The Cattle Range Adventure Package admin
A Once-in-a-Lifetime Horseback Adventure in the Colorado Rocky Mountains!
High country outdoor horseback riding, cattle gathering, and camping under the stars.
On this trip we spend 2 full days and 1 overnight in the Colorado backcountry. We’ll ride high into the mountains where you will see the beautiful landscape and vistas from atop our well-trained horses and pass through our cattle herd along the way. We’ll set up camp deep in the wilderness, where you’ll enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of Colorado high-country nature during the day and the unmatched splendor of our amazingly starry skies at night. Each of the 2 days is packed full of great riding, great food, and breathtaking scenery.
Monday: Arrive for horse and trip safety training and organization of supplies/personal items for trip. Must be there by 3 p.m. Monday night cookout. Hotel accommodations at Sky Ute Casino and Resort in Ignacio.
Tuesday: 6 a.m. – Horses, mules, and supplies will be taken to base camp by Reata Ranch employees. Horses saddled. Mules packed. Participants- 7 a.m. –Breakfast. 8:30 –Leave to mountains. 9:30 a.m. – Pack individual supplies on saddles. 10:30 a.m. –Leave base camp on horseback. Between 12 and 1 p.m. – Picnic lunch at camp site. 1-4 p.m. – Riding, checking, gathering cattle. Between 4 and 5 p.m. –Arrive at camp for the night. Unsaddling. Setting up tents. Relaxing. 7 p.m. –Campfire and Dinner. 9-10 p.m. –Lights out.
Wednesday: 5:30 a.m. – Breakfast to be made by Reata Ranch cook. 7 a.m. – Guests to awaken and eat breakfast. 8 a.m. –Saddle horses and mules. Guests may help saddle their own horse. 9-12 a.m. – Ride for pleasure. Check more cattle. Relax. 12-1 p.m. – Lunch. 1-2:30 – Take down tents and camp. Pack mules and prepare to ride back to trailer. 4:30 – Head to ranch. 6 p.m. – Dinner at ranch and personal time. 9-10 p.m. – Turn in for night.
Thursday: 7 a.m. Breakfast with sheep adventurists. Participants fly out today.