by Julie Bielenberg
Fun, adventure, breathtaking scenery and a warm, welcoming atmosphere await your family at Colorado Trails Ranch, located in the beautiful San Juan Mountains just outside historic Durango, Colorado. Every day of your stay at CTR will be filled with exciting activities – from horseback riding on miles of scenic trails and fly fishing in our mountain streams to river rafting, trap shooting and team penning. The younger set will have the time of their lives making new friends and discovering new activities in CTR’s special children’s and teens’ program. The children are grouped with their peers and the program is geared around their level of energy. In the evening, guests can take part in a campfire sing-along, kick up your heels while country dancing or just relax and enjoy a beautiful starlit sky.
There’s so much more including a hayride to a cook-out meal in the woods. All of the cabins were re-built from 2013 to 2016 with larger rooms, living rooms and covered porches. Every bedroom has its own bathroom. The array of activity choices, friendly staff, excellent food, spacious cabins and spectacular location will completely exemplify a true family faction.
Our Editor Loves
- Variety of activities for all ages
- Children's program grouped by age
- All new larger cabins
- All Inclusive Rates
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
We had the best stay at this ranch and we highly recommend it. We brought our 4 teenage sons and they had a total blast, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, etc. The food was unbelievable and my guys couldn't wait for each meal! The cabin we were in was so nice, clean, spacious and comfortable for all 6 of us. This would also be an amazing place for a family reunion. So many things to do! Highly recommend staying here and we hope to be back!
Everyone on this ranch goes out of their way to make you feel special and wanted during your stay! We were a little worried because there was only one other couple staying the week our family came (last week in August, schools had begun in most states), and Jeanne was wonderful about letting us know ahead of time and allowing us to back out (full refund) if we wished. But, we are so glad that we did not back out, it ended up being such a memorable and special experience on the ranch. Our kids were spoiled by so much attention from the staff, they are begging to return next year! While our kids played, my husband and I got to try so many new adventures...riding, shooting, fly fishing, specialty hikes, an amazing trip to Mesa Verde (you must do this with Jeanne!)! The whole family loved the rafting trip, and the evening activities! The food was delicious and the cabins were super clean, updated and gorgeous! The staff was so warm and friendly, we felt like we were good friends by the end of the week and so sad to leave! We also felt that our safety and making sure we had a good time was priority for every staff member. We never felt pressure to buy anything extra, or that we were "just another guest." My kids cried when we left, they were so sad to leave this wonderful place! We wish every family could have an experience like this one!