The High Lonesome Ranch Exactly as wild as you want.
A modern wilderness. With a healthy respect for the past and an eye towards the future. If itâ€™s possible to improve on what nature intended, this would be the place. Our ranch is where brave and hardy pioneers settled over a hundred years ago. Today at The High Lonesome Ranch, we diligently continue their ranching heritage, by reinvesting a large portion of our revenues and using the latest conservation practices to enhance the land and waters.
While you’re here, you own the place.
The High Lonesome Ranch is where you can escape the trappings of everyday life and find out who you really are. While you’re here you will find 300 secluded square miles where you can reconnect with your family, your friends, your colleagues and, most importantly, yourself. On horseback, on bike, or on foot. Fish, hunt, ride and climb. By day, you’ll be tested and thrilled. By night, you’ll be pleasantly wined and dined. You won’t just look at the stars, you’ll be treated like one. The High Lonesome Ranch.
The Dude Ranch Experience Our week-long Dude Ranch experiences cater to all levels of equestrians. Programs begin on Sundays and conclude on Saturdays, often with families' being fully bonded to one another, their wranglers and especially to their horses. We offer riding lessons, cattle drives, round ups, roping, team penning, reining, a western obstacle course, branding, equestrian geocaching, and even an introduction to barrel racing. If you've never mounted a horse, this is the perfect place to learn to ride. Our patient instructors can turn you into a cowpoke in a short time.
We've got more trails for you to ride than you could cover in a lifetime. Whether you ford streams or ride through the cottonwoods you will become part of the High Lonesome legacy. We offer miles of trails that range from an hour to a day and you won't even need to cross a public road.
Whether it is your first ride or your 50th year in the saddle we guarantee that you’ll have a great time. Before you leave The High Lonesome Ranch, we will do our best to make you say, “I wanna be a cowboy.”
Exactly as wild as you want. No more. No less.
Our flushing game birds are sure to keep you on your toes.
Five species of birds. Hungarian partridge, pheasant, scaled quail, Gambel’s quail, and chukars love the cover of rye and wheat fields, the sagebrush flats, the creek bottoms, and mountain slopes. We plant and work the land every year to keep it that way. Two full time dog trainers work our 46 English pointers and pointing and flushing labs. Kennels to accommodate your dogs. Whatever your skill level, you’re in for a great time – every shoot is custom tailored. We provide friendly, expert guides who will chaperone you through our coverts. The Lonesome Outfitter will serve up things you forgot, and offer you shotgun rentals to simplify your travel to the ranch. The High Lonesome Ranch offers the finest wing shooting opportunities in this part of the world. And you can’t beat the Colorado Rockies for some breathtaking scenery.
We don’t like to brag, but if you don’t wear yourself out on the trout around here, you’re not trying. Join our Grand Slam Club by catching a brook, brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout in one day. It doesn’t happen every day, but it happens often enough. Or join our 25-inch club. Our trout grow big, with the ranch record at over 12 pounds. No doubt, the water helps make this place special. Our exclusive spring creek meanders down our valley for miles through a series of ponds and small lakes for you to discover – and so peacefully isolated, you may never see another soul all day. Or head to our K-T Ranch in Meeker and fish seven miles of the White River and three spring creeks. Hatches come off all year long. Add in a float trip on the nearby Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers, and you'll have your own Western sampler. There’s something for everyone, from beginner to expert. Our Lonesome Outfitter shop is fully stocked with the best gear, and it’s a great place to gather for fly-fishing tips, to arrange professional casting instructions, and to hear some stories. And remember, nothing grows faster than a fish from when it bites until it gets away.
Fly-fishing fanatics are in for the trip of a lifetime.
Guided wildlife safari, Colorado style.
The High Lonesome Ranch, with its majestic mountains and sweeping green valleys, is a natural habitat for tremendous specimens of mule deer, elk, bears, and mountain lions. Better said, big game hunters are in for the thrill of a lifetime. Your hope of harvesting the ultimate trophy is a personal quest we take to heart. Every hunt is carefully planned to fulfill your big game dream, and always includes the support of our seasoned guides to make the most of the experience for you. Hereâ€™s an exclusive opportunity to stalk mature trophy elk and mule deer of such outstanding antler proportions, youâ€™ll be awestruck as you accept the challenge by bow, muzzleloader, or modern rifle. We offer several choices of nicely appointed hunting camps throughout the ranch. Let us help with permits, licensing, and planning for the best hunt of your life.
The Guest Ranch The High Lonesome Ranch offers a unique blend of sporting and outdoor activities. Many guest come to the ranch to experience world-class fly-fishing, wing shooting or trophy big game hunting. More recently our guests enjoy our outstanding hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, birding, and wilderness adventure tours. Choose from a wide variety of lodging, from comfortable private master suites to private cabin rentals or safari-tent wilderness experiences. Our Executive Chef will dazzle your palate with every opportunity. Bring your family. We have something for everyone.
Shooting Sports 5-Stand, Flurry, a Pheasant Walk, Certified Shooting Instructors. Warm up before a hunt or shoot clays because it’s fun. You’ll love our variety. Our patient instructors will help you figure out each shot. We dare you not to get hooked. Fine-tune your weapons for the local hunting conditions, and you’ll be ready out there when the perfect animal is right in front of you.
Now, weâ€™re talking some serious fun.
Everything under the sun and the moon, too.
Castle Rock Camp and Pavilion Groups in search of a unique, wilderness lodging experience without sacrificing an ounce of comfort, look no further. Magnificent vistas abound. The upscale safari-tent camp includes freestanding king or two twin beds, heaters take the chill off, and private bathrooms offer all the comforts. The Pavilion is the perfect spot for a formal seated dinner or cocktail party catered by our Executive Chef. When you're in need of a spectacular venue for a special event, this is it.
Science, Conservation, and Education The Ranch has taken on a number of conservation and restoration projects, which stem from partnerships that bring together the public, private and scientific sectors. At the forefront lies cutting-edge science. Teams of scientists have completed a baseline assessment of plant and animal life and are evaluating the health of the ranch's wide variety of animals and habitats. This ongoing research represents a long-term investment in stewardship of this quintessential Western landscape, and is expected to take a decade to complete. Guests have the exciting opportunity to learn about, participate in, and become engaged in our efforts.
Several mountain ranges, many fertile valleys, only one ranch.
The High Lonesome Ranch caters to your idea of the perfect Colorado experience. From horseback riding to mountain biking, wildlife viewing, birding, there are many choices on the ranch. Golf, whitewater rafting, and winery trips are a short drive away. The wild horses nearby. Glenwood Springs’ historic hot springs. And more. You tell us what you want to do. We’ll make it happen.
For weddings, rehearsal dinners, family gatherings, fabulous food and wine, there’s no setting that compares.
Corporate groups thrive here. Valleys and alpine mesa mountains will inspire your team. Our new conference facility with state-of-the-art media equipment has an awesome view of Logan Mountain, and they’ll really enjoy the after work activities.
Ecotourism and science activities are designed for a wide range of skill levels from novice naturalist to expert birder. All satisfying ways to spend your time.
We offer cabins and guest houses in a variety of beautiful settings on our ranch, appropriately appointed for individuals and families, social events or business groups. The accommodations are extremely comfortable, as is the entire atmosphere at The High Lonesome Ranch. As we say, while you’re here, you own the place.
During the day, you may wonder if you’ve managed to get the place to yourself; in the evenings, you’ll have the opportunity to socialize with other guests as we serve sumptuous contemporary western cuisine. You haven’t lived till you’ve tasted the likes of our cowboy bone-in prime ribeye, smoked pheasant quesadillas, grilled fish, fresh-baked breads, and homemade desserts after a hard day’s work in the field.
Picture your perfect outdoor adventure. We have that. Feel free to contact us anytime, and let us help you plan an experience you’ll talk about for years to come, or at least until your next visit. Call us at 970.283.9420, or visit us online at www.thehighlonesomeranch.com.
About your stay here: relax, unwind, enjoy.
The ranch is just 30 minutes
0275 County Road 222
from the Grand Junction Airport,
P.O. Box 88, DeBeque, Colorado 81630
which is served by American
Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines,
United, US Airways, and Continental Airlines.