Ranchlands is seeking a ranch or partnership with a ranch owner as a home for a herd of 1000+ buffalo. For details email info@ranchlands.com. We are also now accepting ranch management proposals/inquiries.

Rates & Reservations

Tours leave the Zapata Lodge at 9 am and 12 pm on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Call 719.378.2356 x112 for reservations and directions.

Adults (12 and up): $50
Children: $25
Children 5 and under: Free

Banner photo 3 by Dave Showalter

or those interested in learning more about our bison herd, we offer Bison Tours. A knowledgeable staff member will guide you through the 50,000 acre portion of the ranch known as the Medano, with the aim of getting you up close to our herd of 2,000 North American Plains bison.

The tour is designed to provide you with opportunities to view and photograph the bison; but, more uniquely, it is designed to describe the ways in which we manage this “conservation herd.” A quintessential stop on the tour is the Bison Barn--our bison working facility--an impressive series of alleys, pens, and catwalks culminating in a hydraulic squeeze chute. We run our entire herd of bison through this specially-designed facility every fall. It is in the Bison Barn that we make decisions about which bison go to market, and which bison stay on the ranch.

The tour will also provide some history of the Medano Ranch, including a stop at the Old Medano Headquarters, a set of ranch buildings that date back to the 1870’s and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. 

CONTACT US 719.378.2356 cowboy@zranch.org