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A Rip-Roarin’ Dude Ranch Experience in the Colorado Rocky Mountains!

Pack your boots, saddle up the horse, and welcome yourself to Colorado Trails Ranch, a guest ranch experience in the heart of the San Juan Mountains! Located just northeast of the historic mining town of Durango, this 1000-acre property helps you discover your inner cowboy or cowgirl and rediscover yourself. The ranch’s main attraction, horseback riding, remains its biggest draw, offering everything from riding lessons to exciting rodeo games. However, horseback riding is just the beginning. The ranch boasts two miles of private water on the Florida River as well as stocked ponds for the perfect day of guided fly-fishing for trout. The ranch's "downtown’ area--a replication of a small Western town--is filled with fun amenities like a dance hall, a ruckus room complete with games, a gift shop, and even an authentic soda fountain, which is the perfect place to cool off after a day in the saddle. After dinner enjoy an evening activity or relax in the hot tub before calling it a night in the ranch’s modern cabin accommodations! Yee-haw!

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Sunset at Colorado Trails Ranch. What better place to get away with your family and friends for your special day! Have the whole ranch to yourself with lodging for up to 58 guests. Wedding packages with accommodations are available with a 2-night minimum. Reserve early! Late summer and fall are peak wedding seasons in Durango.
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Horses at Colorado Trails Ranch. At the heart of any good dude ranch is its horses, and Colorado Trails has plenty. Enjoy scenic trail jaunts, half-day rides, all-day rides, Team Penning, and even take part in the 'Corral Capers' guest rodeo. And, if it's your first time in the saddle, Colorado Trails will show you the basics of riding and get you comfortable on horseback! Not to worry, instruction for all levels is offered!
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Amenities
Open Dates
  • Jun 6 to Oct 30
Property Size
  • 13 units
Nearby City
  • Durango
Nearby Water
  • Florida River
General
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Horse Stables
  • Rifle Range
  • Swimming Pool
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Wireless Internet
Food & Drink
  • Ice Machine
  • Convenience Store
Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Hayride
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Kid's Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Whitewater Rafting
Parking
  • Free Parking
Services
  • Shuttle Service
  • Babysitting/Daycare
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Catering
  • Fishing Guides
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
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New Flex Rates for 2021! Rent Cabins and Pay for Activities as you go!

Flex rates are available off peak months beginning July 31 – October 30, 2021. There is a 3 night minimum.

Deal Expires

October 30, 2021

Travel Dates
  • July 31, 2021 to October 30, 2021
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Have questions about rates or your reservations? Give us a call 1.970.247.5055 or email info@coloradotrails.com We are always happy to hear from you and be of assistance!

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Weddings | Destination and Local up to 150

Sample Durango Destination Wedding Package

45 Guests for $13,000

Package includes:

  • 2 nights lodging (Friday and Saturday) during the months of August, September, and October
  • Saturday wedding ceremony with choice of locations
  • Rustic wood bench seating
  • Horse drawn wagon and antique truck to transport wedding party to ceremony location
  • Use of lodge dining room the day of the event for set up and decoration
  • Wedding reception in lodge
  • Reception appetizers and dinner buffet – chose a sample menu or we can design a custom one with you
  • Soft Drinks
  • Cake cutting service
  • Linens, ranch china and glassware, tables and chairs

Client provides:

  • Wedding Planner
  • Ceremony Officiant
  • Flowers
  • Music/DJ
  • Cake
  • Alcohol (CTR can provide a bartender for an additional fee)

Guests of the ranch may enjoy the swimming pool, hot tub, and hiking or exploring the property and National Forest.

Activities such as horseback riding, fishing, and shooting sports may be booked based on availability for an additional fee.

Additional catering is available for brunch, rehearsal dinners or daily meals.

You can add more overnight guests up to 58 for an additional fee. We can accommodate up to 58 overnight guests
Accommodations are based on double occupancy. We have 12 units with 2 or more bedrooms in each unit for a total of 29 bedrooms and 29 baths.
2-night minimum accommodation included for peak season of August through October.

Local Durango Weddings

You may reserve the entire ranch for 2 nights which includes

    • Lodging for up to 58 guests

 

  • 4 – 4 bedroom cabins
  • 2 – 3 bedroom cabins
  • 3 – 2 bedroom cabins
  • 1 – 1 bedroom cabin
    • Multiple ceremony locations to choose from
    • Benches and chairs for the ceremony
    • Horse drawn wagon and antique truck for the wedding party
    • Tractor with people mover for guests
    • Ranch amenities such as heated swimming pool, hot tub, sport court, cookout area and nature
    • Catering and other activities such as horseback riding and fishing available for an additional fee
    • Staff will manage the transportation, set up and break down of the ceremony site

$7400 two nights lodging
$2500 ceremony fee
Subtotal = $9900

 

Deal Expires

March 4, 2022

Travel Dates
  • March 4, 2021 to March 4, 2022
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