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What to Pack for a Family Dude Ranch Vacation

2020-04-08T09:14:28-06:00April 1st, 2020|Dude Ranch, General|

When planning your dude ranch vacation, you may wonder what items you should bring for the best and most comfortable experience. It’s ideal to be prepared when your family is considering the various outdoor activities offered by our all-inclusive dude ranch, whether it be horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, or hiking in the mountains.  [...]

10 Reasons you should choose our Dude Ranch Vacation this Summer

2020-02-15T19:52:49-07:00February 15th, 2020|All Inclusive Family Vacations, Dude Ranch, Dude Ranch Vacations|

To be honest, it’s hard to come up with any reasons NOT to choose a dude ranch experience like ours for your summer vacation. There is something truly special about making memories with friends and family in a setting that includes epic activities, unforgettable mountain views, and good ol’ fashioned Western hospitality. Here are 10 [...]

Durango Named One of the Best “True Western” Towns

2017-01-26T20:27:17-07:00February 28th, 2013|Dude Ranch, General|

Durango, CO, home to Colorado Trails Dude Ranch, was recently ranked #5 out of 10 Western towns named the "Truest Western Towns" by True West magazine. The magazine, which has been creating these top 10 list for the past eight years, stated that Durango's celebration of its Old West history in general and its rich [...]

The Staff at Colorado Trails Ranch Will Take Care of Your Every Need

2017-02-01T07:18:45-07:00August 2nd, 2012|Dude Ranch, General|

You're in for a great vacation when you come to Colorado Trails Ranch, located just outside of Durango, Colorado. There's a lot to do at the all-inclusive dude ranch and the staff will make sure that you have an awesome vacation. Our staff of 20 will attend to all your needs while you are here [...]

Team Building And Our Dude Ranch Are Perfect Partners

2017-02-03T03:56:36-07:00April 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 [...]

What Happens On Our Colorado Dude Ranch In the Winter?

2017-02-03T04:02:23-07:00March 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 [...]

Cruise Vacations on Horseback

2017-02-03T04:20:55-07:00December 8th, 2011|Dude Ranch, General|

Vacationing in one spot, only having to unpack once, meals and activities all at the same location, sounds like a cruise…..or a dude ranch vacation. You can think of a dude ranch vacation as a cruise on horseback and know just what you are getting into. As with a cruise, you can get settled into [...]

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

2020-06-17T16:26:30-06:00November 24th, 2011|Dude Ranch, General|

You might have heard the term “dude ranch” when talking about a western guest ranch or discussing an adventurous vacation. But what is a dude ranch exactly? 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 [...]

Cowboy Boots Aren’t Just Fashionable Dude Ranch Footwear

2017-02-03T04:24:58-07:00October 27th, 2011|Dude Ranch, General|

There's a reason that cowboys of both past and present wear cowboy boots. Far more than fashionable footwear; cowboy boots by design are the best footwear for riding horseback. As a matter of fact, at Colorado Trails Dude Ranch, we require all of our guests who plan to go horseback riding to have smooth-soled footwear [...]