Our Location

If There’s A Gateway to Heaven on Earth… This Is It

Durango has been a Colorado vacation hot spot for scenic beauty since the days of the silver mines, so we’re not surprised to hear guests describe our location as magnificent, breathtaking or spectacular.

Colorado Trails Ranch is just 12 miles northeast of the historic mining town of Durango, Colorado. Our 1000+ acres of dude ranch property are nestled in a beautiful mountain valley and shares a property line with the two-million acre San Juan National Forest.

The valley the dude ranch sits in has an elevation of 7,500 feet.

From there, the ridges and mountains sweep up to provide a panorama of beautiful, undeveloped country in every direction you look. You will quickly understand after arriving, the reason why all the ‘city folks’ flocked to this area by train in the late 1800’s for the sole purpose of admiring the view. It hasn’t changed that much since way back when. There are miles and miles of virgin landscapes just waiting for you to discover just how fabulous the natural world can be.

A number of ways to travel to Colorado Trails Ranch…

  • By Air… Fly into Durango on one of the non-stop flights from Denver, Phoenix or Dallas/Ft. Worth. Ranch staff will provide your transportation free of charge for both your arrival and departure, if you choose the local Durango Airport.
  • Scenic Fly & Drive… Fly into Albuquerque, New Mexico and take the scenic four hour drive by rental car to our ranch. Competitive airfare rates into Albuquerque make this a popular option for many guests. The easy trip driving through the countryside is a bonus with this choice of arriving at our family vacation destination just past Durango.

  • By Car… There are a number of ways to arrive at our guest ranch if you are driving in for your Colorado vacation. Use the following maps, or contact us for directions.