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Tarryall Ranch, Colorado Dude Ranch Vacation, Colorado Springs

Ok, you’ve seen my embarrassing childhood photos, you’ve probably also seen the hideous Jesus sandals I wore as well. So it will be no surprise to you that I was “that horse girl” in elementary school, high school, and even in college.I remember my friends screaming at me from across campus as I made my read more

When I was younger, I had the privilege of enjoying a host of adventures with my family. We spent most our summers in our beloved Toyota van (with bucket seats!), driving from campsite to campsite in Colorado and Northern New Mexico. I have memories of falling asleep in hammocks and waking up in the middle read more

I have to confess to you all that I love my laptop, I’m addicted to my phone and earlier today in the Best Buy in Colorado Springs, I was eyeing a kindle. Oh, and not to mention the new mp3 player I just ordered on ebay yesterday for my daily running routine and the Spartan read more

If you've been poking around our website, I'm sure you've learned all about our Colorado dude ranch, the kids programs, the fly fishing, the line dancing....but I know many of you are wondering: what is the food like? The other day, Colton and I were on a drive back from Colorado Springs and we were read more

During the winter time, we encounter so many wonderful surprises as we get ready and prepare for our Colorado Dude Ranch season! At the moment, we're busy working at our computers and organizing everything for our upcoming summer. Today however, we had the pleasure of joining our kind neighbors on an incredible day hike. I read more

Many of the people I talk to on the phone have never been to a dude ranch. If this is indeed your first time, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. Today I’m here to help! What do I pack? I have found that packing is something you either love or despise. Thankfully, you read more

Some musings about Road Trips Colton and I recently took a break from our computers to watch the movie, Family Vacation, which, if you haven’t seen it, you should since it’s hilarious. Well after the movie was over, I was reminded of the many road trips my mom would take my sisters and I on read more

Perception vs. Reality So I know that for you veteran Dude Ranch vacationers, this post will be preaching to the choir, however, you’d be surprised how many times we talk to first timers who want to get a feel for what dude ranching is all about. I remember talking to my Italian students about my read more

#1 The Florissant Area As I look at our weekly ranch schedule for our Colorado dude ranch, I’m reminded of all the wonderful and exciting activities there are to do. From our daily horseback rides to line dancing to bonfires, it’s no surprise that as the vacation week comes to a close, people frequently comment read more

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Hi all from the Colorado Dude Ranch- Tarryall River Ranch! I've been away from the computer for a time as we welcomed Colton's family to our ranch for the Holiday season. We've had a wonderful, rowdy, christmasy time together and I wanted to share a big part of our experience with all of you. There's read more