Colorado dude ranch North Fork Ranch is Top50's newest addition

BY Jody Dahl | Thu 23 Feb, 2012

Colorado dude ranch North Fork Ranch is the latest ranch to be named one of the Top50 Ranches in the world, thanks to its outstanding horse program and children's program, first-rate hospitality and luxury accommodations.

North Fork Ranch is a traditional family dude ranch and Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing lodge, perfect for family dude ranch vacations in the USA. Ideally located just over one hour's drive from Denver, Colorado, North Fork Ranch offers a multitu


Go white water rafting at North Fork Ranch!

de of riding and non-riding activities for all ages, interests and abilities, meaning all generations will enjoy the ultimate Colorado dude ranch vacation.

The traditional dude ranch is owned and operated by Dean and Karen May and their family, who have been welcoming families since 1985. Whether you're a seasoned cowboy or you've never put your feet into a pair of cowboy boots, North Fork offers dude ranch vacations you will never forget. For the authentic cowboy experience, saddle up your horse and enjoy long horseback rides through beautiful forests, all guided by one of North Fork's experienced wranglers who can teach you about 'Mutual Gains Horsemanship'. And because the Colorado dude ranch tailors its scheduled trail rides to guests' individual riding abilities and desires, you can be sure to get the most out of your horseback riding experience whatever your level. Whether you want to wander through stunning scenery at a slower pace and soak in the tranquil atmosphere, or step it up a gear into a faster-paced ride, you can be sure of being in good hands with North Fork's wranglers and ranch horses.

For those family members preferring to keep both feet on the ground, North Fork Ranch offers hiking in the beautiful Colorado backcountry, mountain biking, white water rafting and much more. And, as an Orvis-endorsed fishing lodge, North Fork Ranch guarantees a world-class fishing experience. A comprehensive children's program guarantees the younger ones won't get bored either. Come evening, everyone can get into the cowboy spirit with hayrides, campfire sing-a-longs and square dancing.

You won't go hungry on your dude ranch vacation, thanks to talented chef Karen's family-style meals with a gourmet flair - the kind of meals that you want to, but wouldn't normally attempt at home! From fresh salads and vegetables to homemade breads, only the best ingredients are used to create delicious, balanced meals - and sinful desserts! kids and adults alike will love the food served up at North Fork, whether it's a hearty cowboy breakfast, Mexican buffet lunch or gourmet dinner. Not forgetting North Fork's famous Champagne brunch rides!

After a dip in the heated swimming pool, retire to your luxury-rustic accommodations and recharge your batteries for another day filled with adventure. A week at this Colorado dude ranch is never long enough!

For more information and to book, view the North Fork Ranch profile. You'll find more great family dude ranch vacations at Top50Ranches.com

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