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Piney River Ranch

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If you love the Rocky

Amazing views from the Gore Range the is a great ranch to take the family, hiking horse riding and... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Vail, Colorado
A very peaceful adventure - Moose!

This place was 13 miles from our condo in Vail. It took over an hour to get there as the road was... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Darin H
Lincoln, Nebraska
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“dirt road”(30 reviews)
“rent canoes”(5 reviews)
“small lake”(2 reviews)
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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
+1 303-905-4439
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Ranch is gorgous, yet the food for wedding was terrible. It all came out of a can or bag. Too bad, everything else was great.

Thank r0adwater
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Amazing views from the Gore Range the is a great ranch to take the family, hiking horse riding and great hiking trails be sure you have a good car to there very bumpy roads but it worth it

Thank Cristina8104
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This place was 13 miles from our condo in Vail. It took over an hour to get there as the road was dirt/gravel for about 10 and the last 3 miles were rocks and dirt. It was stressful but worth it. The lake is beautiful...More

Thank Darin H
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Just outside Vail down 10+ miles of narrow gravel road is a slice of heaven. This is the kind of place you see pictures of but are so much more spectacular in person. We booked 1 night based on the reviews here. Driving our F-150,...More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed July 18, 2018

First the bad news -- the 10 mile dirt, rocky road is not fun and is stressful unless you have a big, heavy 4-wheel drive vehicle. We drove our small SUV (4 wheel drive) and it was not easy (narrow roads and especially big drop-offs...More

Thank LeawoodCouple
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Piney River Ranch is worth the drive! It's 10 miles of dirt road but you wont be disappointed. Spend the day, take a hike, have lunch in the restaurant or stay the night in one of the cabins. You can't beat the views!!

3  Thank Smiller5704
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We rented a four wheel vehicle because we didn't want to take our regular car on the dirt road to the ranch. We were no disappointed in any aspect of the day. The road was a bit rough but very passable. The lake was beautiful...More

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Went up here with a group of photographers and the views did not disappoint. The drive, to the top is a bit of a bumpy road and I was thankful someone else was driving, don't know how my little car would have faired on it....More

Thank Renae P
Reviewed April 1, 2018

An 11 mile ride over a bumpy dirt road brings you a world away from the glitz of Vail. Hike along the lake and perhaps rendezvous with a moose on your walk back to the ranch store and restaurant for a filling lunch of real...More

1  Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Really beautiful location, far from the highway. Super hikes all around. Bit of a bumpy dirt road drive to get there (which we think is fun, but may not be for everyone). Amazing wildlife. Fun to canoe and snowmobile.

Thank Connie M
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Susan L
April 14, 2018|
Response from Ruhskis | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't aware that they had overnight accommodations. I've only been there for day visits.