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An Authentic Colorado Dude Ranch Vacation – Only Better!

Set high in the Colorado Rockies, Rainbow Trout Ranch is so much more than an everyday dude ranch. Here, days are passed with good horses and even better company. Western cabins are scattered amongst Ponderosa pines, with a historic lodge at their center. Horseback riding, fly fishing and trapshooting are just a few authentic ways to play; day trips to historic Taos and rafting on the Rio Grande are also easily arranged. Colorado's wildflower meadows and mountain peaks serve as your backyard, every meal is a special occasion and all ages gather around the campfire for cowboy sing-a-longs and sizzling s'mores. Rainbow Trout Ranch is that rare Western getaway with all-ages appeal!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 16 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Antonito
  • Nearby Water Conejos River
  • Open Dates Jun 2 to Sep 31


Hearty meals, washed down with iced tea and lemonade, are just the beginning of your all-inclusive Colorado vacation at Rainbow Trout Ranch. You also get your choice of Western-themed cabins, plus all the horseback riding, fly fishing, trapshooting and relaxing you could wish for!

Dude Ranch

As lifelong horse-lovers, Rainbow Trout Ranch's friendly staff knows what you're looking for in a Colorado dude ranch. Like a riding program that lets all ages enjoy riding, roping and more – with the help of their four-legged mounts, of course. Plus, all the hayrides and cookouts you can handle!


Your dream Colorado family vacation comes true at Rainbow Trout Ranch. Kids and teens explore with friends while parents slip away. Western-style cabins accommodate the whole crew, meals are served family-style and all ages can show off their roping and riding skills at the ranch rodeo!


Rainbow Trout Ranch got its start as a Colorado fishing lodge and anglers won't find a finer fly fishing destination than this one. The trout-rich waters of the Conejos River wind their way through the Southern Colorado wilderness, where hook-hungry rainbow, brown and brook trout await your cast!


Located in the Colorado Rockies, Rainbow Trout Ranch offers high altitude vacations and even greater adventures! Southern Colorado's mountain climate is ideal for horseback riding by day and campfires by night, while mountain-fed streams are well-stocked with trout eager to bite your hook.


Tucked into the Rio Grande National Forest, this Colorado dude ranch overlooks acre after acre of Rocky Mountain splendor. Fly fish the winding Conejos River, white water raft the Rio Grande and watch the sun set at 11,000 ft. on an overnight horseback ride through the Ponderosa pine forests.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Western-style cabins maintain their historic, aspen-log appeal while offering all the creature comforts – fireplaces, included! Surrounded by towering Ponderosa pines and majestic Colorado Rockies peaks, these cozy cabins are an inviting retreat at the end of each day on your dude ranch vacation.

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Gift Shop
  • Swimming Pool
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Hayride
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Live Entertainment
  • Photography
  • Shuffle Board
  • Swimming
  • Play Ground
  • Bird Watching
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Shuttle Service
  • Fishing Guides
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Plan your next group event at Rainbow Trout Ranch.

Celebrate your Colorado group getaway the Western way at Rainbow Trout Ranch. Inquire now!

For more information please call +1 (800) 633 - 3397 or Send Inquiry.

Nearest Airports

  • San Luis Valley Regional Bergman Field (ALS) / 34.7 miles
  • Angel Fire Airport (AXX) / 77.4 miles
  • Animas Air Park (AMK) / 82.6 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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This property is ranked number 6 on Top Colorado Luxury Dude Ranches. Read about it here.