Family vacations are a great way to bring the family closer together and have fun. You can forget about the stresses of work, late bills, and picking up your child from daycare. Many families have chosen to go on a family dude ranch vacation because it allows them to spend more time with each other and with nature. Our Durango Colorado Guest Ranch is encompassed by the beautiful San Juan Forest. This forest provides the perfect setting for dude ranch vacations.

The San Juan Mountains, located in southwest Colorado, takes up over 12,000 square miles of the state. The view of the San Juan Mountains from surrounding areas is astonishing. The view from our Durango Colorado Guest Ranch is even more breathtaking, since our guest ranch is surrounded by these mountains.

Imagine stepping out of your cozy cabin, which has been accommodated to fit your group size and personal needs. Once you step out, you will be amazed by the gorgeous view. You take in the fresh scent of nature and breathe in the clear, clean air. Surrounding the San Juan Mountains, you will find some of the freshest and clearest air that can be found in the US–talk about getting some fresh air.

The San Juan National Forest offers the perfect spots for activities for our guests. Dude ranch vacations are incomplete without a little horseback riding and fishing. Horseback riding through the San Juan forest is relaxing and extremely fun. For our advanced riders, they will enjoy the different trails that this forest has to offer. If you’ve never ridden a horse before or have limited experience riding one, our professional staff members will help you learn the basics of horseback riding and let you practice in the wide open meadows.

For those who want to try their hand at fishing, the San Juan National Forest is home to several ponds and lakes that you can fish at. You can relax by the water, catch fish, and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the San Juan Mountains. After a long day enjoying your all inclusive family vacations, it may be time to settle down, relax underneath the stars, and gaze at the beautiful mountains that surround you. If you think the San Juan Mountains are incredible during the day, just wait until the sun goes down.

Spending time with your family and ours is our top priority at our Durango Colorado Guest Ranch. But, you will experience so much more than family bonding. You will experience great food, comfortable cabins, relaxing swims, excellent customer service, a variety of different shops and stores, a deeper appreciation for nature, and the beautiful mountains of the San Juan National Forest.