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

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7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Discover characters of the Old West, and some modern-day ones to boot! Travel in time with authentic re-enactors as Mark Twain, outlaw Jack Slade and his wife Virginia and two ol’ cowpokes demonstrating their lives and livelihoods. Meet D.L. Roberts, an owner of a 135-year-old working ranch. Travel to the historic Cheyenne Frontier Day’s parade and Rodeo, the “cowboy’s rodeo,” and to the top of Lookout Mountain to the grave and museum of America’s greatest Western Showman, Buffalo Bill Cody. Uncover the West’s authentic legends and legacies in the foothills of the Rockies!


• Through professors, historic re-enactors, and multi-generational ranch owner, learn about the colorful Western history of Northern Colorado.
• Spend the day at the “Daddy of em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
• Follow the Overland Trail to an amazing, authentically preserved stagecoach station at Virginia Dale.

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Walking and climbing stairs at elevations of 5,000-7,500 feet.

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.

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6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips


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