Colorado Trails Ranch

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Colorado Trails Ranch, a family vacation guest ranch, offers a variety of activities: children’s programs, horseback riding, fly-fishing, rafting, hiking, more giving you opportunities for new adventures.

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Jeanne Ross





(800) 323-3833 or (970) 247-5055



Minimum stay

Our weeklong vacation begins Sunday afternoon and ends the following Sunday after breakfast, but we offer partial week stays based on availability. Partial week stays begin on a Sunday.


$500 per person will hold your reservation.

Payment Methods

Cash, personal checks and all major credit cards.


Complimentary transfers to and from Durango airport.

Travel Agents



The Dude Ranchers’ Association & Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association


Our cozy, beautifully decorated cabins can easily accommodate families, couples, and singles. All cabins have comfortable porches and private baths for each bedroom, along with daily housekeeping. We have several different cabin styles to suit your needs. Country Cabins are duplex units with one shared porch, individual entrances, and a total of four bedrooms and bathrooms. Each side of a Country Cabin has a room with a king bed and bathroom (with a tub/shower) adjoining a room with two sets of bunk beds (or a twin bed and bunk beds) and a bathroom (with a tiled stall shower). Longview Cabin has a bedroom with a king sized bed, bathroom with a tub/shower, a living room and porch. From 2013 to 2015, the rest of the cabins have been replaced with new cabins with larger bedrooms, bathrooms and great covered porches. All new cabins have living rooms. The Bird House (ADA), Fish Pond and The Den are two bedroom cabins with king beds in one room and a queen and a twin (Bird House) or a double and a set of bunks in the other room. Some baths have tub/showers and some have tiled stall showers. The Storm Shelter has three bedrooms with a king in one, two doubles in one and a double and a set of bunks in the third room. The Storm Shelter has two bathrooms with a tub/shower and a third with a tiled stall shower. There is a living room as well as two large covered porches. The Lake, Mountain and The Woodlands cabins have four bedrooms each, four bathrooms, living rooms and two large covered porches each. In each building, two bedrooms have king beds, one has a double bed and a set of bunks and the fourth has a twin over a double bunk and a set of bunks. Two bathrooms have tub/showers and two have tiled stall showers. The Lake cabin has one large living room and the Mountain and The Woodlands each have a living room for each two rooms. The Mountain and The Woodlands cabins can be closed off for two families just sharing the porches or opened up for four bedroom cabin.

Food & Dining

At Colorado Trails Ranch, we realize that you don’t get to indulge yourself in everyday life, where food is often eaten quickly or grabbed on the run. So we pride ourselves on creating meals that are truly special food that’s high-quality and upscale enough for adults, but also appealing to kids. We hear it time and time again from our guests: They say they couldn’t have imagined that meals here would be so marvelous; and they rave about how talented our chef is. With advance notice, we can accommodate special dietary needs. We ask for as much information as possible before you arrive; on your first evening here, you can meet with our chef to discuss the best options for the week ahead. During the summer, we have a very family-oriented atmosphere, so we don’t sell any alcoholic beverages – but you may bring your own. Or, if you’d like, we can pick up alcoholic beverages for you on Monday morning and add the cost to your bill.


At Colorado Trails Ranch, there’s a wide range of daytime activities and instruction, horseback riding, fly fishing, swimming, rafting, hiking, shooting sports, and more… giving you the chance to try new adventures. Taking it easy is always an option too; it’s up to you! You’ll feel right at home on our horses, whether you’re a beginner or experienced rider, enjoying the scenery as you ride through some of the most beautiful country in Colorado. Our rides are grouped by ability, age, and desire – they range from scenic walks to loping through the trees and meadows. Colorado Trails Ranch also offers a full-service fly fishing program with half-day and full-day guided trips on free-flowing streams and stocked fishing on nearby ranch ponds. Our professional guides happily work with novices and experts (and anywhere in between) to help you catch rainbow, cutthroat, brown, and brook trout. There’s something to do every evening at the ranch! Activities that are included in your summer vacation are western dancing, an ice cream social, a hayride and cowboy campfire sing-along, and a Victorian Melodrama in Durango (additional charge). Or if you’d like to relax and enjoy a beautiful evening in the mountains, the choice is yours. We provide the entertainment you decide what you want to do!

Kid's Programs

At Colorado Trails Ranch, your children can ride, swim, and fish. They can also go rafting & power tubing or to the petting zoo, learn archery & target shooting or arts & crafts – the program is tailored to each group, every week. Our children’s and teen’s program (beginning at age five up through 17 years old) is divided into three groups, each with their own counselor, so they can participate in activities with their peers at their own level of energy. They’ll form friendships and feel comfortable surrounded by kids their own age. While we don’t offer a structured program for children under 5, we can provide babysitting at an additional charge. Your kids will have the time of their lives as counselors lead them through a variety of activities throughout the week. And when your children are enjoying their vacation, it allows you to enjoy yours. You can join the children on their activities at any time. We also schedule family rides.




7,500 feet above sea level.


Only 12 miles northeast of the historic western town of Durango, Colorado

Closest Airports

Durango, CO

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