Dude Ranch Vacations
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dude Ranch Vacations
If you've never been to a dude ranch in Colorado, or any dude ranch before, you might be wondering, well, what is a dude ranch? And, are we really dudes? And what makes a dude ranch vacation different from say, going on a cruise, or going to Disneyland, or just camping or hoteling our way across the West? Well, the big difference, right off the bat, is horses and horseback riding (and no giant mouse). You can't ride horses on a cruise ship. And the truth is you can't ride a horse at Disneyland either, unless you are a police officer, or a Disney Prince with long, flowing hair. Horses are one of the main components of a dude ranch vacation. We've got 100 of them in our meadows, horses of all colors and kinds, and we know one thing for certain, human beings are fascinated by horses. And there is a very powerful, ancient connection between people and horses that we love to nurture, and that actually transforms people's lives; and we love teaching kids to ride horses. We think the connection we foster between kids and horses is likely the most unique thing about a dude ranch vacation. Horseback riding takes a kid, (and an adult for that matter), out of the typical consumer, entertainment mode and makes them an active participant in their own Western adventure. Who doesn't want the chance to feel like a cowboy or a cowgirl for a week, and ride beside the Continental Divide? That's something people never forget about a dude ranch vacation, (and something you can't get on a boat).