October 01, 2000
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts October 2000 Current Issue
October 2000
Short Cuts:Seminar On the range

America’s West abounds in venue possibilities and cowboy skills are not necessary. At the 16-room Rocking C Ranch (208-221-0319; in Huntsville, Utah, the only prerequisite is a willingness to “get back to nature and get to know each other,” says owner Terri Cates. Groups learn hands-on ranching skills and come away with lessons in communication and camaraderie. The ranch accommodates day visits for up to 150.

The 110-acre Sandy Valley Ranch (702-631-0463; in Sandy Valley, Nev., offers cattle roundups and overnight treks into the Nevada desert. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel recently brought 2,400 employees to Sandy Valley for a series of two-day bonding retreats over trail rides and cattle penning. For other corporate cattle drives in the United States and Mexico, contact Georgetown, Texas-based Experiential Challenge Programs (512-863-5514;


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