Top

blog

Stories

 

A Border Bison Battle

Categories: News

Terry2.jpg

The Terry Bison Ranch straddles the Colorado/Wyoming border on the eastern side of I-25, but it is largely invisible unless you know it’s there. The only outward sign is the giant bison statue that sits on a hill near the border overlooking the highway.

I certainly had never heard of it until last weekend when my wife booked us and our two kids in the ranch’s bunkhouse – a sparse building with wooden floors, shared bathrooms and rustic feel -- where the cowboys used to stay (and sometimes still do). Just seven miles from Cheyenne, it made a fun and less expensive staging ground for Frontier Days.

Although the place is a working ranch, it also has a large agritourism component, offering cabins, rooms, RV spaces, camping, trail rides, train tours, fishing, a restaurant, music and friendly folks. Some of the things you can see onsite include the ranch’s camels, goats, roosters, trick ponies, Shetland ponies and, of course, lots of buffaloes.

Terry1.jpg

It was a great time, especially for the kids. But being on the border also means dealing with both states; Coloradans come to the same Wyoming exit to get their fireworks fix, and apparently there is some oneupsmanship involved there, as the pictured sign shows. – Jonathan Shikes



Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
0 comments

Now Trending

Denver Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...