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

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Our Dude Ranch Activities

Happiness consists in activity. It is a running steam, not a stagnant pool.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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:

Ranch Activities
  • Fly Fishing (your expert fishing guide will take you to some of the best spots in the Southwest)
  • Fly Tying - learn to tie your own fly and catch a fish with it same day!
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Batting cages and the only Major League baseball field on a dude ranch in the world
  • Basketball, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Ping Pong in our recreation area
  • Cookouts/Campfires at Teepee Village
  • Gold Panning
  • Evening hayrides to enjoy appetizers and wine tasting by a bonfire
  • Archery on our 3D moving target range
  • Kayaking in pristine mountain lakes
  • Summiting a 13,000 plus mountain peak or hike to a nearby waterfall
  • Clay Pigeon shooting or BB gun targets for the kids
  • Roping Lessons and cattle penning

And, though most guests are too busy enjoying the ranch activities to venture off, we're happy to provide transportation to the local sites such as the Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings or a visit to the charming, quaint western town of Durango.

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