Pet Friendly in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Pet Friendly in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado

The Pet Gazette, May/June 2006

Come and get it!! Toss your cell phone, dust off your boots and saddle up for a perfectly peaceful, dog-haven summer vacation at the Sundance Trail Guest Ranch – where kids can be kids, families can frolic and Rover can romp … a favorite PetSpot indeed!

The sprawling 140-acre dude ranch set amidst the Colorado Rocky Mountains with 880,000 acres of Roosevelt National Forest in the backyard, is home to horses, donkeys, pigmy goats, cats, dogs, ducks, chickens and bunnies. Each person gets their own horse to ride during their stay, and no one is too big or too small. Sundance Trail will match each rider with the right sized horse or donkey so get ready to enjoy the ride!

Well-behaved dogs and privately owned horses are always welcome at the Ranch. But if you don’t have your own, there are plenty of animals to hang out with for some extra special furry, feathered fun! Activities vary depending upon the season, but summer dude ranch packages include horseback riding, hiking, white water rafting, archery, rock climbing, and evening campfires with cowboy yodeling. Fall/Winter/Spring Bed & Breakfast packages include horseback riding, hiking, massage and Murder Mystery weekends.

In addition to the vast array of activities provided, both packages include three home-cooked western meals, comfortably modern ranch accommodations and plenty of good ‘ole hospitality. Owner/Operators Ellen and Dan Morin always dreamed of owning their own dude ranch and in January 1999, their dream became a vacationer’s delight. So leave the worries of city life behind while you soak in the Jacuzzi, read a good books or just snooze in a hammock…whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to enjoy a relaxed, stress-free, animal-friendly atmosphere where you can savor a taste of the old west with a touch of today’s conveniences. Happy trails to you!!


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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