About Us


 We are 22 acres on the Animas River ten minutes from the shopping, lodging, and restaurants of world-famous downtown Durango.  We are the perfect place for your destination wedding or your family or corporate event on the Animas River overlooking the beautiful red cliffs of Missionary Ridge

  • Dine and dance in our 3,000 square foot heated indoor/outdoor  event facility.
  • Fish the stocked trout pond.
  • Enjoy the afternoon with our five acre lake and the red cliffs of Missionary Ridge as the perfect backdrop for you once-in-a-lifetime event.
  • Picnic under the old willows.
  • Share a campfire with friends.


Mission Statement

River Bend Ranch is a premiere private venue with exquisite view, committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients and their guests. We aspire to be the industry leader in proactively setting standards of excellence, and work diligently towards customer loyalty.We are built on honest business practices, committed to providing ease and simplicity in planning, and enthusiastic about supporting our clients in creating impressive, memorable events.

Vision Statement

River Bend Ranch will continue to expand our recognition as the premiere wedding venue of the Four Corners.

Core Values

Our work at River Bend Ranch is based off our core values which are Excellence, Enthusiasm, and Experience.