What to Pack for Dude Ranch Vacations
If you’ve recently decided to take a family adventure vacation to our Western dude ranch, you may be wondering what you need to bring. Of course you’ll need the necessities: clothes, shoes, toothbrush, and you can’t forget your signature cowboy hat. But, if you do happen to forget some of the necessities at home, our dude ranch is equipped with facilities that will come to your rescue.
The Colorado Trails Trading Post sells t-shirts, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a great selection of fishing caps and cowboy hats should you forget to pack yours by accident. Many people decide to make reservations at our guest ranch resort, because it is the perfect place for a fly fishing vacation. If you left your fishing gear at home or didn’t want to haul it around on the airplane, our fly fishing center sells everything that you could need for fishing.
Our Colorado dude ranch is also equipped with a laundry room, so you don’t have to worry about bringing a closet full of clothes. When choosing the right clothes to pack, consider the varying weather throughout the days of summer in the mountains. For hot days, you wouldn’t want to try taking part in dude ranch activities in sweltering jeans and a sweater. We do, however, have cool mountain evenings where you will definitely want to wear a sweater.
We have a wide variety of activities waiting for you at the Colorado Trails guest ranch, so you will want to bring clothes so that you can participate. We also offer river rafting, power tubing, horseback riding, volleyball, and a basketball court, along with many other great things to do.
It gets hot here in Durango during the summers, and we have a swimming pool for just that reason. Guest ranch guests enjoy our heated swimming pool and have access to it all day. Evenings you might want to enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub too. So don’t forget your swimming suit!
This is the perfect place to go for a horseback riding vacation. We offer horseback riding courses for beginners and a variety of horses for different experience levels. For novice horseback riders, it is recommended that you wear long, stretchy pants. It’s also recommended that you bring a pair of riding boots. There are a variety of different boots you can purchase, such as paddock boots or cowboy boots. At our Western dude ranch, we go on regular hikes through our mountain forest. You will want to bring appropriate hiking gear, including hiking boots, backpacks, and clothing.
Don’t worry if you forget to pack any items. We have different facilities that carry different items that you will need during your stay. Can’t find the item you want in our Colorado dude ranch facilities? There’s still no need to worry—one of our staff will gladly pick the item up in town for you. Our job is to make this vacation the best you’ve ever had, and we will stop at nothing to keep our guests happy.