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A Rip-Roarin’ Dude Ranch Experience in the San Juan Mountains!

Pack your boots, saddle up the horse, and welcome yourself to Colorado Trails Ranch, an all-inclusive dude ranch experience in the heart of the San Juan Mountains! Located just northeast of the historic mining town of Durango, this 450-acre property helps you discover your inner cowboy or cowgirl and also rediscover yourself. The ranch’s main attraction, horseback riding, remains its biggest draw, offering everything from riding lessons to exciting Team Penning and rodeo games. However, horseback riding is just the beginning. The ranch boasts two miles of private water on the Florida River, the perfect place for a day of 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, and even an authentic soda fountain, which is the perfect place to cool off after a rough ride. And, make sure to stay up for the nightly sing-a-longs, campfires, and live entertainment before calling it a night in the ranch’s modern cabin accommodations! Yee-haw!

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Groups at Colorado Trails Ranch. Looking to reconnect with the family? Hold your next family reunion at Colorado Trails Ranch, where there's dude-style fun for the entire family! A dude ranch provides the perfect family reunion location, and a chance for relatives to enjoy a week to reconnect and rekindle close ties. Enjoy three delicious meals a day during a week-long stay, and take advantage of the horseback riding and fishing opportunities. And that's not to mention the archery range, hot tub, swimming pool, and nightly family-friendly activities! You and the whole family will have a blast!
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Fishing at Colorado Trails Ranch. Fishing at Colorado Trails Ranch. Fishing enthusiasts of all ages will discover incredible opportunities at Colorado Trails Ranch. Fish for trophy trout at the ranch's private section of the Florida River, in the nearby cold-mountain streams, or the fully-stocked private ranch ponds. You can even try your hand at fly-fishing! All fishing is with a guide, allowing you to get the most out of your experience!
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Rafting at Colorado Trails Ranch. Head to Colorado Trails Ranch in Durango and enjoy plenty of water fun! The ranch boasts two miles of private water on the Florida River, the perfect place for a day of fly fishing for trout. Power Tubing is offered in the afternoons on a nearby lake. Be sure to ask the friendly staff to help you find an area that fits your needs. Book your trip today!
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Sunset at Colorado Trails Ranch. Sunset at Colorado Trails Ranch. Enjoy a unique honeymoon retreat and head to a Colorado dude ranch! Book a vacation at Colorado Trails Ranch and enjoy horseback riding together and sleeping under the stars with the San Juan Mountains in the background. Say "I do" to this beautiful destination, just as you've said to one another!
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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!
Wagon ride at Colorado Trails Ranch. Wagon ride at Colorado Trails Ranch. For your next holiday, experience something unique and book a stay at Colorado Trails Ranch! For a long summer weekend, stay here and discover what ranch life is all about. Enjoy horseback rides and fishing for Memorial, Labor Day, or the Fourth of July! Get ready for a memorable vacation and book today.
Amenities
Open Dates
  • Jun 9 to Sep 15
Property Size
  • 33 units
Nearby City
  • Durango
Nearby Water
  • Florida River
General
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wireless Internet
Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Whitewater Rafting
Services
  • Shuttle Service
  • Babysitting/Daycare
  • Fishing Guides
  • Laundry Facilities
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