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Colorado Trails Ranch

A guest ranch with something for everyone! All-inclusive traditional dude ranch vacations or pay as you go adventure vacations. Horseback riding, fishing, and more.

Colorado Trails Ranch
12161 CR 240
Durango, CO 81301
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Guest Ranch Fun and Adventure

Many guests at Colorado Trails don’t know what to expect from a ranch vacation, however, they leave with memories of ageless fun, family togetherness and real old-west adventure. Whether you are traveling alone, as a couple or a large family there is something that will pique everyone'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.

Great Meals and Cozy Cabins

Colorado Trails Ranch makes sure that you’ll enjoy every meal during your all-inclusive 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 mouth watering options such as home baked cakes, pies and cobblers, eclairs, turnovers, creme brulee and more! The old time soda fountain is a great place to stop in for a milkshake or espresso too. After a day full of adventurous fun and food, your cozy cabin awaits your arrival. Colorado Trails Ranch’s cabins, all recently replaced, are both comfortable and decorated with casual luxury. Featuring 1,2,3, and 4 bedroom cabins for groups of all sizes. Each has its own spectacular view of mountains, forests, and stars.

Programs for Kids and Teens

Colorado Trails Ranch offers youth programs during peak season all-inclusive weeks 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.

Destination Weddings and Events

Colorado Trails is the perfect place to host your wedding or special event. Experience our Western hospitality and excellent catering options. 

Choose from several locations on the ranch for a beautiful outdoor ceremony. Take advantage of our horse drawn wagon and antique trucks. The CTR staff will assist with all your needs including parking, set up, and tear down. 

No worries when it comes to rain. Our lodge is 1841 sq ft with seating for up to 150 guests. Our Opera house is 1269 sq ft with theatre seating for 126 or classroom for 50. 

Destination Weddings packages are available. Reserve the whole ranch including accommodations for up to 50 overnight guests. 

The Ranch & Amenities

Just 12 miles from downtown Durango, adjacent to the San Juan National Forest, one can be rejuvenated by the sounds of nature and gorgeous mountain scenery. Ranch dining 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. View a photo gallery of guest experiences at Colorado Trails Ranch.

Find all the amenities you'd expect of a guest ranch 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.

Whether you choose the traditional all-inclusive dude ranch experience or reserve a cabin and activities at your leisure, Colorado Trails truly has something for everyone.

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