Colorado: Equestrian stay at the bison ranch 2021
A true cowboy adventure is just waiting for you !! In the south of Colorado, bordering the Great Sand Dunes National Park is this authentic working ranch on a huge 103,000-acre space. All around the famous Sangre de Cristo, which frame the area with their peaks that exceed 4000 meters. It will be possible to follow tracks that go into the mountains showing the spectacular rock formations, and observe the native fauna: hundreds and thousands of moose and bison, deer and coyote. A varied experience that can be shaped according to the interests and the equestrian level of the participants… .a wonderful place that has made sustainability and the maintenance of a delicate ecosystem its must, in collaboration with the Nature Conservancy.
Departure dates on request from 01/03 to 31/10 with a minimum of 1 participant arriving on Thursday or Sunday
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 1 MAX 15
Arrival at San Luis Valley (ALS) airport and transfer (on request by 8.00 pm) to the lodge. You can wander around and meet the General Manager until h. 17.00 for details on your schedule. H 18.00 aperitif at the bar and to follow dinner. Overnight on the ranch.
Breakfast available from 7.00. At 8:30 a cowboy will take you to meet the horse that will follow you for the rest of the week; easy ride to get to know your adventure companion: we will see herds of bison, spectacular scenery, Sand Creek. Picnic lunch and return to the stables at 3.00 pm. You can go to Great Sand Dunes National Park to walk and explore Medano Creek. H 18.00 aperitif at the bar and to follow dinner. Overnight on the ranch.
Breakfast available from 7.00. At 8:30 a cowboy will pick you up and we will load the horses on the van to forward us to the Great Sand Dunes National Park: we will pass the river bed, we will climb the dunes up to the thick pine forest. Picnic lunch.
At 3.00 pm we will climb the Zapata Falls, an approximately 5km ascent with spectacular views of San Luis Valley and the sand dunes.
H 18.00 aperitif at the bar and to follow dinner. Overnight on the ranch.
Breakfast available from 7.00. At 8:30 am, meeting at the horse pen and departure to explore the surroundings of the ranch: beautiful valleys, canyons and cotton plantations. There will be no lack of opportunity to move cows and calves from one pasture to another. Picnic lunch and around 16.00 we will have the opportunity to see how the leather is processed and if you want to buy something. Dinner at 6.30 pm and overnight on the ranch.
Breakfast available from 7.00. At 8:30 am meeting with the cowboy to load the horses and go to the area called Medano, where we will explore hidden lakes. Picnic lunch and return around 3.00 pm. For those who feel like it, you can take a walk to the Moscow Pass from which you can have a fantastic view over the valley.
H 18.00 snack at the bar and to follow dinner. Overnight on the ranch.
Breakfast available from 7.00 am and meeting at the horses at 8.30 am. In the saddle to explore the Zapata area ... here will be the right time to learn more about the techniques to move the herds etc. with your guide. Packed lunch and rooping demonstration at 4.00 pm! Dinner at 6.30 pm and overnight on the ranch.
Breakfast available from 7.00 am and 8.30 am departure by van to return to the Great Sand Dunes, to better explore Medano Creek or climb up to Preserve. Picnic lunch and return at 3.00 pm. Free afternoon for relaxation. H 18.00 aperitif at the bar and to follow dinner. Overnight on the ranch.
Breakfast available from 7.00, h. 10.00 check-out and transfer to the airport (on request).
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 31 March 2021 to 31 October 2021||€ 3,080|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
|Reduction for children 6/11 years in the room with two adults||
|Children up to 5 years||
|Shorter stays (minimum 3 nights)||
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: FROM ° TO °°°° (FROM BEGINNER TO EXPERT)
ACCOMMODATION: WORKING RANCH
HORSES: QUARTER HORSE, PAINT
MINIMUM AGE : 8 YEARS
GAIT / MOVEMENT: From 4 to 10 hours per day on the saddle. Gaits in relation to the equestrian level of the host.
TYPE : Equestrian stay with overnight stay in working ranch
This working ranch is located at about 2500 meters with the magnificent peaks of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains behind it. Authentic building dating back to the early 1800s, recently renovated to offer more comfort to its guests. The main body offers a dining room and bar, a common room for reading, while the bedrooms are located in two separate buildings. WiFi available in the main building. Laundry service available.
Activities available for a fee: fishing, photo tour with professional photographer, rafting, climbing, massage and spa.
Meals included from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8. Homemade dishes prepared with seasonal vegetables. Wine included with meals.
Special menus for allergies / intolerances on request.
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative and can be modified according to the interests of the participants. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. It is possible to make shorter stays, starting from a minimum of 3 nights.
Exchange rate 1 EUR = 1.08 USD
Exchange rate variations with fluctuations greater than 3% will result in an adjustment of costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.
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