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Majestic Dude Ranch

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Robert and Jamie & Family
42688 Road N
Mancos, CO 81328


8000 ft

Airport Name
Durango - 35 minutes - Pickup
Cortez - 25 minutes - Pickup

A family-oriented guest ranch nestled high in the pristine wilderness of the San Juan Mountains and just 35 minutes from Durango, CO. Since 1951, 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 pool or fire with friends.

The Majestic Dude Ranch specializes in family reunions and corporate retreats with unique team building and family activities from sunrise to bedtime. Enjoy our cozy cabins and hospitality this summer season.

Guest Capacity: 50
Meeting Capacity: 100
Dates Open:
Summer: May. 15, 2016 to Oct. 08, 2016

Riding Dates: May. 15, 2016 to Oct. 08, 2016
Minimum Age For Independent Riding: 6
Minimum Age Accepted at Ranch: 0
Nearest Airport: Durango - 35 minutes - Pickup
Cortez - 25 minutes - Pickup

Lodging Overview

We have flexible accommodations for guests ranging from single adults to large families. We recently built two large luxury cabins for up to ten guests each and luxury suites for one guest or couples. 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.

Recreation Overview

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 and a cattle drive. 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 Major League size Baseball Field and batting/pitching cage, Ropes Challenge Course, 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!

Dining Overview

Menus are planned to satisfy both hearty and light appetites. We are farm to table, mostly organic and are "kid" friendly. Splendid home cooked meals, ranch style, are served in our western style dining room at the Lodge. Breakfast buffet feature omelet bars, French toast, Belgian Waffle and pancake bars. Fresh baked goods, daily fresh fruit, 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. Friday night prime rib and our rib BBQ cookouts are always favorites. The snack bar is always available with our bottomless cookie jar and beverage selection.


Adult Rate:

$1,659/week per adult

Child Rate:

$1,239/week per child ages 4-17 years old.  Free for children 3 and under.

Service Charge/Tip Rate: We have a Resort Fee of 12%. Our tip policy is strictly optional but most guest typically leave between 10-15%.
Tax Rate: 6.9
Accepted Payment Methods: Personal check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover card
Travel Agents Accepted: Yes


Lodging Accomodations: Yes
Cabin Accomodations: Yes
Weekly Arrival Day: 6 nights, Sun-Sat
Seven Night Week: No
Six Night Week: Yes


Children's Program: Yes
Children's Program Start/End Age: 4 - 17
Baby Sitting: Yes-Charge
Swimming: Large heated swimming pool
Cattle Gathering: Yes
Team Penning: Yes
Cattle Drives: Yes
Additional Cattle Activities:
Overnight Pack Trips: Yes-No Charge
Fishing: fishing across road at Jackson Lake, guided world class fly-fishing at nearby river
River Rafting: Yes-No Charge
Guided Hiking: Yes-No Charge
4x4 Trips: Yes-No Charge
Tennis: Nearby
Golf: Nearby
Mountain Biking: Your own $3000 retail Mountain Bikes plus guided tours at no charge. Many trails from Ranch and local towns.
Petting Zoo: Yes
Shooting Sports: Yes-No Charge
Hay/Wagon Ride: Yes
Ropes Course: Yes
Adult Only Weeks: Yes

Other Amenities

Liquor: Wine and Beer
Whirlpool Spa: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Massage Available on Ranch: Yes-Charge
Spa Facilities: workout gym and an area for massages.
Laundry Facilities: Yes-No Charge
Information Technology Facilities: Two wireless satellites for wifi - no charge. Computer available for internet use.

Special Events

Conventions, Meetings & Retreats

Small groups up to 50 can be accommodated under special arrangements.

Capacity: 50
Season: Optional
Activities: Will be dependent on season and size of groups.
Minimum Nights: 2


Drop Camps: No
Guided: Guided


Wedding Planning:
Wedding Officiant:

Family Reunions

Full Ranch Program if during season. Activities customized to group if off season

Book Entire Ranch: Yes
Book Entire Ranch: Variable. 40-55 guests if during season; special arrangements for smaller group if off season
Capacity: 50
Discount: significant, dependent on group size, season, etc.

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