Our family of 5 (children aged 8,7 and 4) spent our summer vaction at the ranch. We were looking for a more active alternative to our usual week at the beach. We are all still talking about it and planning when we will go back.
My 7 year old daughter loves horses and we initially thought the horse back riding would be our favorite activity. The trail rides were more advanced and interesting than we thought, but the rock climbing was the star activity. The organized climbing as part of the daily schedule was amazing. The guides are so knowledgeable and so fun! We learned a lot and had a fantastic time. Our favorite was the East Side Via Ferrata. Apparently, theirs is the only one of its kind in the US.
We loved the food and the lodge. As a mother of 3, not having to decide what we were eating for any meal of the week may have been the best part. We showed up at the lodge at meal time and the food was great. Don't expect gourmet food. You're at a dude ranch, after all. However, there is usually a salad bar and everything was very tasty. My children loved the cookies in the afternoon.
Maybe the best part of the whole experience is the staff. The Johnson family is so warm and welcoming and goes out of their way to make sure you have a great time. Everyone on staff is fun, energetic and genuinely seems to enjoy being there.
Do your family a favor and try this place out. It is fun!! Our time there flew by and we can't wait to return!
- Also Known As:
- Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Hotel Jasper