Date: December 18th, 2009
I was asked to write a quick blog post for Forbes travel guide today. Although we’re looking at a lot of snow and winter vacation visitors right now, I was able to remind myself of the wonderful month of September, and those great adult only dude ranch vacation times.
The cattle round up at Vista Verde gives guests a chance to luxuriate at night, and rough it by day. During the week-long stay, guests at our all inclusive ranch immerse themselves in clinics early in the week, and then move out on the trail to search out the cows on a 16,000 acre allotment in the National Forest. The riding is challenging, and the task is real. Some days the cows outsmart the riders, which leads to a lot of terrain covered in the beautiful fall weather. Other days, we find a group of them within minutes of leaving the trail, round them up, and are back in time for lunch.
September is also a great time for fly fishing at Vista Verde Ranch. With the weather a bit cooler, and the water a bit slower, the fish are eager and hungry. Fisherman can enjoy casting in small streams, high alpine lakes and large rivers right around this Colorado getaway.
With the beautiful weather in September, the aspens changing colors and the month being dedicated to adult only vacations, September is a great time for couples to sneak away for a romantic mountain vacation, friends to gather, and singles to retreat to Vista Verde Ranch.