All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘colorado’

10 Common Questions People Ask Our Dude Ranch

1. Do you have a less-than-a-full-week stay? Answer: Yes! We offer a four-day, three night family vacation: Sunday afternoon through some-time Wednesday OR Wednesday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. Details in the “4 Day/ 3 Night Prices Section” of the Summer Rates Page. 2. How is the shorter stay different? Answer: Our riding program is NOT nose-to-tail! It is based on …

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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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A Ranch Adventure Vacation – May Trail Maintenance

Spring Trail Maintenance – Dude Ranch Work Vacation By popular demand! A new get-away idea! May 13 to May 19 So, if you want to get away from the telephone ringing, the traffic, the TV commercials every six minutes And you think that celebrating spring might include hauling logs, carrying buckets of dirt up steep climbs setting fence posts and a …

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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  Sundance Trail Guest Ranch Horse Safety and Horse Communication collection, including Speaking to Your Dude Ranch Horse Part 1 and Speaking to your Dude Ranch Horse Part 2. When at Sundance Trail Guest Ranch, either for a summer …

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Yehaw!!! Snow for our Dude Ranch Halloween!!!

Mountain Lodge Horse Back Riding in the Snow Hmmmm…… The weather people call for an October total of 2.9 inches of snow for our area. We got that three weeks ago, and it disappeared the next morning, as October snow should. The aspens still claim October as theirs; time to show off their golden leaves. Oops! Wait a minute – …

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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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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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