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Piney River Ranch

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700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
+1 303-905-4439
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Worth the Drive

Best advice: download the directions from Piney River Ranch website before you go! The drive is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waco, TX
long drive in

We didn't want to do another hike since we wanted a relaxing day, so we researched other... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mountain ranch offering summer activities - hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, restaurant, lodging. Opened June 21st through September annually.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“dirt road” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
+1 303-905-4439
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best advice: download the directions from Piney River Ranch website before you go! The drive is bumpy, but well worth it. Just take your time and enjoy the views along the way. We were able to take a last minute horseback ride up the mountain,...More

2  Thank scragen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't want to do another hike since we wanted a relaxing day, so we researched other recommended places to visit close to Vail. The drive is basically on a rocky road and takes about 40mins to finally get to the ranch. It's a beautiful...More

Thank venisonking
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Long drive on gravel keeps so many away and allows the regulars to have a nice and uncrowded day. Really beautiful views. It is a shame to miss this one.

Thank FLLsunshine
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for a day in the mountains with the family. Beautiful scenic view of the mountains. Nice lunch in cafe an accommodating staff

Thank Cvillboy
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a special little hide gem and worth the short but bumpy road drive. Be sure to look at the map on their website prior to going, we did take a wrong turn. Keep to the left when there is a fork in the...More

Thank Mswol
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were hesitant to go, as it's so far out of the way, but were glad we did. The road is rough. I'd strongly recommend an SUV or crossover of some type. Lots of ruts and large rocks. We did see some regular cars, but...More

1  Thank Warren B
Reviewed 4 August 2017

If you love postcard scenic beauty, you'll love this place. A placid lake, greenery, and the beautiful mountains as a back drop...what more could you ask for?

1  Thank Merrill S
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Most beautiful place! We did paddle at the lake, horse back riding, hiking, waterfall, there is a nice casual restaurant. We stayed there from 11am to 5pm. It's a most!!!

1  Thank Monigracia
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We drove our 2016 Honda Odyssey Minivan to Piney River Ranch mid-morning on Monday July 10th. Yes, it was bumpy, but no damage to our vehicle at all. We saw several other low clearance vehicles maneuvering the road without apparent difficulty as well. I think...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I live in the area, so I'm here several times during the summer. It's my favorite place to be whether I'm hiking solo or entertaining f/f from out of town. You don't need a 4x4 to get there and best to avoid weekends. Decent food...More

1  Thank AGPNCO2014
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