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Rekindle, Reconnect & Rejuvenate at Wilderness Trails Ranch

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Last updated: 06/07/2012

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Roughing it, no way! Our mountain retreat is a delight to come back to after a day of fun and adventure.

Our clean, well-appointed, rustic cabins are nestled amongst pines, fir, spruce and aspen trees.

Made-to-order breakfast is included in lodging rates with lunch, dinner, and a variety of activities available a la carte such as horseback riding, cattle work, mountain biking, water sports, scenic drives, youth programs, private lessons, guided fishing, and more! Need some R & R? Take advantage of the services offered by our in-house massage therapist & acupuncturist.


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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Horses allowed with proper documentation. Must provide own feed and care during stay....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    In designated areas only - no smoking in cabins, Lodge, or on rides....moreless

Bedrooms: 26 Bedrooms, Sleeps 100, Beds for 30-100

Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • All ranch activities available a la carte or as part of all-inclusive package. Please call for custom quote based on your specific vacation desires and group needs....moreless


  • Foosball
  • Pool Table


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Wilderness Trails Ranch is located in the spectacular & secluded Upper Pine River Valley. Surrounded by the Piedra Wilderness Study Area & Weminuche Wilderness, allows visitors access to Colorado's largest road-less area - over 500,000 acres into the San Juan National Forest. Come unwind on our front deck overlooking the Pine River and Runlett Peak....moreless

  • Water View:

    Upper Pine River, East Creek, & several stocked ponds perfect for fishing or watching the Ospreys and other water wildlife....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    WTR is located just 2 miles upstream from beautiful Vallecito Lake. Ask about our optional boating & water sports as well as various fishing (fly & cast) opportunities on this gorgeous mountain lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin-operated guest laundry center - detergent and dryer sheets available in Trading Post...moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free calls to anywhere in the U.S, Canada and Puerto Rico...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin-operated guest laundry center - detergent and dryer sheets available in Trading Post...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available:

    Full-service restaurant & bar on-site to dine in or take out....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    72' foot heated pool for ranch guests only....moreless

  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub


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Rates/custom quotes for booking entire property.  Please inquire.
Cabins are not available to rent separately.
Minimum 3-night stay.
La Plata County Lodgers Tax = 1.9%
Colorado Sales Tax = 4.9%
From $2500/night. Call to confirm rates

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Durango La Plata County (DRO)
Vallecito Lake
Nearest Barpub
On site or off-site, around Vallecito
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 160
Vallecito Lake
Nearest Restaurant
On site or off-site, around Vallecito

Our secluded ranch borders the magnificent Piedra and Weminuche Wilderness Areas, which host an abundance of wildlife, crystal clear streams, open meadows, high mountain vistas, and vast mountain forests covering thousands of acres.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1950

About the owner: WTR was first opened as a guest ranch in 1950. In 1969, WTR was purchased by Gene and Jan Roberts. WTR has been owned and operated since 1970 by Jan and Gene Roberts. Lance & Vanessa Roberts, and their children, are continuing the family tradition for a 2nd generation. Their extensive world experiences, love of great food, the outdoors & competitive mountain sports bring exciting new elements to the guest experience while preserving the Western traditions. The Roberts family and their staff have invited guests from around the world to share our western heritage and hospitality for decades. The Roberts family and WTR staff are recognized for their dedication to excellence in guest services and in regards to their exceptional and progressive programs.

Why the Owner Chose Vallecito Lake:
WTR has been featured on numerous national and international television programs as well as featured in magazines and other publications with both national and international impact. The Roberts family has been very active and influential not only within the dude & guest ranch industry but also among their local community. This involvement has garnered them many awards over the years, but most importantly they have achieved great respect and honor for their life's work.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Traditionally, the Southern Ute Indians used the Pine River Valley as summer hunting grounds. In the early 1940s, Vallecito Lake was built as a Bureau of Reclamation project to serve as storage for irrigation water for the Southern Utes and Lower Pine River Valley. “Coal Oil Johnny” owned most of the upper valley and later divided it into two parts: Granite Peaks Ranch at the north end of the valley, and what are now WTR, Teelawuket, and Penn Ranches. The original homestead was owned by Jeanette Scoville who was a notable and progressive figure in the local history. Ms. Scoville was a member of the Reading Club of Durango and the Colorado Federation of Women which both were instrumental in preserving such sites as Mesa Verde National Park and the trees along East Third Avenue in Durango. More history on these former owners of WTR can be found in books such as Women to the Rescue, Pioneers of San Juan County, Rocky Mountain Boom Town, and Durango Diary. The Lodge, Ponderosa Cabins, and two of the barnsdescribe the image are historic buildings built between 1947 and 1949 using three thousand board feet of lumber harvested from the ranch property and adjoining national forest. The fireplaces, doors, light fixtures, lamps, and some furniture were also hand-crafted from local, natural materials and historic items such as antique cavalry stirrups, horse shoes, and ore wagon wheels.

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Vallecito Lake #422460

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