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Specialty Weeks & Ranch Events

2019 Specialty Weeks & Ranch Events


Check out our specialty weeks and events below for 2019! Here, you will find a variety of specialty weeks and themed weeks at our ranches to make your dude ranch vacation even that much more memorable. And the best news of all: there is still time to book these weeks if you act fast! Rates for each ranch (and each week) vary, but can range from $195/night-$1000/night ALL INCLUSIVE.


Planning Your Vacation Dude Ranch Activities


Adult Only Dude Ranch Adult Only Weeks: The children are back in school (or maybe flown the coop entirely!) and it’s time for the ‘big kids’ to kick up their heels. During our Colorado Dude Ranches’ adult-only weeks you’ll explore magnificent trails, hike and fish until your heart’s content and the sense of peace and quiet will be accentuated due to the lack of wee ones on the ranch. Check out ranches such as Black Mountain Ranch, Sundance Trail Ranch, High Lonesome Ranch, Latigo Ranch, Majestic Dude Ranch, Elk Mountain Ranch, Sylvan Dale Ranch, Vista Verde Ranch, and Drowsy Water Ranch below for more details>>

Work Weeks: Become the rancher during our Colorado Dude Ranch work weeks. This is a true immersion experience which allows you to see what ranchers do to help maintain our forests, keep up the ranch, and tend to animals on a daily basis. However, there’s a nice twist: on top of learning to mend a fence, maintain trails, and of course ride through some of the most beautiful mountains trails known to man, you are welcomed home at the end of the day with top notch western cuisine and a cozy mountain cabin. Both Badger Creek Ranch and Home Ranch offer these weeks. See more below>>


Cattle Weeks: Cattle Drives, Team Penning, Roping, and herd management are all part of our Cattle Weeks at our Colorado Dude Ranches. Each day, you will get hands on experience working with cattle and learning the cowboy traditions of old that are still alive today. Lost Valley Ranch, Latigo Ranch, Home Ranch, Sylvan Dale Ranch, and Zapata Ranch are all offering Cattle Weeks this summer! These weeks go fast, so Get Along Little Dogie and take a peek at these ranches below for available dates>>


Cowgirl Weeks:Sometimes all a lady needs is a little ‘girl time’ with her favorite gal pals and family. These woman’s weeks at our Colorado Dude Ranches offer all the riding, trap shooting, hiking, hearty western cuisine and campfire time you could ask for. Yet you will find plenty of unplugged free time set aside to simply sit back on your porch swing and have that unhurried time to truly catch up with family and friends. Both Sylvan Dale Ranch and Latigo Ranch have Cowgirl Weeks lined up for summer 2018. This could be the answer to the girls trip you’ve been meaning to plan for years>>


Rodeo Weeks: Shine up your boots, grab your hats, and make sure to book a week at one of our Colorado Dude Ranches’ Rodeo Weeks if you want to experience some of the best professional rodeos the west has to offer. Both Rawah Ranch and Sylvan Dale Ranch incorporate a trip to local rodeos into their week-long dude ranching stays. They drive you to and from the rodeo and give you all the insider info on each event! If a professional rodeo visit has been on your bucket list, and you want to make the most of it by truly living the cowboy lifestyle for a week, our Colorado Dude Ranch Rodeo Weeks are for you. More details below>>


Horsemanship Weeks: Do you want to take your horseback riding to the next level? While all of our ranches have exceptional programs for all levels of riders each week of the summer, you’ll find that our Horsemanship Weeks really drill down on some of the tried and true techniques to make you a better rider. Whether you are a beginner rider, or have been in the saddle for years and want to refine your skills in the saddle, these weeks are for you. Join world renowned trainers such as Laurie Lukas, Randy Rieman and others at Colorado Trails Ranch and Lost Valley Ranch this summer to hone your riding skills>>


Discounted Weeks: Sometimes, all it takes to make a week a bit more special is saving bit of money on your vacation! Some ranches offer Multi-Family Discount Weeks like Colorado Trails Ranch and Elk River Ranch, while others offer Early/Late Season Discounts such as Emerald Valley Ranch, Latigo Ranch, Tumbling River Ranch, C Lazy U Ranch, Vista Verde Ranch, Majestic Dude Ranch and Drowsy Water Ranch. Make your bucket list trip to a Colorado Dude Ranch a reality this summer and with the extra cash you save on booking a dude ranch, you’ll have plenty left over to explore even more of what our beautiful state of Colorado has to offer>>



Unique Themed Weeks: Simply take your special interest and find it tied seamlessly into one of our nationally acclaimed dude ranching weeks. Learn from experienced photographers such as Jason Savage during Zapata Ranch‘s Photography Workshop week, or maybe painting is more your style. At Elk Mountain Ranch, you will paint alongside Nora Larimer and take home a hand made reminder of your ranch stay. You can learn more about Astronomy at C Lazy U‘s Stargazing Week with Eddie Hrncir. And don’t forget, Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Why not surprise mom with a weekend trip to Sundance Trail Ranch! They offer a Mother’s Day Weekend Package that mom will never forget.  Some of our other unique themed weeks include a Hiking Week at Zapata Ranch where you will explore the Sangre de Cristos mountains with experienced hiking guide Emily Paxson and also special 4th of July Week celebration week at Elk Mountain Ranch. Harvest Weeks & Bourbon Week at Home Ranch are particularly popular with folks who want to participate in harvesting veggies from their extensive gardens and then watch those same hand-picked items be prepared by their Relais and Chateaux master chef that very same day (with special bourbon pairings when available!).  For those who want to learn more about Native American History, check out Sylvan Dale Ranch. You will learn the skill of Native American leather working and hear stories of old from Colorado’s Native Americans. And last but not least, sometimes a special week at a Colorado Dude Ranch simply means giving back. At Rainbow Trout Ranch, when you join them in the month of June, 10% of proceeds will go directly to the organization Bridal Up Hope. Read more about each of these unique themed weeks below>>

(Update: May 2019) The specialty & discounted weeks listed below still have availability! But act fast~ they’ll go like hotcakes.

Ranch NameSpecialty Week DescriptionDate & Weeks Of
Black Mountain RanchAdults Only WeeksCall to Book:970-653-4226Take time for yourself and come enjoy a week long all inclusive stay at our Colorado dude ranch! Explore the beautiful mountains of Colorado in spring or fall with cooler temperatures, fewer guests, and the most relaxed and flexible riding. Whether you are single, bringing a few good friends, your sweetheart or parents in need of time away, let us treat you to the best weekend of the summer!05/26-06/16/, 08/25-09/15/19
C Lazy U RanchWomen in the RockiesCall to Book:970-887-3344Attend this exclusive event for women to connect your vision, values and voice with the help of Duke health coach Janet Solie, PA, MS and her team. Wellness Adventure offers the opportunity to bring you in touch with horses and nature
Learn mindfulness techniques to achieve overall wellness
Access to all ranch activities and the Lazy You Spa
C Lazy U RanchAdults-Only Weekend Fall 2019Call to Book:970-887-3344 Attend an adults-only weekend at C Lazy U to reconnect with the other grownups in your life, including your special someone. Marvel at the spectacular fall colors that transform the ranch into a golden utopia
Enjoy uninterrupted conversation and the company of adults
Take advantage of all C Lazy U’s ranch activities, including access to the Lazy You Spa
C Lazy U RanchFall Family Weekend SpecialCall to Book:970-887-3344 Fall in love with C Lazy U Ranch this autumn for a family fall getaway in Colorado. Experience the wonder of Colorado in the fall with its golden aspens and crisp air
Catch rainbow and brook trout on private streams while fly fishing
Take part in all of C Lazy U’s ranch activities, from horseback riding to a day at the Lazy You Spa
C Lazy U RanchAdults Only Long WeekendCall to Book:970-887-3344Attend a long weekend at C Lazy U with no kids allowed. Enjoy the peace and quiet that settles over the ranch in the fall
Enjoy uninterrupted conversation and the company of adults
Take advantage of all C Lazy U’s ranch activities, including access to the Lazy You Spa
Colorado Trails RanchDiscount WeeksCall to Book:970- 247-5055We offer some discount weeks and specials throughout the summer. These apply to full, Sunday to Sunday, week stays only. The discounts and specials cannot be combined, but we will offer the best option for you. The week of June 9th has a 15% discount. The weeks of August 11th and 18th have a 10% discount. From September 1st thru September 15th, our adults only weeks, we offer a 20% discount. Throughout the season for families, we offer a “third child is free” special. We also offer a multi-family discount of 15% for extended families or family friends traveling together.06/09-09/15/19
Colorado Trails RanchHorsman's WeekCall to Book:970- 247-5055This week has all the perks of a September adults only week PLUS an extra emphasis on horses and horsemanship. Our staff will offer tips on veterinary care, shoeing, saddling, tack care, nutrition and much more. They can help you fine tune your riding skills with as much instruction as you want. The week carries a 20% discount for a full week stay. Not as interested in horses? No problem, we still have fly fishing, shooting sports, hiking, swimming, relaxing and much more.09/01-09/08/19
Colorado Trails RanchHorsman's WeekCall to Book:970- 247-5055Spend a relaxing week and enjoy early fall in Colorado. We all love kids, but this is “me” time for adults to get away from busy, every day life. We offer a 20% discount in September for full week stays. The groups are small and we can be very flexible with our activities. We offer wonderful food, horseback riding, fly fishing, shooting sports (archery, riflery, trap), hiking, swimming, whirlpool and some fun evening activities. Our cabins are updated with a bathroom for every bedroom, a living room and great covered porches. Come relax and play with us.09/01-09/15/19
Drowsy Water RanchFamily WeekCall to Book:800-845-2292Enjoy our only Specialty Week this summer At Drowsy Water! A Family Week including a Full Kids program! Call to reserve!08/25-08/31/19
Elk Mountain RanchDiscounted Rate WeeksCall to Book: 800-432-8812Located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies with off-the-beaten path charm. Colorado’s Highest Guest Ranch at 9,600 feet. A pleasant two-hour drive from Denver or Colorado Springs. A horse to call your own, full-day whitewater raft trip, marksmanship, archery, trapshooting, excursion to Ropes & Adventure Park, van trip to Aspen, mountain biking, square-dancing, hayride, evening entertainment. Massage available for additional cost. Families encouraged to ride and raft together. Unique for its spectacular location, horseback rides of unmatched beauty, variety of activities, superb menu, and intimate capacity.Weeks of August 18 and 25, 2019
Elk Mountain RanchDude Ranch and Seven Peaks FestivalCall to Book: 800-432-8812Join us on Sunday for our dude ranch package and finish the week with the Buena Vista Seven Peaks Festival. This 3-day outdoor concert takes place in our small, quaint town of Buena Vista. Headliners include Luke Bryan, Dierks Bently, Maren Morris, Travis Tritt, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tracy Lawrence and more. The discount rate of $1795 includes meals, lodging and ranch activities Sun to Thur. Followed by bunk and breakfast Fri to Sun. Concert tickets not included.08/30 - 09/01/2019
Elk Mountain RanchSeptember Adult Only WeeksCall to Book: 800-432-8812Singles, couples, and parents who “need a break” – this is your time! Single occupancy fee of 10% is waived for our adult-only weeks.
Enjoy the mountains as we near the peak of the fall colors in the Colorado Rockies. The already spectacular scenery at the Ranch unveils more glory in the Autumn. Aspens crown the mountainside in golden grandeur. We offer many of the same activities as summer, but take a maximum 20 guests. With a focus on riding and relaxation…the adult-only weeks have proven to be quite popular.
Weeks of September 1 and 8, 2019
The Ranch at Emerald ValleyStay at The Ranch at Emerald Valley and SOARCall to Book: 303-647-2311Book your stay at The Ranch at Emerald Valley for the months of June 2019 and September 2019, and receive a 20% discount offer for The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure (space available basis and weather permitting). Mention "CDGRA" when booking with The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure team to claim offer.06/19, 09/19
The Home RanchHorses and YogaCall to Book:970-879-1780It is 13th season, this unique experience with Cowgirl Yoginis Tammy Pate and Janice Baxter is the ultimate girlfriend getaway.
Adventuresome Cowgirls of all ages and abilities are cordially invited to join us for an all-inclusive, luxurious week of health, wellness and relaxation centered on horseback riding, horsemanship instruction, gentle yoga, healthy gourmet dining, massage, and deep relaxation. Horses and yoga do go together. Whether you’ve been riding all of your life, this retreat is designed to balance your body, calm your mind, lighten your spirit, and improve communication between you and your horse.
Lost Valley RanchHorsemanship WeeksCall to Book:303-647-2311Perfect for horse lovers wanting to learn or improve their skills in riding and understanding a horse just a little bit better our horseback riding vacations will give you the adventure of a lifetime! We use the talents of professional horse trainers to help you better communicate with your horse, increase your riding confidence and show you some of the prettiest country in the state.09/08-09/15, 09/29-10/6/19
Lost Valley RanchRide, Ride, Ride WeekCall to Book:303-647-2311A must for the rider looking to spend long days in the saddle exploring remote wilderness areas that surround Lost Valley. 6-8 hour days and up are not uncommon. Sometimes rides begin at the ranch and end at the ranch, while others begin with horse and riders being trailered out to the back country and riding back to the ranch. Hot baths, hot food and soft beds complement each day of your Colorado horseback riding vacation.09/15-09/22/19
Lost Valley RanchFall RoundupCall to Book:303-647-2311Currently, we have a grazing permit to run our cow/calf pairs on around 67,000 acres of National Forest land. During the fall we offer our guests the opportunity to help us roundup these cows. The riding involves all-day and half-day riding. We work until the job is done. It's an important part of our Colorado cattle ranch operation making sure that we have all of our livestock gathered and shipped in a timely manner. We love the help and fellowship provided by our guests during this week.09/22-09/29/19
Rawah RanchKid-Free Vacation DaysCall to Book:888-535-9608Getaway to Rawah for a relaxing week of adventuring without the kids. Enjoy a romantic week away with your special someone. Escape with your closest girlfriends for a quiet mountain retreat. Explore the wilderness with your fishing buddies on an angler’s adventure weekend. Our activities will make for great memories and new experiences, ladies and gentleman alike. Look forward to horseback rides among the aspens, leisurely guided hikes, soaking in the spa under the stars, or a private massage in the river cabin. *Adults ages 17 and up only.Entire Month of September 2019
Rawah RanchBurbon WeekCall to Book:888-535-9608Bring your friends and palate to Rawah for a week full of two of our favorite things—great food and quality bourbon. Throughout the week, enjoy comfort gourmet cuisine expertly paired with award-winning Colorado bourbons.09/05-09/10/19
Sundance Trail RanchSpring Art Workshop SeriesCall to Book: 970-224-1222This spring, as the Northern Colorado landscape takes its first deep breath after a long winter, imitate that re-awakening by exercising your creative mind at Sundance Trail’s first Art Workshop Series. Taught by local artist Amy Brackenbury, the workshop package is all-inclusive; with lodging, food, workshop supplies, and activities provided throughout the weekend. All skill levels welcomed & encouraged!03/22-03/29, 04/05-04/07, 04/26-04/28/19
Sundance Trail RanchChild Free WeeksCall to Book: 970-224-1222Take a week to enjoy the company of friends, new and old, without the added hustle and bustle of kids fresh out of school for summer! This specialty week includes all our standard amenities, including cozy accommodations, hearty family-style meals, twice-daily horseback rides, archery, riflery, rock-climbing, and evening activities around the campfire. This week does not include whitewater rafting, as it will still be too chilly in Northern CO. Enjoy the peace & quiet our ranch has to offer before we begin the official Dude Ranch season!05/19-05/25, 08/25-09/15/19
Sundance Trail RanchGolf at Nearby Fox Acres Golf ClubCall to Book: 970-224-1222Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golfing experience. Our course is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play. Test your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards and sand traps; we have everything you need to challenge you and improve your game.

Our friendly staff will help you make start times, rent golf carts, sign up for club storage, and register you and your guests before each round of golf. An excellent selection of golf clubs and related merchandise are sold in the golf shop and golf lessons are available. Contact the Pro Shop for assistance, or to make an appointment for lessons.

Identify yourself as a Sundance Trail Guest Ranch guest and receive free use of rental clubs.
08/2019, 09/2019
Sylvan Dale RanchCowgirl RoundupCall to Book: 970-667-3915Bring your mom, your best friend, your daughter, or your sister for an unforgettable stay! Making friendships with other “Cowgirls” and bonding with your Sylvan Dale horse puts this experience at the top of the list. Take advantage of ability-level riding instruction from our wranglers. You'll then be able to use the skills you've learned on adventure rides, team penning, the High Stakes Poker Ride, and the Overnight Pack Trip (summer only).
We appreciate the need to gear down from busy and complicated lifestyles. Therefore, cowgirl relaxation is high on the list.
06/09-06/14/19, 09/26-10/01/19
Sylvan Dale RanchDude Season CloseoutCall to Book: 970-667-3915Come visit Sylvan Dale with your family, friends, neighbors, or by yourself! This will be our last family week of the season...and for 16% off our regular rates! Package includes 5 nights lodging, 14 natural and hearty ranch-style meals and a variety of activities including: Riding Adventures, Team Sorting, Overnight Pack Trip, Trap Shooting, White Water Rafting, Fishing, Gymkhana, Local Brewery Tours, Nearby Golf Courses, and more!08/18-08/23/19
Sylvan Dale RanchFall Great Grownup Getaway (21+)Call to Book: 970-667-3915Our Western lifestyle has a way of slowing you down and gearing you up for a relaxing and fun-filled getaway during this kid-free week. Customized to especially meet the interests of adults, we offer adult oriented activities like wine and cheese tastings, country dance instruction, guided nature hikes, and trap shooting. Corrientes will be on hand for team-penning, and you won't want to stop once you try your hand at roping! We'll gear down the pace for adult only week so you can give yourself permission to escape to Cottonwood Gulch, or the Book Nook and lose yourself in the pages of your favorite book, or drift off for a nap, lulled by the soothing sounds of the river.09/15-09/20/19
Tumbling River RanchThe Pueblo HouseCall to Book: 800-654-8770Tumbling River Ranch has been entertaining guests for over 70 years and run by the same family for nearly 45 years. Unique in its location 60 miles southwest of Denver in the heart of Pike National Forest and the Mt. Evans Wilderness area. The remote high mountains that surround the ranch offer beautiful scenery and interesting history. One of the most unique features of the ranch is the Pueblo House. The Pueblo House is truly a showplace that reflects a charm that can no longer be duplicated. It was built by the daughter of Adolph Coors as her mountain home in the early 1930’s. The talents of the Indians from Taos were utilized in the construction and the carving of decorative beams. The Spanish-Indian decor is extraordinary. The house has seven guest bedrooms, each with a fireplace and beautiful view. The Pueblo House allows us to host family reunions from 15-22 guests all under one roof. It is the best of both worlds, the ultimate dude ranch vacation for multigenerational families paired with an extraordinary house. Enjoy the highest level of service, hospitality and comfort.06/30-07/20/19
Tumbling River RanchTumbling River Kids Riding WeekCall to Book: 800-654-8770 Tumbling River is well-known as the premier kids ranch in Colorado, for good reason: our counselors gravitate toward the children’s interests and relish the opportunity to introduce them to the Western lifestyle, starting with our awesome horseback riding. During two weeks in July, our 6-11 age group will focus more heavily on horsemanship and riding. We will give the kids a chance to saddle, brush, and even lead trails rides. This is a rare opportunity for these kids to take a deeper dive into riding and caring for horses. These weeks should not be missed if you have a kid horse lover in the family.07/14-07/27/19
Zapata RanchHiking and Nature in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and BeyondCall to Book: 719- 378-2356Zapata Ranch sits in one of the most unique landscapes and ecosystems in North America. A hikers paradise, you have access to hundreds of miles of backcountry trails. Join Ranchlands team member Emily Paxson on this light to mildly challenging and exploratory hiking week. The week will include guided hiking to pristine high alpine lakes and meadows, exploring the Great Sand Dunes wilderness and wilderness preserves. Sit back and relax between excursions in the Zapata lodge nestled in a historic cottonwood grove and enjoy home cooked meals made from scratch, a massage, a horseback ride or a soak in nearby hot springs. Emily is an experienced hiker and mountain biker and will share her knowledge of the history, flora and fauna and the diverse ecology that you'll be surrounded by. This is a true back to nature experience.08/18/19-08/25/19
Zapata RanchPainting Horses with Jill SoukupCall to Book: 719- 378-2356Join renowned artist Jill Soukup for the sixth year of her painting workshop focusing on drawing and painting horses. Long time friend of Ranchlands, Jill, among other accolades, was the Featured Artist at Coors Western Art Sale and Best of Show for Cowgirl Up!, Caballeros Western Museum 2017. Discussions and exercises will cover the importance of understanding equine anatomy, what makes a good drawing, composition and color. Activities will include photo opportunities of horses running, a bison tour, sketching and studying corralled horses, demonstrations and critiques. Space is limited to 12.

 Intermediate to advanced skill level is suggested.09/08/19-09/13/19
Zapata RanchCam Schryver Horsemanship ClinicCall to Book: 719- 378-2356Join us for our annual weeklong natural horsemanship experience with 27-year director of the Thacher Riding School, Cameron Schryver. Cam is invited to clinics around the country on horsemanship and is a two-time World Champion Extreme Cowboy. By applying working ranch horsemanship and riding by feel, you will leave the week feeling a deeper connection to the horse and will better understand how to communicate with them, developing a better handle. Days are spent with one-on-one horsemanship instruction, educational demonstrations, rides throughout the surrounding meadows and sand dunes as well as opportunities to work cattle and ride through the conservation bison herd. This week typically sells out very fast with return participants, so please book early.09/22/19-09/29/19
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