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Ranchlands is seeking a ranch or partnership with a ranch owner as a home for a herd of 1000+ buffalo. For details email We are also now accepting ranch management proposals/inquiries.

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719.378.2356 | 888.5.Zapata (toll free)

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n addition to our working ranch and nature vacations we offer several special weeks throughout the year. These weeks range from photography workshops and specialty food courses to our annual brandings and horsemanship clinics.

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Fall Colors Photo Workshop

September 30 - October 7, 2018 Zapata Ranch, Colorado
*Sold Out

Enjoy the breathtaking colors and wildlife of fall at Zapata Ranch with a unique photo workshop led by nature photographer Stephen Weaver. Experience the ranch like never before against the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains while scouting for wildlife among the gold and auburn’s of the Aspen and Cottonwood trees. Head out for early morning shoots, and return to the lodge for midday editing, critique sessions and technical advice plus afternoon and sunset shoots. The ranch is home to bison, elk, antelope and many bird species that you’ll find among the autumn colors.

Cost: $2,950 pp includes all meals, activities, instruction and lodging.

September Highlights: The fall colors begin to turn and days begin to shorten. Cattle works at Chico Basin Ranch.

Painting Horses with Jill Soukup

October 7 - 12, 2018 Zapata Ranch, Colorado
*Sold Out

Join renowned artist Jill Soukup for the sixth year of her painting workshop focusing on drawing and painting horses. Long time friend of Ranchlands, Jill, among other accolades, was the Featured Artist at Coors Western Art Sale and Best of Show for Cowgirl Up!, Caballeros Western Museum 2017. Discussions and exercises will cover the importance of understanding equine anatomy, what makes a good drawing, composition and color. Activities will include photo opportunities of horses running, a bison tour, sketching and studying corralled horses, demonstrations and critiques. Space is limited to 12.
Intermediate to advanced skill level is suggested.

Cost: $2,600 pp includes all meals, instruction and lodging.

October Highlights: Fall colors are in full swing and vibrancy. Fall cattle works at Chico Basin and Zapata Ranches.

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