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Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve

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3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   5305 State Hwy. 150, Mosca, CO 81146
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Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As an English family of 5, with three children between 9 and 14, and of mixed riding ability, the concept of a ranch holiday had always fascinated but also raised some doubts. Would the ranch have the ability to accommodate a diverse group and manage to strike a good balance between pleasure and intensity? Zapata is fabulous. It succeeds on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wranglers made this vacation an unforgettable experience. Trail ride to view the bison was extraordinary. The cattle drive was an all day adventure. We loved the quiet at night and the birds in the morning. The breakfast, lunches, and dinners were outstanding. Our side trips to the Sand Dues and Zapata Falls rounded out an unforgettable vacation. Thank you... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The experience of a lifetime. We were and remain, completely enthralled by the Zapata Ranch experience. The landscape is surreal. The staff is easy going. There is very much a sense of simplicity and freedom here. We had not realized that a profound vision of the American West lives deep in our psyches. Why was this experience so freeing, so... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Since travel advisory got big I have stopped writing reviews. But this place is so amazing that I need to write, Grandparents and twins, boy and girl at 13, We had promised a trip but were not sure what would work. They had barely ridden. No problem the exceptional staff got us all on horses, By the time four days... More

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I just do not have words to express how much we enjoyed our stay. Mike, the chef made us feel at home with marvelous meals and wonderful stories. I could not pick one day out of our stay to rate better than the day before, from the trail rides to herding buffalo and even building some fence it was all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My friend and I celebrated our 25th Friendiversary (we met in 7th grade, and still pals!) at Zapata Ranch in April, 2014. I really can't say enough about what a great place this is. First, this is a breathtaking beautiful part of the country. Second, the staff are fun, kind, knowledgeable, and just great people to spend time with. Third,... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We celebrated our 10th anniversary with a week at Zapata Ranch. We rode horse through the Great Sand Dunes National park, rafted down Arkansas river whitewater rapids, and even herded buffalo! The Zapata staff even put together a ceremony for us to renew our vows -- on horseback!! It was an absolutely amazing adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I was on a road trip around the states on my own and stopped off to be a cowgirl at Zapata ranch for 5 days. It was an amazing experience and they put together a fabulous programme for me. I am an experienced rider and they took this into account by taking me out on my own on one day... More

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Collingswood, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Fantastic trip! Ranch experience was great and as hands-on as desired. Horses were reliable and safe. Food was spectacular. Ranch hands very knowledgeable and skilled. Accommodations very comfortable. Scenery was postcard-esque! Many memories and pictures from this trip!

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Canterbury, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great field tour of the bison herd from the ranch; excellent guide and shop. Tour was good for kids too. Beautiful scenery around the ranch and easy to/from Great Sands National Park. Pricey to stay overnight.

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Address: 5305 State Hwy. 150, Mosca, CO 81146
Location: United States > Colorado > Mosca
Hotel Class:3 star — Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve 3*
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Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve Colorado/Mosca

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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Spectacular setting. One of the most unique ranches in North America bordered by the Sand Dunes National Park and Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. 103,000 acres with bison and cattle. Excellent working ranch opportunities and educational, conservation and nature experiences. Be sure to ask about Branding Week, Sandhill Crane Photo Trip, Painting and Photography Workshops, Horsemanship & Roping Clinics and Corporate/Family Retreat Capacities. Gourmet Chef, 4-star rustic elegance, hot tub and walking trails on grounds. ... more   less 
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