A family-oriented guest ranch nestled high in the pristine wilderness of the San Juan Mountains and just 35 minutes from Durango, CO. Since 1956, The Majestic Dude Ranch (formerly the Lake Mancos Ranch) has been offering our guests a home away from home in the Colorado mountains 35 miles west of Durango. A week-long dude ranch vacation provides families with a lifetime of memories, whether that means long rides on a mountain trail, hikes in the neighboring national forest, catching a rainbow trout along the banks of a cool stream, or just relaxing by the fire with friends.
The Majestic Dude Ranch is now open year round! Spend a winter wonderland in the mountains of Colorado and enjoy activities such as snowmobiling, skiing, snow-shoeing, sledding, ice fishing and more! Enjoy our cozy cabins and hospitality this holiday season.
We have flexible accommodations for guests ranging from single adults to large families. Our spacious cabins have two or three bedrooms each with separate living rooms and most with two private bathrooms. All accommodations include king size Tempur-Pedic beds in the master bedrooms, refrigerators and shady porches. Daily maid service is provided. We offer free wireless and excellent cell reception throughout the ranch.
Horseback riding remains the favorite ranch activity. We have over 70 head of outstanding horses, and each riding guest will have a personal ranch horse for the week, depending on ability. Instruction is offered to help build riding skills and maximize the enlyment of riding our varied trails into the beautiful San Juan Mountains. We also offer arena activities and the popular team penning. We have rods and reels for fishing across the road at the Jackson Lake, and for serious fly fisherman, we have a professional guide that escorts you to the best fishing holes in the Southwest. We have guided mountain bike tours, trails for hiking, a ML Baseball Field, 3D archery range, clay pigeon shooting, Old-western town paintball course, horseshoes, basketball, ping-pong, volleyball, lawn games, etc. We have cookouts and camp-outs at our own Indian village, and for the adventurous, overnights in our Tipis. White-water rafting trips are also part of the fun. Evenings include rodeo trips, movie nights, campfire activities, western music, casual fire-sides, karaoke and the Friday "Round-up" Party. We are open year round! Spend a winter wonderland in the mountains of Colorado and enjoy activities such as snowmobiling, skiing, snow-shoeing, sledding, ice fishing and more!
Menus are planned to satisfy both hearty and light appetites, and are "kid" friendly. Splendid home cooked meals, ranch style, are served in our western style dining room at the Lodge. Breakfast buffet offers many choices and may include oatmeal, omelets, fresh baked goods, pancakes, eggs, bacon and ham. For the health minded we offer a choice of entrees at dinner plus a salad bar, fresh fruit and vegetables. Dessert is varied and always delicious. Sunday night steak fry and our morning pancake cookouts are always favorites. The snack bar is always available with our bottomless cookie jar and beverage selection.