The following will give you an idea of events of the week here at the ranch during June, July, and August. Each evening we’ll have options for the following day; you’ll be able to create your itinerary so you can be up and at’em the next morning!. The bar opens each night in the Ranch Room around 5:00 pm.
Settle in, go swimming, fish, or hike at your leisure. Orientation is at 6:00 pm in the Pioneer Club, followed by dinner in the Ranch House. Feel free to ask staff questions about the week and our activities.
Horse and family Day! Begin with a riding clinic for the family (age 6 +, the 3-5 group will be meeting their pony for the week). We want your family to get to know your horses and mountain riding! In the afternoon, we will test your new skills with a trail ride; plenty of time for fishing in our two stocked ponds, or take a light hike around the ranch. Dinner is a BBQ cookout followed by a hayride, a campfire sing-a-long, yard games and s’mores.
Tuesday’s activities center on a brunch cookout in Geneva Park. If you travel on horseback, you have a short and a long option. You can also hike there or take the van. We also offer our all-day fly-fishing excursion to Boxwood Gulch. The kids and teens will be busy all day enjoying horseback riding, rock climbing, shooting guns and best of all, enjoying a real western experience riding the Georgetown-Silver Plume Loop Railroad in Georgetown. Tuesday also offers a fitness class, yoga class, trap shooting and guided hiking. Dinner is served for adults in the Ranch House, while the teens and kids enjoy a cookout followed by a outdoor game of capture the flag.
Wednesday's options include white-water rafting, including a one-hour scenic drive to the Arkansas river; an all-day hike; an all-day ride that takes you above the timber line, includes a packed lunch, and returns around 3:30; or half day ride lasting two and a half hours. After dinner we'll gather around the fire to hear a mountain man/story teller will give a glimpse of life in the Colorado mountains in the 1880’s.
Thursday’s star of the show is the teen and adult overnight pack trip. Also enjoy guided hiking, multiple trail rides to a lunch cookout and lots of options for the kids. Children ages 3-5 will meet up after breakfast to ride the pony and enjoy a full schedule of activities until lunch. They will meet up with their families at the fajita cookout at noon. Kids 6-11 will have another chance at archery at 9am, followed by a trail ride closer to the ranch. This group can ride to fajita on horseback if they prefer a long ride. The fajita cookout trail rides are very family friendly and it a great time to ride together. Sign up for a massage or yoga in the afternoon. The day wraps up with a fancy dinner for adults and a cookout for kids.
Hikers have a 9:00 am trek into the backcountry, to the gorgeous Square Top Lakes. This hike is above timberline and is moderately difficult. You will be back by lunch. Also at 9:00 am, there will be a half-day horseback ride. We’ll take to the trail above the ranch for three hours and be back by lunch. Kids will meet the counselors at 9:00 am in the Critter Pen. We'll have a poolside lunch cookout, in the afternoon trap shooting, fitness class or a horse clinic in the arena; and square dancing after dinner.
Start the day with our pancake cookout at the Pueblo house. Followed by a choice of morning ride, rodeo practice, or a couple of hiking options. The afternoon is filled with the famous Tumbling River rodeo followed by our farewell dinner and Hootenanny.
Breakfast is served at 8:00 am. Last chance to say goodbye! Checkout by 9:00 am.