The Roberts Family
& WTR Posse
Welcomes You

The Roberts family and their staff have invited guests to share a week of western heritage and hospitality for over 42 years. 

The Roberts family and WTR staff are recognized for their dedication to excellence and providing exceptional dude ranch vacations. 

From spectacular riding or working cattle in the high-country to spa treatments and gourmet cuisine, WTR has something for every guest, whether seeking adventure or pure rest & relaxation.

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Dude Ranch 4th of July!

We had a great time this July 4th here on the ranch!

The fun started out with an invocation from our guest Steven- thanking God, and the soldiers that made the 4th possible.

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dude ranch vacations on the 4th of JulyOur multi-talented staff demonstrated one of the events: the three-legged race!


The kids had a watermelon eating contest- and Gigi and kid's counselor Eryn won!

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Watermelon eating contestants Julia & Shiloh had a great time!

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Other activities included: an egg toss, sack race, and an EPIC water balloon/squirt gun fight!

All of this was followed by a cookout and fireworks at Lake Vallecito!

                     We had a blast!  Hope you can join us next year!

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Family Fun at Dance Night

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Just kidding! This was a game Roberts' grandchild Aksel started.... not sure WHY it was so much fun for the kids, but they were all laughing hysterically and having a blast. :-)

The music was so good, that even Terry M. got up to dance - for the first time in 20 years!?! Look at that smile!

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Dude Ranching Wildness: Dainty Reins - Flavio = No Poultry

We surely had the wildest dude ranch in the West this week!  Fun guests all around!  There were a few questionable gentlemen characters though....

Flavio "Dainty  Reins," "Twinkle Toes/The Move" entertained us with his harmonica, aaaand also tried to convince us that his purse was really a "man bag"- getting the WTR brand did make it MUCH manlier...

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Then there was Cliff, the "Junk Man," who was so into the dancing (INCLUDING Zumba) that he ripped his pants right down the business line!

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Cowboys, thank you for the laughs and memories!  Come back and see us again soon!




Stallion Dance by Claude Steelman

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Claude Steelman, renowned nature photographer and artist went to "Disappointment Valley" last weekend and photographed some wild stallions fighting.  This is one of his favorite pictures.  As you can see, Claude is an incredibly talented photographer!  

Claude has presented his work at the ranch during our Enrichment Series evenings, where we feature local artists and experts in fields like nature studies, geology and personal development. 

The ranch has Claude Steelman photo books in our WTR Trading Post, including the heirloom quality coffee table book "Colorado Horses". 

We are very fortunate to have Claude as a neighbor and enjoy sharing his expertise and photographic work.

Claude recently opened a Gallery on Durango's Main Street in the historic downtown district.  Tomorrow night, May 11 is the spring "Gallery Walk".  Please stop by to see his work in person and say hello to Claude!

WTR supports the work of Wild Mustangs and encourages others to support their efforts to better understand the American Mustang.

It's Natural! Since the Beginning of Time!

It’s natural

Birds do it, manatees do it, and yes retirees do it! Hmmmm.... they migrate that is!  Every year- spring and fall.

Humans, once-nomadic, don’t have to migrate anymore, but many of us still get restless in the changing of the seasons and follow our animal friends lead- the natural urge to pick up and follow good weather. 

WTR invites you to come join us and satisfy this nomadic impulse for good weather, great food, fun people, mountain ready horses, our perfect ranch amenities and the outstanding scenery of Southwest Colorado.

Ride off into the sunset or just sit and watch.  Come experience the wilderness as never before.  Call today for the latest packages or to just say hi- we'll let you know how the migration is going!

Call us toll free at (800) 52-Ranch.

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Frontier Airlines Flying to Durango for Less, Hurry Book Now!

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Hot fares for summer travel. From $59 each way plus taxes.
Purchase by 4/25 for travel 4/29 through 9/7/11.

To find the best fares:

  • Purchase by April 25, 2011
  • Travel valid April 29, 2011 through September 7, 2011
  • 10-day advance purchase required
  • Choose travel days, with Tuesday-Wednesday travel offering the lowest fare

WTR will customize the perfect all inclusive ranch vacation for you, so that you can get the best airfare.  Call us for details and options at (800) 52-Ranch!  See you soon Partner!

The Aurora

The nighttime sky is reason enough to visit WTR.  Our seculded valley tucked in the San Juans provides quite a stage for the Milky Way.  

This video is just amazing. I guess that just means us Norwegians pick good campsites :)

The Aurora from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.


Fun Music Video of the Durango Train


C.W. McCall spent a good amount of time in the Durango area, writing & singing songs about the San Juan Mountains, Durango-Silverton Train, Wolf Creek Pass, and other highlights of the area. 

We love this music video about the Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad - Aksel, Jan & Gene's grandson especially loves to dance to this chug along classic.


Click here to check out more videos on the Durango & Silverton Train & famous Strater Hotel - all part of our exclusive Best of the West package...

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