|Call our specialized travel consultants to book this exclusive experience. Only available through the Reservation Department (877) 518-0613. Reservation Window: March 1 - November 1. Please inquire about a 3, 5, and 7 night stay.
The Zapata Ranch is a 103,000-acre bison and guest ranch located on the eastern wall of the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. It borders the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, the newest National Park in the United States. The high desert grasslands, alpine forests, wetlands, sand dunes, creeks and lush meadows offer one of the most scenic and ecologically diverse landscapes in the United States. The ranch and surrounding valley is a wildlife mecca and is home to thousands of elk, bison, deer, coyotes, birds and many other species.
Zapata Ranch offers an extensive program where guests will get an in depth and educational experience learning about ranching, horsemanship, and conservation practices, while also enjoying fine lodging and meals. Guests typically come to spend their days on horseback, moving/working bison, working on horse handling and riding skills and riding out to enjoy scenery. You may chose to be integrated into the daily ranch work for "hands on" learning about ranch life and management. This includes work that needs to be done on the ground and on horseback.
Guests are encouraged to participate in extensive nature programs offered, which include interpretive hikes, photography, bird and other wildlife watching and education on the geology and ecology of our the San Luis Valley.