Who said dude ranch vacations are just for adults? Not at Wilderness Trails Ranch! Because we know that this is a family getaway, we make it a point that kids should enjoy their stay at our Colorado dude ranch!
Frontier Days are for our Pony Express & Saddle Tramps, whereas older youth, the Posse & Bandits, "Choose their Own Adventures" for the week- from horsebackriding to enjoying their own teen beach party at the lake with waterskiing, tubing and wakeboarding.
Adults on the other hand could join their children, or just enjoy their well-deserved horseback riding vacation knowing their kids & teens are with specially trained counselors, focused on fun filled days in a safe & learning environment.
What makes up a family? A mother, a father and the children? Oh, and not to forget the extended family - grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles and even cousins, right? What about friends? Those people that you could not even imagine your life without. So what makes up a family? For us, most importantly, family is about relationships.
At Wilderness Trails Ranch (WTR), every guest is special - and so many really do become part of our family.
At WTR, your week long summer dude ranch vacation is a week well spent. WTR activities are geared to make your family getaway memorable you'd keep coming back for more. We have the "Never Bored Youth Program" - activities especially made for the adventure-loving and curious teenagers of the family. And of course, who would forget the famous tree house and sandbox that sits directly behind the lodge, a straight path to adventure and imagination for children of all ages?
Over the years a child's first memory is of the "Great Treehouse", which then turns into photo albums of generations laughing and playing.
While we say that the sandbox is for those little people, you will often see grandparents playing with their grandchildren or a wrangler who gets pulled into the imaginary adventure of a three- year old.
These and many more are just a few of the things you'd love at WTR. Because we value relationships, we want our guests to feel that they are our family and as a member of the family, they deserve the best.
If upon check-in you hear many warm hello's and see bountiful hugs, upon check-out, difficult goodbyes and some tears are witnessed.
At WTR guests turn into friends, and friends turn into family!
Indeed Wilderness Trails Ranch is a family so big!
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.
The Aurora from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.
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...
On June 9th, 2011 American airlines will start non stop service between Dallas Ft. Worth, Texas and Durango Colorado uisng a 50 passenger regional jet and operated by American Eagle.
We at WTR are very excited for our Texas friends and others using DFW as a connection city.
We believe this new flight option will also benefit our international guests. We found that international guests from Paris and Munich have better connection times and pricing when flying into Durango.
Flights depart DFW daily at 925am, arriving into Durango at 1025am with the return flight leaving Durango at 11am and arrival back in DFW at 155pm. This is just about perfect for our guests staying at the ranch!
Don't forget we provide round trip airport transfers for only $35 per person.