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Piney River Ranch

#12 of 74 things to do in Vail Features Animals
700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
+1 303-905-4439
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Drive not so bad, views and staff were fantastic!

We drove our 2016 Honda Odyssey Minivan to Piney River Ranch mid-morning on Monday July 10th. Yes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wichita, Kansas

I live in the area, so I'm here several times during the summer. It's my favorite place to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank AGPNCO2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only stopped in for a short visit, but enjoyed it thoroughly! The bar staff was attentive and courteous. Being in one of the most beautiful places one could imagine doesn't hurt the way drinks go down either!

Thank heretic73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to have a car with high clearance. This is a wonderful place to take the family! Easy (6 mile round trip) hike to a water fall. Lots of activities on site. You can rent canoes, SUP boards, horses... There is even a place...More

2  Thank yvonnesG6733TB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited 25 years ago but this time it had quite the physical change. A restaurant, cabins, bathrooms, gift shop, a place to have a party, etc. There were going to be 4 weddings there that night. They must have had spectacular views! Hubby and I...More

Thank clr1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the canoeing and paddle boarding. The staff was very helpful and informative. We also ate lunch at the restaurant there. It was very good and offered a lot of variety. The only drawback is the bumpy, dusty road to get there, but it...More

Thank TxMelindaS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best day ever Susan was amazing set us up for horseback riding.Susan recommended the hike to the falls, we took the 2 hour horse ride we did canoeing on the lake made for a full fun day. Came back exhausted but was worth...More

Thank grmafatima67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not an easy drive on a dirt road for about 10 miles but go ahead and make the effort. The setting is very picturesque and it must be sensational when the mountains are reflected in the small lake but there was too much wind on...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My family loved the view. The drive there was very pretty. Kids loved the road that takes u there. We rented canoe there and that was a huge hit with kids. We would go back there again in a heartbeat.

1  Thank gbpatel76
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My husband drove out to Piney Lake for one afternoon in September. We didn't stay there, we didn't hike, we didn't have time. Turns out, it was well worth it for the views alone and when we got there, a MOOSE was standing in the...More

2  Thank Julie G
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