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Tucked into the rolling red rock foothills at the gate of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, along the Big Thompson River, Heart-J Center provides learning experiences in creativity, outdoor adventure, and wellness that take full advantage of 3,000 acres of authentic Western ranch land at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. It’s a place where you can slow down … engage your heart, hands, mind, and curiosity … and be part of a community of discovery.


Heart-J Center Impact

The historic 2013 Big Thompson flood was a turning point for Sylvan Dale Ranch. Heart-J Center and its educational vision was born from the devastation with a commitment to keep the Ranch alive through an emphasis on learning, creating, and healing. Since then, Heart-J Center programs have served over 13,000 people, from toddlers to senior citizens. Over 350 programs have been offered, from half-day experiences to week-long retreats.


2 weeks ago

Shane McWatters
Sooo fun today hanging out at the Walt Clark Invite XC Meet at Heart J Center for Experiential Learning. Thanks for letting me emcee. Loved watching these young runners battle a challenging course! ... See MoreSee Less
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What a joy to welcome back the Hell or High Water middle school cross country meet! No better way to spend a blue sky Saturday morning at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. Special thanks to Coach Schafer from Lyons Middle/Senior High School who's made this fun event happen since 2014! ... See MoreSee Less
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