Dude ranches virtually always offer all-inclusive pricing, and Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Steamboat Springs is one of the most family-friendly around. Rates include accommodations in private cabins or lodge rooms, all meals and beverages, and activities that range from horseback riding and mountain biking to fly-fishing and river rafting. In the evenings, there are just-for-fun rodeos that kids will love.
During your stay, you can expect a few adult-only candlelight dinners while your kids get to experience "Dine and Dash"—a nutritious but kid-friendly meal followed by a hayride, treasure hunt, or game of "Capture the Flag."
Insider tip: Kids need to be 6 or older for horseback riding and some other experiences.