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COVID-19 Policy

2022-05-23T13:26:58-06:00June 12th, 2021|General|

For the safety of our guests and staff, Colorado Trails is doing its best to stay current and follow CDC, state, and local guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19. For this to be effective, it is critical that everyone do their part. Please familiarize yourself with our current guidelines and be willing to do [...]

Naked and Afraid at Colorado Trails is out!

2021-12-10T10:40:46-07:00March 8th, 2021|Adventure Resorts, General|

Naked and Afraid Season 12 Episode 2 “Mile High Clubbed” This episode was tough on the contestants for sure! We really had a few days of extreme weather for the beginning of September. What a great opportunity it was for the ranch! The crew and contestants were a pleasure to work with. Our wrangler Cheyanne [...]

Top 10 Things To Do In Durango

2021-03-04T12:14:22-07:00January 10th, 2021|Durango, General|

Brimming with over 18,000 residents, Durango is officially the most populated town in southwestern Colorado — and one of the happiest! Locals are known to brag about the outstanding quality of life here. With over 300 days of sunshine per year (more than the state of Florida) surrounded by large, picturesque mountains, it’s easy to [...]

Dude Ranch Vacation for Couples & Romance

2021-03-04T11:49:27-07:00November 25th, 2020|Cowboy Phrases|

When you imagine a perfect romantic getaway, you may envision beautiful white sandy beaches, or a quaint little New England bed and breakfast — but if you’re the adventurous type, you may want something a little more “outside the box”. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning an engagement, celebrating a wedding, honeymoon, or anniversary, there [...]

Top 100 Cowboy Expressions and Phrases

2020-11-03T10:21:06-07:00November 2nd, 2020|Cowboy Phrases|

While at a friend’s house this past weekend, the famous Disney and Pixar movie Toy Story was playing in the background; effectively keeping the children entertained as we chatted and enjoyed our adult libations. After the film finished and the children were sent off to bed, we heard one tell the other “make sure to [...]

Why Horseback Riding Will Enhance Your Child’s Future

2020-08-26T09:09:14-06:00August 26th, 2020|Dude Ranch Kids Programs, Horseback Riding Vacations|

When I was a little, my grandmother, who was my primary caretaker — passed on her love and knowledge of horses to both me and my sister.  I was the rambunctious child, and my sister was overly shy and reserved; needless to say, we both needed structure and an outlet that would encourage us to [...]

15 Inspirational Cowgirl Quotes and Sayings

2020-07-28T14:25:07-06:00July 28th, 2020|Cowgirl Quotes, General|

Being a cowgirl goes beyond riding a horse and working with cattle. A cowgirl is a woman who is strong, confident, and not afraid of a hard day’s work. She is polite, sharing kindness with all the folks around her, and she doesn’t shy away from getting dirt under her fingernails. Each cowgirl is an [...]

Top 8 Things to Do at a Dude Ranch

2020-07-04T14:50:14-06:00July 4th, 2020|All Inclusive Family Vacations, Dude Ranch, Dude Ranch Vacations|

If you have already experienced a dude ranch vacation, then you know just how incredible an escape to the rugged West can be. If you are one of the many people who have yet to enjoy the dude ranch experience, then saddle up- you are in for a treat! When you think of a dude [...]

What are ranch chaps and why do cowboys wear them?

2020-05-25T20:28:09-06:00May 25th, 2020|Cowboy Attire|

Throughout history, the cowboy lifestyle has been decorated as exciting and iconic. The portrayal of cowboys has been glorified in television, books, and epic stories which unfold countless legendary adventures dealing with gun-slinging outlaws, free-range cattle, and harsh weather conditions. Today, the role of the American cowboy has changed quite a bit, but their robust [...]

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