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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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

WTR Youth Camp - Space Limited, Reserve Your Child's Spot!

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Wilderness Trails is once again excited to offer The WTR Youth Camp for children ages 6 through 17 is being offered June 13-17, June 20-24 and July 18-22.  Monday through Friday the children will enjoy riding, roping, exploring, swimming, tubing and more from 9am to 4pm. 

The ranch will pick children up at Bread, the bakery at East Animas and Florida Road in Durango daily at 8:00 AM and return to Bread at 5:00 PM.  The transportation to and from the ranch is free.  We will provide a great kid friendly ranch lunch and refreshments during the day.  The rodeo will be on Friday and all parents are encouraged to come cheer on the little buckaroos! 

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The cost is $500 per child with a 50% deposit due to confirm your space. 

Class size is limited to 10 children per week.  Space is going quickly, so please call soon to reserve your spot for this amazing summer program.  Did you know WTR is the home of Never-Bored Kids!?  Sign the little ones up and find out why!

We love sharing the ranch with our community and especially all the local children!  Just another fun way to come play at WTR!

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