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Rainbow Trout Ranch

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1484 FDR 250, P.O. Box 458, Antonito, CO 81120
Rainbow Trout Ranch

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    5 of 5 stars
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Clearwater, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

So for purposes of full disclosure I have to admit I worked at RTR for a summer, however, before I worked there I was a guest there. I spent the next 3 years begging the owner to hire me for a summer and 3 years later she finally did... it was one of the best summer's of my life. 15... More 

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rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Wow Brad! What a kind, gracious, and very unexpected review. Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for taking the time to write it. We've enjoyed your family over the years--when you came here, when you worked here, and now having had your own family here. We love the connections that happen with dude ranching, and this is... More 

Avon, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited in July 2014. They have great kids' programs (all ages) and it worked great for getting together with extended family. My son has started riding lessons at home as a result of our time there.

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rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

We are so delighted to hear that your son has taken up riding because of his RTR experience--that is wonderful! We take great pride in our kids' and teen programs, as well as the fact that families can ride together if they prefer. ~~The Van Berkum Family More 

Greenwood Village, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This marked our 17th consecutive year at RTR. Though my sons are well beyond the age group of the Teen Program, they still participate in the World's best Capture The Flag game, as well as fishing with them following the afternoon horseback rides. They've stayed in touch with a number of the guests and counselors they've met through the Teen... More 

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rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We are one of the few guest ranches that offers a full teen program and it has been so popular over the years. It isn't nearly as structured as the kids' programs--it is up to the counselor and the teens to work out a great plan each week--and they have such fun with... More 

North Plains, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As a group of several women that ride together, we have tried out several guest ranches. Rainbow Trout stands out for the commitment and professionalism of the owners, the excellent quality of their staff, and their wonderful riding trails. We loved every minute of our week there and September was a wonderful time to watch the aspens change. The horses... More 

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Tallmadge, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was our 5th trip to Rainbow Trout Ranch. The first 4 were with our children - it is an AWESOME place for a family vacation. This trip was an adult only vacation for us - it was fabulous. We will never try another ranch - this one is too perfect.

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Mill Valley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My family has been going to dude ranches for family vacations and then family reunions for over 40 years. They are great for brining multiple generations together - everyone can find their own activity. We have gone to RTR for the past 20 years - every other or there about - and it has provided great memories and enjoyment for... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This summer we spent a wonderful week at Rainbow Trout Ranch. This trip represented our sixth ranch vacation but the first at a different ranch. We chose Rainbow Trout Ranch for several reasons: the children's program, the location and the option of trying some additional activities that were not offered at the ranch we had visited previously (white water rafting,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our first Dude Ranch and what an experience! This is a fabulous, supremely well run family affair set in glorious surroundings. The staff are efficient, friendly and fun, the food is very good and the horses are amazing. Under a canopy of blue we set off on numerous rides across meadows, through rivers climbing to the Aspen forests which with... More 

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Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

RTR is family owned and it shows. Doug & Linda and David & Jane (and their children) provide wonderful Iowa roots hospitality and treat you like family. The scenery is spectacular, especially while relaxing on the porch or out horseback riding. The lodge and cabins are immaculately spotless and every detail has been well thought out. There is no internet,... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My family has been going now for 19 years! We have been to several ranches as well over the years and none of them come close to the activities at Rainbow Trout Ranch. The riding program is fantastic. Lodging, food, staff, and the owners are all wonderful. I have been fly fishing for over 30 years and have fished in... More 

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