Category Archive for: ‘Colorado Family Dude Ranch Vacations’

Summer Vacation Plans Made? Time to Make Reservations!

Dude Ranch Vacation Events near the Sundance Trail Guest Ranch Lots of great summer family adventure vacation opportunities coming up this summer. Here’s just four: #1 Greeley Stampede June 22–July 4, 2012 Dust off your cowboy boots for one of Colorado’s largest summer festivals and rodeos. Dating back to the 1800s, Greeley’s Fourth of July celebration puts the “Yeehaw!” in …

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Dude Ranch Horse Leo Has Retired

Ever Wonder Where Our Colorado Ranch Vacation Horses Retire? Hello Sundance Trail Guest Ranch, I talked to Justin the other day and thought that you might want to see a couple of pictures of Leo. He and Matthew have really bonded and spend most weekends riding around in the pasture. They are the perfect match, and Leo seems to enjoy …

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Pet Friendly Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations

You Dogs and Horses are welcome here! You can be part of your family’s adventure vacation! Hi! I’m Jack-jack, the official Sundance Trail Guest Ranch Dog. My job is to be so happy I can barely stand it! Also, I lead some special “dog-only” activities like chasing the cats and the goats (when they want to play too, otherwise they …

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Yeehaw! 2012 Summer Dude Ranch Jobs

Colorado Guest Ranch Summer Employment Summer is coming soon – yeehaw! We are now looking over applications for summer 2012. Here’s some highlights: Summer Dude Ranch Kitchen Staff Don’t listen to those wranglers! YOU are the most important part of our ranch! Some of the most important memories that we want to create for our guests are meal memories. We …

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Dude Ranch Quiz: What is This Horse Saying???

Colorado Dude Ranch horses communicate very clearly! This quiz is part of a series of articles that we have written in the 

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Bears Invade Dude Ranch! (and Mooses too!)

Guest Ranch take-over!!! –After successfully keeping momma black bear and her cubs out of the dumpster and the kitchen all summer, Sundance Trail Guest Ranch has been been completely overrun with bears… and mooses*!! -Take home a bear as a memory of your ranch vacation! Or maybe a Christmas present from your family vacation. Looks like there’s a whole herd …

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Guest Ranch Horseback Riding – My Daydream

Guest Ranch Horseback Riding is seldom as intense as Dorothy May Winfield expresses here, but this poem beautifully catches those blissful moments of being “in the zone” with your horse. Thanks, Dorothy (and Stewart!) – please say hello to Scotland for us. We hope to see you again next year! Mounting my quarter horse, I steel myself for the journey, …

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Ponderosa Promenaders

Dude Ranch Square Dancing in Red Feather Lakes!

A little while ago, a journeyman square dancing caller named Mark Hammett somehow got entangled with a local group of crazy people, and the result is the Ponderosa Promenaders Square Dancing Club. The Promenaders meet every week. Cyril somehow managed to get Ellen, Dan and Justin off the dude ranch to enjoy part of the winter in weekly lessons, and …

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New Dude Ranch Barn Manager

God dropped Mr. Justin Ripley onto our laps just when we most needed him (Notes about LeAndra’s latest adventures coming soon; I’m waiting for pictures.) And what a gift he has been. Careful, we now have two Justin’s: “our” dude ranch Justin the barn manager, and “LeAndra’s Justin” who is our neighbor, friend and local Department of Wildlife Officer. Our …

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Colorado B&B Dude Ranch Murder Mysteries

What do Pepi Roni (the pizza magnate), Judge Waylin Payne (of Roadkill, Colorado) and the science fiction author H. G. Wells have in common? Why, they’ve all been murdered right here at our Colorado B&B – dude ranch! One of our favorite winter time activities is Murder Mystery weekends. Once a month or so, when we have 8 to 12 …

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