Vista Verde Ranch, Luxury Guest Ranch
Vista Verde Ranch, Colorado Luxury Ranch
Vista Verde Ranch, Colorado Luxury Ranch"
Vista Verde Ranch, Colorado Luxury Ranch
Vista Verde Ranch, Colorado Luxury Ranch
Vista Verde Ranch, Colorado Luxury Ranch
Vista Verde Ranch, Colorado Luxury Ranch

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Vista Verde Ranch, Colorado Luxury Ranch

Rosie gets her skis on

Date: December 10th, 2009

The ski guides headed up north today to check out the trails around Hahn’s Peak. Little Rosie is in training to be the new Jake, so she wouldn’t be left behind. The guides had to turn around and head in a bit early because there was just too much snow. It was over their knees in some places! We’ve gone from famine to feast in just a couple weeks.

Rosie following Momma Kelli

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The Mountain Bike Park at Colorado’s Vista Verde Dude Ranch

Date: December 10th, 2009

The Mountain Bike Park at Colorado’s Vista Verde Dude Ranch- as seen on About.com by Lois Friedland
Bike Terrain Park at Vista Verde Ranch near Steamboat, Colorado

Bike Terrain Park at Vista Verde Ranch near Steamboat, Colorado

© 2011 Lois Friedland

A tricky bike terrain park is set up a short bicycle ride from Vista Verde Guest Ranch’s main lodge. In the park, there are obstacles, rails and mini-courses where new mountain bike riders can learn skills, and skilled bicyclists can have a lot of fun.

The terrain park has been set up by Steven King, the biking guide whose skills let him easily balance his bike on a teeter-totter, and weave his way through a narrow rock-lined course then ride a rail at the end. He works with the groups of bicyclists who come to the park to improve their skills.

The course was designed, in part, to occupy the teenagers and other children who visit the ranch and aren’t interested in spending all week on a horse. (The day I was there, a duo of laughing, determined adults were learning to navigate challenges in the park.)

The bike terrain park is also a place to start and learn the skills needed to go on the single-track trails in the surround mountains. Some guests prefer easier routes, like the road that leads to a store where they can get ice-cream cones before riding back to the ranch.

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