February 10, Shawnee, CO – Member ranches of the Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association have been offering family vacations that follow “green practices” far longer than recent trends. Colorado dude ranches have been “green” for, oh, about 70 years now.
There is nothing greener than riding a good horse on a well-maintained natural trail through untouched mountain splendor on a spectacular summer day under pollution-free deep blue Colorado skies.
Our ranches have been monitoring pasture use, managing stream banks to insure clean water, and introducing folks to “leave no trace” recreational practices for decades. Ensuring that you have a wonderful, safe, and fun time in the great Rocky Mountains begins with taking care of the land, wildlife, and water resources that make each dude ranch a spectacular vacation location. Many of our ranches have been passed down through several generations. This means that their commitment to sustainable land stewardship is not a passing fancy or a recent “jump on the bandwagon” kind of devotion to green practices.
What this means is that you will not only have a great time riding, hiking, fishing, or river rafting at a Colorado dude and guest ranch, but that you are also playing a vital role in protecting valuable habitat and open space for your children and grandchildren. Of course our ranchers are experienced at making sure that you will eat the most nutritious and often locally grown foods available. OK, the never-empty cookie jar in the lodge is an exception – after all this a vacation. Our ranchers’ commitment to the environment never gets in the way of your fun or the way they pamper your every need.
The Rocky Mountains are waiting to blow their good tidings into your life and Colorado’s dude ranchers are waiting with supper on the table, a fire in the hearth, and all the renewal and relaxation you need. Your horse is waiting to take you back to what is most important in life. To obtain a free Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch vacation guide and DVD visit www.coloradoranch.com
Courtney Frazier/303-859-7932, firstname.lastname@example.org