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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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Wedding

We attended a wedding. First - as others have said - the ride in and out is rough. We were in... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
James C
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Palatine, Illinois
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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 September 16, 2017
scragen
,
Waco, TX
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We are officially closed for the 2017 season. See you in Summer 2018! Mountain ranch offering summer activities - hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, restaurant, lodging. Opened June 21st through September annually.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“dirt road” (30 reviews)
“rent canoes” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
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+1 303-905-4439
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"dirt road"
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"rent canoes"
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"hour horse ride"
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"small lake"
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"rough ride"
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We attended a wedding. First - as others have said - the ride in and out is rough. We were in shuttles and it was a rough ride. But so worth it. We had rain, snow and sun all the same day. A beautiful place...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

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

3  Thank scragen
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

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
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Reviewed August 19, 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.

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Reviewed August 16, 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

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Reviewed August 9, 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
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Reviewed August 8, 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
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Reviewed August 4, 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
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Reviewed July 29, 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!!!

2  Thank Monigracia
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Reviewed July 23, 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

3  Thank MICHELLE R
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Susan L
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Response from Ruhskis | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't aware that they had overnight accommodations. I've only been there for day visits.
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