Here in Durango, CO, the last of the late snowfalls has come and gone, trees and flowers are starting to bloom, and the days are warming up. At Colorado Trails Dude Ranch, we’re busying ourselves with our last-minute preparations as we get ready to welcome our honored summer guests.

We have a long history of offering excellent all inclusive family vacations at Colorado Trails; this summer will mark our 52nd season in business. Whether you’ve been to our ranch before or you’ve never had a dude ranch experience, we hope you’ll bring the family out to Colorado Trails this summer for an unforgettable vacation.

The Horses Are Waiting

If you like horseback riding, you’ll love Colorado Trails. Our herd of 70 horses have been at their “winter homes,” but they’re on their way back now and they eagerly await your return. With so many experienced horses and horse wranglers, we have a horse to suit every rider. It doesn’t matter if you have plenty of experience riding horses or you’re a first-time rider; at Colorado Trails, you will find a horse that you can ride and bond with.

The Fish Are Waiting, Too (Albeit Less Eagerly)

Horseback riding isn’t the only outdoor activity our visitors enjoy. The stocked pond and mountain streams surrounding our ranch are ideal for fly fishing. We have catch-and-release hooks that won’t even hurt the fish, if that’s the sort of thing that concerns you or members of your family.

In addition to horseback riding and fly fishing, our other ranch activities include trap shooting, swimming, rafting and more.

Take a Hayride or Catch a Play

After a long day spent enjoying fun activities and good company, you can relax with a hayride under a starry sky, join in for a campfire sing-along, visit our Opera House for some square dancing or head into town to watch one of the fun and famous Durango Melodramas.

Sleep Soundly

When your evening is over, lay your head down on a comfortable pillow on a comfortable bed. This winter, we’ve replaced some of our older cabins with brand new ones to accommodate both small and large family gatherings.

As you can tell from this long list, even the most active and hard-to-please member of your family will stay entertained during your Colorado Trails vacation. If you’re up for an early visit, you can take advantage of our 15 percent discount during the first two weeks of June for full week stays. If you prefer the end of the season, we also offer a 10 to 20 percent discount for full week stays for the week of August 11th (10%) and in September (20%). See our rate sheet for more information.

We hope you’ll decide to join us for our 52nd season at Colorado Trails. We know that if you do, you’ll be back for the 53rd season, the 54th season, the 55th season, the… well, you get the idea!