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Dude Ranch Activities

We offer a lot of activities at Sundance Trail Guest Ranch. In addition to a complete dude ranch riding program, we offer a lively list of activities including something for everyone in an unstructured atmosphere.

Of course one of our main attractions is our horseback riding program, where guests can saddle up and explore the stunning terrain on guided trail rides led by experienced wranglers. But the fun doesn’t stop there! We also offer activities such as white water rafting, rock climbing, disc golf, archery, trap shooting, and evening campfires complete with s’mores.

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Horseback Riding (Year Round)

Our guest ranch Riding Program is based on three beliefs:

  1. Horseback riding should be fun!
  2. Just as important as having fun is being safe!
  3. Learning to ride is a never-ending learning process.

Private Riding Lessons and Coaching (Year Round)

Our wranglers enjoy teaching and coaching. They’ll have you up in the saddle, and enjoying the ride in no time! Over the week, you then grow in your riding skill.

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River Rafting (Summer Season)

Experienced guides take dude ranch guests on raft trips ranging from float trips to exceptional white water expeditions on the Cache La Poudre River.

Rock Climbing (Summer Season)

Join an Introduction to rock climbing class! In this “hands on” class learn knots and proper belay techniques, basic movement techniques, communication, terminology, an introduction to bouldering, and outdoor safety awareness. We provide all special shoes, ropes, helmets and all of the other technical gear.

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Shooting & Archery (Summer Season)

For those of you dude ranchers who have mastered the 22 caliber rifles and “Big Bertha” (our 50 caliber black powder muzzle loading civil war replica), we can provide lessons and the challenges of flying clay targets! We also offer an archery range and Tomahawk Throwing.

Hiking (Year Round)

Sundance offers several hiking trails on the property as well as trips to nearby trail heads for all levels of hiking enthusiasts.

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Shooting & Archery (Summer Season)

For those of you dude ranchers who have mastered the 22 caliber rifles and “Big Bertha” (our 50 caliber black powder muzzle loading civil war replica), we can provide lessons and the challenges of flying clay targets! We also offer an archery range and Tomahawk Throwing.

Square Dancing (Summer Season)

Work off your dinner with our professional square dance caller! We teach all the basic moves and advance to more difficult dances as the night progresses. The staff will also teach a special line dance at the end of the evening.

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Hot Tub (Year Round)

There is no better way to relax after a long day of getting dirty and tired! Enjoy a nightcap while star-gazing from our spacious deck.

Campfires (Summer Season)

S’mores, anyone? We do several scheduled campfire evenings each week with different entertainment offerings. Cowboy singing, poetry, and a special kids campfire are offered each week.

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Fishing (Summer Season)

Fun Fishing in nearby lakes for trout and serious Fly Fishing on nearby “Wild and Scenic” river.

World Class Disc Golf (Year Round)

Have you tried frisbee – disc golf? This game adds a whole new element of fun to our dude ranch experience. Come try it!

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Relaxing in a Hammock! (Year Round)

There is an abundant amount of wildlife and scenery to take in from the comfort of one of our hammocks. Catch sight of a beautiful Stellar’s Jay or just take a quick nap in the afternoon sun.

Massage (Year Round)

Enjoy sharing their practice of Massage Therapy, with focus on relaxation, injury rehabilitation and management of chronic pain.

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Murder Mystery Weekends (Fall, Winter & Spring Season)

One of our favorite winter time activities is Murder Mystery game weekends. Once a month or so, when we have 8 to 12 willing suspects, we find a poor “victim” sprawled out nearby murdered, and often with the first clue nearby.

Family Reunions (Fall, Winter & Spring Season)

Your family reunion can be the “all-inclusive” family vacation of your dreams. Just think, a Colorado Mountain Lodge vacation on a Colorado dude ranch!

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Weddings & Elopements (Fall, Winter & Spring Season)

Elegant wedding? Ornate wedding? Nope. Genuine western dude ranch hospitality? Now we’re talking the same language! Get more details for holding your wedding at the ranch at coloradorusticweddings.com.

Sundance Trail Guest Ranch offers a plethora of activities for guests seeking an adventurous getaway. Nestled in the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains, our ranch provides an array of experiences to suit every taste.

And for those who are not guests but still want to experience the magic of horseback riding in the Rockies, we offer trail rides twice daily throughout the year! Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a beginner, come join us for an unforgettable adventure. Learn more and book your trail ride today at this link.