Colorado Trails Fishing Vacations: Where Trout Go to Heaven

Fun fishing for everyone at the Colorado Guest Ranch

It's a little known fact that when trout die and go to heaven, they end up in the mountain streams in the San Juan Mountains outside of Durango, CO. That's why we call the fishing spots around our Colorado dude ranch “trout heaven.” The Best Fishing Vacations Outside the Caribbean  Some fishermen and women think that they have ... [Read More]

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Outdoor, Active Fun for Kids of All Ages with Our Kids’ Program

Give your kids the best at our guest ranch

One sunny weekend day, you're downstairs in the kitchen minding your own business – maybe you're cooking or maybe you're just quietly reading a book – when suddenly you hear some yelling coming from upstairs. Thinking that your 9 year-old and 12 year-old must be about to kill each other again, you stop what you're ... [Read More]

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Team Building And Our Dude Ranch Are Perfect Partners

Corporate Retreats are Crucial for Success

Spring has arrived in Durango, CO, meaning that it's a perfect time to get your colleagues out of the cubicles and into the beautiful San Juan Mountains surrounding Colorado Trails dude ranch. In early April, nights are still crisp and cool, while daytime highs reach into the lower to mid-70s. By May, the weather is ... [Read More]

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Interesting Info to Bring Along on Horseback Riding Vacations


Guests to our Colorado dude ranch who have not ridden before, or spent much time around horses, can find it much easier to quickly become confidant about their time in the saddle by being more familiar with these magnificent animals. After all, they are a main part of your focus for horseback riding vacations. Unlike many ... [Read More]

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Priceless Moments on Our Guest Ranch


There are certain experiences in life, that no matter how old you become, will always be treasured. They are things that can only happen rarely to a person, if not a once in a lifetime gem. For a child who lives in a big city, the freedom they experience here at Colorado Trails will always be ... [Read More]

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What Happens On Our Colorado Dude Ranch In the Winter?

Expect great All Inclusive Family Vacations in the Summer!

It is pretty quiet at Colorado Trails during our off season, but don't get the idea that the full time staff is on hiatus. We're definitely not on vacation. There is plenty of action taking place at the dude ranch. It's a lot of work getting ready for next summer's all inclusive family vacations, not ... [Read More]

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A Dude Ranch Donation More Valuable Than Money

Make donations to this dude ranch to make people

A lot people have a cause that they donate to, whether it be money or their time. It is always an organization whose goals match their convictions or beliefs. Things aren't much different for the owners and staff here at our dude ranch, Colorado Trails. Our belief is in families and the importance of being close ... [Read More]

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The Best Dude Ranch Kid’s Program is Loads of Fun!

Your children will have a blast in our dude ranch kid

Are you looking for all inclusive family vacations that both you and your kids will love? Great, ‘cause we’re ready for you too! At Colorado Trails Ranch, you're more than just a guest, and will become a part of our ranch family as you take part in exciting daily activities. No matter how old you ... [Read More]

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Getting to Know Saddles Before Dude Ranch Vacations


At Colorado Trails Ranch, we offer families a chance to go on horseback riding vacations that they'll never forget. Before you head to Colorado for your ideal dude ranch vacation, however, you should educate yourself a little about the Western saddle. Western Saddles vs. English Saddles You may be aware that there are two main riding styles ... [Read More]

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Make Quality Time with Family a #1 Vacation Priority

Colorado Dude Ranch vacations give you just that

About a year ago, BBC documentary film producer Jonnie Hughes brought a handful of tribesmen from a remote jungle village in Papua, New Guinea to London. He had been making a film about the tribe, known as the Insect Tribe, and the tribesmen asked why the study only worked one way – why did the ... [Read More]

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