Imagine you could simply turn back the hands of time and transport yourself back to an era of living spontaneously and at one with the land, all the while exploring new frontiers with nary a care in the world. Well, now you can. Welcome to America’s Ultimate 5-Star Family Dude Ranch – your new home on the range! Welcome to Rainbow Trout Ranch.
Deep in the heart of the old Wild West, where legends the likes of none other than Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid whiled away the hours and roamed the rugged backcountry scheming out their next great daring capers, Rainbow Trout Ranch offers up an exhilarating and memorable riding adventure of a lifetime.
As you wind your way through our magically timeless old west trails, some have even shared that if you listen very closely, you can still yet hear the banter and ballyhoo of a bygone generation of adventurers making their way on through to the lands of dreams and promise.
Rainbow Trout Ranch is the perfect Colorado dude ranch vacation for adults, families, singles, couples, groups and anyone else who wants a family ranch vacation. Offering exceptional Colorado horseback riding, superb Colorado fly fishing, awesome children’s programs and a fun teen ranch program in Colorado, trapshooting, swimming, day trips to Taos, whitewater rafting and the chance to ride America’s highest and longest narrow-gauge steam train, the dude ranch brings timeless simpler pleasures to life in a spectacular setting.
Why take a Rainbow Trout Ranch vacation? It is more than just great horses, awesome fishing and spectacular scenery. It is more than great meals and programs and more even than watching your family reconnect and revitalize. It is about the feelings you experience throughout the week, but especially as you leave. It is the feeling that comes with making good friends with other guests and amongst the exceptional staff. It is about mile-wide smiles and teary goodbyes. In the end, a guest ranch vacation is all about the memories. And your RTR memories will truly last a lifetime.
We raise horses ourselves as well as being competitive team-ropers; therefore we take our riding program very seriously, with plenty of fun thrown in. You will have a wonderful horse of your own, well matched to your ability and you will soon become close friends. You will delight in the atmosphere of our magnificent lodge and your own aspen-log cabin. A historic ranch, we are within easy access of Alamosa, Albuquerque, Durango, Colorado Springs or Denver.
There is something for everyone here at the ranch and guests of every age have a great time. Even those reluctant teens end up begging their parents to come back! Here at Rainbow Trout Ranch you are not a customer but a cherished guest, welcomed into this magic corner of Colorado we call our own.
Come Live the Camaraderie of the Wild West with Us