Seven More Wonders of the Ranching World

Roy, New Mexico

Jun 1, 2003
Outside Magazine
Multisport Dude Ranching

The New Dude: At Colorado's Sundance Trail Guest Ranch, the horse might take a backseat to rafting, fishing, or hiking.

Hidden Creek Ranch
CAPACITY – 40 guests
SADDLE UP – This is touchy-feely ranching: Guests learn "centered riding," an awareness technique to improve body language on a horse. Ride the foothills of the Bitterroot Range surrounding the ranch, 28 miles southeast of Coeur d'Alene. Stargaze on evening rides.
OUT OF THE SADDLE – Pontoon boat tours float you up the Coeur d'Alene River into Blue Lake for swimming, or practice moves on the 58-foot outdoor climbing wall. There's yoga daily and a weekly session at a sweat lodge.
LODGING – Each of the six log cabins has two to four bedrooms and a bathroom and overlooks the horse stables in the Hidden Creek valley.
GRUB HIGHLIGHT – The dark-chocolate-mousse napoleon.
KIDS – Free program covers educational topics, like animal care and plant identification, and gets kids (ages three to 11) out on a ropes course.
COST – $2,165 per adult per week; $1,776 per child three to 11; kids under three stay free.
CONTACT – 800-446-3833,

Filed To: New Mexico

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