Summer Week-at-a-Glance

Dude ranch summer 2019 adventure vacation all-inclusive pet friendly guest ranch

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Sunday

Dude Ranch Horses saddled for horseback ride
Horses in the arena, tacked up & ready to ride

Afternoon

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

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 summer horse and rider
Halie and Leo run through their paces

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: Bubba’s Hill, Lady Moon, Hunter’s Camp, or Aspen Canyon.

Evening

  • Supper
  • Cowboy singing with Lars & Amy Larson around the campfire with s’mores fixins.

Tuesday

Dude ranch summer vacation all-inclusive rock climbing adventure
Top Rope Rock climbing

Morning

  • Breakfast
  • Rock Climbing Class at Stony Point

Afternoon

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

Evening

  • Adult hospitality and candle-lit dinner
  • Adult quiet evening of conversation on front porch, soak in the jacuzzi or star-gazing

Wednesday

Morning

  • Breakfast
  • Horse grooming and tack
  • Dude ranch summer 2019 adventure vacation all-inclusive pet friendly guest ranch
    Friends posing in Boy Scout Valley

    Ride to Elkhorn Creek or Lady Moon Trail Head

    • This is our all-day ride! Around 5 1/2 hours of saddle time (7 miles out and 7 miles back)

Afternoon

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

Evening

  • Appetizers & Dinner
  • Square dancing lesson at the carriage house gazebo!

Thursday

*Horses day off for full-week guests
*Half-week guests may choose to ride

Morning

  • Breakfast
  • Riflery, rock-climbing, or sightseeing Old Town before whitewater rafting
  • Riding for half-week guests
  • Pack Lunches before departing the ranch for the day
Summer Vacation at our Guest Ranch can include white water rafting
Rafters celebrate a successful run!

Afternoon

  • Rafting (if available, depends on water volume) or Sightseeing Options
    • Old Town Ft. Collins
    • Rocky Mountain National Park
    • Laramie Territorial Prison
  • Some guests stay in town to explore, shop and/or enjoy dinner in “Old Town” Ft. Collins after their day’s adventure.
  • Dinner & free evening to relax or soak in Jacuzzi

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
  • Last Chance to try what you haven’t done yet or would like to try again!
    • Ride, Hike, Fish, Rifle & Trap range, Archery, Roping lessons, Horse shoe tourney
Dude ranch summer vacations enjoyment around the campfire
Campfire fun hails the end to a perfect week

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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