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Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve

5305 State Hwy. 150, Mosca, CO 81146
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at Zapata was wonderful, experienced, professional and personal. All of the wranglers are true horse lovers and made sure that our mixed experience group was set up with the perfect horses. My husband had been riding since childhood, I have ridden occasionally on vacations and our 8 year old son had only been lead on horseback before. The... More 

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Boca Raton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stayed for 3 days in June. We are not an equine family so no experience on horses. Great staff. Experience is custom to your family. Incomparable vistas. On a scale of 1 to 5, this is a 5. You will not be disappointed.

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st Louis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A magical trip from start to finish. I came here solo. I researched many Ranch vacations and this one kept coming up. I booked this in January for a June stay. I was picked up at the local airport and brought back to the ranch just in time for dinner – Homemade chicken Pot pie, salads, vegetables and homemade Blueberry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Zapata Ranch was the best riding vacation I have ever experienced. I am an avid rider and horse owner and my week at Zapata was filled with new friends, adventure and challenge. There's plenty here for experienced and beginning riders to enjoy. The ranch will tailor rides and activities to guests' personal preferences and abilities. No mandatory nose to tail... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had considered a family vacation here about 6 years ago, but our son was not much into horse riding. This year he got a summer job at Philmont scout ranch in northern, NM , so we all decided to go and deliver him in Cimarron, NM . And then, my wife and I, and our 15 year old daughter... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Despite criticism from various friends that I was crazy to go to a Ranch" as I could do so much in my own state with my own horse... Agree! Never the less my hart kept pulling me to Zapata as I wanted to learn about being a ranger and work with cattle an Bison. I happen to stumble on this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I’ve never written a review on tripadvisor before; that Zapata has moved me to do so speaks volumes for the quality of experience I had staying in this outstanding place. With a whole world of places to explore, I rarely want to retrace my steps;yet I would return to Zapata in a heartbeat. Indeed, I left feeling that I had... More 

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Cherry Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I cannot stress enough that if you are in the area, you must go here. We went on the bison tour and it was more than we could ever ask for. Our guides, Emily and Tess, we're very interesting and knowledgeable. Conversation with them flowed naturally and was thoroughly enjoyable. I loved how excited they were to see the bison... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I greatly enjoyed my stay at the Zapata Ranch. The staff was friendly, helpful and did their utmost to make my stay pleasant. The riding was fun too, I was very happy with my horse and spent many hours in the saddle: discovering the Medano ranch lands, sand dunes national park, herding cattle & bison ... and much more. They... More 

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you have ever wanted a ranch experience but didn't want the hokey "dude ranch" experience this place is for you. We have stayed here for a week 3 different years and every experience was delightful and different. This is a working ranch and a fine example of raising cattle by rotating pastures. There is work to do! Our first... More 

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