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Team Building And Our Dude Ranch Are Perfect Partners

2017-02-03T03:56:36+00:00 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

2017-02-03T03:57:17+00:00 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

2017-02-03T03:58:19+00:00 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?

2017-02-03T04:02:23+00:00 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

2017-02-03T04:04:04+00:00 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!

2017-02-03T04:08:18+00:00 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

2017-02-03T04:09:57+00:00 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 [...]

Fascinating Things to Do On Our Dude Ranch Vacations

2017-02-03T04:18:57+00:00 December 23rd, 2011|General, Guest Ranch|

For guests of the Colorado Trails Ranch, there's a lot more to explore than horseback riding and fishing or rafting. One of the most interesting is the opportunity to tour the ruins of the ancients nearby. Mesa Verde National Park is the finest example of Ancient Puebloan dwellings. These Puebloans were formerly called Anasazi. Mesa [...]

Ever Wondered Why It’s Called a ‘Dude Ranch’?

2017-02-03T04:21:45+00:00 November 24th, 2011|Dude Ranch, General|

It certainly has nothing to do with today's younger crowd referring to each other as 'dude'. It's also doubtful that they coined the name after anything connected to a guest ranch. So where did this ranch classification come from? As it turns out, credit is due mostly to Theodore Roosevelt and people like him. How [...]

History of the Dude Ranch

2017-02-03T04:23:23+00:00 November 10th, 2011|Dude Ranch Vacations, General|

Dude ranch vacations have been considered some of the very best family vacations ever since dude ranches and guest ranches first burst onto the scene in the late 19th century. The Romance with the American West Why did folks from “back East” start heading to Western dude ranches in the first place? If you remember [...]