Summer Weekly Schedule

Pg2009 60

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