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Program #17546RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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
Those walking, hiking or participating in activities will experience elevations 5,000 to 7,000ft.

Equipment Requirements
Digital Camera with plenty of storage and batteries, tripod, laptop with basic photo editing program

Itinerary for Oct 6 — Oct 10, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Named "Best Family Vacation" by Frommer's Colorado guidebook and rated among the "Top Ten Colorado Dude Ranches" by True West Magazine, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch offers year ‘round outdoor adventure. Sylvan Dale is an historic working horse and cattle ranch, our all-natural Heart-J beef is delicious and available for purchase). Guests can saddle up and discover their “inner cowboy,” and experience the old-fashioned family hospitality and cowboy culture of the historic American West.

Contact info:
2939 N County Road 31 D & US Hwy 34
Loveland, CO 80538 USA
phone: 970-667-3915
web: www.sylvandale.com

Facility amenities: Swimming pool, tennis courts, horseback riding, sports areas and game room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 06 - Check-in, Orientation
Afternoon: Arrival/check in by 4 p.m.

Dinner: Ranch Dining Room

Evening: Introductions and planning for the program

Lodging: Sylvan Dale Ranch

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Named "Best Family Vacation" by Frommer's Colorado guidebook and rated among the "Top Ten Colorado Dude Ranches" by True West Magazine, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch offers year ‘round outdoor adventure. Sylvan Dale is an historic working horse and cattle ranch, our all-natural Heart-J beef is delicious and available for purchase). Guests can saddle up and discover their “inner cowboy,” and experience the old-fashioned family hospitality and cowboy culture of the historic American West.

Contact info:
2939 N County Road 31 D & US Hwy 34
Loveland, CO 80538 USA
phone: 970-667-3915
web: www.sylvandale.com

Facility amenities: Swimming pool, tennis courts, horseback riding, sports areas and game room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 07 -
Breakfast: Ranch Dining Room

Morning: Sunrise photo walk at horse corral; after breakfast, orientation wagon ride and photo opportunities during cattle round-up and sorting.

Lunch: Ranch Dining Room

Afternoon: Meet with instructor after lunch for photo review and critiques;Field work on photography of ranch structures, equipment, fencelines; horseshoeing demonstration and photo shoot of cowhands.

Dinner: Ranch Dining Room

Evening: Photo work presentation by instructors; plan for tomorrow

Lodging: Sylvan Dale Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Named "Best Family Vacation" by Frommer's Colorado guidebook and rated among the "Top Ten Colorado Dude Ranches" by True West Magazine, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch offers year ‘round outdoor adventure. Sylvan Dale is an historic working horse and cattle ranch, our all-natural Heart-J beef is delicious and available for purchase). Guests can saddle up and discover their “inner cowboy,” and experience the old-fashioned family hospitality and cowboy culture of the historic American West.

Contact info:
2939 N County Road 31 D & US Hwy 34
Loveland, CO 80538 USA
phone: 970-667-3915
web: www.sylvandale.com

Facility amenities: Swimming pool, tennis courts, horseback riding, sports areas and game room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 08 -
Breakfast: Ranch Dining Room

Morning: Before breakfast sunrise shoot on ranch and river; after breakfast, photo shoot of ranch chores and foal care of young horses; meet before lunch to discuss photo techniques including action moments

Lunch: Ranch Dining Room

Afternoon: Draft horses and wagon demonstration and photo shoot; meet late afternoon for photo review and critiques by instructors

Dinner: Ranch Dining Room

Evening: Evening presentations on techniques and planning for the next day

Lodging: Sylvan Dale Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Named "Best Family Vacation" by Frommer's Colorado guidebook and rated among the "Top Ten Colorado Dude Ranches" by True West Magazine, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch offers year ‘round outdoor adventure. Sylvan Dale is an historic working horse and cattle ranch, our all-natural Heart-J beef is delicious and available for purchase). Guests can saddle up and discover their “inner cowboy,” and experience the old-fashioned family hospitality and cowboy culture of the historic American West.

Contact info:
2939 N County Road 31 D & US Hwy 34
Loveland, CO 80538 USA
phone: 970-667-3915
web: www.sylvandale.com

Facility amenities: Swimming pool, tennis courts, horseback riding, sports areas and game room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 09 -
Breakfast: Ranch Dining Room

Morning: Sunrise photo walk; after breakfast, opportunities for photography and viewing with horseback ride or hike to see historic wagon roads, fenceposts, foothills vistas, fall colors and possible wildlife including coyotes, deer, bighorn sheep

Lunch: Box lunch

Afternoon: Complete morning's ride/hike. meet with instructors to select 6 favorite images from each participant; organize slide show for the evening

Dinner: Ranch Dining Room

Evening: Group slide show farewells and closing comments

Lodging: Sylvan Dale Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, October 10 - Departures after breakfast
Breakfast: Ranch Dining Room

Morning: Independent departures after breakfast

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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