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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My Side of the Fence

By Jan Roberts

Gene and I just returned recently from the Clearwater, FL. area where we visited with family, friends and took some time to relax before we head into our 43rd summer at Wilderness Trails.  Wow!  Where have the years gone??

We enjoyed  getting our toes in the sand on the beach, and having the opportunity to see "Winter", the dolphin who was the star of the movie, A Dolphin's Tale. What an amazing story, and what wonderful care she receives at the aquarium in Clearwater Beach.  We were able to see the trainers fit her with the prosthetic tale which enables her to swim more naturally.  Very heartwarming!

Over the years we have been so fortunate to develop relationships with our "ranch" animals--horses, dogs, cats, cattle, sheep, pigs and goats, all of whom become part of our family.  The attachments are strong and lasting.  We still recall experiences from our early years at the ranch and how our animals created lasting bonds that have been so meaningful. 

Our animal friends are so dependent upon us for their survival.  We, as caretakers,  provide food and nutritiion, water, health care, excercise, a secure and safe place to live,  companions,  plus our love and compassion.

We saw that love and compassion in the trainers who work with "Winter" on a daily basis, and we can certainly relate to their commitment to the creatures in their care.  We have nursed many of our animals back to health, when at times it seemed overwhelming and almost impossible.

Our animals have instilled a satisfaction and commitment that has become instrumental in developing who we are....it has done the same for our children and eventually, it will be important for our grandchildren as well.  Our lives are enriched because of these wonderful members of our ranch family.  Our guests throughout the years, have grown to to love, respect, and  appreciate them as much as we do.

So here's to "Winter" and the many amazing animals that have touched our lives!

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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