About the Company

The current owner, Han Smith, acquired the business in 2004 after working for the previous owners as one of the original guides. His passion for Western heritage, ranching, and horsemanship culminated in a desire to share this lifestyle with those who have always wanted to experience the cowboy way.

About the Owner

The current owner, Han Smith, acquired the business in 2004 after working for the previous owners as one of the original guides. His passion for Western heritage, ranching, and horsemanship culminated in a desire to share this lifestyle with those who have always wanted to experience the cowboy way. Joining him on this adventure back in 2004, Connie Smith assisted in many aspects of growing the business into what it is today.



Trail Ride
from $50

The Rusty Spurr Ranch offers non-nose-to-tail riding. Our guests are permitted, encouraged and given instruction on how to spread out and ride abreast instead of in a strict nose-to-tail fashion. We offer a variety of trail ride experiences, a 3-4 hour Cattle Drive and our all-in-one Saddle&Paddle activity providing the opportunity to ride and raft all in one day! We are centrally located to several top Colorado resorts. We are about an hour from Breckenridge, Steamboat and Winter Park, so wherever you stay you can easily enjoy a ride with us.


Cattle Drive
from $165

Enjoy a truly unique experience by taking part in a western tradition. Mount up and ride with the Rusty Spurr's cowhands who will teach you how to help them gather and drive their herd on 10,000 acres of undeveloped, open range. What makes this activity genuinely special is that its very nature allows everyone from beginner to advanced riders to ride to their individual ability levels. A terrific opportunity for groups with mixed riding abilities! The drive involves 3 ½ - 4 hours of riding, with panoramic views of the Continental Divide and the Gore, Williams Fork and Never Summer mountain ranges. Riding terrain varies from open sagebrush plains to aspen and pine-covered hills. A homemade meal will await you upon your return.