4UR Ranch: This Colorado Ranch is for You

August 19th, 2015|

The 3,000 acre 4UR Ranch is surrounded by national forests (one with 1,000,000 acres.) The La Garita range is to the north, and to the south and west sit the massive peaks of the Weminuche Wilderness and Wolf Creek Pass. Nearby is Wheeler National Monument, with its striking rock formation “hoodoos.” Also nearby are […]

Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival in Leadville, Colorado

January 15th, 2014|

Imagine a place where skiing, cowboys and horses come together in a winter wonderland. The location is Leadville, Colorado and the sport, ski joring, takes place at the Crystal Carnival. This winter sport has been taking place in Leadville since 1949!

What the heck is ski joring and how does one win this event?

Ski joring is […]

Horseback Riding Vacation at North Fork Ranch, Platte River Valley, CO

September 5th, 2012|

Dude Ranch Vacation at North Fork Ranch


Guest ranches allow city dwellers the chance to breathe deeply of the vast expanses of wilderness that make our country special. They are refuges where generations of family members can come together in one spot for a week and share in wholesome good fun.

I’m sitting in a rocker on […]

Horseback Riding Vacation at High Lonesome Ranch, Colorado

June 13th, 2012|

Out to pasture at The High Lonesome Ranch

With phrases such as “we’re going to jingle” and “out to pasture,” we’re not talking about coins in your pockets or retirement days. Jingle means rounding up horses and “out to pasture” is where the horses go after providing horseback riding vacations to city slickers for a week […]

Tarryall River Ranch, Colorado Dude Ranch Horseback Riding Vacation

June 1st, 2011|

Save on Gas during this Colorado Dude Ranch Horseback Riding Vacation

Come and visit this family-owned and operated Colorado dude ranch for three or more nights between June 1 and September 25, 2011 and they’ll give you a $100 discount to fill the gas tank. Activities available include fishing, horseback riding and hunting. Guests must ask […]

Family Summer Horseback Riding Vacation, Estes Park, CO

September 22nd, 2010|

Estes Park CO guest post by Sarah Page 


Our horseback riding vacation in Estes Park was one of the most memorable parts of our family’s summer vacation in Colorado.  It was one of the activities we were most looking forward to, and we were not disappointed.


About Estes Park

Estes Park, CO is the gateway to Rocky Mountain […]

A Horseback Riding Vacation at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Loveland, CO

December 1st, 2009|

I’m a sucker for stunning photography. I could spend hours clicking through Flickr photo streams and Facebook fan pages. Yes, I’m one of those folks who truly does enjoy looking at your horseback riding vacation photos. It is because of this time-draining habit that I came across the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch via Twitter. While I’ve never […]