Colorado Trails Ranch

12161 County Road 240, Durango

$US 7450 per week

Starting Based on 2-3 people

  • Category: Ranch
  • Location: Countryside
  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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Families seeking an authentic Western dude ranch experience need look no further than Colorado Trails Ranch, in spectacular Durango, Colorado near the border with New Mexico. Celebrating the property’s 50th year as a guest ranch, the team at Colorado Trails has fun for all ages down to a science. The horseback riding program is exceptional, with rides for all speeds, ages and abilities. Kids have their own camp for different age groups, including teens, with scheduled activities each day. There’s a huge list of activities for time out of the saddle, including world-class fly fishing with instruction, hiking, whitewater rafting, shooting, archery and much more. There are wonderful excursions accessible from here too, including Mesa Verde. Guest cabins have been remodeled from top to bottom and are ideal for families, with multiple bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out. Ranch vacations seem expensive at first blush, but Colorado Trails is a great value for the amenities, service and level of personalization included.

Favorite Features

  • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
  • School Age Action: Loads of fun activities for school age kids
  • Cool For Teens: Safe and expansive location, teens have plenty of independence
  • Extensive daily age-appropriate kids’ activities and schedule
  • Remodeled multi-room guest cabins are ideal for families
  • Exceptional horseback riding program for all speeds and abilities
  • World-class fly fishing and instruction
  • Beautiful setting in Durango, Colorado
  • Central home-base for local exploration
  • Excellent dining
  • Value-oriented pricing

Families Should Know

  • 2016 season is June 5-September 18
  • Week-long stay discounts available for certain weeks in the season
  • Located 30 minutes from the Durango airport
  • Recommended for ages 5 and up
  • All-inclusive pricing includes lodging, meals, and activities
  • No TVs or Internet in guest cabins
  • Swimming pool is fenced and heated, not kids’ pool
  • No disabled access

Ciao Bambino Recommends For Ages:

  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

More To Know & Do

Sports + Activities

  • horseback riding
  • mountain bike riding
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • hiking
  • archery
  • clay shooting
  • power tubing
  • volleyball and basketball
  • square dancing

Local Excursions

  • Durango
  • Mesa Verde


  • 1-4 bedroom cabins
  • air-conditioning
  • coffee maker
  • private porch in some units
  • swimming pool
  • all-inclusive dining
  • stables and riding program
  • fly fishing center and instruction
  • ruckus room
  • venues for cookouts and overnights
  • kids’ club
  • babysitting available on request
  • WIFI in public areas
  • private parking