Our Regenerative Ranching and Agriculture
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. Historical records show this land was characterized by lush wetlands, riparian vegetation and high groundwater tables. Today the ranch is much drier than it once was, but through Regenerative land management we will bring life back to the land.
We are here to restore this land, protect its rugged beauty, habitat, wildlife and return it to ecological health. We are here to connect it to larger ecosystems in a key habitat corridor from Mexico to Canada, by ensuring the land, water, and resources are healthy and productive. We draw on the land ethic of the Indigenous people who have stewarded this landscape for thousands of years. We see our community as not only the humans around us, but also the soil, water, flora and fauna.
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.