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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO

Life in the Old West: Outlaws, Ranchers, and Characters

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Program #4666RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
5,200 to 6,000 feet

Itinerary for Jul 21 — Jul 27, 2013

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Type: Motel

Contact info:
914 S College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524 USA
phone: 888-484-2984
Room amenities: Cable satellite television, Coffee/tea maker, Hairdryer, Iron, ironing board, Dataports, High-speed Internet access available in some rooms free, In-room safe, Poolside rooms available.

Facility amenities: Complimentary coffee, Complimentary newspaper, Year-round glass retractable roofed pool including hot tub and fitness room, Guest laundry, front loading washers, 24-hour front desk, Free parking.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call motel for information
Reserve directly with hotel.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 21 - Introductions and Orientation
Arrive To: Check in by 4 PM

Dinner: Residence Hall Cafeteria and Food Court at 6 PM.

Evening: Introductions and orientation lecture

Lodging: Best Western University Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
914 S College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524 USA
phone: 888-484-2984
Room amenities: Cable satellite television, Coffee/tea maker, Hairdryer, Iron, ironing board, Dataports, High-speed Internet access available in some rooms free, In-room safe, Poolside rooms available.

Facility amenities: Complimentary coffee, Complimentary newspaper, Year-round glass retractable roofed pool including hot tub and fitness room, Guest laundry, front loading washers, 24-hour front desk, Free parking.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call motel for information
Reserve directly with hotel.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 22 - The Real Cowboy/Western Dances
Breakfast: In hotel

Morning: Introduction to the "Real Cowboy" of the West

Lunch: Residence Hall Cafeteria and Food Court

Afternoon: The cowboy in music

Dinner: Residence Hall Cafeteria and Food Court

Evening: Free to enjoy Fort Collins area

Lodging: Best Western University Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
914 S College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524 USA
phone: 888-484-2984
Room amenities: Cable satellite television, Coffee/tea maker, Hairdryer, Iron, ironing board, Dataports, High-speed Internet access available in some rooms free, In-room safe, Poolside rooms available.

Facility amenities: Complimentary coffee, Complimentary newspaper, Year-round glass retractable roofed pool including hot tub and fitness room, Guest laundry, front loading washers, 24-hour front desk, Free parking.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call motel for information
Reserve directly with hotel.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 23 - Leanin' Tree Museum /Buffalo Bill Grave and Museu...
Leanin' Tree Museum /Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum/Western History Museum

Breakfast: In hotel

Morning: Bus trip to Boulder and Golden with walking tours of Leanin' Tree Museum, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum

Lunch: Restaurant meal

Afternoon: Western History Museum, Denver

Dinner: Residence Hall Cafeteria and Food Court

Evening: Screening of Old West themed movie

Lodging: Best Western University Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
914 S College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524 USA
phone: 888-484-2984
Room amenities: Cable satellite television, Coffee/tea maker, Hairdryer, Iron, ironing board, Dataports, High-speed Internet access available in some rooms free, In-room safe, Poolside rooms available.

Facility amenities: Complimentary coffee, Complimentary newspaper, Year-round glass retractable roofed pool including hot tub and fitness room, Guest laundry, front loading washers, 24-hour front desk, Free parking.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call motel for information
Reserve directly with hotel.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 24 - Western History Comes Alive!
Breakfast: In hotel

Morning: Lectures will include authentic re-enactments of cowboys and outlaws. Then meet a ranch owner whose roots go back more than 100 years in Northern Colorado.

Lunch: Residence Hall Cafeteria and Food Court

Afternoon: Lecture on Ranching of the Western US.

Dinner: Residence Hall Cafeteria and Food Court

Evening: Evening free to relax

Lodging: Best Western University Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
914 S College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524 USA
phone: 888-484-2984
Room amenities: Cable satellite television, Coffee/tea maker, Hairdryer, Iron, ironing board, Dataports, High-speed Internet access available in some rooms free, In-room safe, Poolside rooms available.

Facility amenities: Complimentary coffee, Complimentary newspaper, Year-round glass retractable roofed pool including hot tub and fitness room, Guest laundry, front loading washers, 24-hour front desk, Free parking.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call motel for information
Reserve directly with hotel.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 25 - Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Parade
Breakfast: In hotel

Morning: All day field trip to "The Daddy of em all" Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo and Parade with visit to museum and exhibits.

Lunch: Lunch on own at the Cheyenne Frontier Rodeo Grounds to enjoy the varied choices of menus available.

Afternoon: Attend the rodeo- "YAHOO!". Bus returns to Fort Collins after rodeo.

Dinner: Residence Hall Cafeteria and Food Court

Evening: Free time to relax after an exciting and full day

Lodging: Best Western University Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
914 S College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524 USA
phone: 888-484-2984
Room amenities: Cable satellite television, Coffee/tea maker, Hairdryer, Iron, ironing board, Dataports, High-speed Internet access available in some rooms free, In-room safe, Poolside rooms available.

Facility amenities: Complimentary coffee, Complimentary newspaper, Year-round glass retractable roofed pool including hot tub and fitness room, Guest laundry, front loading washers, 24-hour front desk, Free parking.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call motel for information
Reserve directly with hotel.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, July 26 - Field Trip to Laramie and Virginia Dale
Breakfast: In hotel

Morning: Bus tour to authentic Overland Stage Station passing many working ranches

Lunch: Box lunch

Afternoon: Continue morning field trip, stopping at historic and scenic locations along route.

Dinner: Conclude Field trip at a working cattle and guest ranch for a buffet dinner.

Evening: Final Farewells at guest ranch dining room.

Lodging: Best Western University Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, July 27 - Departures
Depart From: After breakfast

Breakfast: In hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
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16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
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