Vacationing in one spot, only having to unpack once, meals and activities all at the same location, sounds like a cruise…..or a dude ranch vacation. You can think of a dude ranch vacation as a cruise on horseback and know just what you are getting into. As with a cruise, you can get settled into one spot and then be taken care of from delightful meals to comfy beds to a world of activities to please everyone.

At Colorado Trails dude ranch, our “sea” isn’t water, but land. We are nestled in a beautiful little valley with trees and meadows and mountains all around us. Those “cruising” at Colorado Trails Ranch have the options to explore the countryside on the back of a wondrous four-legged animal. Or, they can try to spot and catch trout from our little “sea” in the form of stocked fishing ponds and our little river of private waters. Also “on board” our guests can swim in our heated pool, soak in the hot tub, and try a little target shooting with rifles or arrows. Our guests can get plenty of exercise hiking in the woods or using our exercise room. And, if you are ready to unwind, you have a variety of cozy and comfortable places to sit back with a book or a snooze.

Our “ports of call” consist of a morning rafting down the Animas River in Durango or a morning of pushing cattle around just down the road from the ranch or a day spent exploring the ancient ruins of Mesa Verde National Park. After consuming three delicious (and sometimes decadent) meals every day, you can belly up to the bar and indulge with an old fashioned milk shake or malt.

In the evenings, you won’t be lost for things to do. There is an ice cream social, a hayride and cowboy singer and campfire, an evening of kicking up your heels square dancing, a trip into Durango for the Victorian Melodrama, a candlelit dinner with stimulating conversation and several cook-outs to enjoy. Our skies are endless, twinkling with more stars than you can imagine.

So come “cruise” at Colorado Trails Ranch…’ll want to return year after year and you and your kids will have memories galore! We promise it will be the most amazing all inclusive family vacation’s experience you’ve ever had.