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    COLORADO TRAILS RANCH


    12161 County Road 240
    Durango, CO 81301
    970-247-5055  •  877-711-7843

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    Come ride, relax, and have fun.
    At Colorado Trails Ranch, we make everything easy for you… easy to try new activities and make new friends, to relax, to eat delicious food, and to feel comfortable, cared for, and a part of our family.

    Horseback riding… fly fishing… Western dancing…
    at our guest ranch, there’s fun for families, couples, and singles.
    We’re a first-class dude ranch in the mountains outside of Durango, Colorado… and we’re waiting
    to give you the vacation of a lifetime!

    Spectacular… breathtaking… magnificent. Those are just some of the words guests use to describe our location in southwestern Colorado.

    Colorado Trails Ranch is only 12 miles northeast of the historic western town of Durango, Colorado. Our 450 acres are nestled in a scenic mountain valley that adjoins the two-million acre San Juan National Forest. The ranch's elevation is 7,500 feet.







    RAPP CORRAL


    51 Haviland Lake Road
    Durango, CO 81301
    970-247-8454

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    Visiting Rapp Corral online brings you one step closer to being in the beautiful San Juan Mountains, where rides will bring you through spectacular aspen groves and tall pines, and where wildlife has been known to stroll right across your path and in front of your camera lens.

    Rapp Corral is one of Durango's favorite horseback riding and winter sleigh adventure venues. We operate with priority use permits in the San Juan National Forest and our corral is located at the entrance to beautiful Haviland Lake, about 20 miles north of historic downtown Durango. Small groups, flexible schedules, amazing trails, and well-trained horses who are very well taken care of (this is horse heaven!), make Rapp's the choice for beginning riders, children and experienced riders too. From one hour rides to custom adventures and unique winter sleigh trips, Rapp Corral makes your western horseback experience one for the memory books. For more information, mosey around our website or give us a call. We'll see you at the corral.







    DURANGO & SILVERTON NARROW GUAGE RAILROAD


    479 Main Ave
    Durango, CO 81301
    970-247-2744  •  1-877-872-4607

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    Welcome Aboard!
    Durango was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1879. The railroad arrived in Durango on August 5, 1881 and construction on the line to Silverton began in the fall of the same year. By July of 1882 (amazingly, only 9 months after construction began) the tracks to Silverton were completed, and the train began hauling both freight and passengers.
    The line was constructed to haul silver & gold ore from the San Juan Mountains, but passengers soon realized it was the view that was truly precious.
    This historic train has been in continuous operation for over 123 years, carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock indigenous to the line.
    Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.






    COLORADO MOUNTAIN EXPEDITIONS


    3635 CR 301
    Durango, CO 81303
    970-375-1250  •  877-600-2656

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    You must experience the Colorado hiking vacation in person to understand how gorgeous the scenery really is. Photos really cannot depict the grandeur!! The Colorado Trail, a wilderness path designed to traverse some of the most scenic areas of the Rockies and the Continental Divide, is a unique experience for both the body and the soul. This will be one backpacking vacation you won't want to miss.





    SOUTHWEST ADVENTURE GUIDES


    P.O. Box 3242
    Durango, CO 81302
    970-259-0370  •  1-800-642-5389

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    Southwest Adventure Guides offers winter alpine mountaineering, avalance courses, backcountry skiing, Indian Creek crack climbing, and summer mountaineering among all of the quality acitivties.

    Many of the trips with Southwest Adventure Guides take place in the famed Weminuche Wilderness, the crown jewel of the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.

    The mission of Southwest Adventure Guides is to provide the highest quality training and leadership to make the trips and courses the best available. The goal is to open up the world of high, remote, and rugged moutains to our customers for them to learn, experience, and respect the mountains and their people. Education is an important component of Southwest Adventure Guides' training courses and guided climbs. Summiting mountains may be the goal of some of these trips, but equally important is the overall trip experience, safety, and enjoyment of our trips.


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    OVER THE HILL OUTFITTERS


    4140 County Road 234
    Durango, CO 81301
    970-385-7656

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    Our pack trips are simply the finest horseback adventures anywhere. We travel into one of the most spectacular areas of the Western United States, deep in the Weminuche Wilderness of the San Juan Mountains. This area was heavily glaciated and the valleys are textbook geologic featuring meandering streams through enormous valleys with hanging waterfalls on the valley walls, great expanses of exposed granite and huge moraines. Our pack trips are simply the finest horseback adventures anywhere. We travel into one of the most spectacular areas of the Western United States, deep in the Weminuche Wilderness of the San Juan Mountains. This area was heavily glaciated and the valleys are textbook geologic featuring meandering streams through enormous valleys with hanging waterfalls on the valley walls, great expanses of exposed granite and huge moraines.
    Our pack trips are simply the finest the

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    LAKE MANCOS RANCH


    42688 CR
    Mancos, CO 81328
    970-533-1190  •  1-800-325-9462

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    From our location at 8,000 feet looking out on the La Plata Range of the San Juan Mountains, you can ride the most beautiful horse trails in Southwest Colorado. We have two million acres of Colorado National Forest to explore.

    For the first time rider we offer detailed instruction in a non-intimidating environment; we also meet the expectations of experienced riders by offering challenging trails and well trained horses. Adults enjoy working the cows during our team penning.

    We have an outstanding string of horses, with over 80 head. You will truly enjoy our splendid mountain scenery on your personal ranch horse.





    VALLECITO LAKE OUTFITTERS


    17716 County Road 501
    Bayfield, CO 81122
    970-884-9235

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    No trip to Durango or Southwest Colorado will be complete without experiencing the rugged back country and wilderness from the top of a gentle mountain horse. The Big Corral Stables and Vallecito Lake Outfitters is a family owned and operated business that features an authentic western cowboy life style while providing a safe, educational and enjoyable horseback adventure

    Located 25 miles N.E. of Durango, Colorado on the edge of the Weminuche Wilderness at Vallecito Lake, we offer a wide variety of horseback activities for all skill levels. Each ride stresses safety, respect for the environment and ecology, and back country etiquette.

    Carol and Denney Schilthuis, owners with over 20 years of horseback outfitting experience in the San Juan Mountains, inviting you to enjoy our backyard.






    FLEXIBLE FLYERS RAFTING


    2344 CR 225
    Durango, CO 81301
    970-247-4628  •  800-346-7741

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    Flexible Flyers Rafting, in Durango, CO, has offered rapid thrill river trips since 1983. That's when Robin and Stephen, your hosts, met on the river. Since that time we've proven to be the safest guides on the lower Animas River. So, join us for some great fun.

    Dress to get wet, and come to have fun. We will provide; free parking, return shuttle, whitewater rafts, life jackets, and our Friendly Qualified Guides!!!







    BARTEL'S MANCOS VALLEY STAGE LINE


    4550 County Road 41
    Mancos, CO 81328
    970-533-9857

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    Bartels' Mancos Valley Stage Line takes pride in presenting our guests
    with the most authentic, historically accurate experience possible.


    Our knowledgeable western stagecoach drivers will give you a history of the stagecoach in the American West - the types of coaches used, structural integrity of the stage and how coaches were developed for specific purposes; the importance of the stage line in the expansion and settlement of the Old West's frontier towns and other facts of interest. Take an authentic trip into scenic Weber Canyon and you'll KNOW you've experienced a bit of the REAL WEST!







      
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