Mission of the Community
To preserve the legacy of Western dude ranching, protect open space and wildlife habitat, celebrate the history of the Sylvan Dale Valley, and create opportunities for outdoor recreation for Members to enjoy.
Ranch Membership has something for everyone in your family. Members may hike, camp, picnic, ride horses, fish, and mountain bike on designated areas of our 3200-acre Ranch bordered by Roosevelt National Forest. If you are so inclined you may participate in traditional ranch work like cattle roundups, horse care, and ranch chores.
Members enjoy trophy trout fly fishing in private, spring-fed lakes as well as access to several smaller trout and bass ponds, and two miles of Big Thompson River.
Members benefit from a substantial discount on Sylvan Dale's services and activities: from bed-and-breakfast getaways to catered luncheon meetings for business associates. Saddle up for a cattle drive, sleep under stars on an overnight pack trip, feast on Thanksgiving turkey with your family, or join a fly fishing class. Schedule a birthday party, a campfire sing-along, a family reunion, a wedding, or a business retreat.
For a complete list of ranch offerings, visit our website at www.SylvanDale.com
Dude Ranch Vacations
Discounts are available for a week of traditional summer dude ranch activities, including horseback riding lessons, trail riding, cattle work, nature walk, pond fishing, youth program, Western dancing, overnight pack trip, white-water rafting, Western entertainment, gymkhana, organized games, evening entertainment, and our Friday night ranch party. Special rates are available to Members who stay in their own homes for the week instead of using Ranch lodging.
Summer Daytime Youth Program
By special arrangement, Members staying in their own homes can send their children to a week-long summer daytime youth program, based
Horses: Yours or Ours?
Members may keep up to two horses on Ranch property by having their own stalls and runs added to a horse-boarding facility designed by the Ranch. In addition, Members may purchase guided trail rides, adventure rides, pack trips, riding lessons, and cattle drives at a discount. For a full description of Sylvan Dale riding opportunities, click here
Property Management Service
You may contract for a property management service to rent your home when you're not living there. Several options are available, from rentals only to rentals packaged with various
Click here for fees and other information.