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Bison and Cattle Working Ranch in Colorado (2019) - WRCO01


Rates and Dates for 2020 | 2021
Rates include*: Accommodations at ranch, all meals (dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 8), wine with appetizers, daily guided horseback riding, 1:1 horsemanship training, cattle work, other ranch activities.

Packages and Options

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* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy
 

Rates Note:

Arrival days possible: Sundays and Thursdays (no riding on Sundays)

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionUS$
2019 Transfer from Alamosa, per car (1 - 4 guests) with return
- to be paid locally
$100
2019 Extra night (7+ nights), pp $360
2019 Extra night (7+ nights) children, pp $300
2019 Fly Fishing, call for custom quotes ~$225 half day in Arkansas River
- to be paid locally
$225
2019 Photography Tours with Professional Photographer Steve Weaver
- to be paid locally
$150
2019 Whitewater Rafting, available May to mid-Augst, starting at $72 pp/half day
- to be paid locally
$72
2019 Rock Climbing in Penitente Canyon $270 1 pax, $315 2 pax, $112.50 per person for 3+
- to be paid locally
$112
2019 Massage & Wellness Services, starting at $85 pp
- to be paid locally
$85
Pick-up/ drop-off for this trip is from San Luis Valley Regional Airport (ALS), as well as hotels and bus stops in Alamosa. Pick-up anytime before 8:00pm. Chek-out for 10:00am on last day.
Fly via Denver or Albuquerque to Alamosa on Boutique Air).

Tour Dates for 2020 | 2021

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 03/01 - 10/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Ranch Week,... 1 /15 Reserve
B 2019 03/01 - 10/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - Ranch Week,... 1 /15 Reserve
C 2019 03/01 - 10/31 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP - Ranch Week,... 1 /15 Reserve
D 2019 03/01 - 10/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP - Ranch Week,... 1 /15 Reserve
E 2019 03/01 - 10/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP - Ranch Week... 1 /15 Reserve
Group bookings are possible for Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec with a minimum number of participants - check with us!
Sold Out Dates: Mar 1-3, Mar 15-17, May 3-5, May 17-19, Jun 7-30, Sep 6-15, Sep 22-29, Oct 11-13 & Oct 18-24.

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Rates do not include: Alcoholic beverages - bring your own, gratuity (mandatory), no helmets available (if you want one you must nbring your own), nearby optional rafting or fly fishing (55 minutes away) on the Arkansas River.

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Bison and Cattle Working Ranch in Colorado (WRCO01):
By booking with us you are agreeing to follow these protocols before and during the entirety of your stay for the safety of both our staff and guests.
  • Please bring your own masks for the duration of your stay. We kindly request that all guests including children wear a mask outside of their room at all times.
  • For the foreseeable, all guests are required to drive themselves to the ranch.
  • Please do not enter any buildings other than your room, including the office, dining room and kitchen.
  • We will not be offering daily housekeeping services.
  • Please keep the front gate closed when entering and leaving the ranch.
  • The public toilets are closed, please use the bathroom in your room. There is no access to the corrals or other areas on the ranch during this time unless with a guide for Activities.
  • We will observe 8ft distance at all times.
  • You must sign and return your liability form for each member of your group by email before arrival.

We are excited to share the ranch, surrounding area, the nature and wildlife with you.
Please enable us to do this safely by following the following protocols:

  • You will be asked to travel in your own vehicle to and from programs on the ranch, for example when horses need to be trailered to other areas of the ranch or to the sand dunes you can follow the truck and trailer to that destination in your own vehicle. You do not need four wheel drive.
  • Afternoon activities will include self-guided hikes, guided hikes, naturalist guided hikes by our expert historian and ecologist, self guided hikes to hot springs, fly fishing (can be all day activity, self-driven), learn to rope on the lodge lawn led by a staff member.
  • Naturalist hikes and birding tours with John Rawinksi will require masks unless 6ft apart.
  • Masks must be worn on rides by both staff and guests when cinches are tightened, when stirrups are adjusted, when we assist a guest on or off their horse. Masks can be lowered when riding 8ft apart.
  • Tack and equipment will be sanitized after every guest's last ride.

Meal Time Protocol

  • The majority of dining will take place outside on the patio or lawn. If weather conditions hinder outdoor dining you may be asked to dine in your room.
  • All dining tables must be at least eight feet apart.
  • All parties must consist of six or fewer persons.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided on every table.
  • Guests are required to sit at their designated tables and are not allowed to combine tables or add members from other parties to their table. At your first meal please wait in a designated waiting area before being shown your designated table.
  • Guests must wear a mask when not eating or drinking.
  • Guests may not enter the kitchen under any circumstances.
  • Parties must maintain a distance of six feet minimum from other parties while waiting for their table and while dining.
  • You must maintain a distance of six feet from all staff members unless a staff member is actively serving your table.

Breakfast

  • Coffee and tea will be available starting at 7am on the deck of the lodge. You may sit at your designated table. Hot breakfast will be served on the deck at 8 am.
  • The chef will announce breakfast and ask you to secure your masks correctly while a server brings you your meal.
  • Please leave your glasses, plates and cutlery on the table when you leave.
  • Please leave your lunch slip on the table for collection.

Lunch

  • Your lunch will be boxed and placed on your table with your breakfast.
  • Lunches will consist of a choice of salad, sandwich or wrap, chips, piece of fruit, granola bar, napkin, necessary utensils and condiments.

Dinner

  • Appetizers will be served at 6.00pm at the picnic table at the mercantile cabin on the lodge lawn. Dinner will be served on the deck at 6:30pm

  • Please wait in a designated area for their table to be called by a staff member.
  • Food will be individually plated or served family style by table.
  • When food is ready the chef will announce dinner and ask that you secure your mask while a server brings your meal to your table.
  • All used plates, glassware and utensils will be left on the table and cleared once all guests have left the area.

For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

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Bison and Cattle Working Ranch in Colorado
Tour Code: WRCO01
8 days / 7 nights ~$2,765.00
Dates : March-October, custom dates possible with 3+ nights

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 03/01 - 10/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Ranch Week,... 1 /15 Reserve
B 2020 03/01 - 10/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - Ranch Week,... 1 /15 Reserve
C 2020 03/01 - 10/31 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP - Ranch Week,... 1 /15 Reserve
D 2020 03/01 - 10/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP - Ranch Week,... 1 /15 Reserve
E 2020 03/01 - 10/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP - Ranch Week... 1 /15 Reserve
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Tack: Western
Horses: Quarter, Paint
Pace: All paces, riding from 4 to 10 hours a...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: San Luis Valley Regional Airport (ALS)
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