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Wagon Rides

Wagon Rides are a great way to spend some vacation time with the family. It's a low impact activity with beautiful scenery on authentic Colorado ranches.

Saddleback Ranch


Visit Saddleback Ranch, an 8,000 acre, fourth generation, family owned and operated, working cattle ranch located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, 15 miles west of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Wagon dinner rides are available Tuesday and Friday nights.

You are bound to see at least one of the Iacovetto family, if not all of us upon your arrival to Saddleback. We take great pride in our family and our way of life, and it shows in the way we run our business and take care of our ranch. When you come to Saddleback you're not only a cowboy for a day, but part of the family. Long pants and sturdy shoes are recommended. Guests may want to bring a jacket.

Dinner rides include your choice of taking a 30-minute horseback or horse-drawn wagon ride to the Double Dollar Lodge. When you arrive at the lodge you will be welcomed with cold drinks and given a chance to take in the scenery before dinner. After dinner, head outside and let us teach you how to calf rope. At the end of the evening you will enjoy a ride back to edge of the property while viewing the beautiful Colorado sunset from the wagon or on horseback.


Saddleback Ranch is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, 15 miles west of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.


Take HWY 40 West out of Steamboat 10 miles. At mile marker 122 take a left onto County Road 178, which will turn into County Road 179. Follow County road 179, 3 miles across the rail road tracks, over the river and pass a housing development, the ranch is on the left side of the road


Guests should arrive by 5:15pm to complete required liability paperwork. Please reconfirm your ride time and riding ability with Saddleback Ranch at least 24 hours in advance.

Dinner Menu

Your choice of New York Strip Steak, Marinated & Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Baked Garlic Salmon or Teriyaki Chicken. Served with Cowboy Baked Beans, Ranch Style Potato, Garlic Vinaigrette Salad & Warm Bread.

Enjoy the Chef's choice for dessert (some examples: brownies, strawberry- rhubarb dessert, chocolate cherry cake, peach crisp or warm bread pudding with a vanilla sauce.)

Kids menu: Hamburger or hot dog (6-12 may chose from adult menu).

Wagon Ride (Tuesday and Friday nights) Age Rate*
Adult 13+ $60
Youth 6-12 $40
Child 5 & under $20

* These are 2012 summer rates. Price does not include gratuity for your guide.

Elk River Guest Ranch


Start with a horse drawn wagon ride along Elk River with views of Sawtooth Ridge and the Continental Divide. After the ride, enjoy a steak dinner with baked potato, corn on the cob, salad and dessert; wash it all down with drinks in the Papa Ed's Saloon. Cash bar is available in the Saloon.


The Elk River Guest Ranch is located 22 miles from Steamboat Springs in Clark. From Steamboat, proceed west on Highway 40 toward Craig. Turn right (north) on Routt County Rd 129 and go approximately 18 miles. Turn right (east) on Routt County Rd 64 (Old Seed House Road). Drive for approximately 3 miles and you will see Elk River Guest Ranch on the left-hand side of the road.


Wagon Rides are offered Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. The Wagon Ride season runs from June to September


Call to confirm at least 48 hours in advance and be sure to arrive at the ranch by your designated time. The Wagon Ride departs at 6:00pm. Please meet at Papa Ed's Saloon at 5:45pm to sign waiver. The bonfire begins at 6pm.

Wagon Dinner Ride Age Rate*
Adult 13+ $65.00
Child 1-12 $45.00

* These are 2012 summer rates. Gratuity not included.

Please call our reservations department at 888-686-8075 for additional details, rates, and to make reservations.

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