One of the best ways to experience the stunning scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park is on horseback, and horses enjoy it, too. If you want to bring your best equine pal for extended exploring, make Winding River Ranch, two miles north of Grand Lake, your base of operations. The Colorado River flows through the ranch, the park trails are easily accessible, and the apartments and two- and three-bedroom riverside cabins offer all the comforts of home, especially if your home includes an indoor pool, sauna, massage center and family-style dining hall. Your hoofed companion gets his own stall in the barn and use of a training area for only $15 per night; he can even bring his dog along for a fee.


Echo Canyon River Expeditions offers a combo view of the Royal Gorge: from a train and from a raft. Participants can choose from two different tours; both include a ride on the Royal Gorge railroad, lunch at a scenic spot, and a raft trip. Families float through the Bighorn Canyon; more advanced adults tackle the challenging Arkansas River through the gorge itself. With prices ranging from $52.75 for kids twelve and under to $89.75 for advanced adults, this trip makes for an adventure to gorge on.
Echo Canyon River Expeditions offers a combo view of the Royal Gorge: from a train and from a raft. Participants can choose from two different tours; both include a ride on the Royal Gorge railroad, lunch at a scenic spot, and a raft trip. Families float through the Bighorn Canyon; more advanced adults tackle the challenging Arkansas River through the gorge itself. With prices ranging from $52.75 for kids twelve and under to $89.75 for advanced adults, this trip makes for an adventure to gorge on.


Kupigana Ngumi, a style of African martial arts founded in the 1960s, is based on rhythmic, dance-like movements. There are three empowerment areas in the training: cultural, in which students' self-esteem and cultural understanding are increased; emotional and mental, in which students are taught to make good choices and avoid confrontation, as well as learn anger and stress management; and fitness, in which students develop mental focus, coordination, endurance, flexibility and strength. Classes are held at the Moyo Nguvu Cultural Arts Center, whose programs are built around cultural diversity and helping young people take pride in themselves and their community.
Kupigana Ngumi, a style of African martial arts founded in the 1960s, is based on rhythmic, dance-like movements. There are three empowerment areas in the training: cultural, in which students' self-esteem and cultural understanding are increased; emotional and mental, in which students are taught to make good choices and avoid confrontation, as well as learn anger and stress management; and fitness, in which students develop mental focus, coordination, endurance, flexibility and strength. Classes are held at the Moyo Nguvu Cultural Arts Center, whose programs are built around cultural diversity and helping young people take pride in themselves and their community.


Mercury Cafe
If the same old kicks and yells are wearing on you, you may be ripe for capoeira, the Brazilian dance/fight/acrobatic hybrid art form. And if you can study under Mestre Usamah Zaid, otherwise known as Baba, you'll progress quickly. Held in the Merc's spacious ballroom, the class features live music, expert instruction and a feeling of group accomplishment that's hard to describe. Students at any level are welcome anytime. Prepare to sweat!
If the same old kicks and yells are wearing on you, you may be ripe for capoeira, the Brazilian dance/fight/acrobatic hybrid art form. And if you can study under Mestre Usamah Zaid, otherwise known as Baba, you'll progress quickly. Held in the Merc's spacious ballroom, the class features live music, expert instruction and a feeling of group accomplishment that's hard to describe. Students at any level are welcome anytime. Prepare to sweat!


Centennial Village Museum
The man who brought the world boxed beef left this world in 2001. But the house in which he was born has been moved to the Centennial Village Museum as a memorial to the contributions of the Monfort family to Weld County and northern Colorado. In addition to the 1908 structure, which was trucked two miles over farm fields to its new site, Centennial Village contains thirty structures that tell the story of Greeley from 1860-1930, the year after Ken Monfort was born. Interestingly, the complex sits next to Island Grove Regional Park, site of the annual Greeley Independence Stampede, known for attracting much beef on the hoof every Fourth of July.
The man who brought the world boxed beef left this world in 2001. But the house in which he was born has been moved to the Centennial Village Museum as a memorial to the contributions of the Monfort family to Weld County and northern Colorado. In addition to the 1908 structure, which was trucked two miles over farm fields to its new site, Centennial Village contains thirty structures that tell the story of Greeley from 1860-1930, the year after Ken Monfort was born. Interestingly, the complex sits next to Island Grove Regional Park, site of the annual Greeley Independence Stampede, known for attracting much beef on the hoof every Fourth of July.


Some bulls are wimpy and get no respect from cowboys because they don't buck well enough to earn good scores. Others are so powerful and unpredictable that riders hate to draw them, because they know there's a good chance they'll get thrown. A perfect middle animal gives you a wild ride but still gives you a chance to stay on board. Mister USA, a yellow, flat-horned seven-year-old that jumps high and then typically turns back hard to the left, has that rep. He lived up to it again at this year's National Western Stock Show, where both his riders managed to stay on and earn high scores: 94 and 87, respectively. A native of Utah, Mister USA contributed 23 out of 25 points to each ride. And, no, he's not done yet.

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