COLORADO RANCH WEEKENDER
may 21 - 23, 2021
SEPTEMBER 10 - 12, 2021
may 20 - 22, 2022
sept 23 - 25, 2022
Oct 7 - 9, 2022
3 days/2 nights
P.S. Payments can be broken up into a $199 non-refundable deposit, due at time of booking + 3 additional installments.
Please note: in an effort to keep the weekenders as affordable as possible, we cannot accept any discount vouchers on these trips.
WHAT TO EXPECT
For our Colorado Edition of the Weekender Series, we'll be spending a weekend in an authentic ranch in the middle of the Rocky mountain wilderness, filled with laughs, plenty of drinks and definite cowboy vibes. We’ll be riding horses, sippin' rum and whisky around campfires, and sharpening (pun intended) our tomahawk throwing skills.
Get ready for an amazing weekend in Colorado's raw and beautiful countryside!
2 nights accommodation in an authentic ranch (shared room with someone of the same gender, sometimes more than one)
Group transportation to the ranch from Denver city centre
Horseback riding through trails
Campfires & smores
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Taxes and fees
Trip leader throughout
Flights to and from Denver
Mandatory trip insurance
Meals not mentioned
Transportation to/from airport
Tips for team at the ranch
FOR THE LOVE OF
COWGIRLS + COWBOYS
*Itinerary is indicative for 2021 and is subject to change
WELCOME TO THE WEST
Friday afternoon (around 3pm), we’ll meet at Union Street Station in downtown Denver. From there, we'll transfer up to our remote ranch for the weekend. Once we arrive, we'll have a couple of hours to explore the property and settle in before enjoying a homemade meal inspired by the old west!
After dinner, we'll head out to the campfire for stargazing, smore’s, and hot toddies around the campfire.
Enjoy a ranch style breakfast then saddle up to go horseback riding through the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
We'll divide up into groups based on skill and comfort level so everyone can ride at their desired pace (beginners welcome!)
After lunch back on the ranch, everyone is free to explore as they please. You can go hiking, try trap shooting, learn to throw a tomahawk, play on the frisbee golf course or just read a book on the porch – all speeds welcome :)
That evening we'll have another home-cooked meal before heading out to the jacuzzi or game room for some old fashion fun.
A FINAL TOAST
On our final morning after breakfast, we’ll take a hike through the surrounding countryside to soak up some final fresh air. If you want to jump back on your horse, there may be time to do one last trail at an extra cost before we head back to the city.
We’ll arrive back at union street station, Denver, around 1 p.m., where you can continue your adventure, exploring Denver’s renowned bar scene or make your way back home.
"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir
Just for fun
Denver averages 300 days of sunshine per year!
The ranch is owned by two former nurses, so you're in safe hands.
The Rocky mountain's large-animal population makes it one of the country's top wildlife watching destinations!
If you're flying, arrive at Denver International Airport and jump on the train to Union St Station, a $10 ride to city centre departing every 15 minutes.
We love the ranch! It's quirky, unique and very authentic. While it's full of character, rooms are very different in size and are not 4-star standard, as many hotels we use on our other trips.
We may cancel this trip at any time leading up to departure if for whatever reason it is deemed unsafe to operate.
about this trip
For this weekender trip, you'll get to visit the countryside and meet new people, relax on an authentic Colorado dude ranch, ride horses on beautiful mountain trails, learn to throw a tomahawk, and roast s'mores and sip on cocktails around the campfire.
GOOD TO KNOW
You can BYOB or buy it there on the ranch.
Tips for ranch hands are encouraged.
Horse riding is available for beginners, pros and everyone in between.
It can get chilly in the evenings, so bring layers and clothes for colder weather.
Denver is an awesome place — we highly recommend arriving a few days early or staying a few days after to explore the region!
We know how much you'll love the Colorado trip...
but don't take our word for it! Check out some of our alumni reviews.
"I have no words for how AMAZING my first FTLO experience was this past weekend!! I decided to dip my toe in the solo traveler experience with the FLTO Dude Ranch Weekender trip in CO, and it completely exceeded all my expectations!! Makayla was so easy to work with, the accommodations were spectacular, and the group was SO MUCH FUN to be with!! I am a 37 yr old wife and mother of 2, and I PROMISE you will NOT regret your decision to travel with FTLO."
"I have been wanting to travel with FTLO for some time and finally was able to travel on the Denver Dude Ranch Weekender trip. Our group leader, Makayla, was beyond amazing and professional. The other travelers most definitely exceeded my expectations! Everyone was so kind and it truly felt like a travel family who I won't forget! For anyone who is reluctant to travel solo or who wants to try new experiences and make new friends, this is the travel company for you! I am excited to go on more trips and can not praise/thank the FTLO team enough for one of the best trips I have ever been on!"
"Fantastic experience on the Denver Dude Ranch and I cannot wait to go on the next trip with FTLO! Makayla was a an excellent trip leader and was there for us every step of the way. Met some great people on the trip and I was impressed with how smoothly the whole thing went. Only bad part is you don't want it to end so the next one I book will definitely be longer!"