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Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve

5305 State Hwy. 150, Mosca, CO 81146
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We were in the area to visit Great Sand Dunes National Park, and happened to check on the ranch on the recommendation of our brother who stayed there years and years ago when it was a luxury golf course destination. No trace of the course remains. Instead, bison forage in the fields, and the enterprise is given over to low... More 

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3 Thank KathyCon37
Pine Bush, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I really wish that Trip Advisor had this listed under Things to Do in addition to Places to Stay. Well-beyond being too late, I discovered this place with a brochure picked up at a place we ate dinner. Checking their website, it said they offered 4 wheel drive bison tours for $50 per person with a minimum of 4 people... More 

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3 Thank 2Old2DieYoung
Racine, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I went to Zapata in September for 4 nights on a road trip from Wisconsin that includes a two week rafting trip in the Grand Canyon. As I sit here in my hotel before my raft trip I am still overwhelmed by the experience I had at Zapata. I have traveled the the world and must admit this was my... More 

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Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 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 Thank stlanne
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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