Majestic Dude Ranch Blog

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Majestic Dude Ranch offers a variety of dude ranch activities for everyone to enjoy.


Our Dude Ranch Activities

Our goal is to not only provide you with the best Colorado guest ranch vacation of your life but also leave you both refreshed and invigorated before venturing out in the outside world. From our location at 8,000 feet, you can ride the most beautiful horse trails in Southwest Colorado. We have over two million acres of Colorado National Forest to explore. We offer several levels of guided rides that cater to the "I've never even seen a horse crowd" to the experience rider. In addition to your personally selected horse based on experience, you'll be provided with your very own "full suspension" mountain bike to enjoy during your stay. Ride at your leisure or go on our daily mountain bike tours in the beautiful San Juan Mountains.

If riding horses, mountain biking and hiking aren't your thing, here are just a few of the many dude ranch activities we'll have available during your stay:

  • Fly Fishing (the owner will tag along and take you to some of the best holes in the Southwest)
  • Fly Tying - learn to tie your own fly and catch a fish with it same day!
  • Baseball (we're currently building our own baseball field and batting cages)
  • Basketball, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Ping Pong in our recreation area
  • Cookouts/Campfires
  • Gold Panning
  • Hay Rides
  • Roping Lessons, Archery
  • Kayaking
  • Climbing a Mountain Summit
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • BB Gun Targets for Kids

If you'd like to venture off the ranch (probably won't want to), how about the following additional free dude ranch activities included in your vacation:

  • River Rafting - guided trips on the world famous Animas River
  • Tours to Mesa Verde - a nationally treasured landmark
  • Local Rodeos - you might even be able to cheer on one of our very own wranglers.
  • Shuttles to the charming and spectacular town of Durango (only 35 minute drive)

If reading about all these dude ranch activities makes you tired, you can easily take some time to relax in our beautiful heated swimming pool, soothing sauna or spacious hot tub. Sooth your tired muscles with a relaxing massage from our licensed masseuse. Photograph some of the incredible birdlife (eagles and hawks) that frequent the property as well as a large family of deer and elk that aren't too shy. Have a picnic lunch by our lake or just hang out on a rocking chair and read a book from our extensive library.

And to fill your nights: Enjoy an outdoor movie (one for kids and another for adults) complete with fresh made popcorn, marshmallows at our campfire spot, compete in our very own rodeo (guests only), listen to the songs of a real cowboy singer, or gaze up at the most incredible sky and stars you'll ever see. 

We find out what activities you like before your visit and make sure you have the ultimate experience - no request is ignored…

Specials The Dude Ranchers Association
Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association
Premier Ranch