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.

Tracks, Trails, & Tales

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Awe! Adults are cute too!

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Now that's the way you round em up, dear!  You think the kids are having fun too? 

Whispering Hooves - A Rare Opportunity Indeed!

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Join WTR and clinician Katherine Barbarite for a week of exploring the "gentle approach" techniques to horsemanship and more.  This incredible week is offered June 3rd through the 9th, 2012.  The cost is $2,495 per person and is limited to 20 participants! 

See why this is more than just your average horsemanship clinic!

Don't miss out on this rare opportunity!  Men, women, couples, singles and adults over 16 are invited to participate in this exclusive event.  Day rates and horse boarding available for locals.


Gidget's Book: Tales about A Girls Favorite WTR Horse

We have many amazing horses at WTR, however one horse in particular tends to get more fan mail than the others, and now even has her own book!


(Click on the book to flip the pages & view full screen)

Thank you Zoey for this beautiful book of poems about Gidget!

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!

describe the image Yep, Zephyr is Once Again, Announcing Big Savings on Frontier Airlines!

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!

Horse-Riding Holidays are Great But Whose Feeding the Horses?

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THANKFULLY SPRING IS ARRIVING and horseback riding holidays are right around the corner.  Once again, the WTR 2011 season will be openning in June.  What you may not know is that winter at the ranch is a big job!  Did you ever wonder who feeds the WTR horses during the months aware from the ranch?

Check out the picture above where Paul, Roberts family farm foreman, and Jake the WTR chef team up to re-fuel the heard.  The WTR family is always ready to switch "hats" and lend a hand.  You can also see the supervisor is keeping a watchful eye on the whole scene- Jade.  Can you tell which one Jade is in the picture?  Hint, she has four legs and fur and looks very much like an Australian Shepard ranch dog...

Jade is our very special ranch dog, owned by Jan and Gene Roberts.  As you can probably tell, Jade takes her jobs very seriously and knows she is a very important part of the WTR family! 

Jade is also very smart!  She not only feeds the horses every day, but is our "expert weather forecaster."  When it is about to rain, Jade will open the front door to the lodge, and come into the office.  Yep, she really opens doors!   

We hope everyone has the opportunity to meet Jade this summer!  She is an amazing and incredibly sweet dog. 

So, one more picture of Jade herding the horses away as Jake opens the gate and Paul manouvers the hay tractor into the paddock!  Wow- you go girl!  We love you Jade!  Jade clearing the gate

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