the days were scheduled as much or as little as you wanted them to be: you had the opportunity to go on daily (full or half day) rides, or you could go on ranch scheduled activities like white water rafting or ziplining.
Our entire family went on the white water rafting, and we had the BEST time. It was such a great way to get off the ranch and have a fun family experience for the day. Also, the rapids were only level 3 and everyone felt safe :)
A few days our group of adults took the afternoon off from riding and hung out at the ranch and played horseshoes, cards, etc. The kids were off with the Range Riders, riding horses, doing crafts, collecting eggs, making up a skit, etc. They had the best time.
The food was fantastic. The staff was fantastic. The organized activities were great and exactly what you would hope for from a Family run ranch.
My kids SOBBED TEARS OF SADNESS when we left. What bigger review could you ever hope for than that!
My family just finished our 4th trip to the ranch, and have already scheduled our 5th. The Fosha family is as welcoming a host as you’ll find and we consider them our friends. Still the only TRULY unplugged, regenerating, and relaxing vacation we have ever been on. Don’t get me wrong, they keep you active, but you find yourself building new relationships (with horse and fellow guests) while seemingly forgetting about the real world at home!