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Address: 42688 County Road North, Mancos, CO 81328
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+1 800-325-9462

A family-owned and oriented guest ranch nestled high in the pristine...

A family-owned and oriented guest ranch nestled high in the pristine wilderness of the San Juan Mountains and just 35 minutes from Durango, CO. Since 1956, Lake Mancos Ranch (now re-named the Majestic Dude Ranch) has been offering our guests a home away from home in the Colorado mountains 35 miles west of Durango. A week-long, all-inclusive dude ranch vacation provides families with a lifetime of memories, whether that means long rides on a mountain trail, guided mountain bike tours, hikes in the neighboring national forest, catching a rainbow trout along the banks of a cool stream, lake or river, or just relaxing by the fire with friends.

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Fabulous experience

We had a great time. The staff was phenomenal, welcoming, accommodating, experienced and friendly. The food was great and the chef made accommodations for a food allergy with a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a great time. The staff was phenomenal, welcoming, accommodating, experienced and friendly. The food was great and the chef made accommodations for a food allergy with a phone call ahead to be sure he was aware of our needs, and then followed up everyday with special items. The activities abound with opportunities for all levels, there was more... More 

Thank jcreaden
robert b, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the terrific comments about our staff - they really do take pride in providing guests with a memorable vacation experience. We're really happy you had the chance to experience our adventure oriented activities and have a chance to relax as well. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My granddaughter wanted to spend time with horses and not just for a day or two.I came across majestic dude ranch and boy am I glad I did!It was out of this world from the staff(always willing to do whatever to make you comfortable and happy to the activities they provided at no extra cost. Our accommodation was great, very... More 

Thank Ri D
robert b, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this review

So special of you to give us the opportunity to share in such a special time with you and your granddaughter. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we really do consider you and all of our guests family. Come back again soon - we love taking care of repeat guests... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Hard to know where to start... we booked for a family of 5 (kids 15,13,11) as part of a road trip round the Mid West. We arrived early and were greeted by the owner who was charming and helpful. Our accommodation was great, very clean and tidy with a selection of free snacks (that were replenished daily)... the views from... More 

Thank Charlie H
robert b, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we love having large families visit the ranch. We are working hard to improve the finesse of our menu and hope to have you back someday to wow you with our improvements. More 

Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Many thanks to Robert and Jamie, the staff, the activities you provide, and the beautiful setting, our family of 14 had an absolutely incredible week at the Majestic Dude Ranch. We ranged in age from 7 to 73, and everyone filled their days and evenings with the many wholesome and very fun outdoor activities mentioned in the website! The cabins... More 

Thank kandt o
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Just returned from five days at the Majestic Ranch. Our group ranged in age from 4 to 70+... and there is literally something for everyone, if you enjoy outdoor activities. The staff is eager to please... they are friendly, accommodating, and genuinely want everyone to have a good time. The accommodations are somewhat rustic, but it's a ranch, not The... More 

Thank Alicia W
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Majestic is a very special place and has become a special, lifelong memory for my boys and me. We are already planning a return trip for next year during the same week in June. I will also continue to tell all my friends about it, and with luck we will be able to bring along another family or two when... More 

Thank biblio123
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

A+ to the Staff. Everyone we encountered who works at the Ranch were top notch, warm, smart approachable employees. Shout outs to Stephanie, Maria, Mallory, Fred and Taylor. Our accommodations were clean, recently renovated and comfy--NO complaints there. The horseback riding was right out of a dream--horses were in great shape and the walks around Lake Jackson were out of... More 

3 Thank Hilary P
robert b, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give kudos to our staff and riding program. We take your comments and suggestions to heart and have been working hard to make sure our guests expectations are consistently exceeded. We have worked diligently to improve the ranch, food and equipment since your visit. We hope to be able... More 

Hawkins, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We did it all and it was great! Riding everyday, clay shooting, archery, paint ball, white water rafting great food and fun staff and guests. Come as guests and leave as family! Our fourth time and plan for more! Many more activities that will keep you busy all day and into the evening!

2 Thank holdenshlr
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

INCREDIBLE scenery, endless horseback trail riding, knowledgeable and friendly wranglers, great staff, clean rooms with unbelievably comfortable Tempurpedic beds! You're given your own horse to ride for the entire week and can even have one-on-one wrangler-time to hone up on your riding skills in the arena in between trail rides, if you'd like. On the last day, you can choose... More 

3 Thank Weezie323
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

VERY KID FRIENDLY PLACE. The horseback riding was terrific. However, the website is definitely misleading. There was no kayaking or atv riding offered the three days I was at the ranch. The archery equipment was broken. The activities catered to children (movies under the stars, sleepover in tents/tee pees, etc.). I only learned on the last night that alcoholic beverages... More 

3 Thank Maureen L
robert b, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for calling us a kid friendly ranch - we pride ourselves in providing a terrific family bonding experience for guests from 1 years-old to 85+... We're sorry you weren't able to enjoy the many adult-oriented activities we have available at the ranch. Advanced riding, team penning, guided mountain bike rides, guided fly fishing, guided mountain climbing and hike... More 

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