River Bend Ranch, is a premier event venue that offers a truly unique western experience for visitors and guests that is unrivaled in its serene beauty.  Located just outside of Durango, Colorado on 105 acres in the heart of the Animas Valley, the ranch boasts spectacular views to the east, of the high reaching red cliffs of Missionary Ridge and to the west, of the beautiful, sandstone cliffs of the San Juan Mountains. River Bend Ranch features a stop for the Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gage Railroad. Guests can experience the true feel of the old West as they relax near the winding “River of Lost Souls” also known as the famous Animas River which runs through the ranch.

Whether your visit is for a wedding, family reunion, birthday party, bus tour, water activity or just to spend time relaxing with special someone, River Bend Ranch has something for you. Our 3,000 square foot beautiful and rustic event center, can seat 200 people for a variety of indoor and outdoor events. We offer horse drawn stage coach, wagon, or carriage rides. Fish in our catch and release trout pond, try fly fishing in the Animas River or paddle boarding on our private 5-acre lake.