New Pool and Whirlpool at Colorado Trails

Enjoy warm water fun with whirlpool n this dude ranch

At Colorado Trails Dude Ranch, we spend our winters getting ready for our spring and summer guests. While the rest of Colorado hosts skiers and snowboarders, we build, clean, add on, scrape and polish. This winter’s main project has focused on two items we know that visitors of our guest ranch will definitely enjoy once ... [Read More]

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Colorado Trails Ranch: Vacation in Reality

Our dude ranch is rich in culture

HISTORY The history of Colorado Trails Ranch is unique in the fact that it was designed to be a guest ranch from the beginning, rather than an adaptation of a traditional ranch. In 1960, two ancient but sturdy buildings stood on the original property; namely, a small barn and an anteroom to a dance hall built ... [Read More]

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Fly Fishing Tips and Tricks to Catch More Fish

Learn beginner

If you love to fly fish, you will find a little slice of heaven at Colorado Trails Ranch. Our dude ranch has over two miles of private water on the Florida River and access to cold mountain streams and rivers along with fully stocked private ranch ponds featuring some of the finest trout fishing in ... [Read More]

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Horse Rescue Training at Colorado Trails

Learn all about horseback riding

Code 3 Associates and Colorado Trails Dude Ranch are at it again: Colorado Trails teamed up with the non-profit agency again recently to train first-responders in the art of technical equine rescue. In Colorado, first-responders are frequently called in to help in situations that involve horses. Normally, their calls for help are for the rider, not ... [Read More]

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Main Street at Colorado Trails Dude Ranch

There are endless places to visit at the guest ranch

When you stroll up Main Street at Colorado Trails Dude Ranch, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another era, but you won’t be leaving modern comforts behind. Our Main Street includes a Trading Post, an Opera House, a Blacksmith Shop, a Jail, Saloon and School House. These parts of our guest ranch aren’t always what ... [Read More]

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The Staff at Colorado Trails Ranch Will Take Care of Your Every Need

Each one of them has a role to take at the dude ranch

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 ... [Read More]

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Step Out of the Box with a Vacation to a Dude Ranch

Visit the Ranch for your Next All Inclusive Family Vacations

There are many popular vacation spots that families tend to fall back on every year. However, the annual ski trip or vacation at the beach can quickly become boring. If your vacation is in need of a refresher, or if you are looking for ideas for all inclusive family vacations that everyone can enjoy, then ... [Read More]

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Meet Fish and Frog, Our New Draft Horses

Horseback riding at the guest ranch just became more exciting

The next time you and your family come to Colorado Trails Dude Ranch in Durango, CO, for all inclusive family vacations, we’ll introduce you to two new members of our own family: two draft horses named Fish and Frog. Fish and Frog aren’t just any draft horses. As full brothers born only two years apart, they ... [Read More]

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Never Get Bored at Colorado Trails Ranch: Alternatives to Horseback Riding and Fishing

Dude ranch activities are virtually unlimited!

When you think of a dude ranch, does your mind immediately conjure a picture of someone on a horse? Do you think of Billy Crystal’s old movie, City Slickers, and assume you’ll be roping cattle and birthing calves? At Colorado Trails Dude Ranch, we do have horseback riding, but there’s also so much more you can ... [Read More]

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Family Vacations at Colorado Trails Dude Ranch

Your family vacations will be memorable here

With summer starting to heat up, it’s time to finalize your plans for your annual summer family vacation. Maybe you haven’t made definite plans yet because you and your family members just can’t agree upon a vacation destination that pleases the whole family. Last year you went to the beach, which Mom and the kids ... [Read More]

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