ABOUT THE RANCH
Your all-inclusive getaway or secluded cabin retreat
At Colorado Trails Ranch, you’ll discover what mountain getaways are all about. Stay during June-October and enjoy a variety of true ranch experiences, fresh cuisine and adventure that’s enjoyable for anyone, at any age. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, your family will find it easy to reconnect with each other, and yourselves.
From the time you arrive, you’ll feel welcomed and taken care of by our close-nit ranch family. Your guest ranch cabin will be a comfortable, cozy home away from home during your stay.
The great outdoors takes on an entirely new perspective surrounded by the natural panorama of the San Juan Mountains. Rejuvenate and become inspired as you walk the nature trails, fly-fish the steams, ride the rapids, or see it from the saddle. Experiences can be tailored for each individual.
Chow time is not to be missed. You’ll enjoy freshly prepared meals with many ingredients harvested right from our ranch garden.
Adventure all day or relax to your heart’s content on your private cabin porch, our ranch is yours for your stay and your options are limitless.
If a cozy, cabin stay during the solitude of Winter is more for you, reserve a private cabin and venture out to our historic town of Durango, Colorado for local eats & tours.
"Colorado Trails ranch has magic to be found during any season "
Every ranch has a story.
Located near the town of Durango, Colorado Trails Ranch began in 1960 as a dude ranch with just a tiny and the anteroom portion of what was once Coney Cove dance hall. Built in 1912, this log structure is still in use today as staff housing. A lot of growth has happened over the past half-century to make Colorado Trails Ranch what it is today.
Each spring, the ranch comes alive with the arrival of our staff and guests from all over the country and globe. Colorado Trails Ranch would not be the special destination spot it is without the liveliness and vitality of many incredible people. No matter how advanced the world becomes, the magic of this ranch remains quite the same. It's tranquil and majestic.
We’ve welcomed thousands of new friends to enjoy the ranch.
Over six decades of guests have come to enjoy all that Colorado Trails Ranch has to offer. From trail rides and fly fishing to comfort cuisine and bonfire nights, every spot here holds millions of warm memories left by those who have visited.
Guests find it hard to leave, and many return over and over again. Past staff members return as guests, introducing their new families to the wonders of ranch experiences and all this area has to offer.
The secret to a perfect experience.
Long ago, we discovered that everyone--kids and adults alike--need to have the freedom to enjoy their own brand of fun and adventure apart. Combining the balance between personal R&R and quality family time is not something found just anywhere – but it’s a daily affair at Colorado Trails Ranch.
If you’re looking into family vacation destinations, you will no doubt be seeking the best place for both you and your kids to have a wonderful time. At Colorado Trails Ranch, our specialty is creating fun filled experiences for all ages. A week on our guest ranch will be nothing but tons of fun for each of you while you kick back, relax, and reconnect as a family.
Evenings are a special time to share together.
Dinner will be enriched by everyone’s adventure tales. Then you’ll all be kicking up your heels square dancing, on a wagon ride headed for the campfire, and watching the setting sun give way to billions of stars winking overhead.
Real banana splits from our old-fashioned Soda Fountain and the heated pool are just some of the many luxuries that make the Colorado Trails Ranch a wonderful experience. Toss in meals cooked over a campfire, miles of beautiful streams and countryside, and the hilarity of learning Western dancing – and you have quite a week in store for each of you.
“We highly recommend Colorado Trails Ranch for anyone looking for A++ service, outstanding accommodations and the opportunity for amazing experiences in a beautiful setting.”