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Colorado Trails Fishing Vacations: Where Trout Go to Heaven

May 17th, 2012|Fly Fishing Vacations, General|

It's a little known fact that when trout die and go to heaven, they end up in the mountain streams in the San Juan Mountains outside of Durango, CO. That's why we call the fishing spots around our Colorado dude ranch “trout heaven.” The Best Fishing Vacations Outside the Caribbean  Some fishermen and women think that [...]

Outdoor, Active Fun for Kids of All Ages with Our Kids’ Program

May 3rd, 2012|Dude Ranch Kids Programs, General|

One sunny weekend day, you're downstairs in the kitchen minding your own business – maybe you're cooking or maybe you're just quietly reading a book – when suddenly you hear some yelling coming from upstairs. Thinking that your 9 year-old and 12 year-old must be about to kill each other again, you stop what you're [...]

Team Building And Our Dude Ranch Are Perfect Partners

April 19th, 2012|Dude Ranch, General|

Spring has arrived in Durango, CO, meaning that it's a perfect time to get your colleagues out of the cubicles and into the beautiful San Juan Mountains surrounding Colorado Trails dude ranch. In early April, nights are still crisp and cool, while daytime highs reach into the lower to mid-70s. By May, the weather is [...]

Interesting Info to Bring Along on Horseback Riding Vacations

April 5th, 2012|General, Horseback Riding Vacations|

Guests to our Colorado dude ranch who have not ridden before, or spent much time around horses, can find it much easier to quickly become confidant about their time in the saddle by being more familiar with these magnificent animals. After all, they are a main part of your focus for horseback riding vacations. Unlike [...]

Priceless Moments on Our Guest Ranch

March 15th, 2012|Dude Ranch Kids Programs, General|

There are certain experiences in life, that no matter how old you become, will always be treasured. They are things that can only happen rarely to a person, if not a once in a lifetime gem. For a child who lives in a big city, the freedom they experience here at Colorado Trails will always [...]

What Happens On Our Colorado Dude Ranch In the Winter?

March 1st, 2012|Dude Ranch, General|

It is pretty quiet at Colorado Trails during our off season, but don't get the idea that the full time staff is on hiatus. We're definitely not on vacation. There is plenty of action taking place at the dude ranch. It's a lot of work getting ready for next summer's all inclusive family vacations, not [...]

A Dude Ranch Donation More Valuable Than Money

February 16th, 2012|All Inclusive Family Vacations, General|

A lot people have a cause that they donate to, whether it be money or their time. It is always an organization whose goals match their convictions or beliefs. Things aren't much different for the owners and staff here at our dude ranch, Colorado Trails. Our belief is in families and the importance of being [...]

The Best Dude Ranch Kid’s Program is Loads of Fun!

February 2nd, 2012|Dude Ranch Kids Programs, General|

Are you looking for all inclusive family vacations that both you and your kids will love? Great, ‘cause we’re ready for you too! At Colorado Trails Ranch, you're more than just a guest, and will become a part of our ranch family as you take part in exciting daily activities. No matter how old you [...]

Getting to Know Saddles Before Dude Ranch Vacations

January 19th, 2012|General, Horseback Riding Vacations|

At Colorado Trails Ranch, we offer families a chance to go on horseback riding vacations that they'll never forget. Before you head to Colorado for your ideal dude ranch vacation, however, you should educate yourself a little about the Western saddle. Western Saddles vs. English Saddles You may be aware that there are two main [...]

Make Quality Time with Family a #1 Vacation Priority

January 5th, 2012|Family Vacations, General|

About a year ago, BBC documentary film producer Jonnie Hughes brought a handful of tribesmen from a remote jungle village in Papua, New Guinea to London. He had been making a film about the tribe, known as the Insect Tribe, and the tribesmen asked why the study only worked one way – why did the [...]