473 County Road 271, Westcliffe, CO 81252

Bear Basin Ranch is an 1890’s working ranch nestled in the heart of the Wet Mountains in Southern Colorado and overlooks the Wet Mountain Valley to the west and runs parallel to the Sangre de Cristo range and the Sangre de Cristo National Wilderness Area. Bear Basin Ranch was first utilized as a hunting ground for roaming bands of buffalo hunters, then as a summer home to the Mountain Utes. The Ranch was later settled as part of the Silver Park Prospect in the 1860’s, later becoming a homestead, cattle ranch, and finally, the home of our 60-head Appaloosa and Quarter horses.


  • Sangres Day Rides
  • Two Hour Rides (starting at 10am and 1pm)
  • Fishing Trips
  • Day Rides
  • 3 & 5 Day Pack Trips


6076 County Road 119, Westcliffe, CO 81252

“Gateway to the Horse” in Southern Colorado ~ Where learning and fun are indistinguishable!

There is nothing more freeing than riding a horse you know, with complete confidence over the open range.  Nothing more grounding than feasting your eyes and your senses on breathtaking vistas in every direction.  No meal more satisfying than when made from scratch – local foods are enjoyed after working outside with your horse.  Nothing more fun than working with cattle from the back of a horse.  And nothing more gratifying than receiving patient coaching from a true pro who’s highest value is to help you reach your goals with your horse.  By now you know, this is not your ordinary trail ride.

  • Only one private party per week may lodge – be one of 52 parties annually – book now!
  • Three-night minimum.
  • Use one of our well-matched horses or bring your own.
  • No lodging needed – no problem!  We offer that option.
  • Just want a single day ride – you got it!
  • Looking for a wagon/sled ride – you got it!
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