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Canyon Trails Ranch
24 reviews
· Cortez, Colorado
250 acres
16 sites
2 Lodging
12 RV/Tent
2 Tent
The homestead was built in 1911 and was one of the original postal pickups in the area.  The ranch is located between Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep National Monument and backs up to Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. Our family has lived in McElmo Canyon for over 40 years and the campground has hosted camping and outdoor educational groups since 1965. We are a family run ranch with an operating hay farm, horseback riding business, and carriage shop.
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Cortez, Colorado, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Rodney C.Joined in January 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
27 ratings · 24 reviews
Regina V.recommends
September 5, 2022
Wagon #1
Great experience. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed our night. Thank you for being such an excellent host!
Megan K.recommends
August 31, 2022
Wagon #2
My boyfriend and I stayed 1 night and it was awesome!! The owners were super nice and accommodating. The wagon was clean, and well kept. We had our own little sitting area outside and got to enjoy the beautiful Southern CO sunset and use their firepit to cook our supper. Would totally recommend if you're looking to get away to some peace and quiet and are ok with being semi off the grid (running water within walking distance).
Kelley P.recommends
August 18, 2022
Wagon #1
This was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone considering! The hosts were very responsive and made check in easy despite the spotty reception. The pictures don't do it justice -- the wagon was cute and clean, and the views from the campground are amazing. Communal areas were also very well maintained. I highly recommend a hike to see the nearby ruins right next door!
Dave D.recommends
August 14, 2022
Wagon #1
Cute wagon with enough space for two average sized adults to sleep comfortably. Loved the expansive views of the Ute Mountains, Canyon of the Ancients, and archaic structures from the Navajo tribes. Outdoor kitchen is great with the propane stove and cookware for use. It's too bad there was a fire ban in effect, it would have been great to use the fire pit in the evenings.
Karly M.recommends
August 12, 2022
Site 6 - Canyon Trails Ranch RV with Stall
Lovely private horse corral!
Lovely location, completely private, fantastic access to Sand Canyon trailhead. No shade during hot months. Definitely want to have your horses shod or boots available!
Megan T.recommends
July 19, 2022
Wagon #2
Truly a unique experience—I felt like I had my own private oasis in the shadow of Sleeping Ute Mountain. I could see so many stars at night and loved the drive out from town to the wagon. It was in the 90s while I was there, so the two fans provided were a big help cooling the wagon down. I slept peacefully and loved all the homey touches inside. Nice, clean bathroom with shower just across the way and plenty of outdoor seating (even a shaded eating area) to relax and eat at. Perfect location for visiting Canyons of the Ancients. Very friendly and communicative hosts.
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