Located near the small cowboy town of DeBeque, CO, a 40-minute drive to the Grand Junction Airport, this Orvis Endorsed wingshooting lodge sits on nearly 400 sq. miles of deeded and permitted lands that feature mountain forests, grasslands, spring creeks, and alpine mesas; all ideal habitat for wildlife and upland birds. There are also lots of “dude ranch” activities perfect for the entire family. At The High Lonesome Ranch’s epicenter are the ranch headquarters and cookhouse with exceptional cuisine. Both log buildings are from an authentic, pioneer homestead.
Hunt 5 species of birds that range from ring-necked pheasant to the covey-oriented chukar. Both Scaled and Gambel’s quail also inhabit the property. English pointers and Labs hunt in tandem and are a pleasure to hunt over. Guides are certified shooting instructors.
With a guest capacity of about 60, options include a variety of multi-bedroom cabins and the Castle Rock safari-style tent experience for up to 10 guests. There is privacy and seclusion; ideal for families, corporate groups and even weddings. The Ranch also offers a conference facility and Wi-Fi.
Shotguns from 28 to 12 gauge are suggested. The ranch has loaner guns ($40 per day) and shotgun shells available on-site. Hunter orange hat and jacket are required. A complete gear list will be sent upon confirmation. Frontiers can provide expert advice on finding the right gear for your trip.
A typical itinerary is 5 nights/4 days and can be designed to incorporate other available activities. Packages of 3 nights or more are welcomed. For non-shooters, there are a multitude of equestrian adventures, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, cooking classes, clay bird shooting, massage therapy and whitewater rafting. With so many activities at High Lonesome, you’ll be sure to work up an appetite. When you’ve concluded your daily hunts you’ll find exquisitely prepared hearty meals. The Grand Junction Airport is close-by and well-serviced by United and other carriers.
Available late September-February. Double Occupancy (Single Occupancy)
2 day/3 night:$2,620($2,865), 3 day/3 night: $3,560 ($3,885), 4 day/5 night: $4,400 ($4,810), 5 day/6 night: $5,280 ($5,772)
Rates are per person. Resort service fee, taxes and staff gratuities are not included in the rate.
The High Lonesome Ranch - Wingshooting
The High Lonesome Ranch