Come "discover your inner cowboy" at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch-Horseback Riding vacations in Colorado!

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland / Colorado
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Named "Best Family Vacation" by Frommer's Colorado guidebook & rated among the “Top Ten Colorado Dude Ranches” by True West Magazine.

North America > USA > Colorado > Loveland

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is an hour's drive from Denver, and an hour and fifteen minutes from Denver International Airport.

The Ranch is located on the banks of the beautiful Big Thompson River, just West of Loveland on the way to Estes Park and not far from Boulder, Colorado.

Nearby attractions include the Rocky Mountain National Park, unique shopping districts, art and sculpture shows, and five golf courses, all within 30 minutes. The main Ranch is at 5,325 feet elevation and rises to 7,500 feet at Cow Camp and Cedar Park Meadows.

Enjoy our 3,200 acres of Colorado beauty!
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: no details

nearby /
on the property

Lake/river for swimming, Fishing, Tennis court, Hiking, Mountain climbing, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Restaurants, National Historic Sites, Theater, Galleries / Museum, Cinema, Shopping, Fitness Center , Golf course

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

White-Water Rafting
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Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Horse Trekking Station, Dude/Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Cattle Ranch, Riding Stable, Western Riding Stable, Hotel for Horsemen
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
no limitation

General description:

Named "Best Family Vacation" by Frommer's Colorado guidebook & rated among the “Top Ten Colorado Dude Ranches” by True West Magazine.

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Round pen
  • Sea / River / Ocean for horses
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

Welcome to our historic working cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Cattle drives, overnight pack trips, western riding instruction, scenic trail rides, fishing, hay rides & so much more!

More details of the property

The Jessups invite you to saddle up & experience the authentic cowboy culture of America's historic West. We'll help make your summer vacation the best ever! Give us a call 877-667-3999.
What we have to offer
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Accommodation for one night only
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Weddings
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders
  • Supervised Children's Activities
    (no limitation)
  • Help wanted / desirable
  • Roping
  • Horseshoe pitching
  • Archery
  • Dancing (classes)
  • Fishing
  • Massage
  • Evening program
  • Barbecues

Additional Animals on the property

Sylvan Dale is home to 95 Registered Quarter Horses and has a beautiful herd of Saler and Gelbvieh cattle.
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >20 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Horses height 148 cm & up
Riding (trained for / saddle):
Western, For guided Trail Rides
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
Our horses are breed & raised here at the ranch. We have our stallion on site & take pride in the training of our horses.
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • Short Week 3-5 days
  • 5-8 days
  • Trailrides on request
  • Wagon Trips
  • Cattle Drive
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
age 6 & up
Riding experience:
Little experience required
Demand on rider:
little demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 100 kg - 220 lbs
Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
Riding is available for 6 years and under at our arena.

Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes
General information of the Training:
Trained Horses available, Private Lessons, Group Instruction
Riding Lessons for:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, especially for Children, especially for older Riders
Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
age 4 & up
Riding Classes / Lessons
Western Riding
Special Classes
Various programs available call for details 877-667-3999.
Guest lodgings

26 Cabins with own bathroom

>25 Cabins (with bathroom) :
no details
Kind of Catering:
  • Breakfast on request possible by arrangement
  • Half-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Full-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
  • Wholesome food
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Handicap accessible, Pool available, Whirlpool/hot tub, Internet access
More information of the accommodation:
All 26 lodging units (including cabins, guest houses, & lodge units) have private baths, & alarm clocks. Several have fireplaces, & our guest houses have full kitchens.

Rates and contact

Rates of the Horses for rent

Rates for renting a Horse:
30,00 Dollar per hour / Horse
Notes to the rental costs:
Various rates and packages available. Call for details 877-667-3999.
Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
First name:
Last name:
+ 1 877 667-3999
Phone 2:
+ 1 970 667-3915
+ 1 970 635-9336

You can contact us with the following languages:

Open everyday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time

E-Mail address: Inquiry

Company: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
Zip/Postal Code: 80538
Street: 2939 N. County Rd. 31D
Country: USA -- Colorado -- Loveland
Phone: + 1 877 667-3999
Phone 2: + 1 970 667-3915