An Outback Adventure for All Ages

Longing to experience the ultimate family getaway? Look no further than Colorado Trails Ranch nestled in the tranquil San Juan Mountains.

Located just outside of historic Durango, our dude ranch has been serving up good old fashioned fun since 1960.

Our staff is dedicated to making your vacation the best ever, that’s why we offer a wide array of exciting activities including comprehensive Western riding and children’s programs plus some of the best fly-fishing in Colorado.

Each riding program is tailored to accommodate all ability levels. If you’re a new rider, we’ll teach you the basics; if you’re more experienced, you will have the opportunity to do more than just “nose-to-tail” trail rides.

To maximize fun for all guests, our children’s program is equally as accommodating! We divide kids 5 through 17 into three groups, each with their own counselor and plenty of age appropriate activities to experience with new friends.

We also boast a full-service fly-fishing program with over two miles of private water on the Florida River, special guided trips on the San Juan River, and stocked fishing on ranch ponds.

Besides horses and fishing, guests can unwind in our heated pool and hot tub, enjoy river rafting and power tubing on the Animas River, and savor a number of sports such as hiking, trap shooting, riflery, archery, volleyball, and basketball. What’s more, visitors can take advantage of a number of guided trips, and fun-filled outback activities such as square dancing, horseshoes, hayrides, and cowboy singalongs.

• Savor mouth-watering meals in our magnificent dining room or under the starlit skies.
• Make yourself at home in one of our all cozy new cabins featuring porches and baths.

This year create memories that will last a lifetime with your family. Book your outback adventure at