I always wanted to ride horses and enjoy the open skies out west. Wilderness Trails was recommended to me through a friend who had gone the year before. Not finding anyone to join me I went by myself. The staff and other guests were great, I made lots of friends and felt very welcome. After riding, I grabbed a drink at the bar and we all swapped stories of the days adventure. Each meal was different but very good, western style. Breakfast is always made to order. The laid back atmosphere and relaxed workers took all the stress and worries from everyday life away.
I was a relatively new rider but the Wrangler's found me the right horse. Each day was full of choices as the guest were offered various half-day and full day riding options each day. Other activities are offered, like hiking, sailing, etc, but I only experienced riding.
After riding most guest's ran off to the hot tube or massage but I went on vacation to experience ranch life as much as possible so I tended to pester everyone on why they did this or that. The wranglers were very good natured and helped me improve my confidence and skill quite a bit.
Wilderness Trails provides cabins for all its guests, mine was great, nice and cozy with a rustic western feel. Housekeeping everyday.
Overall I would say this was one of the best adventures I have been on, well worth the price. Great People, Great food and the views of the mountains and area on horseback are just spectacular. Experience of a lifetime!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ride, Relax, Recharge! Experience the freedom of the West at our stunning, secluded, family-operated dude ranch. Wilderness Trails is nestled in a true mountain valley surrounded by wilderness. All-inclusive 3-6 day packages include exceptional dining, cozy cabins, tailored horseback riding and cattle work, youth programs, water skiing, fishing, excursions, and evening entertainment. Serving western hospitality and lasting memories since 1970, join WTR for the best week of your year! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wilderness Trails Ranch Hotel Durango