Going to the Rainbow Trout Ranch will be like entering a time machine traveling back to the days of the Old West cowboys. There are no concrete buildings or electric lines. There are only the trees, mountains, wildlife, rustic lodges, horses and feel of the wild west.
Summer dude ranch in Antonito
The Rainbow Trout Ranch provides a roundtrip for up to six people from Alamosa Airport with their all-inclusive rate. From June through August, guests can avail the 1 week all-inclusive program of the establishment.
They welcome visitors from late May to late September each year for stays of a week or longer. Shorter stays are available during select weeks.
Recreation at the guest ranch
The ranch is a land of legends. Guests can have their own wild west adventures on horseback. Each will be assigned their own horse depending on their skill level. They have horseback riding programs both for beginners and advance riders. Horseback riding is the main highlight of the ranch where guests can venture to sites like the Notch, Charity, First Meadows, Elk Creek, Beaver Lakes, and Backcountry just to name a few.
Guests can also enjoy fly fishing right on the property. The ranch provides equipment and also shows you the best fishing spots at the river. Historic excursions include a privilege of being able to ride on America’s longest and highest narrow gauge railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec.
With their trusty steed, guests can explore and wander unto places where people of the wild west also traversed. The ranch gives each guest an immersive adventure to the past through timeless lands. Moreover, everyone can enjoy whitewater rafting, swimming, bird watching, playing horseshoes, archery, trap shooting and play any games in the recreation room such as volleyball and basketball.
Room and board at the guest ranch
Food at the ranch is prepared using fresh ingredients. Their chef is a graduate of the Culinary School of Arts and provides everyone with top notch meals. They are very considerate with food for children and those with dietary preferences.
Their historic grand lodge was built in the early 1920s and was the largest log structure of its day. Cabins of the ranch have two or three bedrooms and are also equipped with a fireplace. Although providing modern amenities, every cabin still has a strong western charm about them. Each has private bathrooms, scenic front porches, cozy bedding and daily housekeeping.
The staff is charming, ensuring that every guest at their ranch will have the Colorado vacation of their life. They have a lot of return guests because they make sure that every detail of your service is impeccable. Rainbow Trout Ranch is a true wild west home away from home.
Address: 1484 Forest Service Rd 250, Antonito
Season: late May to late September