• Dude Ranch Vacation Program Weeks Spotlight
  • Dude Ranch Vacation Program Weeks Spotlight
  • Dude Ranch Vacation Program Weeks Spotlight
  • Dude Ranch Vacation Program Weeks Spotlight
  • Dude Ranch Vacation Program Weeks Spotlight
  • Dude Ranch Vacation Program Weeks Spotlight
  • Dude Ranch Vacation Program Weeks Spotlight
  • Dude Ranch Vacation Program Weeks Spotlight

THE REAL WEST AT ITS BEST THE REAL WEST AT ITS BEST

The weeks featured on this page each highlight a unique aspect of the Sylvan Dale Experience. Some carry an additional fee to cover the cost of programming.


All programs listed are in addition to the standard Summer Dude Ranch program activities.

The Dude Lite The Dude Lite

A 2013 Exclusive! "Dude Lite – A Family Affair" June 16-22.

The best of the basics with a wide variety of à la carte activities for all ages. Perfect for the price-conscious family who wants to play together. (no youth program)

Dude Light offers quality family time at our lowest price.

Hike the trails, take a dip in the out door heated pool, fish the pond, fly fish the river, visit the baby foals, participate in ranch chores, gather at the campfire for S'mores, hop on the wagon for a ride on the Foothills Trail, play a game of tennis, softball, horseshoe, or volleyball; explore Cottonwood Gulch.

Available à la carte activities: horseback riding, guided fly fishing excursions, trapshooting, yoga and massage. Six night's lodging and 18 ranch-style meals. Ideal for families large and small!

The Ranch Hand The Ranch Hand

Week 1: The Ranch Hand (June 23-29)

Brush up on your riding skills, sort cattle, fix fence, drive "Kid" the draft horse, set irrigation for livestock pastures, learn to rope, participate in ranch chores, and jingle the herd. It's your chance to live the life of the working cowboy.

The Drover The Drover

Week 2: The Drover (June 30 – July 6)

Hurry and sign up for our annual cattle drive to summer pasture! Stay the night at "Cow Camp" — our back country cabin — and awake to a Cowboy Breakfast. This is our traditional "Old Timer" week, with some new twists for 2013! Drive limited to the first 20 guests to sign up.

The Ranch Hand The Ranch Hand

Week 3: The Ranch Hand (July 7 – 13)

Learn how to ride, sort cattle, fix fence, drive the draft horse team, set irrigation for livestock pastures, learn to rope, participate in ranch chores, and jingle the herd. It's your chance to live the life of the working cowboy.

The Drover The Drover

Week 4: The Drover (July 14 – July 20)

One of our annual cattle drive weeks. Move the herd from the Main Ranch to summer pastures on the Roosevelt National forest. Stay the night at "Cow Camp" a back country cabin and awake to a Cowboy Breakfast. Limited to the first 20 guests to sign up!

The Native American The Native American

Week 5: The Native American (July 21-27)

Gray Wolf's Cheyenne grandparents taught him "the old ways." He honors his heritage by sharing these traditions with you: living closer to the Earth, leather and bead crafts, edible plants, archery, tracking, tomahawk throw, and the "way of the pipe." Transport yourself back in time for an experience of a lifetime—join us for Native American Week.

The Adventurer The Adventurer

Week 6: The Adventurer (July 28 – August 3)

All the adventures you can pack in: Riding, climbing, skeet shooting, fishing, rock climbing, white water rafting, a rousing game of volleyball or soft ball, and competitive games on horseback in the arena, The Sylvan Dale Poker Ride.

The Rodeo Cowboy The Rodeo Cowboy

Week 7: The Rodeo Cowboy (August 4-10)

Ever wondered what the life of the rodeo cowboy would be like? Well here is your chance to hear about it first hand. Rodeo queens and cowboys highlight your experience when the Larimer County fair and rodeo comes to town. Prime seats for the Rodeo and your SDR T-shirt lets everyone know that you ride for the Heart-J Brand!

The Naturalist The Naturalist

Week 8: The Naturalist (August 11-17)

Explore the natural wonders of this magical place where two ecoregions meet. Resident naturalist and published author, Dave Armstrong, will reveal the secrets of the foothills through interpretive tours suitable for all ages: natural history, birding, edible wild plants, geologic history, and all day guided tour of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Adults Only The Adults Only

Week 9: The Adult Only! (August 18-24)

Everything you ever wanted in a Dude Vacation but without the kids! Ridin' - Ropin' - Dancin' - Shootin' - Fishin' - Relaxin' — you can't miss with this one! Perfect for couples, singles and adult families. (13 and older)

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