Summer Weekly Schedule

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You will not need your watch – take it off!

Sunday

Afternoon

  • Guests arrive & settle in rooms
  • Take a deep breath!
  • Tour ranch & meet horses & staff
  • “Barn Orientation Class” – Ground Manners, Catching, Haltering, Leading & Tieing

Evening

  • Hospitality & appetizers on front porch
  • Supper & ranch orientation & meet folks
  • Introduction to Cowboy Poetry
  • Sunset hike
  • Dessert for those who return (Just Kidding!)

Monday

Dude Ranch Kids and Horses

Dude Ranch Kids and Horses

Morning

  • Breakfast
  • Barn orientation – “Horse Instincts and Communication”
  • Arena demo and practice (Walk, Whoa, Turn)
  • First ride for skills practice and/or arena time

Afternoon

  • Lunch at picnic tables
  • Start horseshoe tournament!
  • Ride horses into National Forest, to Bubba’s Hill or Lady Moon or Hunter’s Camp or Aspen Canyon

Evening

  • Appetizers on front porch
  • Supper
  • Square Dancing Lessons!

Tuesday

Guest Ranch Riders Heading Out

Guest Ranch Riders Heading Out

Morning

  • Breakfast
  • Rock Climbing Class at Stoney Point Hill
  • Lunch
  • Horse grooming & tack lesson (This is where we teach guests how to do our chores!)
  • Ride to Bubba’s Hill or Lady Moon or Hunter’s Camp or Aspen Canyon

Evening

  • Kids cookout & scavenger hunt & field games & stories at the fire & sleep-out at tipi
  • Adult hospitality & candle light dinner (generally interrupted once, by kids to show off their seven kinds of poop found on scavenger hunt… horse, donkey, goat, sheep, rabbit, chicken…etc.)
  • Adult quiet evening of conversation on front porch.

Wednesday

Morning

  • Breakfast
  • Horse grooming and tack
  • Mt. Margaret Trail Head(all day) ride

Afternoon

  • Lunch at Mt. Margaret trail head
  • Ride, hike, play
  • Return to fish, rifle & trap range
  • Some prefer to nap, read or soak in Jaccuzzi after 5-7 hours in the saddle!

Evening

  • Appetizers & Dinner
  • Evening campfire with s’mores and cowboy singers Lars & Amy Larson.

Thursday

Family Vacation Arena Games

Family Vacation Arena Games

Morning

  • Breakfast
  • Riflery or Rock Climbing or Sightseeing Old Town before Rafting
  • Pack Lunches

Afternoon

  • Rafting or Sightseeing
    • - Old Town Ft. Collins
    • - Rocky Mtn. Nat’lPark
    • - Laramie Territorial Prison
  • Some rafters stay in town to explore, shop and/or enjoy dinner in “Old Town” Ft. Collins after their white water adventure.
  • Dinner & free evening

Friday

Morning

  • Ride to destination of your choice (There are lots and lots of trails still to explore!)

Afternoon.

  • Lunch at “Lunch Rock” in the forest, then
  • Last Chance to try what you haven’t done yet.
  • Your choice:
  • Ride, Hike, Fish, Rifle & Trap range, Archery, Roping lessons, Horse shoe tourney

Evening

  • Dinner
  • Campfire with Cowboy Poetry

Saturday

Morning

  • Breakfast
  • Gymkana Arena Games – The Sundance Dude Rodeo!
  • Start Check-out
  • Box lunch or buffet available
  • Hugs & Farewells

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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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