Our Regenerative Ranching and Agriculture
It Starts With The Land
Land Focused: The High Lonesome Ranch is a working, conservation-focused Ranch that is committed to regenerating these vast and varied Lands through regenerative ranching and farming techniques. Regenerative farming puts a focus on rebuilding soil health to encourage healthier plant life and animals. The Ranch transitioned from conventional Agricultural and Livestock operations to Regenerative Agriculture practices over the last few years. Today, we are incorporating multiple species of livestock, eliminating all additives and pesticides, and encouraging native plant growth through adaptive grazing practices mimicking natural processes long before fences and pastures. As a result, our cattle have access to dozens of plant species like legumes, grasses, shrubs, and wildflowers. Cows will eat over 60 species of plants in a day if given the chance, so we like to put in the effort to keep our land’s plants diverse and our cattle healthy.
Immersive Experiences: The High Lonesome Ranch offers authentic experiences to guests; no canned cattle drives – rise early, work with our Livestock and Agricultural team, move cows on our Land, and learn about the importance of Adaptive Grazing and Regenerative Agricultural practices in restoring lands and habitats. Along with our cattle ranch experiences, we offer a range (no pun intended) of family-friendly, guided outdoor activities designed to immerse our guests in the beautiful landscape of western Colorado, all while giving guests the opportunity to learn fun and practical skills, like fishing, bird watching, biking, horseback riding, and more.