Destination Dude Ranch: Adventure Vacations for Families

Imagine your family all being happy with the activities every moment of your dude ranch vacations

There are countless people who have planned a destination vacation, gotten excited, only to end up disappointed, angry and frustrated at the outcomes. Many of the resort type packages offered are bare minimum activity plans, meaning you have to fill your stay with things to do. If you want to spend the day out hiking, ... [Read More]

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Spend More Time with Your Family: Kids and Dude Ranch Vacations

Your teenagers won

Strong family relationships are built through spending time with each other and enjoying the simple things in life. Sometimes, we all get too caught up in other activities that we forget the most important thing—family. It may be hard at times to get the whole family together, especially when each member has different schedules, activities, and ... [Read More]

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Personalized Horseback Riding Instruction Week


While most of the season on our guest ranch is devoted to a wide mix of activity itineraries, one special week at the Colorado Trails dude ranch resort focuses on individual horseback riding instruction. Horseman’s Week is always set for the end of August and is open to riders of all levels of experience. During ... [Read More]

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Fly Fishing Trips for Colorado Cutthroat Trout

Guest ranch fly fishing vacations in Colorado

Most regions of the country have good spots for fly fishing trout of one type of another. Finding the perfect spot to offering fly fishing vacations means you’ll be looking for something out of the ordinary and the fly fishing vacation package at Colorado Trails guest ranch is just the thing. The rivers and streams ... [Read More]

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The Dude Ranch Experience

World class horseback riding - fly fishing vacations at Colorado Trails Ranch.

A lot of people are pretty curious these days about exactly what they can do for a week at a world class dude ranch resort. It isn’t like we will feed you well so you will have the stamina to help us rope and branch calves. As our guest your experience on our guest ranch ... [Read More]

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Dude Ranch Vacations and Teenagers

Dude ranch kids programs for teens

If you ask your teenaged children what they want to do on the upcoming family vacation, they won’t say they want to go to a dude ranch. Don’t be surprised when they are anything but happy that your family adventure vacation plans for this year means spending an entire week at guest ranch. In their ... [Read More]

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Horseback Riding and Art: Excellent Vacation Blend

Art clinics and horseback riding are the perfect artist's dude ranch vacation.

Summer scenery in the San Juan Mountains is beautiful. People have been traveling to Durango, Colorado for over a century, just to enjoy the breathtaking view. To anyone with artistic talent, the fall colors add a depth to the rolling mountainous terrain that make you itch to get it all on paper or canvas. If ... [Read More]

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Why Kids Love a Dude Ranch Family Vacation

Dude ranch kids programs broaden children's horizons.

Have you ever taken your kids on vacation and found the entire trip was a problem? You are about to discover the perfect place to take your kids and enjoy an entire week of bliss… for all of you. The dude ranch experience is something your kids have never had. There aren’t roller coasters and ... [Read More]

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The Elements of the Perfect Vacation

Colorado guest ranch adventure vacations include river rafting fun.

If you’ve been on a destination vacation that was huge disappointment lately, you aren’t alone. There is a lot work just lining up your lodging and entertainment agenda. Most self planned vacations mean a lot of hassle and waiting in long lines before you can get a taste of fun or excitement. All of this ... [Read More]

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