Other Activities

No guest at Colorado Trails Ranch is ever bored.

There are just so many great things to. If you’re not the riding and fishing type, we totally understand. Some folks do their relaxing best over days filled with action adventure, and others of us prefer a somewhat calmer approach.

We’ve got a huge assortment of other activities sure to match your interests too. It’s all part of what makes our dude ranch the perfect place for family vacations and reunions, by making sure that there’s always something going on for everyone. You’ll find a well-rounded selection of additional activities in the box on the right that are all part of our all inclusive vacation packages.

Some great off-ranch excursions you might enjoy.

There are also a number of daytime excursions guests can enjoy for an additional fee. One example of great interest is taking a guided trip to visit the Ancient Puebloan ruins at Mesa Verde National Park.

If you’re out for adventure and excitement, you can sign up for a half-day guided rafting trip on the Animas river during our all-inclusive dude ranch weeks or sign up for your own guided adventure that may include rock climbing, more intense white water rafting, jeep tours and ATV rentals.
See Colorado Outback Adventures website for more info.

A long standing favorite of visitors to the area is taking the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge train ride. If you’re interested in adding the train to your vacation, we recommend you do the train ride before or after your stay with us, as you won’t want to miss a full day of ranch activities. Train reservations need to be made in advance at

These are just a couple of our morning and afternoon activities, check out a sample week’s itinerary: sample-schedule

Other Fun Things To Do

  • White water rafting on the Animas River with a professional outfitter.

  • Guided nature hikes in the mountains and forests.

  • Swimming in our heated pool.

  • A Ruckus Room to keep kids focused and having fun.

  • Volleyball, Basketball and Pickleball on our new Sport Court.

  • A horseshoe pit for folks looking for a classic game.

  • Power tubing for the kids at nearby Vallecito Lake.

  • Trap shooting for adults (teens with parent supervision).

  • Try your hand at archery.

  • Enjoy a homemade milkshake or iced coffee on a hot afternoon in the Trading Post.

  • The ranch hot tub for a relaxing soak.

  • Stretch out on your cabin porch for an afternoon with a good book.

  • Specially scheduled shopping excursions to visit Durango’s many charming boutiques and galleries.

  • Petting Zoo full of friendly critters.