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About
About Zapata Ranch
The high desert grasslands, alpine forests, wetlands, sand dunes, creeks, and lush meadows offer one of the most scenic and ecologically diverse landscapes in the United States. Banner photo 3 by St...
About Overview
About Overview
Our Philosophy
Our Ranching Philosophy
Our mission at the Zapata is to create a working ranch model that views the land as a multidimensional resource anching is one of our nation’s oldest traditions and it continues to play a key r...
History of the Ranch
History of the Medano Zapata Ranch
Mexican & American SettlementIn the 1810’s, New Mexican pastors began herding sheep up the Rio Grande for summer grazing. Considerable trouble developed with the Ute Indians, but each year ...
Our People
Our People
It's exciting working with a group of people who are passionate about ranching's future-Duke Phillips, CEO, RanchlandsBanner photo 1 by Katie Loewen he Zapata ranch and hospitality staff work hand-in...
News & Awards
News & Awards
1 of 3 Best Ranches in Americafor a Real, Working Ranch Vacation- Conde Nast Traveler Magazineapata has been featured in numerous media outlets including:Condé Nast Traveler Magazine:1 of 3 Be...
Contact Us
Contact Zapata Ranch
Reservations & Office5305 State Highway 150Mosca, Colorado 81146Phone:719.378.2356 or888.5.Zapata (Toll Free)E-mail:cowboy@Zranch.org AirportsSan Luis Valley Regional Airport – Alamosa, CO3...
Conservation
Conservation
Ranchlands views conservation as an important product of our ranch management practices.Banner photo 1 by Susan BurnsBanner photo 2 by Michael ForsbergBanner photo 3 by Dave Showalter anchlands views...
Livestock
Zapata Ranch Livestock
A sustainable livestock business is dependent on healthy land Banner photo 1 by Ronnie and Ciska HoltslagBanner photo 3 by Stephen Weaverhe Zapata Ranch is home to working bison and cattle operations...
Livestock Overview
Livestock Overview
Bison
Zapata Ranch Colorado Bison
History of the Plains BisonHistorically, bison roamed North America from coast to coast. The Plains Bison, which predominated the lands west of the Appalachian mountains and through the Rockies, once...
Cattle
Cattle
Prescriptive grazing plans foster a healthy ecosystem, control invasive species, and promote the growth of native plant life. n important part of Zapata Ranch is its cattle herd, which normally runs ...
Horses
Zapata Ranch Horses : Ranchlands Horse Company
We focus on producing gentle horsesthat can work long days on a ranchand thrive on native pasture he horses we use in our daily ranch work and guest program come from our Ranchlands Horse Company's (...
Ranch Vacations
Working Ranch Vacations : Bison and Cattle Ranch
Ranch VacationsExperiences & ProgramsAccommodationsFoodCorporate & Family RetreatsSpecial WeeksRates & Reservations apata Ranch offers an extensive program for guests to experience life o...
Ranch Vacations Overview
Ranch Vacations Overview
Experiences & Programs
Working Ranch Experiences & Programs : Working Ranch Activities
Experience the full range of a rancher's daily work, gold medal fly fishing, nature hikes,birding, wildlife watching, and more.AccommodationsFoodCorporate & Family RetreatsSpecial WeeksRates &...
Accommodations
Ranch Vacation Accommodations : Great Sand Dunes
The view provides a front row seat toGreat Sand Dunes National Parkand 14,000-foot Crestone Peak Experiences & ProgramsFoodCorporate & Family RetreatsSpecial WeeksRates & Reservations et...
Food
Zapata Ranch Food
Chef Mike RosenbergChef Mike Rosenberg has been the personal chef to the Carnegie family, catered JFK Jr.'s wedding, owned his own restaurant and brings over 40 years of experience to the Zapata. Wit...
Corporate & Family Retreats
Corporate & Family Retreats
Retreats in a peaceful, distraction-freesetting complete with a privatemeeting room that seats up to 50Experiences & ProgramsAccommodationsFoodSpecial WeeksRates & Reservations he Historic Za...
Rates & Reservations
Working Ranch Vacation : Horseback with Bison and Cattle in Colorado
Reservations & Questions719.378.2356 | 888.5.Zapata (toll free)or cowboy@Zranch.orgFor airport info and how to get to Zapata visit our contact page.Experiences & ProgramsAccommodationsFoodCor...
Calendar & Special Events
Special Events at Zapata Ranch : Horsemanship Clinics
Reservations & Questions719.378.2356 | 888.5.Zapata (toll free)orcowboy@Zranch.orgFor airport info and how to get to Zapata visit our contact page. Banner photo 2 by Ben MurphyLeft column photo 1...
Education
Zapata Ranch Education
At the Zapata, these programs focus onour resident bison herd, our ranching lifestyle, and the ecology and geology of thesurrounding San Luis Valley.e believe education is an important part of what w...
Education Overview
Education Overview
Bison Tours
Zapata Ranch Bison Tours
Rates & ReservationsTours leave the Zapata Lodge at 9 am and 12 pm on Wednsdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call 719.378.2356 x112 for reservations and directions.Adults (12 and up): $50 Children: $2...
Blog
Live at the Ranch : Working Ranch Blog
Ranchlands
Ranchlands Ranch Management
Our ValuesFamily, fairness and integrity are the core elements of our organization. Our children grow up learning and understanding what responsibility and consequences mean by working on our ranches...
About Ranchlands
About Ranchlands
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Box T Cowboys Hunting & Fishing
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Ranchlands Mercantile
Ranchlands Mercantile
Ranchlands Review
Ranchlands Review
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