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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 [...]

Make Quality Time with Family a #1 Vacation Priority

2017-02-03T04:10:57+00:00 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 [...]

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 [...]

How To Have the Best Horseback Riding Vacations

2017-02-03T04:32:53+00:00 August 18th, 2011|General, Horseback Riding Vacations|

Did you know that you and your horse are supposed to work as a team? That's the secret to a truly enjoyable experience on any type of horseback riding vacations. Here at Colorado Trails guest ranch, we understand that spending a week in the saddle having a great time begins by matching each guest to [...]

The Story Behind Colorado Trails Dude Ranch

2017-02-03T04:40:56+00:00 July 28th, 2011|Dude Ranch, General|

There aren't many dude ranches in the American West that can say they've been around for over fifty years, but Colorado Trails Dude Ranch can. As a matter of fact, we are in the midst of celebrating our 50th season anniversary in 2011. Early Years at Colorado Trails Colorado Trails, unlike many other dude ranches, [...]