Summer has finally arrived, and Vista Verde is ready to help you and your family create everlasting memories. With a variety of activities to choose from, amazing food, and a friendly staff as well as spectacular scenery this Colorado guest ranch is the place to be on your next vacation. Vista Verde expertly combines their all-inclusive plan with true Western hospitality and AAA Four Diamond amenities so that you can sit back and relax or fill your days with thrilling activities.
Since there are so many activities to choose from the ranch’s wranglers and guides go the extra mile to ensure that each activity that you pick is tailored to your interest, ability and fitness level. Whether you want to learn a new skill or simply sharpen an existing skill set the ranch provides professional gear and equipment as well as lots of instruction so that you get the most out of your experience. Read on to learn more about the summer activities available at the ranch and start planning your vacation today.
The riding program at the ranch not only offers the opportunity to go on adventurous trail rides but also the chance to learn a thing or two with their variety of clinics that explore the different aspects of horsemanship. Whether you are a novice or an advanced rider the wranglers will keep it interesting for the duration of your stay.
For the fishermen in your group there is nothing like casting your line into the crystal-clear mountain water of the lakes and streams found around the ranch with the Rocky Mountains as your backdrop. The ranch’s guides will help you plan that perfect day of fishing and provide you with invaluable insights and tips to help you get the most out of your day.
Mix it up while on your vacation and check out the extensive mountain biking program. Choose from either Mountain Biking, Biking in the Mountains, or Ranch Cruising all of which include instruction so that you’ll feel confident while in the saddle.
Situated in the Routt National Forest close to the Zirkel Wilderness Area, Vista Verde is close to a plethora of trailheads that provide extraordinary hiking opportunities. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or just want to go on a relaxing family hike a ranch guide will assist you in picking the ideal experience for your needs.
Kids, Tweens, and Teens
The ranch offers a comprehensive program for all their younger guests. Your kids won’t even miss being connected to their devices while staying at the ranch.
Twice a week ranch guides take newbies and experienced rock climbers up the climbing rock where after a few hours of instruction guests can try their hand at climbing and rappelling.
Cool off in a high alpine lake surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and either simply relax on a stand-up-paddleboard or get a full body workout as you paddle from one end to another.
With the help of local photographer Carla Jones hone your photography skills so that your vacation shots are truly special.
Step outside and experience a yoga class in a natural surrounding. Ideal for stretching out sore muscles as well as connecting with nature. Devyn provides a 1-hour class twice a week at the Wild Yoga hideout a short hike or ride away from the ranch.
Getting a massage is always a great idea but especially when you are taking part in lots of physical activities. Be sure to ask about the various massages available.
Rafting & Kayaking
Take part in an adventurous day-long river rafting trip two hour away form the ranch or stay closer to home and kayak on the Yampa river. Be prepared to get wet!
Join Chef Cholly for a cooking class or wine tasting. Once a week take a peak at how things work “in the back of the house” and either join in or simply watch how it’s all done. Learn how to evaluate wine and expand your wine vocabulary.
As you can see there are lots of activities to keep you entertained during the day. A summer vacation at Vista Verde is what summers should be all about…fun!
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