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Hero Zapata Colorado Horseback Riding

Located in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado, dating back to the early 1800s, this original ranch now hosts an exclusive homestead experience that offers a beguiling insight into the heritage and traditions of the American West. Maintaining true authenticity, the historic 17-bedrooms are carefully furnished with southwestern décor and boasts private views across the striking and untouched landscape. Delight in exquisite locally sourced meals, eaten out on trail or in the rustic dining room, expertly prepared from the finest produce, dine on ranch-raised bison meat and wild caught trout. 

Spend your days horseback riding through the immense, endless plains, experiencing the power of nature as you ride through a landscape with your only company being the wild bison who graze nearby. Explore the wilderness of Colorado on a white water rafting adventure or test out your skills rock climbing to new heights. End your day with a rejuvenating massage surrounded by the peace and tranquility of the pristine nature.

With ethos deeply routed in conservation, Zapata works to protect the landscape, wildlife and local people of the ranch lands. Managed by The Nature Conservancy, the 50,000-acre pasture is home to a large herd of bison, as well as, several rare plant species. During your stay you will have the opportunity to work alongside the ranch staff and rangers to gain an insight into some of their brilliant conservation projects.


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