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Ride the Colors in September

Colorado Dude RanchEnjoy the mountains while fall colors slowly meander down our valley. Singles, couples, parents who need a break, this is your time: no phone, no TV, no meetings, no worries.

We offer many of the same activities as summer, but take a maximum of 20 guests per week! Take time to relax and encounter the wilderness. Survey the solitude and serenity of a Rocky Mountain night sky. You may never experience so many stars again!

Ride or take a break from the saddle to fish, hike, soak, or indulge in a massage. Evening entertainment includes sing-a-longs, hayrides, guitar pickin’, and live music n' dancing!

Avid Rider? Our adults-only weeks offer our most flexible and progressive riding program. Ride all day every day, trailblaze, focus on natural horsemanship, or learn to rope! This is an ideal time of year for horse fanatics to create the ultimate riding vacation.

Not into horses, or think you'll get a little saddle sore?  No worries, at WTR we offer a myriad of non-horseback riding activities including guided hiking, guided mountain biking, yoga, fishing, and more!  

And don't forget...sometimes it's best to just sit back on the deck and reeelaaax!  

Witness the Majestic Color Change

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Experience the absolute peak of Colorado's fall colors during this extraordinary month. Spend stunning days in the saddle or on guided hikes to explore the adjoining Piedra and Weminuche Wilderness Areas as our aspen and oak trees glow in shades of crimson, yellow, and orange. Awaken to the majestic call of bull elk in rut and sleep to the sounds of Colorado's largest wilderness. Many guests have been coming to this special week for years, and they wouldn’t miss it for anything!  Ask about our Fall Colors Mountain Bike Clinics!

Our rates are per per person and all-inclusive for Sunday - Saturday (6-night stay).  Shorter stays available depending on availability and dates.  Please call for more information.

 Please remember, WTR is All-INCLUSIVE - rates include:

  • Cozy cabin accommodations with daily maid service. Cabins have private decks and include amenities such as mini-fridges, coffee makers, and hair dryers. Our Lodge has T-1/Wi-Fi and courtesy phone available.
  • Decadent dining from gourmet to ranch fare with plenty of fresh, hearty yet healthy options. We can accommodate special dietary needs or allergies.
  • Spectacular mountain horseback riding for all abilities and ages, including natural horsemanship instruction, trailblazing, arena games, and Cattle 101 (each day we offer half-day and all-day rides)
  • Hiking, guided and unguided, in Colorado's largest Wilderness area
  • Mountain biking, guided and unguided, from easy lake-side rides to extreme gravity descents. Our on-ranch trails are inspired and designed by Durango Olympians & World Champions - our good friends and neighbors. WTR is also home to the DEVO development camps for passionate and up-in-coming competitive young riders.
  • Scenic drives around Vallecito Lake and up Middle Mountain to Tuckerville, an old mining camp
  • Relaxing and soaking in our indoor, 14-person hot tub and therapuetic massages, yoga, and bodywork
  • Water sports at Vallecito Lake including paddle-boarding and kayaking
  • Spin-casting/fishing in our rainbow trout stocked ponds or on ranch streams
  • Geocaching, frisbee golf, bolero games, bocce ball, horseshoes, volleyball, pool, foosball and more!
  • Nightly entertainment including roping, campfires, horse-drawn hay rides, dancing, live music, and more!

(Please note, riders over 250 lbs. will be limited to walk-only horseback rides for safety. Pony Express pony rides are wrangler-led and assisted)

  • WE DO NOT ADD OR ASK FOR GRATUITIES OR OTHER FEES! A true, all-inclusive vacation is unique to Wilderness Trails Ranch - other ranches will ask for/expect up to 20% (or more) in gratuities, resort and/or park service fees.

Call 1-800-52-RANCH for more information and/or to check availability!

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