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Itinerary for Drowsy Water Ranch

At Drowsy Water Ranch, we offer our guests a vacation package with a schedule of enjoyable activities for all ages, with an emphasis on service and quality. Meals and horseback riding are our two major scheduled activities. Many of our other happenings are worked out with our guests to truly make it "your" vacation. The following is an example of some of the things that normally take place on certain days in our "regular” season.

Buckaroos Program

This program is for the littler kids ages 5 and under. It is the perfect way for parents to be able to enjoy their guest ranch vacation. These young children are taken care of and entertained by our counselors, while the parents take part in the various ranch activities throughout the week.  The Buckaroos participate in a number of activities including horseback rides around the ranch, games, crafts, and picnic hikes.  The counselors can take care of any individual needs such as naps, baby feeding, etc.  Since our Colorado dude ranch is heavily family oriented, families eat meals together, parents can partake in any of the children’s programs and riding, and our evening entertainment also includes the kiddos and encourages them to get out of their shell with talent shows and line dancing.

Range Riders Program
Our Range Rider program, for kids 6 – 13 years old, is built around an instruction based horseback riding program where they practice basic riding skills in our arena first before setting out to the backcountry on their morning and afternoon trail rides.  These young riders advance to loping and all day rides as their abilities improve.  Before and after the rides our counselors have other group activities to do such as an obstacle course, horse brushing, zip line course for age 10+ years old, swimming, hiking, archery, rafting, lassoing a steer head, and other fun and engaging group activities.

Sample Itinerary- subject to changes

Day 1: Sunday

Our guests arrive in the afternoon after 3:00pm. We let you get acquainted with the other guests and get settled into your cabin or rooms. This evening's dinner gives you your first taste of the ranch's hearty meats followed by some entertainment and introductions.
3:00-5:00pm     Ranch Check-In and Tour
6:00pm     Welcome Dinner
7:15pm     Ranch Orientation and Introductions in the Living Room

Day 2: Monday
Monday is a day for getting paired with your horses and saddling up for the first time this week. We have our first riding lessons and trail rides today. After dinner we have an exciting night of country dance in the Teepee Dancehall, so bring your dancing shoes and your country moves.
7:30-8:45am     Breakfast
9:15am     Meet at stalls for orientation and saddle fitting
10:00am     Range Riders-Meet with wrangler for riding instruction & clinic. Adults-Riding instruction or clinic + slow trail ride
12:30pm     Lunch
1:30pm     First trail ride
1:45pm     Adult loping clinic
2:00pm     Adult trail rides -loping or scenic & slow-
6:00pm     Dinner
8:00pm     Country Dance Night -Teepee Dancehall-

Day 3: Tuesday
Tuesday morning offers a guided raft trip on the Colorado river! We also have half day trail rides for the kids and adults that depart throughout the day. After a full day of excitement the adults can enjoy a quiet and relaxing dinner while the kids go on a hayride and have a campfire.
7:30am     Raft Trip Breakfast
8:00am     Bus leaves for river float trip
9:00am     Adult mountain bike ride
9:45am     Range Riders – Trail rides
10:00am     Adults – Trail rides
12:30pm     Lunch
1:55pm     Range Riders – Area work and trail rides
2:00pm     Adults – Trail rides
6:00pm     Kids Hayride and campfire
6:15pm     Adult Dinner

Day 4: Wednesday
Wednesday is a day full of various activities for everyone. We have all-day and half-day rides, yoga, and guided fly fishing. We end the night with a grand carnival in the Teepee Building, bringing everyone together again after a day of adventures.
7:30-8:45am     Breakfast
9:30am     Adult – Loping practice
9:40am     Range Riders – loping practice. Adults – All day rides
10:00am     Adult half day rides
10:15am     Range Riders all day rides
12:30pm     Lunch
2:00pm     Adult trail rides
4:30pm     Guided fly fishing (extra cost) -kids fishing hole-
4:45-5:45pm     Yoga -Teepee Building- (mat provided)
6:00pm     Dinner
8:00pm     Carnival -Teepee Building-

Day 5: Thursday
Thursday starts the beautiful Colorado summer day with a breakfast horseback ride to the top of the mountain, overlooking the Rocky Mountains. After breakfast we have a professional photographer take family photos. The afternoon comes with options to mountain bike, hike, grow your horseback riding skills, setting out to one of the surrounding golf courses, or just simply relaxing at the ranch. At night, it is the adults turn for a hayride while the children have an epic game night.
7:45am     Truck departs for breakfast ride
8:00am     Horses leave for breakfast ride
9:30am     Family photos after breakfast
11:00am     Family photo viewing -Living Room-
11:30am     Guided hike departs
12:30pm     Lunch
2:00pm     Range Riders – Trail rides. Adults – Trail rides
2:15pm     Ranch penning -Ages 13+
3:00pm     Adult mountain bike ride
6:00pm     Dinner
7:30pm     Adult Hayride & Kids Games

Day 6: Friday
It’s FriYAY! Today is the day to get your adrenaline pumping. We have zip lining 290 feet over the top of Drowsy Water Ranch (extra cost). We also have rodeo practice in our arena with an obstacle course to really test the horseback riding skills you have been learning all week. To end the exciting day, we have our Staff Talent Show in our theatre, including music by The Drowsy Players. The show ends with Awards given to guests after the week spent at our ranch. You don’t want to miss this!
7:30-8:45am     Breakfast
9:00am     Zip-Lining, Group 1 (extra cost)
9:45am     Adult all day ride
10:00am     Adult half day ride
10:15am     Range Rider half day ride
10:30am     Zip-Lining, Group 2 (extra cost)
12:30pm     Lunch
2:00pm     Adult – trail ride
 Range     Riders – rodeo practice & obstacle course
6:00pm     Dinner
8:00pm     Staff Show & Awards Night -Teepee Theatre-

Day 7: Saturday
We have reached the last day of your vacation at Drowsy Water Ranch. The kids get to show off their new skills with a rodeo and horse show before departing back home. Our hope is that you had as much fun as you can have in seven days, that you got to spend time with people you love, that you made new friends, learned new things, and that you will come back and see us again! We truly love to share our home and heritage with all of you.
7:30-8:45am     Breakfast
9:30am     Adults optional trail ride
9:45am     Range Riders Gymkhana Rodeo & Horse Show -arena- 
12:00pm     Lunch
After Lunch Departure


Other possible activities include fishing, use of heated pool and hot tub, and ranch activities (hayrides, dancing, river float trip, carnival, staff shows, campfires, hiking, mountain biking, sing-a-longs, and more).
Golf fees, guided fly-fishing, massages, and zipline course are extra costs.
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Drowsy Water Ranch
Tour Code: GRCO01
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,500.00
Dates : May to Sept

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
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.
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.
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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