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Meet your host of Spur Alliance and

Hello my name is Colleen,  and I would like to personally welcome you to our website and the amazing ranches of the Spur Alliance. During my 18-year tenure at The National Dude Ranchers Association I had the opportunity to visit over 140 ranches, giving me a pretty unique insight on all ten of these outstanding dude and guest ranches.

I was born and raised in Alaska where my folks taught me to love the land, nature and all that has to offer. When I moved to Cody, Wyoming the wonders of the western lifestyle took hold and I fell head over heels with this way of life.

Most of my professional career has been spent in the outdoor recreational  business in the western state of Wyoming. In the early days my husband Jerry and I operated a very successful summer pack trip and outfitting business in Cody, Wild Horse Enterprises. We would take folks via horseback into the Shoshone National Forest for 10-day trips. Showing them the wonders of the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone Park, fishing at Bliss Creek Meadows, or climbing the Buffalo Plateau where you could see for miles and miles.

Our big game hunting camp, Trout Peak Outfitters, was also located outside Cody.  We were partners with Bill Cody, the grandson of Buffalo Bill. We hunted for Big Horn Sheep, Elk, Deer and Antelope. I feel very blessed to have been able to share this life style with hundreds of guests my husband and our two sons Boone and Colton.

I am a big believer in the wonders of being in Nature especially while on the back of a horse. I can honestly say it has healed my soul and mind on several occasions. That is why I am so proud to be a part of this unique group of dude ranches, who want to share their western way of life with you. Giving folks the opportunity to experience all the wonders of the west while on the back of a really good horse.  After all that is what a Dude Ranch Vacation is all about.

I know that with my knowledge of the dude ranch industry, I will be able to help you find the ranch that is a perfect match for all your vacation needs. If you find you need some extra help choosing the perfect ranch, please reach out to me direct at 307-250-1981 or shoot me an e-mail at

Happy Trails,

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