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Colorado Trails Ranch

12161 County Road 240, Durango, CO 81301 | (970) 247-5055 | coloradotrails.com

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A guest ranch nestled in mountains of Durango, Colorado. For the past 60 years, Colorado Trails Ranch has provided an exceptional horse program, fly-fishing expeditions, chef prepared local cuisine & all-inclusive dude ranch vacations.

Other experiences to enjoy include shooting sports, unlimited hiking, pool & hot tub use, rafting, Mesa Verde tours and even the Durango rodeo. Whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, a large family or hosting a corporate retreat- there is something that will pique everyone's interest at Colorado Trails Ranch.

The mission of Colorado Trails Ranch is to provide an exceptional experience for all who step onto the property. From guests to staff members to vendors, our goal is to create positive interactions that each individual will find enriching and inspiring. Utilizing our animals and the natural world around us, every person should leave feeling more refreshed, more educated and more confident in themselves and the direction of their lives.

Since dude ranches are seasonal vacation destinations in Colorado what happens on the off season?

An Interview With Colorado Trails Ranch

A dude ranch is a very unique way to experience Durango. Tell us a little about the ranch and what to expect when staying at Colorado Trails Ranch.

A vacation at Colorado Trails Ranch is like a cruise on horseback in the mountains. Our all-inclusive guests arrive on Sunday and progress through the week, departing the following Saturday. We have a wide variety of activities to keep everyone happy and busy…. or just relaxing. The all-inclusive vacation includes accommodations, meals, and virtually all the activities. My staff and I treat our guests as guests in our home. Guests can expect to enjoy superb food, make wonderful friends, and enjoy a huge variety of activities (such as horseback riding, fly fishing, shooting sports, full children’s program, swimming, hiking, rafting and so on) all with spectacular Colorado and the San Juan National Forest in the background.

What are the most popular activities at Colorado Trails?

Aside from the fantastic meals, horseback riding is probably the most popular. The most lasting memories from a stay at Colorado Trails are the friendships formed between the guests and staff.

When you get a chance to enjoy Durango outside of the ranch what do you like to do?

Our guests get an opportunity to go to the Durango rodeo, raft on the Animas river, and a guided trip to Mesa Verde National Park. If guests have their own transportation, there are several day trips such as Silverton, Ouray and Pagosa to visit. There is also the Durango Silverton train, adventure activities such as ziplining, ATV rental, jeep tours, rock climbing, and hiking.

Personally, I love to get out for a day hike or drive. Heading up to Silverton and Ouray is always a great time and there are lots of places to sample great local food. I love to visit all the hot springs in the area, up in Ouray, here in Durango and in nearby Pagosa Springs. Lemon Reservoir and Vallecito Lake are just up the street and great places to visit in the summer and get spend some time on the water.

Since dude ranches are seasonal vacation destinations in Colorado what happens on the off season?

We strategically provide accommodations and experiences that flow with the seasons:

Summer Season: June - August

  • Traditional 6 night, all-inclusive dude ranch experience
  • Family Reunions
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Fall Season: August - October

  • Bed & Breakfast Package with a 3 night minimum stay (Activities available for booking at your leisure)
  • All Inclusive Package with a 3 night minimum stay
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Weddings
  • Winter & Spring Season: November - April

  • Cabin Stays
  • Location

    Colorado Trails Ranch

    12161 County Road 240 Durango, CO 81301

    (970) 247-5055

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