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Sylvan Dale Ranch Riding Vacations

Dude Ranch Vacations – Discover your Inner Cowboy!

Sylvan Dale Ranch — the New West — a lot like the Old West, but a whole lot more comfortable! Our historic working horse and cattle ranch has been in operation since the 1920’s. A little piece of Heaven tucked on the quiet side of Eagle Ridge, on the banks of the Big Thompson River. Can’t wait to learn more about Dude Ranch Vacations? Contact us for more information, or continue reading for details about our programs.

Sylvan Dale: It’s probably the best place you’ve never been! Check out this lovely article from The Colorado Mountain Mom! 

Contact Karen for more information on your next vacation: 970-667-3915 or

*Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, we understand you may be concerned about your visit! We are loosening our cancellation policy so that you can rest knowing that we will be flexible with your deposit given the potential need to cancel or postpone your visit to another date. If you must cancel (we hope you won’t have to), we will only retain 10% of your deposit, or you can move your deposit toward a later visit, either this year or next. Karen will be happy to discuss with you! 🙂

Dude Ranch Vacations
  • Comfortable cabins with daily housekeeping services
  • Hearty ranch-style meals
  • Your own horse for your stay
  • Horseback riding adventures on the trail and in the arena
  • Western riding instruction
  • Trap shooting
  • Campfire and s’mores
  • Participation in ranch chores
  • Guided nature walk
  • Bass fishing
  • Hiking trails
  • Game Courts – tennis, pickleball, four-square, basketball, shuffleboard
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Volleyball and horseshoes
  • Game Room – ping-pong and billiards

Our daily youth program gives ages 3-12 a real bonding experience with their horse: ranch chores, horse care, trail riding, horsemanship lessons. Safety requires that children must be 7 years and older to go out on the trail. Children 6 and under will enjoy lead-around-rides in the arena and a variety of outside adventures.

Experiential learning activities in the afternoon can be enjoyed as a family or under the guidance of a qualified youth counselor.

Childcare is available for the younger crowd upon request for $12/hour.

  • White water rafting – See
  • Guided fly fishing excursion – $175 to$290, half-day
  • Private riding instruction – $55 per class
  • Massage – $55 ½ hour, $90 hour

Now is a great time to plan that family gathering you have always wished for. With at least 25 good folks, you can have the Ranch all to yourselves and customize a program that meets the interests and needs of your family.

We look forward to learning more about you and your dream vacation. Our lodging capacity is limited to 40, so don’t delay in getting in touch with us!

Contact us today for reservations or more information!
(970) 667-3915

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