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 your part as a guest or staff member on our ranch.
The following guidelines are in place to keep our guests and staff safe while still providing a fantastic dude ranch vacation. Our policy is not limited to these guidelines and is subject to change.

  • Ranch guest capacity has been reduced to promote physical distancing.
  • Guests must cancel their stay if they are sick or have been sick or have been in close contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 symptoms in the 10 days before their stay.
  • Guests will need to certify that they are symptom free upon arrival and sign a waiver acknowledging the risks of exposure to COVID-19.
  • Guests should maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from people not in their group/household.
  • Guests should wash their hands frequently with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer.
  • Masks must be worn inside vehicles and common buildings including the office and dining room. Masks must be worn when partaking in an activity that does not allow you to have six feet of space between you and another staff member or guest that is not in your household. An example of this is when you are mounting your horse. When near your wrangler, you must wear your mask.
  • When you are on trail, you should naturally be maintaining six feet or more so your mask may be removed.
  • Per Colorado state guidelines, children are not required to wear masks.
  • Ranch meals will be served buffet style but must be served by ranch staff. Guests are not allowed to touch serving utensils. While it is normally encouraged that staff and guests mingle at mealtimes, guests are asked to sit only with their household. Staff will not be allowed to share dining tables with guests. Our dining room is large enough to socially distance and ventilation is particularly good. Guests may also utilize the picnic tables outside.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place. Sanitation of public areas and high touch surfaces are scheduled after events such as after each meal. Daily housekeeping will only be provided upon request. Decorative hard to clean items such as pillow shams and bedspreads will not be used.
  • While most of our regular activities take place outdoors, Western dancing in the Opera house is one that does not work within social distancing guidelines and will not be offered this summer.

We expect to have a great summer here in 2021. We know our guests and staff are all excited about returning to some form of normal. We will relax restrictions as soon as our state and local guidelines recommend doing so. Please be prepared to participate and support any restrictions that are in place.

Vaccine: We strongly encourage all guests and staff who are medically able to be vaccinated prior to arrival at the ranch. Management and winter staff have recieved or will receive their vaccines as soon as they are eligible.

Further information:

CDC.gov
Colorado.gov
San Juan Public Health