The state of Colorado was named for the Colorado River, which early Spanish explorers named the Río Colorado for the red coloured silt the river carried from the mountains.

This is an excellent family run ranch surrounded by millions of acres of wilderness and forest. Here you ride on trails often travelled by deer and elk where each turn you take is different, wind through stands of native aspen, lope over rolling hills of sage brush and cactus and meander across lush meadows ablaze with wildflowers of course all the while you'll be surrounded by endless vistas of the majestic Colorado Rockies, that are simply spectacular.

The Ranch has around 100 Quarter Horse types, all Western trained and very responsive to heel and weight signals, each rider will be assigned their own horse for the week.

On this Riding Holiday activities range from cattle work in the form of team penning, fly fishing in stocked ponds, a full day of white water rafting, guided hiking, 4WD back country drives, great evening entertainment and a fully supervised children's programme. Adult only weeks in the first two weeks in September are great for a relaxing getaway.

Accommodation comprises of either a lodge with 8 bedrooms, all en suite or family cabins. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool and a hot tub to relax in after an exciting day on the ranch.

 

Please Note: The opinions expressed in these reviews are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of Unicorn Trails Ltd. These reviews are "directly from the horses mouth" and unedited. Unicorn Trails may make additional comments for clarification clearly identified in red.

Review received from GM of Nottingham on 20/06/2015

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RIDING ABILITY
No previous riding experience is necessary to ride on this horse riding holiday. Riders weighing more than 97kg/215lb/15 stone may be limited to walking only rides. When you see the terrain you will understand why.

HORSES
The horses are mainly Quarter Horse with some paints, appaloosa and draft crosses. They range in size from 15hh to 16hh. There are about 100 horses on the ranch at any one time. Some are real schoolmasters while others are more sensitive and respond to the slightest leg or weight shift. Everyone gets to do some cattle work on this ranch. Once a week there is a team penning session. Here everyone splits into teams and tries to separate a few cattle from the herd and take them across the coral and into a pen. This is usually fast and fun!

ACCOMMODATION
Authentic log cabins, some dating back 100 years, and a lodge house form the accommodation on the ranch. The lodge and cabins are scattered along a creek, some reached across a small bridge. The cabins have from 1 to 4 bedrooms for singles to families. The larger cabins with more rooms also have a private sitting room. The cabins are decorated in western style with carpeted floors and twin or double beds. Every booking group has their own shower and toilet en-suite. All have coffee making facilities and many have fridges. Each has its own verandah where you can watch the sunset or just watch life pass by.

FOOD
Sometimes the food is gourmet and sometimes western but always delicious. There is an informal atmosphere and guests are always welcome to drop into the kitchen for a snack, a drink or just a chat. Vegetarians can be catered for as can other special diets with advance request. There is no alcohol served at the ranch due to the family atmosphere. Guests are welcome to bring their own, or the ranch staff will buy some for you from the local store. This can be enjoyed in your own cabin, sitting room or verandah. In the autumn adult only weeks you are welcome to enjoy alcohol on all parts of the ranch at any time.

OTHER ACTIVITIES
There is a huge variety of activities on offer and a programme is done for each individual week. Non riders will not feel left out even if they do not intend to sit on a horse at all! Fly fishing instruction and fishing for trout are available both in stocked ponds and on the Colorado River. One day an all day river rafting programme is available on the Colorado River. Mountain biking, guided hiking, Four-Wheel drive trips into the mountain, a hot tub, swimming in the heated pool, 4 nearby golf courses to choose from (only golf involves a fee), not to mention evening entertainment such as campfire sing-alongs, country and line dancing, old fashioned play acting and carnival nights.

CHILDREN
There are counsellor-led programmes for children from infants to teenagers. Activities include riding instruction, brushing the horses, river tubbing on the Colarado River, mountain biking, nature hikes, story telling, fishing, crafts, heated swimming pool, cycling, hay rides and wagon rides to mention a few. The counsellors and programme supervisors are college students selected for their experience, attentiveness and interests in child development and recreation. They treat the children with understanding, patience, love and respect. The children very quickly feel at home and often make life long friends under these circumstances.

SHOP
There is a gift shop available on site which stocks western hats, souvenirs and crafts as well as more mundane items like postcards

Transfers
The meeting point for this ride is Granby, Colarado.
There is a shuttle service called 'Home James' that can be pre-booked. This service operates from Denver Airport to the Granby 7/11. The ranch then comes out and picks guests up from there and takes them back to the ranch (about a 20 minute drive).
The Home James website can be found here.
If guests cannot meet this shuttle service due to the time of their flight then a private transfer can be arranged. Please enquire.

Another good alternative is to rent a car and drive the very scenic 125 miles across the continental divide to the ranch. For three people this is an economical alternative. Driving in the USA is very easy - the cars are large, the roads wide and everyone drives slowly. Having a car also gives you the freedom to visit the nearby Rocky Mountain National Park on your visit.

There is also an AMTRAK train from Denver to Granby, one of the more spectacular rail journeys of the world. The train departs daily.

Please note that all our ranch prices are fully inclusive of all taxes, charges and gratuities. Extras that are commonly charged on site at ranches which we include in our prices are: state taxes (2-8%), local town taxes (1-5%), accommodation tax ($1-5/night) and gratuities (12-15% is commonly expected as the staff are paid largely via tips). Our prices include all of the these and are guaranteed not to be affected by currency fluctuations once booked.

It is possible to stay the Saturday night after the week long program, to make up a stay of 7 nights. Please enquire for costs. This is booked on a B&B only basis.

We have an extensive range of Western Riding holidays across the world. Please click on the link below to go to our listings page:

Western Riding Holidays

Please note: All itineraries are given for your guidance only and it may be altered on the ground and in accordance with the prevailing conditions by the organising team.

Horses & Riding

The horses are mainly Quarter Horse with some paints, appaloosa and draft crosses. They range in size from 15hh to 16hh.
There are about 100 horses on the ranch at any one time. Some are real schoolmasters while others are more sensitive and respond to the slightest leg or weight shift.

Riders are separated in groups according to ability and ride at appropriate speeds with plenty of loping for experienced riders where the terrain permits. There are lessons for all levels, also in the art of western riding. The horses are ridden in western tack and the western riding style is utilised.

Children from 6-13 have their own riding programmes which adults may join on request. Children under 6 are only led on the horses. Riders can opt to join a slower group to ride with a friend or family member.

Everyone gets to do some cattle work on this ranch. Once a week there is a team penning session. Here everyone splits into teams and tries to separate a few cattle from the herd and take them across the coral and into a pen. This is usually fast and fun!

On some days the owner may invite advanced riders to visit neighbouring ranches and ride over really rough terrain doing more cattle work. This is a long, slow and hard day.

Rider requirements

No previous riding experience is necessary to ride on the ranch. Riders weighing more than 97kg/215lb/15 stone may be limited to walking only rides. When you see the terrain you will understand why.
The rides gradually increase in difficulty and time so no training is needed before coming out. There is tuition in western riding available on the ranch.

Weight Limit

The weight limit for this ride is 18 st/255 lb/116 kg, please enquire if you are an experienced rider exceeding this weight.

Authentic log cabins, some dating back 100 years, and a lodge house form the accommodation on the ranch. The lodge and cabins are scattered along a creek, some reached across a small bridge. The cabins have from 1 to 4 bedrooms for singles to families. The larger cabins with more rooms also have a private sitting room. The cabins are decorated in western style with carpeted floors and twin or double beds. Every booking group has their own shower and toilet en suite.
All have coffee making facilities and many have fridges. Each has its own verandah where you can watch the sunset or just watch life pass by.

The food is lovingly prepared often from recipes handed down for generations. Sometimes the food is gourmet and sometimes western but always delicious. There is an informal atmosphere and guests are always welcome to drop into the kitchen for a snack, a drink or just a chat.
Vegetarians can be catered for as can other special diets with advance request.

Breakfast:
You can turn up to breakfast anytime from 8-9am. Breakfast is a hearty full western breakfast with hot pancakes, sausages, eggs, French toast as well as the usual cereal, yoghurt, juice, coffee, bagels, toast, jam, tea, hot chocolate.
Lunch:
This is usually a lighter affair with for instance a Mexican buffet with tacos, nachos and burritos or salads and quiches. On picnic days a selection of ingredients is put out and riders choose their own pack lunches to put in the saddle bags. Various meats, subs, cheeses, condiments and pickles, juices, crisps, chocolates and fruit are available.
Dinner:
Usually consists of a starter, main course and desert and can be a barbeque special or open fire cookout in nature. Once a week the children under 18 leave on a wagon ride and cookout while their parents are treated to a gourmet style dinner served at the table.

There is no alcohol served at the ranch due to the family atmosphere. Guests are welcome to bring their own, or the ranch staff will buy some for you from the local store. This can be enjoyed in your own cabin, sitting room or verandah. In the autumn adult only weeks you are welcome to enjoy alcohol on all parts of the ranch at any time.

Vegetarian or other dietary requirements can be accommodated with advanced notice. Please contact Unicorn Trails with requests.

Climate Summary

Typically the night time temperatures drop to the low 40s F and daytime temperatures are usually in the 70'sF but can reach the 80'sF in July and August. This means it is cool enough to sleep under a blanket and pleasant to ride in during the day. The ranch is situated in a deep valley, so it takes a while to heat up in the morning once the sun hits.

Climate Chart

Health

We strongly advise you to consult with your General Practitioner before travelling. The best medical advice regarding suitable immunisations and prophylaxis to enable you to travel safely requires knowledge of your medical history and therefore cannot be covered in this advice sheet. Recommendations are also subject to change and it is important to obtain the most up to date information available.

Film and Camera Equipment

Camera with plenty of film – it is nigh impossible to video, ride and carry out cattle work simultaneously!

Packing List

Packing list
Jeans or jodhpurs
Jacket
Long sleeved shirts
Casual dinner wear
Short sleeved shirts
Rain gear (no ponchos)
Sweater
Sneakers or soft shoes
Riding boots
Sunscreen
Chaps (optional)
Chapstick
Gloves

Programmes

Arrival is on Sundays and departure on Saturday late afternoon. It is possible to stay another night at the ranch, a good option if visiting the nearby Rocky Mountain National Park by car the next day before departing on your flight back in the evening.

If staying for two weeks the middle night is included free and you are part of the family, visiting the local rodeo if one is on, taking a ride to town and eating round the table with the staff and family.

The last 2 weeks from end August are always adult only weeks.

Departure Dates

2017: Sundays from 28 May to 9 September
Discount weeks: 28 May, 27* Aug, 3* Sept (15%); 4 Jun (5%); 20 Aug (10%). Discounts are already calculated into prices (* discount for adults only)

Pricing
Single supplement must be paid if booking alone.

See single rates in "detailed prices"

No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description £
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5double pp1,915
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5single1,959
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n51,869
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child 13-17 years1,695
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child 6-12 years1,605
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child 2-5 years899
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child under 2455
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Non-rider sharing1,515
2016 Daily Rateper night1double pp449
2016 Daily Rateper night1single479
2016 Daily Rateper night1429
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child 13-17 years405
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child 6-12 years379
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child 2-5 years219
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child under 2169
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5double pp2,139
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5single2,189
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n52,089
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child 13-17 years1,889
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child 6-12 years1,795
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child 2-5 years999
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child under 2509
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Non-rider sharing1,695
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5double pp2,249
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5single2,305
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n52,199
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child 13-17 years1,989
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child 6-12 years1,885
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child 2-5 years1,055
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child under 2535
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Non-rider sharing1,785
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5double pp2,025
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5single2,075
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n51,979
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child 13-17 years1,795
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child 6-12 years1,699
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child 2-5 years949
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child under 2479
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Non-rider sharing1,605
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n5double pp1,915
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n5single1,959
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n51,869
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n5Non-rider sharing1,515
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5double pp2,269
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5single2,319
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n52,215
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child 13-17 years2,005
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child 6-12 years1,905
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child 2-5 years1,065
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child under 2539
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Non-rider sharing1,799
2016 Daily Rateper night1double pp535
2016 Daily Rateper night1single569
2016 Daily Rateper night1509
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child 13-17 years479
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child 6-12 years449
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child 2-5 years265
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child under 2199
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5double pp2,535
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5single2,595
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n52,475
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child 13-17 years2,239
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child 6-12 years2,125
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child 2-5 years1,189
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child under 2599
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Non-rider sharing2,005
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5double pp2,665
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5single2,729
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n52,605
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child 13-17 years2,359
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child 6-12 years2,235
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child 2-5 years1,249
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child under 2635
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Non-rider sharing2,109
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5double pp2,399
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5single2,455
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n52,345
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child 13-17 years2,125
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child 6-12 years2,015
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child 2-5 years1,125
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child under 2569
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Non-rider sharing1,905
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n5double pp2,269
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n5single2,319
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n52,215
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n5Non-rider sharing1,799
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description $
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5double pp2,395
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5single2,449
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n52,339
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child 13-17 years2,119
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child 6-12 years2,009
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child 2-5 years1,125
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child under 2569
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Non-rider sharing1,899
2016 Daily Rateper night1double pp565
2016 Daily Rateper night1single605
2016 Daily Rateper night1539
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child 13-17 years505
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child 6-12 years475
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child 2-5 years279
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child under 2209
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5double pp2,675
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5single2,735
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n52,615
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child 13-17 years2,365
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child 6-12 years2,245
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child 2-5 years1,255
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child under 2635
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Non-rider sharing2,119
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5double pp2,815
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5single2,879
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n52,749
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child 13-17 years2,489
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child 6-12 years2,359
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child 2-5 years1,319
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child under 2669
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Non-rider sharing2,229
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5double pp2,535
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5single2,595
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n52,475
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child 13-17 years2,245
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child 6-12 years2,125
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child 2-5 years1,189
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child under 2605
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Non-rider sharing2,009
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n5double pp2,395
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n5single2,449
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n52,339
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n5Non-rider sharing1,899
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description SEK
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5double pp22,285
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5single22,799
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n521,769
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child 13-17 years19,709
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child 6-12 years18,679
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child 2-5 years10,445
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Child under 25,295
2016 Weekly Rate - 29 May7d/6n5Non-rider sharing17,649
2016 Daily Rateper night1double pp5,235
2016 Daily Rateper night1single5,599
2016 Daily Rateper night14,995
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child 13-17 years4,689
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child 6-12 years4,389
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child 2-5 years2,569
2016 Daily Rateper night1Child under 21,965
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5double pp24,889
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5single25,465
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n524,315
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child 13-17 years22,009
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child 6-12 years20,859
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child 2-5 years11,655
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Child under 25,899
2016 Weekly Rate - 5 Jun7d/6n5Non-rider sharing19,709
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5double pp26,189
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5single26,795
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n525,585
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child 13-17 years23,165
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child 6-12 years21,949
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child 2-5 years12,259
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Child under 26,205
2016 Weekly Rate7d/6n5Non-rider sharing20,739
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5double pp23,585
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5single24,129
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n523,039
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child 13-17 years20,859
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child 6-12 years19,769
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child 2-5 years11,049
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Child under 25,599
2016 Weekly Rate - 21 Aug7d/6n5Non-rider sharing18,679
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n5double pp22,285
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n5single22,799
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n521,769
2016 Adult Weeks7d/6n5Non-rider sharing17,649
Wildlife

Like to see some wildlife? The ranch and its surrounding area have quite a selection. Keep your eyes open for elk, moose, deer, badger, mountain lion, coyote, beaver, fox, antelope, wild turkey, eagles and more, whether you’re on foot or on horseback.

Other Activities

There is a huge variety of activities on offer and a programme is done for each individual week. Non riders will not feel left out even if they do not intend to sit on a horse at all!
Fly fishing instruction and fishing for trout are available both in stocked ponds and on the Colorado River. One day an all day river rafting programme is available on the Colorado River. Mountain biking, guided hiking, Four-Wheel drive trips into the mountain, a hot tub, swimming in the heated pool, 4 nearby golf courses to choose from (only golf involves a fee), not to mention evening entertainment such as campfire sing-alongs, country and line dancing, old fashioned play acting and carnival nights.

Children:
There are counsellor led programmes for children from infants to teenagers. Activities include riding instruction, brushing the horses, nature hikes, story telling, fishing, crafts, heated swimming pool, cycling, hay rides and wagon rides to mention a few. The counsellors and programme supervisors are college students selected for their experience, attentiveness and interests in child development and recreation. They treat the children with understanding, patience, love and respect. The children very quickly feel at home and often make life long friends under these circumstances.

Other Country Information

The USA has 4 main times zones - Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST) and Pacific Standard Time (PST).
Vermont is on EST, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah are all on MST, California is on PST.

Weights and measures are imperial although weight is always expressed in pounds, not stone. The US gallon is 3.8 litres in contrast to an imperial gallon which is 4.2 litres.

Mobile telephone: In 2015 3G is widely available throughout the US in cities, towns, villages and along main highways with AT&T having the best overall coverage and T-mobile offering better speeds in cities. 4G is beginning to be available in cities. There are still a few rural areas which have no GSM reception but do have the older CDMA telephone networks. To be able to call from these areas we recommend buying a cheap Verizon phone from eg Walmart (from $13) and topping up with credit. Almost all hotels and airports offer free wifi connection.

Travel Summary

Meeting-point (getting there):
Granby, Colorado. Closest Airport is Denver Airport (DEN)
Transfer:
Included from meeting point. Please see below for transfer information from Denver to Granby
Flight Guide:
Return from London £580 -£750. Please see "getting there" for flight information
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