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Meet the Hosts

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Meet Colton and Paula


Hi there, I’m Colton. I come from a rural part of Northern California called Chinese Camp. I’m a third generation cowboy and grew up on my family cattle ranch where we raised grass-fed beef from the valley floor to the high Sierras. I’ve spent my whole life riding in the saddle and learning everything I could about ranching. I graduated from my local community college, Columbia College, with several degrees and certifications in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services. My goal in life was to become a firefighter, until I learned about dude ranching.

In 2012 I found work at a ranch in southern Colorado, where I met both loves of my life, Paula and dude ranching. We worked there for several years and when the opportunity to run our own ranch arose, we pounced on it. We would be more than excited to get to know you and share our lovely place in the heart of Colorado.

I am Paula (pronounced POW-La).  I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and have ridden horses (both English and western) since I was twelve.  I spent many wonderful summers working as a wrangler and kid’s counselor at another dude ranch in southern Colorado (where I met Colton!).

In 2009 I left New Mexico for my undergrad at Smith College in Northampton, MA and graduated in 2013 with dual degrees in Italian Studies and Studio Art. When I’m not otherwise occupied I love to paint, read and laugh at bad jokes. Other than dude ranching, I’ve traveled extensively in Italy and spent a semester teaching English to high school boys. I can’t wait to welcome you to our ranch and take you on a ride!