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 River Bend Ranch

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, borders the ranch on the east.

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 150 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.


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.


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27846 Highway 550, Durango, Colorado 81301