With its humble beginnings as a mountain cattle ranch in 1947, the Flying W is a living symbol of Western Heritage, embodied by the romantic spirit of the Old West.
What began with eleven guests in 1953, grew to more than 1,400 nightly visitors, making the Flying W Ranch one of the most popular destinations in the state of Colorado. A western spread of smoked meats with all the “chuckwagon trimmings” is followed by a western stage show performed by the world-renowned Flying W Wranglers, the second longest-running western performance band in the world.
Their three-part-harmonies of time-honored tunes of the open range, their superb instrumentation, and their clean bunkhouse humor have delighted over seven million people from around the world. Although the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire consumed the old west icon, starting May 21, of 2020, the Wranglers will “ride again” in a stunning new facility. To make sure that the re-birth lives up to the legacy, over 300 individuals were auditioned to fill the “big boots.” We hope the result will be a blessing.
Although open year-round, the grand re-birth begins with the summer Chuckwagon operation that starts May 21 and runs through September 30. Guests who visit the historic ranch will find themselves surrounded by striking red rock formations, hiking trails, ranch animals, and historical Old West demonstrations including Navajo rug weaving, silversmithing, horse shoeing, hat making.
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