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Address: 42688 County Road North, Mancos, CO 81328
Phone Number: 800-325-9462

A family-owned and oriented guest ranch nestled high in the pristine...

A family-owned and oriented guest ranch nestled high in the pristine wilderness of the San Juan Mountains and just 35 minutes from Durango, CO. Since 1956, Lake Mancos Ranch (now re-named the Majestic Dude Ranch) has been offering our guests a home away from home in the Colorado mountains 35 miles west of Durango. A week-long, all-inclusive dude ranch vacation provides families with a lifetime of memories, whether that means long rides on a mountain trail, guided mountain bike tours, hikes in the neighboring national forest, catching a rainbow trout along the banks of a cool stream, lake or river, or just relaxing by the fire with friends.

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beyond belief

My granddaughter wanted to spend time with horses and not just for a day or two.I came across majestic dude ranch and boy am I glad I did!It was out of this world from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My granddaughter wanted to spend time with horses and not just for a day or two.I came across majestic dude ranch and boy am I glad I did!It was out of this world from the staff(always willing to do whatever to make you comfortable and happy to the activities they provided at no extra cost. Our accommodation was great, very... More 

Thank Ri D
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to know where to start... we booked for a family of 5 (kids 15,13,11) as part of a road trip round the Mid West. We arrived early and were greeted by the owner who was charming and helpful. Our accommodation was great, very clean and tidy with a selection of free snacks (that were replenished daily)... the views from... More 

Thank Charlie H
Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Many thanks to Robert and Jamie, the staff, the activities you provide, and the beautiful setting, our family of 14 had an absolutely incredible week at the Majestic Dude Ranch. We ranged in age from 7 to 73, and everyone filled their days and evenings with the many wholesome and very fun outdoor activities mentioned in the website! The cabins... More 

Thank kandt o
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Just returned from five days at the Majestic Ranch. Our group ranged in age from 4 to 70+... and there is literally something for everyone, if you enjoy outdoor activities. The staff is eager to please... they are friendly, accommodating, and genuinely want everyone to have a good time. The accommodations are somewhat rustic, but it's a ranch, not The... More 

Thank Alicia W
San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Majestic is a very special place and has become a special, lifelong memory for my boys and me. We are already planning a return trip for next year during the same week in June. I will also continue to tell all my friends about it, and with luck we will be able to bring along another family or two when... More 

Thank biblio123
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

A+ to the Staff. Everyone we encountered who works at the Ranch were top notch, warm, smart approachable employees. Shout outs to Stephanie, Maria, Mallory, Fred and Taylor. Our accommodations were clean, recently renovated and comfy--NO complaints there. The horseback riding was right out of a dream--horses were in great shape and the walks around Lake Jackson were out of... More 

3 Thank Imready2dream
Hawkins, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We did it all and it was great! Riding everyday, clay shooting, archery, paint ball, white water rafting great food and fun staff and guests. Come as guests and leave as family! Our fourth time and plan for more! Many more activities that will keep you busy all day and into the evening!

2 Thank holdenshlr
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

INCREDIBLE scenery, endless horseback trail riding, knowledgeable and friendly wranglers, great staff, clean rooms with unbelievably comfortable Tempurpedic beds! You're given your own horse to ride for the entire week and can even have one-on-one wrangler-time to hone up on your riding skills in the arena in between trail rides, if you'd like. On the last day, you can choose... More 

3 Thank Weezie323
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

VERY KID FRIENDLY PLACE. The horseback riding was terrific. However, the website is definitely misleading. There was no kayaking or atv riding offered the three days I was at the ranch. The archery equipment was broken. The activities catered to children (movies under the stars, sleepover in tents/tee pees, etc.). I only learned on the last night that alcoholic beverages... More 

3 Thank Maureen L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

In mid-June, 2015, our family of four (kids 7 and 10) spent 5 nights at the ranch. This was our second year with Majestic. In short, this is the perfect place for our needs and wishes. In particular, we love the size and scale - about 40-50 guests total. Small enough so that you get to know the other families,... More 

6 Thank Jonathan D

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