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Colorado Trails Ranch

An all-inclusive outdoors experience that takes you away from the stresses of everyday life, this dude ranch gives a taste of a time long passed and an adventure for all.

Colorado Trails Ranch
12161 CR 240
Durango, CO 81301
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Experience The Dude Ranch Life

Many guests at Colorado Trails Ranch don’t initially know what to expect from a dude ranch vacation, however, they leave with memories of ageless fun, family togetherness and real old-west adventure. Regardless if you are traveling alone, as a couple or a large family there is something that will pique anyone's interest. From horseback riding in the Colorado mountains to endless fishing spots, there are more things to experience than days in the week - all without the hassle of preparing meals and all the other chores of everyday life. Featuring programs for all ages of kids all the way to the grandparents Colorado Trails Ranch offers rich memories for a lifetime, enticing you to come back year after year.

Programs for Kids and Teens

Colorado Trails Ranch offers youth programs for three different age groups, giving your kids the priceless opportunity to get away from the parents and make some new friends. Buckaroos, ages 5-8, keeps the kids busy and lets you play, relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect. Buckaroos have a blast making new friends with rafting trips, horseback rides, cookouts and campfires, fishing, swimming, archery and much more while under the watchful eye of energetic and experienced dude ranch staff. While the Buckaroos venture out on their own path the Rough Riders, ages 9-12, allows the older kids to spread their wings. A cookout in the woods, horseback trail rides, rodeo games, power tubing on Vallecito Lake, rifle shooting, and more are tailored for all day fun. The Teens Program, ages 13-17, get to experience everything the Rough Riders do but on a new level. Teens are able to experience white water rafting, long hikes, western dancing, and have their own farewell awards ceremony.

Great Meals and Cozy Cabins

Colorado Trails Ranch makes sure that you’ll enjoy every meal during your stay. The food is “one part gourmet and one part homemade goodness, always high quality, healthy, and sensational.” Every part of your dude ranch vacation in Durango should be pure pleasure and food is no exception. For dessert one will choose from mouthwatering options such as ice cream pie, Napoleon puff pastries, a soda fountain and more! After a day full of adventurous fun and food, your cozy cabin awaits your arrival. Colorado Trails Ranch’s cabins, all newly rebuilt, are both comfortable and decorated with casual luxury. Featuring cabins for groups of all sizes and each has its own spectacular views of the mountains, forests, and the stars.

The Ranch & Amenities

Colorado Trails Ranch exists for one purpose - to reconnect families through the art of a perfect vacation. An ideal location in the remote mountains of SW Colorado allows for an easy perspective shift where one can be rejuvenated by the sounds of nature and gorgeous mountain scenery. Homemade recipes will have you looking forward to the proverbial ringing of the nightly dinner bell at The Lodge; western culture such as square dancing, hayrides, fly fishing and time in the saddle are all at your fingertips; there's even a Main Street with an Opera House, Soda Fountain, Trading Post, and Telephone Room because cell phone service cannot be relied upon. View a photo gallery of guest experiences at Colorado Trails Ranch.

Find all the amenities you'd expect of an all-inclusive resort such as an adult lounge with billiards, swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room ... and some you might not expect such as two miles of private fishing along the Florida River, rifle and archery ranges and a petting zoo.

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Colorado Trails Dude Ranch