Situated on the eastern wall of the San Luis Valley nearby to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the Zapata Ranch is a working bison and guest ranch. Owned by The Nature Conservancy and managed through collaboration with Ranchlands, a family owned company, Zapata Ranch occupies a unique location in Colorado. Sprawling over 103, 000 acres, the ranch focuses on holistic management, education and conservation. Over 2, 000 bison wander around 50, 000 acres of pasture; in May and June branding takes place.
Established in 1800, the main lodge has five en suite rooms and a large deck. The other buildings include a Bunkhouse with five private en suite rooms and The Stewart House, ideal for groups, with a living room, kitchen and five rooms. At the Zapata Ranch, enjoy home cooked meals in the dining room, made with meat from the ranch’s own cattle.
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Exterior of Zapata Ranch
Dining Area at Zapata Ranch
Horse riding at Zapata Ranch. Credit: Duke Phillips
Livestock at Zapata Ranch. Credit: Duke Phillips
Mountain View at Zapata Ranch. Credit: Duke Phillips
Zapata Ranch. Credit: Katie Loewen
Twin Bedroom at Zapata Ranch
Beautiful area surrounding Zapata Ranch
Exterior of Zapata Ranch. Credit: Duke Phillips
Horseriding at Zapata Ranch. Credit: Duke Phillips
Zapata Ranch, Colorado
Horse riding at Zapata Ranch