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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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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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