Activities

HLR Dude Ranch Opening Week Schedule

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At The High Lonesome Ranch your horse will become your best friend.  We have a variety of horses to meet every skill level and style. If you have never ridden a horse before that is perfectly fine. Our instructors will hand pick your horse and teach you how to groom, tack, and command him to walk, trot and hand gallop (if you are ready for that.)

All of our riding is Western but our instructors have a thorough knowledge of other styles as well, including English, Dressage and Hunter/ Jumper.   We accommodate riders from all disciplines.  Our number one priority is to make sure you have an excellent experience.

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Roping, Ranch Sorting, Western Obstacle Course, and Introduction to Barrel Racing

These are the skills and games every cowboy learns, and they are available to you all week.  You’ll also learn how to open a gate without getting off your horse. (How many of your friends can do that?)  If you are looking for a true challenge, our equestrian director welcomes the chance to take anyone on in barrel racing.   She comes from a long line of barrel racers (including her mother and grandmother).


Cattle Driving and Round Up

At The High Lonesome Ranch, you will receive a taste of real cowboy life by taking part in actually moving our cattle for pasture rotation and assisting us to see if any of the cattle require any special attention.  Ride through the most beautiful parts of the ranch while becoming a part of our Western heritage.

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Equestrian Geocaching

The keys to finding hidden treasure around The High Lonesome Ranch are your horse and a GPS.  You can race against your family and friends to find checkpoints and uncover prizes.

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Trails

This ranch is the size of a national park, which means there are plenty of trails to travel.  Over streams and through cottonwoods, discover The High Lonesome legacy.  Each trail was hand charted and cut, and range in length from an hour to a day. They are pure Western nature.

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Wildlife Viewing

The best way to view the wildlife of The High Lonesome Ranch is to follow one of our veteran guides through the wilderness.  You may see black bears, elk, mule deer, eagles, hawks, mountain lions, and the occasional moose, antelope or Big Horn Sheep.  Whether it’s by horseback, mountain bike, or one of our ranch vehicles, you will experience parts of the ranch that very few people get to see.


Wild Horse Viewing

A short drive can be arranged to see the wild horses that are descendants of Native American and Spanish horses.

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