Beach vacations and cruises are a lot of fun and great getaways, but family dude ranch vacations in the mountains of Colorado offer truly unique experiences you simply must try! From horseback riding to fly-fishing, hiking, swimming, dancing, relaxing, and shooting. There is something for everyone! Once you go on a family ranch vacation you will be hooked! The lifestyle is enticing and has a way of drawing you in! Even if you are not a “horse” person you will find yourself wanting to be a cowboy like Jim Craig (The Man from Snowy River, if you have not seen this movie, you MUST watch it!). Soon you will be throwing a lasso like the wranglers and thinking seriously about the possibilities of buying at least one horse of your own! You will find yourself wearing cowboy boots often because they are so comfortable, thinking chaps are very stylish and using words like “doggies” (cowboy term for baby cows).
Maybe it is the simplicity and joy of being outside in nature and taking in the incredible scenery that draws people to the West and cowboy lifestyle. Maybe it is the thrilling activities that are a little out of the ordinary and give off a feeling of renewed energy, like chasing cows on horseback! Maybe it is the people who genuinely care about others and are having just as much fun working the ranch as those on their dude ranch vacation! Or, maybe it is simply seeing the joy on the faces of children at a dude ranch as they ride, pet, feed, and fall in love with their horse for the week. I would say it is a combination of all these things. A combination you can’t find on the beaches of Cabo or a boat carrying 5000 people.
There is fun and adventure on many vacations around the world, but there is nothing like the experience of a family dude ranch vacation. These vacations are more than just fun and adventure. They are filled with cherished memories and new friends! I can’t wait for the season to begin!
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