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Life After 50
Engaging the 50 plus age group including boomers, seniors and elderly seniors.

THE “LIFE AFTER 50” SUMMER ADVENTURE PLANNER

Apr 16, 2012, 11:27 p.m.

Our Guide to the Word’s Best Tours, Treks and Destinations

Compiled by Ed Boitano

WESTERN EXPERIENCES

COLORADO TRAILS RANCH What you need is a week unwinding and exploring the wonders of our first class guest ranch. Colorado Trails Ranch is not far from Durango, in lovely Southwest Colorado. Set in the spectacular panoramas of the San Juan Mountains, our dude ranch resort has been the scene of thousands of once in a lifetime experiences for singles, groups and entire families. There isn’t one difficult activity in our perfectly personalized programs. The food is delicious, the comfort is wonderful and you’ll feel like a well cared member of the family. (800) 323-3833 or www.ColoradoTrails.com

NINE QUARTER CIRCLE RANCH - “Celebrating its 100th year” - Adjacent to Yellowstone National Park, a week at the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch is a “magical” experience. Our family-oriented vacations and Adult Only week feature riding for all ages and all levels of horsemanship, excellent fly-fishing and incredible scenery - all served with the West’s best hospitality! Enjoy traditional activities such as campfire, hayrides, square dance and more! Come experience the place “where time stands still.” (406) 995-4276 or www.NineQuarterCircle.com

RAINBOW TROUT RANCH is the perfect Colorado dude ranch for adults, families, groups and anyone else who wants a western getaway. Offering horseback riding, fly fishing, children’s programs, teen ranch programs, swimming, day trips to Taos, white water rafting and a chance to ride America’s highest and longest narrow-gauge steam train, the dude ranch brings timeless simpler pleasures to life all in a spectacular setting. Perhaps this testimonial says it best: “We plan to return and will always remember your hospitality, the incredible scenic horse rides on your wonderful horses, and of course the great fly fishing.” - Richard & Sandy. (800) 633-3397 or www.RainbowTroutRanch.com

RIMROCK RANCH is a second-generation, family-owned and operated ranch in Cody, Wyoming, located only 26 miles from the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, nestled in the middle of the Absaroka Range of the Rocky Mountains. The week is full of energy and fun, including Horseback riding - we cater to novice as well as experienced riders - a white water rafting trip, a nightly rodeo, and an all day tour of Yellowstone Park. Ideal for groups and multi-generational families, guests stay in comfortable, individual log cabins located along the canyon’s pristine creek. "Ask about our Life over 50 reader discounts.” (307) 587-3970 or www.RimrockRanch.com

ROWSE'S 1+1 RANCH Experience the life of a real cowboy on a genuine working cattle ranch in Burwell, Nebraska. Satisfy your inner Cowboy with one of the world's most authentic working ranches! Learn to work cattle, ride the range and experience life as a real cowboy with real cowboys. Ride, rope, brand, drive the herd, sort cattle. Experience what it's like to ride well-trained horses. When the day is over, head to the dining room to fill up on delicious down home cooking. With limited numbers of guests each week, you will finally receive that quality riding holiday you've been looking for. (Adults Only) (308) 346-5530 or www.1plus1ranch.com

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