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. 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.

Guest Capacity:
Meeting Capacity:
Dates Open:
Spring: May. 10,2020 - Jun. 20,2020
Summer: Jun. 20,2020 - Sep. 30,2020
Fall: Sep. 01,2019 - Sep. 30,2019
Riding Dates:
May. 12,2019 - Sep. 28,2019
Minimum Age For Independent Riding:
Minimum Age Accepted at Ranch:

Lodging Overview

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. Most 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 enjoyment 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 on trails rated top ten in the world as well as electric bikes designed by The Majestic, mountain climbing and hiking to 13,235 ft., a MLB size baseball field, 3D archery range, clay pigeon and target shooting, a paintball course, horseshoes, basketball, ping-pong, volleyball, lawn games, etc. 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.

Dining Overview

We have experienced chefs on staff including a baker and pastry chef providing hearty and healthy choices daily. We are "kid" friendly and cater to all specialized diets. Splendid home cooked meals, ranch style, are served in our western style dining room at the Lodge. Breakfast action stations may include fresh baked goods, seasonal fruit, omelets, pancakes, eggs, bacon and ham cooked to order. For the health minded, we offer a choice of entrees at dinner plus a salad bar, fresh fruit and vegetables. Dessert is varied, fresh and always delicious. Prime Rib and twice baked potatoes, smoked meats, fall off the bone ribs are always favorites. The snack bar is always available with our bottomless cookie jar and beverage selection.


Adult Rate:
$1,785/week per adult - Prices vary depending on the week
Child Rate:
$1,365/week per child ages 4-17 years old. Free for children 3 and under. Prices vary depending on the week
Service Charge/Tip Rate:
We have a Resort Fee of 12.9%. Our tip policy is strictly optional but most guest leave between 10-15%
Tax Rate:
Accepted Payment Methods:
Personal check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover card
Travel Agents Accepted:


Lodging Accomodations:
Cabin Accomodations:
Dedicated Arrival Day
Minimum Night Stay
Summer (Peak Season)
Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
3 Nights
Fall (Off Peak Season)
Sunday, Wednesday
3 Nights
Winter (Off Peak Season)
Spring (Off Peak Season)
Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
3 Nights


Children's Program:
Children's Program Start/End Age:
4 - 17
Baby Sitting:
Heated swimming pool
Cattle Gathering:
Team Penning:
Cattle Drives:
Additional Cattle Activities:
guided fly fishing trips and classes in nearby river included in the rates, regular fishing across the road at Jackson Lake
River Rafting:
Yes-No Charge
Guided Hiking:
Yes-No Charge
Mountain Biking:
Your own full-suspension Mountain Bike plus guided tours at no charge. Award winning Phil's world mountain bike course included. We also have electric mountain bikes!
Shooting Sports:
Yes-No Charge
Hay/Wagon Ride:
Adult Only Weeks: