Hop Aboard! Hop Aboard!

A Sylvan Dale Wagon Ride is an "ease back" way to engage with family, friends or co-workers. Prairie dogs will be on hand to greet you. Mares with their foals are a spring-time treat. Keep your eyes open—you may catch a glimpse of a coyote or bighorn sheep …or perhaps even a bear!

Wagon rides and hayrides are a wonderfully relaxing way to enjoy our beautiful scenery. Climb aboard our tractor-drawn or horse-drawn wagon for a refreshing ride and guided tour of the ranch. You'll get to discover some of our 3200 acres and learn about Sylvan Dale history and the natural surroundings.


Wagon rides are great for birthday celebrations, group picnics, family reunions, and team-development, and the jingle of brass sleigh bells are a memorable touch to your Holiday Party. After your ride, stop for a campfire and S’mores! Or experience a slice of the Old West with an authentic Sylvan Dale Chuck Wagon Dinner. How about some toe-tapping cowboy guitars to make your event complete?

A visit to the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is not complete without a hayride. I'm not sure why I like the hayride so much. Maybe it's the scenery and the setting of the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, or a chance to visit with other patrons of the Ranch or the romance of being on a horse-drawn wagon and holding my wife's hand. I find it relaxing.

— Orville

Kids love the gift of an authentic horse-drawn wagon ride for birthday party excitement. Wagon rides also make a distinctly different activity following your rehearsal dinner. For weddings, a wagon ride with our beautiful Belgians is an unforgettable and romantic reward.

Hayrides are Loads of Fun!

Hayrides are "Loads" of Fun!

Along the Foothills Trail the Prairie Dogs will be on hand to greet you and, depending on the time of year, the Home Pastures will be dotted with the Ranch’s livestock—foals and calves — a special springtime treat!

There's really no good reason not to treat yourself to a wagon ride. Hayrides or wagon rides invite a special time and have the magical ability to create and evoke warm memories — you probably won't find this service offered at a downtown hotel!

Hayride Rates: Hayride Rates:

Sylvan Dale Wagon Rides are reasonably priced making this fun event easily affordable.


Wagon Rides

Rides average 30-40 minutes.

  • Horse-drawn Wagon Ride- $125 for 1st ride, $85 for each additional ride
  • Tractor-drawn Wagon Ride- $95 for 1st ride, $65 for each additional ride

Site Rentals following your wagon ride

  • The Hilltop - includes picnic tables and campfire, $75 (2 hours)
  • Cottonwood Gulch – includes picnic tables, campfire, hiking trails, tire swings, tree fort, horseshoe pit, balance beams, $200 (4 hours)

Tasty Chow

  • Ooey Gooey Campfire S’mores…a classic, $4.50 per person
  • Chuck wagon dinner at Echo Lake, featuring BBQ brisket, ranch-style corn bread, calico beans, coleslaw, and Dutch oven cobbler with whipped cream.
    • Adults (age 13+), $45/person
    • Youth (age 7-12), $30/person
    • Child (age 3-6), $20/person
    • Under 3, always free

Western Fun

  • Cowboy & guitar- $75 (2 hours)…Pick’n n’ singin’ on the wagon or by the campfire!
  • Learn to Lasso- $30/hour
  • Lead-around Rides- $40/hour…Great fun for the little buckaroos!

Deposits: Prepayment in full is required 24 hours in advance for Wagon ride or Hayride-only group events.

Cancellations: If you must cancel your ride please call us within 24 hours prior to the event for a refund or transfer. Due to scheduling and staffing requirements cancellations less than 24 hours prior to a scheduled event are non-refundable. All hayrides are contingent on amenable weather conditions. Hayrides may be canceled due to snow, rain, extreme heat or cold, or other conditions. Please call ahead to confirm your scheduled hayride if circumstances or weather appear unfavorable.

Summer Dude Ranch Vacation guests enjoy a complimentary Welcome Hayride!


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    Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
    2939 N County RD 31D
    Loveland CO 80538
    (970) 667-3915
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