Kids

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Kids in Jaccuzzi

Kids in Jaccuzzi

At Sundance Trail Guest Ranch we encourage families to play together and to make memories together.

At different times during the week, kids may opt to participate in Colorado dude ranch activities with their families or join in with our counselor-wranglers for their own special activities:

  • “kids only” horseback riding in the arena or small group trail rides.
  • gathering eggs from the hen house,
  • playing with the ever-present kittens and goats,
  • group hikes & rock climbing,
  • fishing,
  • picnics & campfire sing-alongs,
  • outdoor games, & treasure hunts,
  • movies & crafts,

Complete List of Daily Activities

Our Children’s Programs are designed for kids 5 years old and older.

Dude Kids Sing at the Campfire

Dude Kids Sing at the Campfire

Baby-sitting for the Little Kids can be arranged for a reasonable hourly rate.

Sometimes the teens like to be with the adults, sometimes they like being with the younger kids, and sometimes they like to just hang out with the wranglers.

One evening each week, the young folks enjoy stories around a ranch campfire and camp-out in the teepee. Meanwhile, the adults catch their breath with a quiet, candle light dinner at the main ranch house…a great mid week break!

To ride outside the arena, children must be old and large enough to safely control their horse on the trail — we look at the child’s size, coordination, and attitude on horseback. Children who are not yet ready to trail ride off the ranch property will ride with a wrangler in the arena and/or on the ranch property while parents are on the trail. Safety is our first concern!

Our Wranglers work under the direction and supervision of the owner and Head Wrangler, who is a Wrangler Safety Certification Instructor for the Dude Ranchers Association. All wranglers receive safety instruction, and have either achieved or are working towards DRA Wrangler Safety certification.

Riding “double” is extremely dangerous, and is not practiced here.

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What Makes Us Different?

Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch
No name tags. No crowds. No lines.

Relaxed & Flexible
Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We keep riding groups small so we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and activities.

Adventure Vacation
In addition to horseback riding we offer Rafting, Rock Climbing, Shooting, Hiking, Mountain Biking and much more!

We Love to Teach
We believe that riding should be fun, should be safe, and that learning never ends.

Not a Nose-to-Tail Program
Our wranglers will never tell you to “get in line.” We don’t believe in lines!

Concern for Your Safety
We follow the standards of the American Association of Horsemanship Safety,and our wranglers are Safety Certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

Concern for the Environment
We live the “No Trace” Ethic, which means that we do our best to leave a very small foot-print in our National Forest.

Pet Friendly
We are the only pet friendly dude ranch that we know! Your dog, if he/she is well mannered around children and other animals, is welcome!

Family Orientation
We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.

Come Visit Us
This is our home, we live here and we’re open year-round.
You are very welcome to come visit us just give us a call!

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