The Ranch

Scullbinder Ranch lies on a stunning and remote 35 acres at the tip of Weber Mountain, in Mancos, Colo., along the Mancos River. The Ranch borders extensive BLM lands to the east and north, Mesa Verde National Park to the west and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park to the south. A migratory route, birds, humans, and animals have utilized this landscape for centuries. You'll find pottery from the Ancestral Puebloans (please leave it where you find it!), along with rubbish left by a Mormon rancher, his two wives, and 20 children! The one thing you won't see are other people. We have no wifi, and cell phones do not work at the Ranch.

Glamp (aka "Glamour Camp") in style at our Ranch. Two two-bed and two one-bed canvas tents will be equipped with one to two comfy double beds, bedding, furniture, and rugs. Share delicious meals of locally-sourced produce and meat, and locally-made beverages with your crew and guides. Or get a last ride in our our pumptrack and mile-long loop of mountain bike trails, complete with wooden bridges and other features. Your stay includes both dinner the night you arrive and breakfast. Our Glamping tents are only available to guests joining a tour or spouses/partners of guests on tour. Tour our glamping tents.

Readying the land for the fire walk.
Readying the land for the fire walk.
Scullbinder Ranch & Mancos Area Tour 9
Looking down on Scullbinder Ranch in the winter.
Scullbinder Ranch from Weber Mountain
The view of Scullbinder Ranch and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park from the cliffs above the property.
Readying the fire for the fire walk.
Readying the fire for the fire walk.
Steve on the Scullbinder Ranch mountain bike trails.
Steve on the Scullbinder Ranch mountain bike trails.
Lizzy hiking on BLM land above Scullbinder Ranch.
Lizzy hiking on BLM land above Scullbinder Ranch.
Pump Track
Checking out the pump track!
Checking out the trails on Scullbinder Ranch.
Checking out the trails on Scullbinder Ranch.
Leaving Scullbinder Ranch on the first day of the 4-day Tribal Tour.
Leaving Scullbinder Ranch on the first day of the 4-day Tribal Tour.
Getting ready for the firewalk at Scullbinder Ranch, October 2019.
The crew gathers for the first stages of the firewalk at Scullbinder Ranch, October 2019.
Scullbinder Ranch
Scullbinder Ranch & Mancos Area Tour 13
An example of the pottery you might find while wandering around the Ranch and the surrounding public lands. Always leave it where you find it, please!
Scullbinder Ranch Mancos River sun bathing.
Scullbinder Ranch Mancos River sun bathing.
Scullbinder Ranch & Mancos Area Tour 2

Coming late Spring 2020

We are breaking ground this September for our barn, which will be home to our two-room bathhouse, and all our gear and supplies for the business and the future orchard and goats. The upstairs will have a rustic, but beautiful kitchen, a large community space with a wood burning stove and hangout area, plus a screened in deck that overlooks the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park. We will have a temporary bathhouse set up early spring for guests. Sauna to come fall 2020.