September in the Rockies

We offer a special Colorado late season for “adults only” during the glorious month of September with the main emphasis on riding and fishing. A six night minimum stay is required and evening activities can be curtailed based on guests’ preferences.


The fishing is at its best and we even offer a fisherman’s rate for those who prefer to spend their time on the river—or you can combine riding and fishing in any way you prefer. Either way, the scenery is spectacular.

Evenings can be spent fireside in the lodge getting to know the other guests or perhaps in the hot tub or on the porch of your cabin enjoying the serenity of a Rocky Mountain Fall. And remember, those Rocky Mountain stars are the brightest you can imagine.

Join us in September… You’ll be so glad you did!

Please visit our Rates & Reservations for prices on September stays.

Passing through your wonderful mountains and canyons I realize that this state is going to be more and more the playground for the whole republic…You will see this the real Switzerland of America.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

Autumn Leaves

One Season’s End is Just the Beginning

September is a wonderful time to be at our Colorado dude ranch. The aspen leaves are turning, leaving the mountains flooded with bright yellows and golds of all descriptions. It is never certain exactly when the leaves will be at their full glory, but all the stages are beautiful and there is nothing quite like riding amongst the aspens under the blue skies of a Colorado Fall. We offer a variety of half-day rides twice daily and also all-day rides upon request with views that will take your breath away.

Our main focus is riding, and the description of the Rainbow Trout horse program sounded just like what we were looking for. We spent the last week of the season there in September and loved it. We’ll be going back next year. Everything was just great: the owners, the staff, the horses, the trails, the lodging, the food, the activities, the scenery. Other ranches promise a lot, but Rainbow Trout Ranch really delivers.

Neal and Gail Bullington
Traverse City, Michigan

Overlooking the valley on horseback
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