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Colorado Trails Ranch
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“Wonderful ranch vacation”
Reviewed April 12, 2005

This is a belated review of this ranch, due to my not finding this website until recently. I stayed for a week at Colorado Trails in June 2004. This was my first guest ranch experience and it surely won't be my last. From the moment I was picked up to travel to the ranch I felt welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at this ranch. Going in mid June was wonderful- weather was warm but not too many kids yet. Therefore, the ranch was at about 40% capacity (there were 28 guests my week); despite not being full, all activities ran anyway- even if only one guest signed up.
Accomodations are not plush, but they are comfortable. Just rustic enough to make you feel like you are at a western ranch, but not so spartan that they are depressing. The food was out of this world- their chef and baker were extremely talented. All 3 meals per day are served in the dining room and everyone eats together with staff interspersed throughout the guest tables as well. The riding was top notch as well. The head wrangler did an excellent job of assigning everyone to their horse for the week and the riding was varied enough to be fun for all levels. For more advanced riders they would take you you on different rides and allow cantering. For the more inexperienced riders, you could go on slower rides. The terrain was varied as well- mountain trails, streams and rolling meadows.
Other activities included fly fishing, rafting and trap shooting.
This was a wonderful ranch experience and it exceeded my expectations.

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Property: Colorado Trails Ranch
Address: 12161 County Road 240, Durango, CO 81301-6306
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Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Durango
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fun, adventure and breathtaking scenery await you at Colorado Trails Ranch, outside Durango in Southwestern Colorado. Enjoy horseback riding and fly-fishing for all levels of ability. There's also rafting, shooting sports, hiking, swimming, campfire sing-a-long, dancing and more. Children make new friends and discover new activities in CTR's children/teens' program. Our array of activities, friendly staff, excellent food and comfortable cabins make our ranch vacation one you'll always remember. Since 2013, we have replaced almost all our cabins with new, larger cabins with living rooms. Discount weeks in June and September. We are open from June 7th to September 20th in 2015. ... more   less 
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