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The Ultimate Durango Checklist

When guests arrive at Blue Lake Ranch, one of the first questions they usually ask is, “What are the best things to do while visiting Durango, Colorado?” While our answer varies a bit depending on the season, this checklist we’ve complied can be used Spring through Fall! Below we will explain a bit about each … Read More

Advice from Locals: How to Fully Experience the La Plata Mountains

Welcome to our beautiful backyard! The best kept secret in Southwest Colorado lives here: the La Plata Mountains. Immerse yourself in the true Colorado experience when you stay at Blue Lake Ranch, a short 15 minute drive to the base of the mountains! There’s nothing we love more than sharing our slice of heaven with … Read More

Sand Canyon Trail with Ancestral Puebloan Dwelling

6 Day Hikes Near Blue Lake Ranch

The Durango area draws outdoor enthusiasts because of its proximity to such varying climates. Our location allows you to be in the desert in the morning and in the high-country in the afternoon. Head south and enjoy historical cliff dwellings, petroglyphs, cacti, and arches or head north and be dazzled by Southwest Colorado’s 14ers, alpine … Read More

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Plan A National Parks Family Vacation

Did you know that 4th graders and their families get a FREE National Parks Pass? Take advantage of an amazing opportunity to immerse your family in natural beauty and history while staying at Blue Lake Ranch, a Southwest-style Inn and Bed & Breakfast located in Durango, Colorado. We are situated in the heart of National … Read More

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New Year, New You

A resolution to travel more in 2017 will not only take you away from overwhelming day to day tasks, but may even help you check off a few other resolutions on your list.

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Best Summer Activities

Durango is a perfect place to enjoy the best summer activities. Great place for any family vacation.

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8 Durango, CO Activities

Visiting Durango this Summer is a must. Go hiking, camping, fishing, white water raftnig and much more. Find your adventure today!