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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I went on this vacation alone but left with new friends from CO, TX, WI, Australia and the UK. The wranglers (modern day cowboys) know what they're doing and introduced us to their culture (riding, roping, wrangling, trailblazing and horsemanship). Although I hadn't ridden in years, my skills soared with their guidance. The program began with scenic walks and arena...

1Thank KKoyle
Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 20 September 2012

The current stellar reviews of WTR are exactly right. The vibe was like joining some favorite relatives at their awesome ranch and having no responsibilities. The horses were beautifully trained and perfectly assigned. During my stay, the trail rides and cattle working sessions were in small groups each arranged by skill level. Then it was cocktail time in the saloon,...

1Thank 789urbanadventurer
Howell, Michigan
Reviewed 14 September 2012

We could not have picked a better place to fulfill my wife"s "bucket list" dream. We can't say enough about the staff, not only were they very knowledgeable and excellent teachers, they were just fun to be around. Having never been to CO, we both were in awe with the views from everywhere. The accommodations, food, and and atmosphere of...

Thank Tom B
Durango, Colorado
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Wilderness Trails hosted our Leadership Retreat for 20 people and made the success of it! The staff was so welcoming and accomodated any need that we had. The facilities were comfortable and charming; giving us a feel from being away from the outside world but yet, still provided us the technology and tools to create a positive learning environment. Every...

Thank Jennifer B
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Bottom Line Up Front - Outstanding property, Superlative Staff, Outstanding Food, and a Perfect Stay. We both have traveled the world from Fairbanks to Christchurch, Seoul to Sidney, Kabul to Santiago, Bora Bora to Jaipur and nowhere did we find a bunch of more personable hosts that we discovered at this ranch north of Durango, Colorado. My DW and I...

Thank zouavepa
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Just finished another wonderful week at Wilderness Trails. This is the fourth year that my two grandchildren (age 10 and 15), my daughter (who is disabled) and I have been there. As usual it was a wonderful time. Terrific cabins, incredible food. Great wranglers who are always fun and accommodating. And really good horses. It is an incredibly beautiful area....

Thank Alexmom1985
Sebastopol, California
Reviewed 6 August 2012

What a lovely way to spend a week with family. We met our four grand kids, and their mother and father for a week filled with horse back riding, fishing, hiking lounging by the pool and lake activities. The San Juan Mountains of Colorado have to be one of the most beautiful spots on earth. The food was great, the...

Thank Joe L
Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 2 August 2012

We've been to ranches before but this one was truly a paradise for my family. My husband and I and 4 boys (ages 5, 7, and twins 9 years old) had an entire week of no electronics, no baseball games and pure endulgence in activities entwined with nature. Our days were spent horseback ridding, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, fishing or...

Thank Michelle P
Dallas, Texas, United States
Reviewed 24 July 2012

My husband and I were on yet another new adventure...motorcycle riding in Colorado. As we are known for doing, we changed our plans. It must have been "devine intervention" because we found this amazing place and its people with just a simple click. From the moment we stepped into the beautiful lodge we were welcomed with warmth and smiles and...

2Thank Deborah5058
Yantis, Texas
Reviewed 16 July 2012

My wife and I were on a motorcycle tour of Colorado and after a couple of days decided to take a deversion for a day. We found Wilderness Trails Ranch on Google. I made the call and after a short conversation we decided to spend a day there. Well after four days we regretfully decided we had to leave. What...

1Thank Danny C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ride, Relax, Recharge! Experience the freedom of the West at our stunning, secluded, family-operated dude ranch. Wilderness Trails is nestled in a true mountain valley surrounded by wilderness. All-inclusive 3-6 day packages include exceptional dining, cozy cabins, tailored horseback riding and cattle work, youth programs, water skiing, fishing, excursions, and evening entertainment. Serving western hospitality and lasting memories since 1970, join WTR for the best week of your year! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wilderness Trails Ranch

Address: 23486 CR 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-9703
Region: United States > Colorado > Bayfield
Price Range: $1,955 - $3,034 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Wilderness Trails Ranch Hotel Durango
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“If you have anything and I mean anything that you think you may want when your there you merely need to tell them and it is as good as done.”
965waynej, 29 Jul 2014 | Read review
“There are many cabins, our group stayed in 3 different ones and we all enjoyed it!”
lkabernathy, 28 Jul 2013 | Read review
“All the cabins are great.”
OPN33, 16 Jul 2013 | Read review
“An elderly couple got the cabin closest to the main lodge. If anyone is less mobile, just let the managers know this. Everything was quiet at night.”
IleneB, 23 Jun 2013 | Read review
“We were psyched to have a "duplex" cabin so that our 3 y.o. had her own sleeping space. Make sure to ask about what you'll be getting before you book!”
AJF76, 28 Oct 2012 | Read review
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