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 at the guest ranch. They all take pride in working as a team and providing excellent customer service so you will have your best vacation ever.
Jeanne, a fixture at Colorado Trails Ranch for more than 45 years, is our Ranch Manager. Over the years, she has done every job on the ranch, and you may find her helping out almost anywhere – cooking breakfast, feeding the hummingbirds, guiding the Mesa Verde trip and keeping everything flowing smoothly.
Our Guest Services person will be happy to send out brochures and provide information on the dude ranch. She answers the phone and will help make your reservation. During your stay, she’ll help coordinate your activities and make you the best milkshake ever in the Soda Fountain.
Brian, our chef for the third season, and kitchen assistants will prepare delicious, healthy and wholesome meals for you. Guests love our food and all your meals are included with your vacation. Our wait staff will see to it that everything is perfect at mealtime.
While you are here at our guest ranch, you will stay in one of our comfortable cabins. Our housekeepers will make your beds, take out the trash and keep your cabin spotless.
If you are bringing children along, we offer a wonderful children’s program. Our counselors will keep your children entertained with such activities as horseback riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, archery and campouts. All our counselors are certified in CPR and first aid.
While you are at Colorado Trails Ranch, you can enjoy horseback riding through the mountains, alongside creeks or across the meadow. Our wranglers, led by our head wrangler Jessalin, will ensure that your horse is cared for. They will have your horse saddled up and ready to ride whenever you are. If you’ve never ridden before, the wranglers will provide expert instruction and help to pick out the right horse for you. The wranglers will lead you on the trail rides and ensure that you have a fun, safe ride.
Our fishing guides, led by Gordy over the past ten years, will teach you all aspects of fly fishing. They will take you on guided fishing trips to our ponds, private river waters and high mountain streams.
Our maintenance staff works behind the scenes to make sure everything here at the ranch is working properly as well as taking our guests on many of their activities. Mike heads the maintenance team in addition to taking on many other responsibilities for the last ten years.
Our entire staff here at Colorado Trails Ranch will make sure you have an excellent vacation that you will never forget.