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Rainbow Trout Ranch

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1484 FDR 250, P.O. Box 458, Antonito, CO 81120
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our week at the ranch is my favorite family trip we've ever taken, and the only one that ever felt completely like a vacation. The ranch, the cabins, the staff, the horses, the trails, the food, the other adventures in archery and fishing and rafting - everything was amazing. We were each able to stay as busy or carefree as... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I will return to RTR in the summer of 2016, for the 10th year in a row. We have developed friendships and great memories over the years. We will continue as long as we can get a leg over a horse. The service received from staff and wranglers is second to none, all the way from the... More 

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Tenino, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

My first trip like this and just loved it. Every one of the staff went out of their way to make guests feel welcome and provide a wonderful experience no matter what the activity. Stayed in a log cabin, had excellent meals, exciting trail rides and unbelievable scenery. Even tried skeet shooting and archery! Went with a friend during "adults... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

As I said in a previous review of RTR, we NEVER go back anywhere twice - and yet this year saw us back at RTR for a third time! Since it is fairly expensive, long and difficult for us to get to Southern Colorado from the UK, I think this says it all. It is just a special place. I... More 

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We returned to RTR after a 10 year hiatus. What were we thinking, waiting so long! This time it was just husband and I for a September Adults week. It could not have been better. The extremely high level of care to every aspect of the dude ranch experience has remained unchanged. The Van Berkum family has a gift for... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Have been going to RTR for 19 years now. I am a avid fly fisherman and have fished all over the west during my last 30 years. RTR has some of the best trout fishing I have ever experienced. They have invested in providing excellent river structure which helps the fish numbers and keeps them plentiful and healthy. They also... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My friend and I have been to five different guest ranches in as many different states, and we've stayed at Rainbow Trout three years in a row. The riding is spectacular and the owners, the Van Berkum family, run a top notch operation. No wonder they have so many regular guests come year after year. You get the true rustic... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

If you are new to riding horses, or a seasoned professional, this is the the Dude Ranch for you. The combination of location, well-treated horses, the most welcoming team of owners and employees, and truly historic property makes this ranch one of a kind. Not a horse person? There is hiking, river rafting, skeet shooting, archery, and oh fishing... can't... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I had never been to a dude ranch before and did not know what to expect. Rainbow Trout Ranch has so much to offer -- great fishing, incredible horseback riding experiences, and beautiful hiking. The staff is so friendly and addresses you by name. And the food is great! The cabin we stayed in had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We booked the same week for next year along with several other guests that we met at Rainbow Trout Ranch...that should validate the incredible vacation experience that we enjoyed. My wife rode to spectacular sights in the national forest while I netted rainbow and brown trout beyond my expectations. A big thanks to the Van Berkum family and staff for... More 

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