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GUNNISON, COLORADO

Riding Into the Wilderness: Horseback Journey in the Rocky Mountains

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Program #17417RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 14 years of age.

Saddle up with your grandchild to experience the cowboy life in the remote wilderness of the West Elk Mountains in the Gunnison National Forest. Take a field trip to a working ranch, then journey to one of the most spectacular areas of the Rockies to camp with seasoned outfitters and learn about nature, wildlife and orienteering. Go on nature explorations via horseback, and learn how to care for the animals. Enjoy cowboy games, Western-style meals and star gaze next to the campfire on clear nights.


Highlights

• Attend Cattleman’s Day Rodeo and learn about rodeo events and traditions.
• Learn animal-tracking skills, and be on the lookout for elk, bighorn sheep and more.
• Practice the ethics of “Leave No Trace” camping during your stay in the backcountry.

Activity Notes

Elevations of 13,000 feet. Walking on uneven terrain and hills; hikes up to one mile; horseback riding.

Coordinated by Western State College.


Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Jul 12 — Jul 17, 2013 waitlist only  

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.7
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