Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ride 'em experiences

Ever think about riding, roping, herding and scuffing your boots at a dude or guest ranch? How about solving a murder, yoga, fishing, painting, gourmet dining? You can in Colorado. Here's a list of what and where.

Art/Painting Workshop Weeks:  Art & Color Clinic week at Colorado Trails Ranch Sept 14th-21st. An adult-only week, guests will learn everything from drawing to painting from an exceptionally talented artist. Creative juices flow at 4UR Ranch during Quiller Watercolor Workshop May 31 - June 6, Sept 21- 27.

Women’s Yoga Weeks: Yoga & Horseback Retreat at the Home Ranch features 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.

Murder Mystery Weekends: Sundance Trail Ranch.

Fishing Groups: North Fork Ranch specializes in corporate and family group fly fishing experiences.

Fall Culinary Retreats/Weekends: Five-course dinners, wine-tastings, and the opportunity to participate in hands-on cooking demonstrations with an extraordinary "farm-to-table" culinary team.

Horsemanship Weeks: Learn or improve their riding skills and understanding the horse psyche.

Cattle Drives: Be real cowboys and help move cattle from their winter range on the ranch to greener pastures in the mountains.

Other specialty or themed weeks: Rodeo Weeks, Weanling Weeks, Adult and Couples Weeks, Girl’s Western Week Hideout, Fall Colors Weeks, Cowgirl Camps, Jubilee Days Weeks, Cheyenne Frontier Days Weeks.

For details: Go to Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association (CDGRA), 27 certified ranches located throughout the mountains and mesas of Colorado,